The laundry room received a sunny up cycle do~over.
Our youngest son had a bunch of old galvanized roofing, left over from his garage.
We wanted to use that galvanized tin in the laundry room.
I had also curbside picked an old headboard a few years ago that was all solid oak.
I just knew that I could up cycle the wood from that old headboard.
The before: beige clay colored walls, and not a whole lot of character.
I had hung an old window on the wall, and I loved it, but I wanted the room to have more personality, and be a place that I enjoyed being in, as the laundry room is a room that we all use every day.
After determining that we wanted to add the galvanized tin for wainscot, we secured it to the wall and added a baseboard.
Then, we added 1" X 4" pine "battens" . Now the 'seams' of the tin were covered.
Then, I painted all the wood to finish it off.
I'm still deciding if I want to give the wood a bit more distressing, and add some dark wax to it.
I put the old window back. Added the old washboards, the Warren Kimball print, the large red metal box filled with greenery.
A cute "Pioneer Woman" tea towel on the dryer with a glass container for detergent.
Above the window, a shelf was installed as a cornice, and a cute hand painted sign sits on top.
I sewed a simple curtain with Waverly fabric.
The sunny up cycle and re~do of the laundry room turned out exactly as I hoped it would.
Almost everything we used was up~cycled, or thrifted, with the exception of paint, and fabric and the new rag rug in colors of black and mustard.
Nothing more satisfying than having a room turn out beautifully and all on a shoestring budget!
~Attitude of gratitude:
~Feeling thankful for cozy evenings in front of the fire.
~Grateful for all the sweet potatoes I was able to harvest.
~Grateful for a good nights sleep.... especially considering how rare that is for me.
~Feeling thankful for a clean house, and decorated for Fall/Halloween. It feels cheery and festive.. ready for the holidays.