Using all the things from my old screen porch & sunroom, I completed this laundryroom last year…it was so fun to fix up & make pretty. It was a complete white box before I got started, with no appeal whatsoever, so to see it transform was a blast. The island was from my old kitchen & I brought it with me to this house, even though I didn’t have room to use it in the kitchen, it makes a nice storage piece in the LR. The white cabinet was an old pine discard that my dad made probably 35 years ago & it hung in their utility room for years. I saw it sitting idly last year & asked if I could have it for my laundryroom, so of course my dad said yeah. He added the crown molding for me, I added the molding on the front, painted it creamy white & it’s a perfect little cabinet for this space. I had to have a hanging rod for air drying clothes on hangers, so I figured out where to put it & installed it myself. It’s a great little functional space AND pretty to look at, which is “oh so important” to me! I had always envisioned & loved the retro look of black/white tile floor in here & even contemplated doing ceramic tile, but once I spotted the peel & stick tiles at Lowes, I knew that was the way to go. So, here’s the befores & afters…it makes such a difference in here & I’m thrilled with the results. It wasn’t that hard at all. The worst part was cutting the tiles around the edges & doorframe. I was going to put them on the diagonal, but after I realized how much extra cutting it was going to be, I nixed that idea. It really looks snazzy! I ended up using 2 different brands to get the white color I wanted…the black is more shiny & the white ones are a little less so, but I think it’s a nice contrast. Total cost was around $60…I had a $10 coupon from Lowes, so that helped too. If you have an area with vinyl that you want to update, these tiles are a great way to go.
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