It's the final day of the 6 Weeks One Room Challenge I've participated in with a group of bloggers. I chose to complete my laundry room. It's a very casual, functional room for our family. When I started this challenge, I knew I wanted to keep the room very casual as it's where the giant cat spends lots of his time. I also knew that I wanted fun, vibrant, and happy. The photo below shows the view of the room from the hall before I started the challenge.
This is the gallery wall I put up after having removed the built-in ironing board. Six of the prints on the wall were purchased from Etsy sellers. I posted about them here last week with the exception of the pink cyclamen in the blue pot print which hadn't arrived from Israel. It's from Etsy seller The Joy of Color. The rest I created myself for the wall.
This photo shows the wall opposite the gallery wall before the challenge. I wanted to add something here that could help us with organization.
I created these prints and framed them. We write on the glass with dry erase markers just like you would on a dry erase board. It's been helpful to have a "Buy It" board for groceries and such, and a "Do It" board for phone calls, errands and the like.
Here's the window before the challenge. It's on the other side of the extra refrigerator we keep in the laundry room, so the handy hand-held vacuum was out of view. Really the window is too unless you go all the way into the room and look around the refrigerator. Regardless, I removed the vacuum and added a valance and a roman shade. I designed the fabric for the valance on Spoonflower and posted about it here.
The photo above shows the unappealing fan/light that was probably here since the eighties. I now have recessed lights which make the room feel more spacious.
I'm so happy to have completed this room! Without Linda, from My Crafty Home Life, organizing this challenge and inviting me to participate, I'm sure that my laundry room would be exactly as it was six weeks ago. Thank you, Linda! Be sure to go check out her room, along with all of the other participants. The links are below.