Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Laundry Table Makover

I recently ran down to Hancock fabrics to pick up some stuff, I pulled up at 5:02, walked up to the door tried pulling it open and was rejected, they closed at 5.  Burn! I didn't just want to go back home when I had a little time to myself, so I went to the next best thing, Goodwill! Ha! A few years ago I would have never imagined myself saying that! But, I love going in there and searching for something that I can give a new life to.  And that is exactly what happened that day. 

After I scanned through the clothes for some shirts I could use as fabric, since the fabric store was closed, I went to the back and took a look.  There were desks and dressers, but I was looking for something smaller, then I found sitting all by itself a rolling, old, 1980's, Pioneer stereo cabinet.  I knew it would be perfect for our laundry room.   I have been in the process of prettying up my laundry room for, oh I don't know about a year now.   The room is tiny too, I just get easily distracted, and my budget can get distracted too. ;) This cabinet was only $13! So, I stood next to it and lined it up with my hip, that is my very sophisticated way of measuring.  It hit me the same spot as the washer and dryer, so I had to get it. Here is the before, Im pretty sure my parents has a taller version of this stuffed with records when I was a kid. The top even lifts up for easy access to your record player. ;) 




Our laundry room is a light blue pretty much like our bathroom I showed you here.  Laundry is my least favorite chore, luckily for me my husband does his own, just because he's too scared to have me do it.  True story. lol.  Im thinking maybe if I make the room look really pretty that will entice me to do it more, so that is why I wanted it to look very clean and I think light blue and white do the trick.
First I painted the cabinet with primer, I was unsure of what the laminate would do with paint, but it turned out great. 
I didn't get any pictures of the process, I don't know why I always just get so anxious to finish I don't stop to take a pic lol.  But after 3 cans of white, I thought it needed just a little more of a contrast so I taped off 2" sections on the top and sprayed it with Catalina Mist from Valspar, it's my favorite color right now for sure!
At first I was going to spray the glass front with frost in some kind of a design, and thought about it and thought about it and couldn't decide what to do so Jamie said, why don't you just take it off,? AH HA! Thank you! Much better without it! 

The stripes give it a little more modern look, I LOVE how it turned out, it is going to fit right between our washer and dryer, (literally with only 1/8th of an inch to spare!) a perfect place to put our detergent and dryer sheets, and anything else that needs a home, right now its hubby's outside shoes, but that really doesn't go with the whole clean and pretty scheme, so we'll have to talk about that one. ;) 



As soon as I finish up the rest of the room I'll show it in there, I only have a little more to do, so hopefully it wont be that long! :)


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14 comments:

  1. Very cute! Love that colour too. (I also forget to take photos when I'm caught up in a project!)

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  2. This looks great! It's very crisp and fresh looking. I love it! :)

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  3. So pretty! I want a pretty laundry room too!

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  4. Beautiful!! And of course you know I love the color choice. Funny, the hubby and I were just at Goodwill yesterday browsing for things for me to prettify and I told him "who ever thought we would become avid GW shoppers??" I just love the challenge of taking something & giving it new life just like you did!

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  5. This is one of my favorite projects of yours!! ADORABLE!!!

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  6. It's beautiful!!! I love the stripes. p.s. I found you via the Show & Share party at Southern Lovely :)

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  7. Oh this is adorable! Doesn't paint make everything so much prettier?! Thanks for sharing the link with me! : )

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  8. Really cute! Love the stripes! I would love if you stopped by my blog and linked it up to my linky party happening now!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  9. Found this on Shabby Creek, super cute (PS love the chevron background. :) )

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  10. How cute! I am in the process of 'prettying' up my laundry room, too. In fact, I should be working on that right now instead of procrastinating and having fun reading blogs, like yours. I totally feel you on the whole 'hubby's outside shoes' thing, too. I'm having that problem too. Hmmm.... now to come up with the perfect solution... maybe we just shouldn't have outside shoes!

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  11. Come do my laundry room! That is so adorable! I hate reaching way up high and lugging down a huge jug of detergent! A pretty table is where it's at!

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  12. great find and great transformation! I have fallen in love with white furnitures!

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  13. It's beautiful! I LOVE the way you staged your "title photo"! :)

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  14. Wow! What a difference ... the table looks 100x better! I love all the crafts on your blog & am a new follower - found you on Thee Networking Blog Hop. Have a wonderful week :)

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