The Laundry Room – Sorting Out the House One Space At A Time – The Final Reveal

The Laundry Room – Sorting Out the House One Space At A Time – The Final Reveal

It’s Day 190 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and while my last post was the reveal of the laundry room as part of my effort to sort out the house one space at a time, I did end up making some tweaks and wanted to share the final reveal. I didn’t post yesterday because of date night with my hubby. Though we got home late from seeing Disney’s “The Star” (I’ll post a review tomorrow), I couldn’t sleep. Rather than continue tossing and turning, I figured I’d go execute some ideas inspired by browsing through my Shabby Chic books. The final result is beautiful and will be the final reveal.

Unsatisfied with a sliver of space where the stud was still visible and a blank space above the washing machine, I added an apron that conceals the stud and hung a Shabby Chic ribbon “clothes line” with Rachel Ashwell Treasures clothes pins. Once these were up, the botanical prints no longer felt right. This led me to swap them out for two prints I’ve had in the dining room. They are quintessentially Shabby Chic sketches of a woman washed in pink and framed in white with a gold border. My Shabby Chic ribbon is still visible above the prints and between them. Because the woman looks as if she just bathed, I added a vintage ceramic bathtub with roses to the shelf I inserted and now the space feels like it tells a story. And for me, all rooms need a bit of bling, preferably in the form of a chandelier. I hung a mini one that is actually a Christmas ornament on the Simply Shabby Chic curtained wall. Now it’s my dream laundry room.

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The Final Reveal. The apron, tub and chandelier were added today.                                                                                                                                          I made a template and cut the rubber bohemian style rug so it doesn’t cover the drain.
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The left side of the prints with a Shabby Chic clothes line and pins. 
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The rigth side of the prints with my Simply Shabby Chic DIY laundry room sign. These prints tie in much better with the pastels in the room and bring it all together cohesively. 

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick who is a nest featherer, I believe if you gather things that speak to you, especially when they’re a bargain, even if you don’t know how or where you’ll use them at the time, eventually it will become clear. In decorating the laundry room, I’ve been able to use what I already had and found a place for many pieces that have sat waiting for their time to shine. And I’ve cleared out the cluttered corners that housed them in the process. Now, every time I walk into the laundry room, not only do I feel pleased about how pretty and practical it is, I feel a sense of pride that I basically gained a room. It motivates me to tackle the next project (probably my closet) in my effort to sort out the house one space at a time.

Hopefully my laundry room makeover final reveal will inspire you to tackle a space in your home or office. How can you be savvy and chic about making it a room you love to use?

Be savvy and chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

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