Monday, June 1, 2009

One girls trash = another girls treasure!

So my DIY-er friend Natalie had THESE CABINETS that she yanked out of her laundry room. I was so fortunate that I happened upon her post announcing that she would be selling the cabinets at a yard sale for $15.00 each. You can bet I snatched those babies up BEFORE she even had the chance to put them out for sale! Why? Well let me tell you....because I've been on a MAJOR organization binge (not that you would really be able to tell by taking a meander through my house, but I'm trying!), and I have wanted cabinets for our laundry room for ages!

When I got the cabinets I knew I wanted to paint them since I had so much fun painting the cabinets in our bathroom black. I didn't want to do black and had almost settled on a nice pumpkin color, when I decided on a whim to go with the "Monterey Bay" blue. I mean it's a laundry room....lots of water in laundry rooms, right? Maybe not as relaxing as spending a day at Asilomar but maybe if I'm staring at the tranquil blue while I'm sorting through way more laundry than I want to, I can sort of pretend that I'm at the beach. Okay. Yeah. Long shot, but hey, it was worth a try.

I'm still somewhat second guessing painting the cabinets blue, rather than the wall blue, but I figured in such a small room I might not want to be overpowered with blue walls. No matter what I find myself walking past the laundry room...stopping myself and thinking "wow! those are happy looking cabinets". And you know what makes me happy? I don't have to see the laundry soap, or the dryer sheets, or the sock basket, or the cleaning supplies, or the rags, or the swim towels, or the....or the....or the.....

Organization.

Bliss.




Next step....white knobs and maybe a little vinyl lettering on the wall beneath the cabinets. Maybe. Just maybe. Or maybe a photo of the beach. Now we're talking.

8 comments:

Kristy said...

Oh and in case you were wondering...I did move the washer and dryer to paint. 2.5 years of gunk living under the machines = DISGUSTING!

Michelle said...

Love them. I think you have finally convinced me to paint my bathroom cabinets. If I can only convince Shane it is a good idea.

Kristen said...

Turned out awesome! I love beachy themed rooms.

Kristen said...

Turned out awesome! I love beachy themed rooms.

Muche's Smala said...

I like that, that sounds like a good project for my laundry room, so messsssy and it's the first thing you see when you come in since it's by the garage, yuck...now I need to find a friend selling cabinets!

Kiersten said...

I would love to have cabinets in my laundry room too...anything I can do to hide the mess!
They look good and hey Monterey brings back good memories for me :)

Jen Gallacher said...

Awww, man. I was thinking the same thing. But I would have NEVER have thought of the blue cabinets. GORGEOUS!!! :)

Dan said...

I love them. You are getting more brave everyday. Cabinets in laundry rooms should be required.