Another popcorn ceiling bit the dust this week. It only took two days because it was our very small laundry room, which used to look like this.
I didn’t even clean the room to take that picture. Ick. I really hated this room and since it’s so small it hardly seemed worth the effort. But, even when I’m not doing laundry, I pass through the room every day since the door straight ahead leads to the garage. This little strip of real estate had really taken a beating over the years. The base boards and trim around the doors were in especially bad shape and who knows the last time we cleaned underneath or behind the washer and dryer. It was gross and guess what I found? A sock, of course!
Here is what the room looks like now.
What a difference my favorite happy color makes! I love this color green, Melange Green from Sherwin Williams, and this room was my last chance to use it in our house. So, like every other room so far, I scraped the popcorn ceiling, painted the ceiling, trim and walls. We didn’t bother changing the light fixture because every light fixture I liked was in the $150 price range and I just didn’t feel like spending that on a room I don’t hang out in. I painted the ceiling with the same paint as the walls. Even though it is a satin finish, the glossier finish doesn’t bother me in a room that doesn’t get any natural light. I switched out the cabinet hardware for oil rubbed bronze and picked up the rug at Target a few months ago.
I wouldn’t say this room is done because I’d still like to switch out the door handle and dead bolt for oil rubbed bronze and I’d like to add a little shelf to the gap between the wall and washer, right next to the garage door. It will be used as shoe storage so I don’t trip over a certain someone’s shoes anymore. That is about all I plan to do with the room. If I can keep it clean, I’ll be pleased with it for years to come.
What big changes have you made lately with something as simple as a gallon of paint? Do you like bold colors in little rooms? Have you ever painted the ceiling the same color as the walls?