Sunday, September 2, 2012

I need a break

I tried and tried to be more daring with color in the laundry room. My plan for this house was to keep the main parts of the house quiet and simple with dark floors and white walls and of course lots of trim.
I want to save color for the washrooms and bedrooms and I was thinking it may be fun in the laundry room. Color that makes anxious was not the goal. I got testers and tried Martha Stewarts Peony and a Soft Gold by Cil, but they were jarring, I wasn't going for jarring. I went instead with a tone on tone soft grey blue Martha Stewarts Heavy Goose. 
Thank you for all the great coral colors , I love coral but I will admit I am too chicken to use it properly.



I decided to keep the beachy vibe in the laundry room , I do love the calm dreamy look and I already have items to decorate , it just made sense to me. It now feels calm and soft with a little playful touch.
I added lots of hooks for drying cloths and storing utility items, even ugly items like my plug in vacuum and the drying rack, it is a laundry room after all , not everything is pretty.



I am going use white drapes for the closet and the backsplash is going to eventually be white also.
That's it for now with the laundry room. Because I need a break from projects.
The floor is now done , yeah!! stained and top coated three times, its funny how slippery it is to the dogs , sometimes it seems as though they are walking on ice...funny. I love the look , it makes me happy to see it all completed and not to see any sub floor, that stuff is so dirty.




Time to take a much deserved break .

16 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

You've been working so hard but the place looks stunning. I'm totally with you on the laundry room. Love how it turned out. Enjoy your break!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your laundry room is gorgeous, I love all the beautiful trim and wainscoting. The floors are totally to die for. Wow, so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Tricia said...

I love the wall colour you chose! I do the same thing thinking that just a pop will be okay....then I go into panic attack mode and paint over it. I lived with so much colour (yellow, green, red) and prints that now I love a neutral space. Yours looks amazing!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Everything looks beautiful!

Cristina Garay said...

Beautiful!! I love everything you've done in that room and in your whole house!!

marlenetrainer said...

Oh, I just love just it! You can never go wrong with neutral colors like gray. I agree, some fun colors can be too overwhelming. I am trying to achieve that nice calm look in my house too.
And, your floor looks great! Enjoy your break :)

Valerie said...

Gorgeous...a calming, serene, beautiful space for cleaning up life's messiest messes!



WhiteWhispers2u said...

Your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing~Cheers Kim

Audra said...

Gorgeous! I love your choice for the laundry room!

The Lovells said...

Can you tell me where you purchased the light in your laundry room? BTW you have done an amazing job and I have enjoyed watching the journey :)

Valerie said...

You have done an amazing job and you deserve a break. I cannot imagine doing the amount of work you have accomplished. I don't have the knowledge of doing it and also not one tenth the energy. Enjoy your break!!!

JD said...

We used "Heavy Goose" in our living room and love it. We decorated with yellow, turquoise, and all shades of green.

Just Beachy said...

The Lovells ,
I bought the light at a local independently owned lighting store called Eldon lighting

Keep On S'myelin! said...

I love the colour you picked for the laundry room. Very calming. Everything is coming together so wonderfully! You really do deserve a break. You've been working very hard and it has paid off :)

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

You deserve a break for sure!! I am always so amazed at what you are able to get done.

The laundry room is lovely! I have a lot of work to do in mine. I need more sensible racks and storage. But I seem to be more focused on the fun stuff...

Everything is stunning, Chris! The house is just beautiful.

How2home said...

iT LOOKS SO GOOD!