Ok, so not a call 9-1-1 sort of emergency. But when your washing machine goes out that’s a bit of an emergency in my book. Our washer was old, maybe as old as I am, ugh. I knew I wanted to redo the laundry room but it really wasn’t at the top of my list. Until the washer went out. Then I decided that before the new washer and dryer were delivered that I would paint and put up new shelves. Why do I do this to myself?
Check out these machines and the SO not functional layout of this laundry
I knew that if I got a stackable washer and dryer it would give me space for hanging clothes and a bit more storage. The first thing to go was the shelf above the washer. Easily taken out with a crow bar and a little elbow grease.
After filling in nail holes and a few other blemishes I gave the whole space a coat of Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore.
I decided to do a little accent painting on the walls. I saw it first on House Tweaking. Dana used toilet paper rolls to paint circles on her bathroom walls. I did a little test and decided to go a little bigger, I used a plastic cup, and I made my circles random instead of stacked up.
So I taped off a section around the closet and started painting circles in Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
Here’s the result after the tape was removed.
For the shelves I taped off the existing shelf above the dryer and painted it white.
I took the wood from the shelf that I removed and cut that into pieces that would fit next the pillar that sticks out between the machines. I painted them white and then installed them 18 inches apart below the existing shelf. They are small shelves but more accessible than the big shelf was above the washer.
There is no natural light in this closet, although you will see a bit of a branch shadow on the laundry wall from the window across the room, so I changed out the lightbulb for a bright LED.. And the new Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer arrived (and all the paint was dry, yay!)! Here’s the final look, I’m so pleased with the result! What do you think?
Here’s the before and after again.