Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Room Challenge Final Week



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.  


27 comments :

insideways said...

WOW!!! That gallery wall is *stunning.* I'm just so crazy impressed right now. You really knew how to make important changes that transformed the look of the room. It's beautiful - congratulations!!

Nicole said...

AWESOME! I love your gallery wall, it is just as you say...a happy place! Great Job, love the new lights and the window treatment too. Love it

My Crafty Home-Life said...

Your gallery wall is stunning. I love looking at all those prints. The valance and blind are so lovely...did you sew them? What a difference the room is without that fan. The ceilings look so much taller. Is the cat happy? Really, how is doing laundry now? Thank you, Jennifer for your friendship and support. How will we fill our Wednesday's now?

The enchanted home said...

Your gallery wall is so beautiful, ditto that fabulous blue and white window treatment- wow!! Great job....

Emily said...

The gallery looks fab and I LOVE the new curtain treatment! Great job!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

This might be one of the prettiest laundry rooms ever. That gallery wall is beautiful, but I am in LOVE with your roman shade. Your fabric looks awesome! Did you sew it yourself? I want to find someplace for your fabric. Thanks for inviting me to participate! I had a great time and it was so fun to meet you and some other new bloggers.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Linda and Suzy, I cannot sew a stitch, unfortunately!

Kim said...

This is fabulous! Of course, your artwork is beautiful and sooooo cheerful!! The laundry room is such the room that we all live in day to day ... and you have made it smile!! I love your artwork and the prints you found on etsy! Thank you for sharing ... your personality shines here and leaves me very inspired!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

A fun gallery wall and the white brightens up the space alongwith all the color you have incorporated. A great space!

LetterLove Designs said...

Amazing job - I love it!!

Beth Connolly said...

Wonderful job. The gallery wall and roman shade are fabulous!

Marcy said...

It's been fun to see this space transform. And the gallery wall is fantastic! I've featured your blog today at stylesson.

Tiffany said...

Great job! I l love the art wall and that valence/shade. Lucky cat!

Junell said...

Such a happy space! Are you selling the fabric @ Spoonflower??? Off to "Pin" your magic!

mb said...

You rocked the space. Woohoo.
mb

Karen Faulkner said...

Wow, it looks fabulous! What a cheerful, happy space to do laundry and get organized. I loved seeing my two prints on the art wall. All the different art looks great unified by the white frames.

TheJoyofColor said...

Wow what a makeover, love love love it from the sky blue colors of the wall , the red washing machine, the beautiful curtain and of course
the wonderful display of art, it looks great , so happy my Cyclamen
is there with your beautiful vibrant prints and my other etsy favorites , thanks a lot Jennifer

Kathleen said...

Oh My Gosh!! The art- amazing!! Love your prints. The FABRIC! to die for. I must buy some. The romans look amazing! Congrats!!! Kathleen

kelly@refresheddesigns. said...

Super job! It really turned out so well, and I adore your gallery wall.

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

Oh, I am DYING over your gorgeous gallery wall!! love all the pops of pink in it! I want a laundry room that beautiful and happy looking! So so glad I found your blog!

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

The gallery wall and roman blind look amazing!! I love love that fabric you designed on Spoonflower! The challenge was so much fun and I am so glad to meet you and to have found your blog through it!

Janet @ House Four said...

Just getting back online to see this now! What a pretty room it turned into! Ilove your gallery wall. love it!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I am in love with your window treatments!!! The fabric is awesome and I love the blue trim on the roman shade!

Nana Moon Shop said...

Your gallery wall is so cheery and bright, who wouldn't want to do laundry there? I love your message boards, brilliant ideas! GREAT job on this room!

SHERRY HART said...

Slap me! This is just fabulous and I love the color...so crisp and fresh. It is perfect.

Liza Hirst said...

LOVE it!!

Waseem said...

So special room...The gallery wall and shades make it more fantastic.
Roman shades concord, ca

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