When it comes to home improvement, we have so many favorite projects over the past 8 years. After two renovations and a barn rehab, I simply couldn’t narrow down the list of favorites.
But, no matter how many times we do something ourselves on our home and run into challenges, when we are done and step back and admire that work – it’s totally worth it! That love it moment never gets old!
This project was all about working with what we had. Our barn had a teeny little laundry room that also (double, tripled?) as the dog’s sleeping area and the utility room. It is a hard-working space, and with a little elbow grease, it became something I’m not longer embarrassed to see.
In case you are curious about how horrific it looked before … it’s like something out of Dexter, am I right?
It all started with new appliances and flooring – we chose stackable versions of appliances for space savings and vinyl for durability and price. And while it was sort of functional, it was so ugly. And dusty. And we just lived with it for a while.
Finally, it was time to get started on some budget-friendly decor details to make this space better for daily use. Framing out the window made the space already feel more finished. Painting it in semigloss white paint made it clean and fresh.
Then we worked on painting the walls – I chose the same color I used on our built-ins – Seared Gray by Behr. Since there are a variety of wires and pipes and tubes running in this room, I hoped the dark color would conceal some of it. And I think it worked pretty well. (Our windows provide a lot of natural light, so I think we could get away with the darker color.)
Drumroll please ….
I really do love it!