Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Mom Cave: A Metamorphosis

This is what most of my house was covered in when it was built in 1971...dark, ugly panelling! I had what must be one of the ugliest laundry rooms ever! It is a real room, with a door, and that door had to stay shut at all times. I think it's pretty obvious why the door needed to stay shut!
But it is a laundry room not a closet, and I thought it might have some potential...at least the potential not to be quite this ugly!

So, goodbye to 1971...

...and hello to the new and improved Mom Cave!
My friend and I primed and painted the panelling and cabinets. The paint color is a custom blend we like to call "Magical Mist". It was a mixture of some baby blue and fern green paint that I had sitting around the garage.

The whole project was done on a very tight budget. I already had the curtains, and I printed the botanicals on the computer. I even spray painted old picture frames for them! My biggest splurge was the mirror that I used to cover the panel box...and it was about $20 at Walmart.

I bought the big basket at Walmart on clearance for $7.00 and the little basket came from Big lots for $2.00. The flowers on the wall hung on my front door last spring, so it is being recycled. I decided to cover my sink with a piece of plywood because we really don't use the sink very much, and if I do need to, I can just slide the plywood off. I used some more leftover curtains to make the skirt that hides the trashcan.

I love the way my laundry room turned out, and now, we keep the door open!

12 comments:

Roxanne said...

Beautiful! Love your custom color!

feltsocute said...

great redo on a budget!

MFuglseth said...

Love the new look!

Megan said...

Very nice re-do!

emily said...

that look completely different. i love taking something so old and dark and making it bright and cheery.

Emily P. said...

WHOA! Amazing befores and afters!

kelly, said...

What a great transformation!! My husband gets a bit annoyed when i start painting over things. Especially wood. I believe that a little bit of paint is all a room needs to be beautiful. And its cheaper than buying a new piece of furniture or having walls re-done.

Just me~Bobbie Jo said...

WOW! It looks so much better than the before!

Rona's Home Page said...

Wow! What a terrific affordable decorating project.
Kudos on creating your own custom paint color.

Sarah said...

Wow, I can't believe the transformation!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

You did such an amazing job! What a difference! I love that you made your own paint color. That sort of thing just makes me nervous and I admire your bravery. It turned out gorgeous!

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