Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This is a picture of what my laundry room looked like Monday. The shelf with all the crapola was behind the door.

Mr. Fixit (yes, the one from Richard Scary books) is supposed to come tomorrow and put up sheetrock over the wooden slat wall that we've lived with for 6 years now. He will board up the window (despite how it might photograph, it's really a very cheap, sad, little window.) and vent the dryer through an opening in it. The outside of said boarded-up window will have a "Bahama Shutter" so we can avoid having to stucco it.
My plans are to have a front loader washer and dryer stacked on the left side and a big ol' cabinet on the right and at the top of the washer and dryer. There will be nothing behind the door. 'Cept maybe a great piece of art. I am going to also have three recessed lights. My mom suggested a crystal chandelier, which I would do if it didn't interfere with the opening of the cabinet doors. I even have a tiara I could wear whilst doing the laundry. Alas... it has to be the recessed lights.


Here is what the room looks like at 11pm on Tuesday night.

I am trying very hard not to get too excited, just in case Mr. Fixit has a mix-up tomorrow. I'll keep snapping pictures and updating the process. I told Fixit Fox that I would like the cabinets to be a creamy white, sorta like Mayfield vanilla ice cream. I am thinking about Tiffany Box blue for the walls. But, I'm not completely sold on the idea. I am open for suggestions. I may have something totally radical in mind - my favorite color. There isn't much wall that will show, so I think I can get by with it. Besides, artwork would look fabulous against it. I'd feel like I was doing laundry at a museum each day. I dunno though. King would have a conniption. Although he does know by now what a risk-taker I am when it comes to paint color.
Stay tuned...

5 comments:

Bia said...

omigosh!! I just love getting new appliances!! I thought the chandelier idea was great, but really, if your tiara is sparkly enough there should be plenty of light. (And behind the door you could put a mirror to make tiara adjustments!) Can't wait to see the final results!!

sandy said...

I love the Tiffany Box blue.

lizzerd said...

i'd do deep red or deep purple. i have always wanted to paint my laundry room in mardi gras colors so that i would feel like i was at a party instead of doing laundry! can't wait to see the results!

Leah said...

You are so blessed! Your washer/dryer broke and you get a whole new laundry room!

laundrylessons said...

Go stand in front of all those bazillion paint chips and take 23 of the little cards home, tape them to the wall, and dream. How fun!!! You'll pick the right one. But hey, if you don't then you can repaint! Have fun with it. I hope Mr. Fixit doesn't get pulled over by officer Flossy on the way to your house.