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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