A soothing laundry room makeover — guys, it's like a SPA in here! #Decor & Decorating#before and after#cats#laundry rooms#walls June 28 2011 | Guest post by Elisa and Ryan When one thinks about the easiest room in her or his house to makeover which is it? The bathroom? Guest room? Mudroom? I gotta say we totally hit the mark on this one; I could do laundry ALL DAY. But you wanna see our favorite part? How'd you get in there, you sneaky little striped wall? We agreed: what better thing to do with a completely blank wall than add STRIPES? I was afraid of adding art since it's already a small room and I had visions of bumping my big ass into anything on the wall as I swapped laundry. Related Post We used stripes to turn our garage into a beachy Mexican backdrop to the patio We chose one of the hottest days of the year to paint our garage. And not just to paint our garage, but to paint it... Read more We're in love. Although we can't forget what inspired us: This is Lily's room and that amazing table I pulled out from the dumpster (who would desert such a thing?!) was our whole-room inspiration. A calm blue (with a little stripey funk) and clean white. We can't belive this is what the laundry room looked like just a week ago: Which is now: The laundry room keeps calling my name — Bring me moar dirty clothes!! Rawr rawr rawr! (I can only presume the laundry room has an attitude.) Mmm, soothalicious. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Elisa and Ryan Elisa and Ryan are two happy homeowners living in the sprawl who make it their personal mission to turn their builder home into something delicious. Their house also provides shelter for two weirdo dogs and a queen bee cat. http://theselflife.com PREVIOUS Garbage lamp is made of garbage NEXT Can I breastfeed if I have nipple piercings? Show/Hide comments [ 17 ] Beautiful! And that looks *exactly* like my laundry room. I might have to do something similar. ðŸ˜‰ 1 agrees Reply how'd you get the stripes so straight? 1 agrees Reply Serious leveling was involved. One person holds the level and one person lays down painter's tape — although I did do one by myself and it basically involved me holding the level with my forehead. Not pretty, hah. Reply That sounds like me doing DIY! The number of times I've been holding a tape measure in my teeth to measure something balanced on my head because one hand has the other end of the tape and the other was stopping the whole lot falling on me… Ok so that only happened once but similar situations are common. Reply Lasers. Oh, lasers. So key. I know an interior designer who did a stairwell with grey stripes on a white wall… ALL THE WAY AROUND. So every line had to match up, all the way up the stairs. Laser levels saved the day. 1 agrees Reply I imagine my laundry rooms to do list looks a little like this: [ ]Cough up dog hair on dad's pants [ ]Cuddle with em doggy friends [ ]Chug Tide, chase with Downy [ ]Wash, Rinse, Repeat [ ]Keep a balanced diet of socks and baby clothes 4 agree Reply I love the blinds covering the shelf. So much simpler and less expensive than putting in a cabinet, and they look great! 4 agree Reply Thanks! And so easy to cram junk behind! Reply I freaking LOVE THIS. I already like doing laundry, and this would make it a billion times better. DO WANT. 1 agrees Reply Ooooo…. this is so pretty it makes me want to re-do my building's basement room! Surely no one will mind! 2 agree Reply that makes me want to do laundry too! I also have heavy appliance envy! Very well done!!! 2 agree Reply Oh and you don't even need an indoor waterfall for the soothing water noises, set up a bean bag in the corner and it's naptime till the load is done! So when can I come by with my laundry? 1 agrees Reply Hmm. I now think I want to paint stripes on one wall in my bathroom. I used a similar blue for the office/studio and it's going in the bathroom. Soon, I hope! Sadly my laundry room is the unfinished basement full of stuff. May have to find a way to make it less icky though. Reply My laundry is screaming out for a makeover, it's stuck in the 50's (but not in a good way) And i looooooove doing laundry so i really should take better care of it. Thanks for the inspiration! Reply It looks awesome! Of course this just makes me wish we had our own washer and dryer even more. Maybe I can paint the laundromat… 1 agrees Reply Love it! It didn't even look that bad to start with but now it's super-awesome. I was looking at the second picture and thought, "oh well of course if you add that cool mosaic table" and then realized it was in the first picture too, but I didn't even notice it because of all the other stuff and the lighting. Even the washer and dryer look better in the laundry spa! ðŸ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration! Reply It looks very nice. Simple. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.