Wednesday, October 16, 2013

One Room Challenge - Laundry Room Progress

Vintage laundry sink inspiration
I had a great week working on my laundry room - so much progress to tell you about. My perfectionist wallpaper hanger did an incredible job and the room has really been transformed. If you have an ugly room, it is amazing what great wallpaper will do. I love it.

My new washer and dryer were installed and they are fantastic. I actually love doing laundry.

I am especially happy with my laundry sink DIY. Everyone told me to get rid of my antique concrete laundry sink. It was really ugly. But it is so useful for washing the dog, rinsing off muddy wellies, washing out paint brushes and the like. Not to mention the fact that my washer drains into it and that it weighs a ton.

I also researched and learned that vintage concrete and stone sinks are very collectible, selling for hundreds of dollars. People love them in kitchens and laundry rooms. Above is an inspiration photo. With some elbow grease, I spent a couple of hours cleaning mine until it was spotless. Then I had my painter use paint left over from my powder room One Room Challenge  to paint the exterior - it's Benjamin Moore Aura Kitchen and Bath Matte in Stonington Gray - my "go to" gray, and it came out great.

I also spent a good amount of time cleaning my black and white tile floor. With lots of vinegar and water and a splash of Ivory Dish Liquid, I avoided harsh chemicals and it looks amazing.

I now have a laundry list (hahahahahaha) of things to accomplish -

*window treatment
*table and seating
*hamper
*runner
*mud room area
*blue and white accessories
*Chinoiserie




A special thanks to my sponsors and friends of CC for their support of Chinoiserie Chic and this One Room Challenge -



Now go check on what progress the others have made -


Chinoiserie Chic  - that’s me!


32 comments:

My Notting Hill said...

OMG, your floors look amazing!! I love vinegar too - it's so nice not to have to breathe in all those terrible chemicals. The wallpaper is gorgeous too!

Kim said...

Love that you kept the sink ... it adds a great patina to the space, which looks fabulous!

Henhurst Interiors said...

It looks fantastic! And you were right to keep the sink.
Have a wonderful day,
Phyllis

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I can't get over what a transformation the wallpaper gave your room. The floor looks amazing, too. I like the concrete sink and am glad you kept it.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Such a big improvement! Lovely!

René said...

So, so pretty! Good call on the sink.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

the walls! just as smashing as I imagined.

cindy hattersley design said...

I am glad you did not gid rid of the sink! As you said they are so practical and they are so collectible...looks wonderful with it's new coat of paint!

pam {simple details} said...

Love your sink, Beth ~ we had one when I was growing up! The wallpaper has such a huge impact - so pretty!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Phewww, you are moving right along! Love the sink too! Can't wait to check in next week...

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What an amazing transformation! I love the wallpaper with the black and white floor - absolutely perfect!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

YAY!!!! ITS LOOKING SO GREAT.

Michelle Woeller said...

Love the wallpaper/floor combination!

Linda Pakravan said...

I love it. Your laundry room is the best!

The Pink Pagoda said...

The blue in you very amazing wallpaper is sooooooo pretty with the back and white floor. I absolutely love all of this! I wouldn't want to leave the room : )

Jessie said...

Great progress! Love how the wallpaper turned out!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

What an amazing transformation, Beth! It looks beautiful. I can't wait to see the rest. :)

Suburban Charm said...

Fabulous!!! I love the wallpaper and the floor looms like new! Can't wait to see it finished!

Traci Hutton said...

Your laundry is going to be spectacular! So excited to see it finished!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Love that wallpaper!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

the paper is divine!! What a happy space.
I'm curious to see this sink of yours.

SHERRY HART said...

Not sure about the comment "I love doing laundry now"....feel sure that will wear off soon:) The black and white floors with the wallpaper are perfect!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Your room just makes me smile now. love the paper your selected!

Andrea said...

Your laundry room looks AMAZING!!! I am totally going to copy you one day!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

therelishedroost said...

Fun!!! You may not want to leave that laundry room when done!
Karolyn

AnthologyHouse said...

This is so exciting! Such a fine wallpaper job. We can't wait to see the next update.

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am with Sherry....I think the love of laundry might be short lived but wow...you are making progress. Love that you kept the sink too!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Cannot wait to see that sink. The wallpaper looks fab - you're right - so transformative!!

Junell said...

The sink looks fab! Good call to keep it. The floors & wallpaper are ridiculously perfect! WTGG~

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

uh, I would kill for those floors! they are AMAZING!!!!! and the wallpaper is stunning! you'll want to move the washer and dryer out and make this a tea room! *after you're sick of laundry of course

Kate Decorates said...

The wallpaper and the floors look amazing! Can't wait to see the sink!

Angel M. Gonzales said...

Wow! I love your new laundry room! You have got amazing black and white tile floors! I am dying with envy here. I love it! The wallpaper is beautiful too and of course, the sink looks reall fabulous. I would love to do all the all the laundry if i have a laundry room as beautiful as yours. Great job you did over there.


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