More Progress in the Laundry Room

So y’all should know by now that I move at the speed of molasses on some of these remodel projects. I tend to get bogged down when I think about everything I want to do. But I’m learning how to work around that. I finally figured out that stepping away from it, whatever that “it” is, and focusing on something else for a while helps. I’m also learning that it’s okay for things to happen in stages. As long as I keep moving and making some kind of progress then I can stay motivated.

Why do I feel like I’m talking about more than home projects right now? I did just celebrate my 40th birthday and don’t they say with age comes wisdom? Hmmmm…


Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul


The last update I showed you on the laundry room was right after I painted it a dark, moody blue. It turned out to be way too dark for that room. I kept telling myself that once I painted the cabinets it would look better. But I painted the cabinets and I still hated it.


Bathroom Makeover from The Styled Soul

Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul


So I painted it again. This time, much lighter. Ahhh…so much better, right? With only one small window the dark blue was just too heavy.


Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul



Also, I just got this etagere from Joss & Main. I’ve always loved this style but couldn’t find it in my price range. I had pretty much just given up and was looking at some other styles when I came across this one. It was almost $150 less than the most inexpensive one I had found. It inspired me to get back to work in here!



Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul


I found the mirror at Kirkland’s. I’m loving the mixed metals. I think using more than one metallic looks a little more modern. I actually bought two of these mirrors with the original plan of using them in our master bathroom. But they turned out to be too small for that space. It’s a little small in here but I’m thinking about using sconces on either side which will fill out that area above the sink.


Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul


Now I just have to finish stripping the paint off the old doors that we’re going to use to hide the washer and dryer. That’s the last big project for this room. I have a few rugs picked out but just can’t decide if I want to add more color or go more subtle. We also need to replace the “boob” light with a cool light fixture.


Paxton Pendant from World Market

I’ve got my eye on this one from World Market. I’m just waiting for it to go on sale.


Laundry Room Before from The Styled Soul


Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul

Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul

Laundry Room Makeover from The Styled Soul

I love how metallic gold adds so much warmth to grey. I’m looking forward to styling those shelves!

There are still a lot of little things to do in here. Like painting the kick plates on the cabinets. Somehow I just forgot. How does that happen? So much for that “wisdom with age” thing. Still, I think this might be my favorite room in the house right now.


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  • Designing Vibes

    September 25, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I love it, Steph! The floors are amazing, and although I am really digging the dark blue right now, I agree. The lighter color looks gorgeous. So i guess we both just celebrated milestone birthdays? Happy belated birthday!

    Much Love,
    Designing Vibes

  • Sheryll $ Critters.

    September 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Looking so gorgeous! I wish my tiny main bath looked close to this great.


      October 20, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks so much Sheryll! You are always so kind.

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