It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge! If you’re just now tuning in, click on these links to catch up on week 1 and week 2. I have very few photos to show this week unfortunately. This week was all about clearing out the space and getting it painted, but we have lots to chat about!
First of all, let me tell you what’s officially ordered and on the way! This fab barn door from Rustica Hardware…
I decided on the Z frame! I like that it didn’t necessarily scream “barn” but it wasn’t too modern either. More than anything, the diagonal line across it kind of spoke to the cabinet hardware I picked out, so I was sold!
I chose the same stain as the photo above, but instead of the handle that’s on that door, I went with the “Loft” for a sleeker look. Looks like this but in black…
Next up, let’s talk wallpaper. I ordered the Cambden Factory brick wallpaper from Milton & King. That’s going on the wall opposite the washer and dryer. Now, here’s the kicker. I ordered this fabric from Spoonflower to make a window treatement, but I love it SO much, that I decided to order it as wallpaper for the window wall.
I think the floral will look awesome butted up next to the brick. If you watch my “stories” on Instagram, you know I had a slight panic attack in regards to this wallpaper choice. Lol. I’ll tell you why…
It randomly occurred to me that I’ve chosen this large scale floral print, and I already have large scale floral wallpaper in the dining room! Totally unrelated. One has bold primary colors, one has softer pastels. One looks like oil paint, the other looks like watercolor. Do you ever have that design dilemma? Where you’re drawn to something because it’s beautiful but you don’t want it to be repetative and redundant in your home? Or worse yet, you don’t want it to clash?
I know it makes sense for rooms to “flow” (you can read a post I wrote about this issue HERE), but I tend to see each room as its own work of art. I like them all having their own personalities, so for a minute it bummed me out to put up floral wallpaper if I already have something similar somewhere else. But when it comes down to it, I love it for this space and that’s all that matters. Besides, the floral in the dining room reads totally glam, and the vibe I’m going for in the laundry room is more industrial/modern. So it’ll still have its own language and tell its own story. If they were adjacent or even on the same floor this would bother me enough to choose something different, but the laundry room is on the second floor. I’ve decided to get over it. The Spoonflower paper is just too pretty! I can’t turn away! Lol
The walls have been painted Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams. It was kind of nice not worrying about getting paint on the ceiling since the ceiling will be painted!
Please excuse the poor quality phone photos!
I did leave above the sink/under the upper cabinets without paint because I’m considering a backsplash. But that’s about as far as I got:( Still need to paint the ceiling, and prime and paint the cabinets.
One of these fun signs from Letterfolk….
I have a thing for funny quotes and I can’t wait to use this! Might as well make laundry a little more fun by having a sense of humor in your decor. It comes with over 200 letters so I can switch out fun quotes periodically. The quote in this pic is so me, by the way. I’m a night owl to the extreme!
Also, these awesome shelves from Home Goods!
Love the brackets!! They’re copper colored. Might paint them gold. For now, I’m thinking they’ll go above the sink. Can’t wait to get to the fun part of styling! I realize it doesn’t look like much has been completed, but I have a feeling this will be one of those projects that comes together quickly in the end. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. Lol.
Tune in next week for more progress! (Fingers crossed!)