Sunday, May 17, 2009

Metamorphis Monday – Laundry Room Part II


Hello everyone, welcome to Metamorphasis Monday. Our hostess for today is Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. Stop by to visit Susan for all of the details, and to see all of the other participants.

Now, brace yourselves before looking at the following laundry room pictures....... These photos were
taken when I first purchased my house last year.
YIKES!!!

ICK!!

Now, do not worry, I got rid of that horrible paint color prior to moving into the house. But, I did leave the cabinets unpainted until a couple of weeks ago. Since I painted the cabinets I decided to add a few more decorations to the room. So, I took all of these materials I had on hand, and went forward with my plan.

Oops, I forgot, I did buy this curtain panel. But, as you can see it was sort of boring.....

I simply added a little fringe I had on hand to give it a bit of life.

You ask why do I have a curtain panel in my laundry room/closet??? To hide all of this stuff:

Now that I think of it, I have several metamorphosis projects going on here. When I was looking around my house for decorations I came across this little picture.

After a paint job, scrapbook paper & a post card I picked up on Martha's Vineyard a couple of years ago, I came up with this:


I am not loving the pink in the picture, so I will change it out later. Here is another little project I added to the room:

Some left over scrapbook paper from a previous project, a lone picture frame & an initial leads to this:

I also made some panels to hide all of the cords & hoses behind the washer & dryer with some material I have had for years.


Do you remember I had a couple of previous posts about a certain lamp obsession I have??? I even have one in the laundry room!!!



There you have it, my improved laundry room!! With all of the projects I have done in this room I have added a little extra space in the cabinets, hidden the ugly hot water heater & stuff that I do not use on a daily basis & made it a bit prettier!!!

Do not forget to stop by Between Naps on the Porch to see other transformations that people have made!!

Nicole~

42 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Just wonderful Nicole...I love what you have done here...great redo of space...I so remember your bottles and now the rest with the curtains looks great...your have talent my friend...thanks for sharing...May you have a great week...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

prof en retraite said...

Wow Nicole! I love it! You are so creative! It never ceases to amaze me how you can take a box of odds and ends and create something beautiful! Now you've got me looking at my laundry room! Hmmmm....any ideas for a litter box cozy??? lol Have a graet week...hugs...Debbie

Marsha's Mpressions said...

The curtains hiding cords and stuff was a great idea! I should do that - maybe one day. :)

What a coincidence - I used a postcard from travels in my post too.

Kammy said...

Hi Nicole !
I love what you did. I am sure you love to do laundry now....it is so
rich looking - maybe you could get a butler or maid to do the laundry, lol ! It really is such a nice improvement, my hat goes off to you !
Hugs ~ Kammy

ellen b said...

What a nice result you got! It really looks great. Enjoy...

marty39 said...

What a fabulous idea to put up the curtain. It looks beautiful. I love the cabinets painted white and all the lovely decorative accessories that you've added. What a great place to do the laundry. Hugs, Marty

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Nicole, you've done a beautiful job transforming your laundryroom. You are very creative.
~~Terrie~~

Joyce said...

It now goes with those great soap bottles. Looking good!
jOYCE

Really Rainey said...

That's such a great inspiration... my laundry room is... is... well boring and I fold clothes in there fast so I can get out! But its one room that always gets left in the dust... or should I say lint?
~Really Rainey~

abeachcottage said...

love how you've repurposed this, great job!

happy met monday

Sarah
ABeachCottage

Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely laundry room redo!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great redo...and you have some awesome ideas...

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Wow, a way to enjoy doing laundry. Can't beat that!

Melissa Miller said...

~Wonderful job Nicole!!!

What a beautifully done transformation and pretty place to do your laundry. The white cabinets look fabulous! I just love the sweet little display shelf.
The "N" frame is precious. You have inspired me today!

Have a wonderful week.
~Melissa :)

kimmcl said...

Nicole that is adorable - I love it so much!!!!

Tracy said...

Nicole, what a great renovation! You always pay such close attention to details, and it really pays off. Good job!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This looks great! It was hard to remember I was looking at a laundry room when I was looking at your pictures! laurie

Anonymous said...

How many more rooms do you have to transform before you have to buy a bigger house to keep going?

Your Favorite Cousin

Happy To Be said...

May you have a wonderful Memorial weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Stylish House said...

Nicole,
You have created such a chic laundry room! I like all the special touches you added, it looks great. The monogrammed picture is really clever.
~Cathy~

xinex said...

Your laundry room looks wonderful, Nicole. Without the washer and dryer there, it does not even look like a lundry room, lol. I love the painted cabinets and good idea on the panel..Christine

Happy To Be said...

Nicole..thanks for coming by and seeing my junk...Yes I do love my Antiques...they just say comfort to me...May you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Thank you Nicole! :)

You are always so kind and complimentary and I really appreciate it very much.

~Happy Birthday to you!
I sure hope it was fabulous.

~Melissa :)

Kammy said...

HI Nicole,
I have tagged you on my blog, come for a visit and take the challenge !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Ashley ~ said...

Good job*! Your laundry room is looking way too fancy for a laundry room. Makes laundry day not seem so bad. :) _Ashley

prof en retraite said...

Hi Nicole! I'm just swinging by to see how you are doing! Hope you are having a great week...hugs...Debbie

xinex said...

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my 100th, Nicole! Get some rest and have some fun every now and then. We miss you!...Christine

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Now that is a laundry room one would not want to hide. Love it, you are very creative.

Shelia said...

Hi Nicole! Oh, I love this transformation! You really made your laundry room look like a totally different space! I love all of your creativity! Great job!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Shannon said...

Oh wow! It looks wonderful! Love the fabric and all the picture frames you did too.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Great job on the transformation! Makes me WANT to do laundry! ;)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nicole, Waving! :)

I hope all is well with you lately. Summer seems to be a busy time for all of us bloggers.

Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.
~Melissa :)

xinex said...

Hihomforax Nicole! Just stopping by to say hi and to thank you for coming by. Hope you're having anice weekend....Christine

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks for the sweet note that you left me. I wish I knew how to scan pictures... I would love to share my daughters wedding with you gals. She was married in the back yard too, but on the other side from where the brunch was held. The pictures are so beautiful.

Chari said...

Hi Nicole...

Just read the sweet note that you left for me on my Sunday Favorites post...thank you so much for coming by and for leaving me such a sweet comment!!!

Girl, you have been busy!!! OMG...what a fabulous transformation!!! I tell ya what, I am still in "awe" of all you gals who have such beautifully decorated laundry rooms...mine is sooo yuk! I love the cabinets painted white...it really lit up that room...so pretty! Love all of your projects too...especially that pretty initial picture!!! It always amazes me...that with just a little money and a whole lot of creativity...how an entire room can be transformed into a work of art!!! I just love it!!! Your laundry room turned out fabulous, my friend! Thanks so much for sharing the transformation with us...it's really inspiring! Who knows, I may do something to mine one of these days...hehe!!!

Have a wonderful week, my friend!
Chari

Nancy said...

Hi Nicole,

What a wonderul job you did! YOur laundry room is beautiful and I'm sure it makes doing the laundry more fun! If laundry can be fun..right?

Thanks for popping over to visit with me the other day! Come back again, anytime!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Nancy

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Hi
I found your blog from blog hopping today :)
Thought Id say Hi!
:) Candy

prof en retraite said...

Hi Nicole! Just coming by to say hello! Summer has me doing granny duty, so I'm posting, but having trouble geting around to see everyone! I hope yur summer is going great...hugs..Debbie

xinex said...

Hi Nicole! I love the new look of your blog.How are you? WE are just getting back from a Caribbean cruise and I have missed everyone. Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by...Christine

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Thanks for coming by and the sweet note that you left me. I think I will show it done right the next time...lol

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Nicole! :)
Oh my goodness you are just the sweetest person ever!
Thank you very much on your kind compliments. You always make my day so special.

I hope we get to see a new post from you very soon.

Have a wonderfuul week.
~Melissa :)

Debbie said...

That is the cutest laundry room ever!! Thanks for sharing, and I just discovered your blog! I am new to the blogging world myself:) Having a ball!