Room by room Storybook Cottage is being transformed into the lovely beauty she once was. The laundry room had been particularly abused.
Way back in October Mr. Decor ripped up the rotted linoleum and treated the moldy floors. Once clean he laid a new tile floor.
Strangely enough only two of the four 1/2 walls still had the original bead board.
The remaining bare walls had large circular holes that we still have yet to figure out what the heck the previous owners did. #alien crop circles on the walls
It just seemed that the best decision was to replace the missing beadboard. If I have said it once I will say it 1000 times, "My husband is an AMAZINGLY talented man".
He matched the beadboard height to the existing walls and came up with a good solution to accommodate the light switch. (It later received trim to finish the edge.)
Here is a close up of the top trim right before the corner piece was added. Later on all of the mitered corners and nail holes were filled with wood putty, sanded down and then I painted everything with two coats of "Du Jour".
A prettier "AFTER".
Many of you also seemed to delight in my smocked curtains. I purchased them on sale at Cost Plus.
Even after selecting the shortest length available I still had to cut off and hem a good 3 feet of fabric. Don't worry, the excess fabric was transformed into kitchen curtains for over the sink.
Which currently looks like this:
Looks like I have my work cut out for me if I'm going to be ready for A Stroll Thru Life's 2015 Summer House Tours. It starts next week!
I hope you have enjoyed this weeklong series on Storybook Cottage's laundry room transformation. If you missed a post here are the links:
I'll be back on Sunday with a few sneak peeks of the new kitchen countertops and backsplash.