Every time I share our laundry room, or pass by it on Instagram stories, we get a plethora of questions about it. Our laundry room is one of the few rooms in our home that we haven’t touched, with the exception of hanging a lantern in here after we moved the chandelier the was in here to Polly’s room.
It’s an incredible space that came with two sets of washers and dryers, cabinetry galore and sturdy wall-mounted clothing racks. There was a pretty ornate antique barn door that lead into the space that meant a lot to the previous owners, so we recently returned it to them and I have been letting my mind explore a simple update to our laundry room.
This update will include:
- Removing the wallpaper
- Painting the cabinets
- Swapping out the hardware on the cabinets
- Updating the drying racks? (They are really well made, I would just love to simplify them a bit)
- Limewash all the walls
- Hang art, add a rug
Limewashing walls is something I have wanted to try for a while now and I feel like the laundry room is the perfect place to do it because of what’s neighboring this space: Faye’s room is wallpapered, Polly’s room is planked, so the laundry room (which is in between the two) would really benefit from a moment of rest–but some interest as well.
I love the soft tonal texture that lime washing can bring to walls. Here are a few favorite examples that have inspired me:
As you can see, you can go super light, mid-tone or dark. I ordered a sample deck from Portola Paints and will keep you posted about what I’m leaning towards. Right now I’m leaning light to mid-tone neutral, but everything could change once I get the samples.
I feel like I’ve been working on huge projects forever and I needed a quick easy one that’s high impact and I think the laundry room is just that! Who’s excited!?