They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I am feeling mighty flattered these days. 🙂
By now, most of you have probably seen my lime green laundry room. If you haven’t, click on over and take a peek, then come back here.
It really is one of my favorite spots in the house and the space that most people want to see when they come over. It’s been all over blogland and several people have versions of this laundry room too. I know of at least 3 other bloggers who have used mine as inspiration, you can see Melissa’s version here, as well as Tam’s green laundry room here. And I just found out that Lisa did the same color here. They are all adorable! Anyone else use my laundryroom color, Behr’s Grasscloth? Tell me in the comments and we can all come take a look at yours too.
In fact, I myself got the idea from a Street of Dreams house in Atlanta one year and I wish I still had the photos from that house that got me all inspired. It was so cute, all done in lime green, black and white with a bird theme going!
So, since my sister has been sprucing up her house lately, she decided to tackle her laundryroom, which is just off her kitchen/breakfast area where everyone can see it when the door is open. And you can see from the above pic, that it wasn’t much to look at in its BEFORE state. A fairly typical laundryroom catch all space and better with the door left closed.
So, they got busy and made it over. She loved my lime green so much, she used the same paint, Behr’s Grasscloth.
And she loved my black and white peel and stick tiles so much, they did that too. I should have done mine on the diagonal too, but I didn’t, lesson learned. Doesn’t this make a space so much cuter? These are so easy to install right over old linoleum, that’s what I did with mine too.
My sis had a hard time finding the white tiles, but I think they ended up getting them all at Lowes. She said these are not white-white, but I think they look great anyway. Mine are more of a cream color. To install these babies, all you do is clean the old linoleum, roll on a primer for peel and stick tiles, let it dry and then PEEL and STICK. Easy! These are such a great solution and are not expensive to do. My laundryroom floor cost about $60 to do and was well worth it.
So, come on into my sister’s new laundryroom. I think you’ll be surprised and impressed with the changes. My sister mentioned that she has had this iron arch piece for a few years and got it from a decorator quite awhile ago.
The new lime green walls really make a difference in here and jazzes up the whole space.
Her hubby added a hanging rod over to the left to hang up clothes from the dryer. Edited to add: Her hanging system is simply a metal curtain rod with finials, hung through the loops of 2 plant hangers that she got at Ace Hardware. She found one that was curly enough to hold the rod. I can’t tell exactly how it’s attached, but I’m sure you can figure that part out.
And she found a cute laundry sign too. Oh, and just hanging up these wall cabinets made a huge difference too. Anytime you can get rid of those wire shelves, do it! That’s what I had in my laundryroom too when I moved in and that was the first thing to go.
And look how cute it looks now? She added in some garden accents too.
And dolled up the shelf with some pretty things.
Two prints over the door going out.
And adding that little shelf above the washer and dryer helps hide that pesky wall thing, like I did in mine too. Edited: She said her hubby hung the shelf by just screwing it to studs. It’s open underneath so he could use the sides and back to screw directly into the studs.
My sister said that all her friends who have seen it just love it and then she admitted that she didn’t even tell them that she copied me. The nerve of her, to copy and then not even admit it! Brat. 🙂
Just a few changes can make a huge difference in a little space like this. So, I hope this inspires you to get your laundryroom looking pretty too. It really makes doing the laundry so much better, I promise!
Linking up to Amanda’s Decorating Dilemmas party today. Check it out too!