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Laundry Room Quick Peek

As you have probably seen on the blog or Twitter, I have been hard at work redoing my laundry room. It is coming along. I am almost done painting the cabinets. I just thought I would share a little quick peek on what it’s looking like so far!!

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Have you ever heard of Cutting Edge Stencils? They make the coolest, big stencils. They sent me their Designer Stencil “Damask”.

For this room, I copied the same Board and Batten wall treatment that I did in myBeachy Bathroom. {**Tip — I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue underneath the boards on the wall when I nailed them in for an extra secure fit.}

I spaced the wall panels out so that the Damask stencil would fit in the middle. And actually the wall panel is long enough that I was able to fit two stencils on each panel. 

I was a little nervous about doing the stencil. I was afraid that the paint would soak underneath and there would not be a clean enough line. Cutting Edge Stencils sent me a little roller and a foam attachment and if you use these stencils you definitely want to use something like this. 

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I could not find any repositionable mounting spray, so I taped it up with blue painters tape. And it was just amazing!! I just rolled it over and took the stencil off and it looks great!! I used DecoArt’s Stencil Paint and mixed a little Americana green craft paint in so I could get a bluish-green color to match the Mythic Paint on the walls. The color is called Aquarium Water. If you don’t like paint fumes, you should check out Mythic Paint. It has no fumes and is non-toxic so if you have small children or pets it’s a great product to use! And — I couldn’t smell the paint at all!!

It took me awhile to figure out how dark I wanted the paint to look and by the time I got to the end I had it perfect. So I would recommend playing with the stencil on a big piece of paper or cardboard first to really see how the paint color looks and the effect that you want to achieve.
I am painting the upper cabinets a really pretty off white {actually it matches Heirloom White perfectly}, but the lower cabinets I painted a greenish-blue and LOVE it! Then I installed these sparkly knobs from Rockler!!! SQUEAL — Aren’t they pretty? And they look very expensive, but are actually very affordable. 

I still need to install the lighting. I found a vintage chandelier from New Hampshire on Craigslist and had them ship it to me. I LOVE it! And — it was $30!!! So excited! And just in case you want to see a messy “before” picture, here it is….

{It really needed a makeover!!!}
Sorry about the picture color — I am still dealing with a FLUORESCENT Light – and no natural light.
I hope to have the whole thing done this weekend!!
**Final Reveal coming up soon **
Some other elements of the room that I will reveal are:
  • Painting the Locker Cubby {which used to be a closet}
  • Made a built-in shelving unit to keep the laundry baskets for each child.
  • Of course, painting all of the cabinets {takes a LONG time!}
  • Installing more recessed lights {there are no windows — ugh}
So there’s my update! More coming up soon!

Have a Super Night!
XOXO

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Comments

  1. Inspire Me Heather says:

    That's so cool you stenciled it! I just had to link this to my post on paneled walls too, well done!

  2. Wow! Such a beautiful place to do laundry. I love the stenciling between the boards.
    I have a couple of questions about the MDF boards you used. Did you purchase them the width you used on the walls or did you cut a full size sheet of MDF? At the Lowes in our area, they only have MDF in 4×8 sheets.

  3. Jen, it looks fabulous! I can't wait to see more!

  4. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says:

    Oh wow, that is gorgeous! I LOVE the color and the stencil. Such a happy place :)

  5. Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training says:

    LOVE it and I love even more that you were painting in jewelry and all. I don’t think you would even want to know what I wear when I’m painting…..it’s not pretty but trust me it doesn’t include jewelry. Humm maybe I need to get some painting jewelry so I can be stylish while I pain too! ;o)

    Your laundry room is looking lovely!!! I’m in the middle of redoing mine as well but it’s a mini redo. I’ve been working on it for over a week and have no idea why. It should have taken maybe 30min but I’m loving the new space. Pretty laundry rooms are so much more fun than messy ones am I right.

    Anywho hope you have a great weekend!

    Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

  6. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Jen, I just found their site! I'm loving all these stencilled walls I'm seeing & do think I have to try this somewhere. I'm really liking the lattice ones too. Yours LR looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the whole thing. WOW!

  7. Jen- Truly amazing! This looks so awesome!! I cannot wait to see the finished project.

    XOXOXO

  8. You had me at BIG DAMASK STENCIL! What? So cool! I can't wait to see the entire thing. It's just one more reason on the "why I want to be like Jen" list. It's getting long!!

  9. I know I just commented BUT I just checked out those stencils and I'm SO excited. I'm getting some to use in my house! Thank you, thank you! :)

  10. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I really love the color you are using, Jen! Great idea to do the board and batten in here, too!

  11. Wow! I've never heard of anything like those stencils. It is GORGEOUS. I really like the color you used too. Can't wait to see the rest! :)

    Also, I have a giveaway on my blog right now that I would love for you to enter if you're interested and haven't already done so! =)

  12. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    Oh my goodness – Jen! This is going to be fabulous!

  13. Looks so cool. I love it!

  14. I love the stenciled effect! And those colors are so soothing. You might end up being too relaxed to do laundry!

  15. CandaceAshley says:

    I really love the stencil idea, so many people are afraid of stencils. But if they are done right they can really look beautiful! I can't wait to see more photos!

  16. It's looking great! I can't wait to see the final reveal!

  17. So far so good Jen!!! It's looking great!!! I can see you with your own telly show one day. You are such a talented decorator/redoer! I wish you could come over here and help me with some of my projects. I could really use your creative brain! xxoo

  18. I am LOVING that stencil!!!

  19. ♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ says:

    Wow Jen! It looks incredible so far! I can't wait to see the big reveal! :)

  20. I love that stencil. I'm excited to see the complete room. I bet it's gorgeous.

  21. Love it! Its too nice for a laundry room! You need to show it off!

  22. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says:

    It looks like it's going to be fabulous. I love the color. Now were you really painting in that nice top and pretty jewelry? Because you should see what *I* wear to paint! haha

  23. Home and Heart says:

    So pretty! You always inspire!

  24. sparklepantsgirl says:

    It looks gorgeous! The color is great and your hard work paid off!

  25. I'm so excited to see the reveal! And, I just spent the last 2 hours trying to find knobs I love for an armoire I'm going to redo on saturday, and I should've just stopped by your blog and done something else with those 2 hours….I love the knobs you used! They are pretty much exactly what I'm looking for!

  26. Heidi Ferguson says:

    How funny that your post is about your laundry room…mine is about laundry bags! P.S. Love your wall treatments, dreaming of a day when I can do the same!

    http://www.honeybearlane.com/2010/09/making-laundry-beautiful.html

  27. Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! says:

    Gorgeous! I cannot wait to see the final product!

  28. That stencil is gorgeous, I love the way it came out! I wish we had a laundry room but that is the garage… someday …

  29. Lookin good jen! Love the stencil work! Cant wait to see the reveal! :)

    Kara

  30. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says:

    So pretty! What a great place to do laundry. I'm looking forward to seeing it all done! Love what you've done so far.

  31. Preppy Pink Crocodile says:

    That looks fantastic! I love that it looks like wallpaper and not the 80's stenciled look. Great job!

  32. It is looking amazing! Love the stencil!

  33. You always up to something good! Your wall is amazing!

  34. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Squeal!!! It is fabulous! You are fabulous. That is all. ;)

  35. Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup says:

    It looks great!!

  36. Do you seriously wear that outfit painting? If so, I am VERY impressed.

  37. It looks awesome so far! Can't wait to see the rest!

    Tara
    http://www.tarabeingtara.blogspot.com

  38. Red Door Home says:

    Very cool! I have been seeing quite a few stenciling projects and have been impressed with the results.

  39. Red Door Home says:

    Very cool! I have been seeing quite a few stenciling projects and have been impressed with the results.

  40. sydney @ memorable minutes says:

    you amaze me! when i get my own place will you come help me "remodel"?! ;)

  41. Page@ThriftyNiftyWise says:

    I love this! I'm a big fan of the board and batten look, especially with a contrasting color. But this is awesome!

  42. Midwayedancer says:

    anyway you can can make thebackground behind your text a solid color? It's difficult to read your text.

  43. Love the Decor! says:

    This is coming along nicely!! Love love love that stencil!!!

  44. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    WOW! That is an amazing transformation! I love the big stencil…I'm kind of scared of stencils but I may have to check out that website! You are seriously making me want to do over my guest bath…my hubby will not be excited about that news:)