Friday, May 17, 2013

Black Laundry Room/ Pantry Reveal

Do you ever have a space that you can't find exactly what to do with it?  This was that space.  It's just the laundry room/pantry, but I see it all day sometimes.  You can see it as soon as you walk in the house and the pantry doors are always open, unless we are entertaining and they start out closed and end up open for the trash and recycle bins.  It needed to be a calm lovely space.

I looked at a billion pictures, I swear.  I pinned and searched and couldn't decide what to do.  Two and a half years later...still nasty.  Until, I came across this post by Dana at House Tweaking. She painted her laundry room/ dining area Besalt by Ace Hardware.  It is stunning....seriously if you haven't clicked that link, go now.  I'll wait................................ fan-freaking-tastic, right?!?!?  Her whole house is stunning and we have very similar taste.  Like I might want to attempt to copy her house, er I mean draw inspiration from her!

Okay, I'll get to the pictures now.

real life people....maybe I should have picked up a little, but whatevs.

Last before pic I swear...I'm getting to the goods.
Gaggy vinyl floor and old yellowed paint.

New floor is the same flooring that is in the newly redone entryway...which has been changed since I blogged it last week.  The kids kept smashing their fingers in the cedar chest to get out their shoes.  Later on that.

The white washer and dryer don't even bother me anymore.  I do want new one's but these do the job and when presented with the opportunity to buy new one's I would rather use the money for other projects!

I painted over the electrical box because it was a giant eye sore and you hardly notice it now!!:)

what's that above the red frame...why it's a gold fish! :)

irony the opposite of wrinkly...haha laundry humor

Color: Besalt by Ace Hardware
Trim: Glidden Marshmallow White
White lidded containers are from Wal-Mart
Red Dust Pan is from Crate and Barrel's new clean slate line.


SUNDAY: The DIY Showoff 
 MONDAY: Thrifty Decor ChickDittle Dattle,Between Naps On the Porch, Homemaker on a Dime
TUESDAY: Tip JunkieToday's Creative BlogStrictly Homemade
WEDNESDAY: Not Just A Housewife Sugar and Dots The Mommy Club  

THURSDAY:My Repurposed LifeHouse of HepworthsBeyond The Picket FenceThe Shabby Chic CottageSomewhat Simple 
FRIDAY: Fingerprints on the FridgeMiss Mustard SeedRemodelaholic, Chic on a Shoestring,  Shabby Nest
SATURDAY: Funky Junk InteriorsTatertots and Jello 


  1. I would have never painted it that shade but it is absolutely stunning. Wow, bet you don't mind the doors being open now! :)

  2. Ahhh it has been way too long since I've visited your blog!! I've missed a ton! I loooove the new color in the laundry/pantry. I would never in a million years thought to paint that room such a dark color and it looks fabulous! If I were you I'd never close those doors. I'd want everyone to know that yes, I'm that cool, that I have a laundry room that's that gorgeous! Oh and I want your irony sign for my laundry room now...

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  4. I couldn't imagine a black laundry room but it looks great!

  5. I love black rooms. My bathroom is black - and also my dining room. Favorite color in the house! It really classes up your laundry area!

  6. I have an old dark room in my basement I would like to convert to a china closet. It was painted black. I was dreading having to repaint it but now I see that I won't have to. Thanks!


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