Before I show you these pictures, just know that I never clean this room. Maybe once a year I'll straighten it up and sweep it, but that's about it. I also didn't tidy it up for the pictures. I wanted you to get the full effect. Well, I did take down my bras that had been hanging to dry. No one needs their bras hanging out on the internet. They're mostly utilitarian anyway and not real pretty to look at. No more fancy lace and satin numbers around here. (sorry, honey!)
You can see in the picture above that we did hang some drywall on one of the walls and the ceiling at one time. We never finished it though. The other two walls are still the old wood siding that's been on the house forever. We put down the subflooring a couple of years ago so at least that's already done.
This corner is totally wasted space! There are some shelves back there, but still not being used well. As you can see, we also have a large upright freezer that takes up a lot of space. It currently has about 500 lbs. of frozen meat in it, too. Not sure how we're going to move that thing around right now!
There are only two windows. This also shows another poorly utilized corner.
There's the wall Lance put up. We never finished it either. In this picture, you can see a window on the left. There's another one behind that shelf in the back corner. These windows originally went into our living and dining rooms inside the house until we did the remodel in 2000. The builders were supposed to remove them. We all forgot about it and didn't realize it until about a year after the remodel was done. So they're still there. We're going to have to get them covered or something. We have to be careful though because the only thing on the other side of the window pane is the drywall in our living room. I really don't want to have to pay someone to fix our living room drywall!!!!!
I do have some ideas. If you're on Pinterest, I have a laundry room board that I've been adding to. Here's things I know I want:
bead board walls
un-stack the washer and dryer
I won't be spending a fortune on this redo. Hoping to get it all done for less than $1,000. I do want it to look nice, but in reality, it is still a laundry/storage room and there's no point in getting crazy. So, I plan to use more inexpensive materials and find bargains (I hope!). Besides, anything would be an improvement over what it is now!
I have some color ideas and I'm trying to narrow it down...
I love these colors. They seem a little retro to me and are like nothing else I have in my home. I'm actually beginning to loathe all my home decor. It's too dark. I want to go lighter. Hopefully a living room redo is in the near future, too. Anyway, I'm thinking seafoam for the walls and coral/khaki for accents. I had pretty much settled on these colors when I found this color combo at Sherwin Williams. Scroll down to see the swatches. Maybe watery on the walls and gray/yellow/begonia for accents. I like the swatch I have better than how they look online.
Whew! That's enough for now. I'll let you know when I take the first big step and get started. Thanks for reading this enormously long post! :)