The Laundry Room is almost done! We spent the day today working on finishing the trim moldings. We cut and measured, and got everything painted. We used Liquid Nails to glue the trim to the outside of the cabinets. Now let me explain how gross these cabinets were to start out with. They were the lowest end laminate cabinet you can get. I wanted to remove them completely and put them out in the garage for storage and then have new cabinets installed in the laundry. But then I remembered.....oh yeah, we have a daughter leaving for college in 4 weeks! New cabinets were never going to happen.
If you want to see a "Before" photo of my Laundry Room I just added one to my Laundry Room Day 2 post.
I can't tell you how much adding the wood trim to the outside of these cabinet changed their appearance! My favorite part has to be my new cookbook shelf area. Remember from an earlier post of mine that the center area had laminate doors that we removed. We then added the wider trim with the etched leaves and beaded edge and painted it black. Gorgeous! The photo does not do it justice. We also added the wood scroll piece below the sink and painted it black as well.
It is bright and cheery now with the "Grasscloth" green color walls. ALMOST DONE! I still need to find a valance and if forced I will sew one. But I am hopeful that somewhere I can find one ready made. Any ideas where I can find a ready made valance? All advice would be appreciated! I also need a long framed picture to hang on the small piece of wall next to the dryer. I saw a black metal Eiffle Tower at Target that might work but I think a black framed print might be better. Still shopping for something to go there.
The black and white floor that is so beautiful in my inspiration photo from Rhoda's blogsite: http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/2008/07/happy-green-laundry-room.html is on hold for now until we find a source for the peel and stick tiles and if I can keep my husband interested in the Laundry Room Home Improvement Project long enough till we find the tiles. I will keep you posted. Many thanks to Rhoda for getting me excited and inspired by the photos and advice on her blog!