Is there life after laundry?
My home has a laundry closet, instead of a full laundry room. Since I spend a considerable amount of time here each day, I figured I might as well create an aesthetically pleasing space for myself while completing the never-ending piles of laundry!
In all honesty, I did not have a concrete design plan in mind. The only thing I knew for sure is that I had a teeny-tiny budget. I wanted to find something that would make a huge impact while still being budget friendly. On one of my daily trips to Homegoods (it’s totally normal to go everyday, right?!), I stumbled upon a fabulous peel and stick Moroccan Wallpaper. It was going to make the big impact I was looking for. I loved the fact that it was peel and stick wallpaper because 1) I would be able to install it myself and 2) it is temporary, so once I grow tired of it, it can easily be changed.
Once I purchased the wallpaper, the design started to come together. Since there is so much pattern in the wallpaper, I knew that everything else in the space needed to be clean and refined.
I decided to hang (or stick) the paper only on the back wall because Homegoods had only two rolls. As it turns out, I am glad the wallpaper is used as more of an “accent wall” (even though I am normally not too fond of accent walls). Had I completely papered the room/closet it would have felt way too busy. I chose to hang the paper from the ceiling down to add much needed height to the space.
Funny enough, I have zero experience with wallpaper so I was incredibly nervous before I started. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy application was and how easy it was to match the pattern. I was a bit fearful that one day I would open the doors to find the paper having fallen off the wall, due to the heat from the dryer! However, after seven months it looks just as great as the day it was installed!
I chose to remove the builder-grade shelving because, quite frankly, it’s ugly! I found the EKBY MOSSBY at IKEA and knew that adding this stainless steal element would give the space a modern flare. I bought the EKBY VALTER brackets and spray painted them with my absolute FAVE Rust-Oleum Metallic gold spray paint to add an extra POP!
I found these amazing Gold metal baskets and Paper Towel Holder at Wal-Mart which were perfect for organizing my laundry and cleaning supplies.
This project took no time at all. The most time-consuming part was waiting on coats of spray paint to dry. I absolutely LOVE this space and I’m only out of pocket $100! I’m also a bit happier folding laundry…if that’s even possible!?