Sunday, January 24, 2021

{ Industrial Antique Laundry Room Makeover }

 You guys it's FINALLY HERE, laundry room reveal day!! We've been working on this winter project for the past three weeks..It's been on our list for years & just before we move we decided to finish it haha..typical Mark & Paige! Since we're on a standstill with homes, we decided to keep doing projects around this little cottage home of ours. The laundry room was feasible to do during the wintertime here!

It's going to be a long winded post, sit back, get comfy & come grab some simple inspiration below...


●Before

• during cutting of beadboard •

●After


 

FAQS:
•Under $600 for whole project 
• We hired out zero help 
• Took 3 weeks of just weekend work
• Space is large at roughly 16x16
• Antique  Industrial inspired
• Washer & Dryer are GE Deep Fill. They're huge  { biggest no agitator available }& were purchased in late 2018! 



SOURCES + PRODUCTS:
• Beadboard & trim
• White paint
• New rug
• Epoxy 
• Brass farmhouse screw- in light! 
• Saw
• Liquid nail extreme 
• Antiques
• Metallic brass paint
• Clear spray enamel 
• We left the ceiling exposed warm wood

 

This a space we use a ton in our home! With DIY's , work, 3 dogs & covid looming we are constantly washing something..We had to think a bit before starting this project as the walls are concrete! We didn't feel it was necessary to nail or drill into the concrete all over, so we used Liquid Nail Extreme  from Homedepot.com part of the laundry room had old paneling, we just nailed over. The other part we used Liquid Nail! It was quite the job at first getting the boards to adhere to the cold Michigan winter cement walls..With the heat turned up a bit we were a go!!


One of my most favorite aspects of this new space is the antique items displayed..The vintage inspired sign & real antique framed art from 1940s Canada, brushes, drawers etc...  The wall treatment adds that special finished charm! Lots of laundry room vintage items, but also storage & a changing work room for Mark!


All the furniture is painted black wood pieces in here. The corner shelf with Mark's work clothes { to the left of this } , this vintage coat hanger & the folding table. Touches of green, brass & cream add to the color pallet!


 

The brass wire basket is from HomeGoods, laundry baskets- HomeGoods, rug - Ollies & sign- homemade!



 

I love I can sit in here while loads are going, or I'm folding, dying items, ironing etc.. These chippy green vintage drawers house Mark's hats & socks! 



 

All of the hardware from the door handle to pipes to outlets to sink were painted using brass paint & sealed with clear spray enamel! 


Behind the door is a storage room that runs the length of the room, carpeted & lighted. "Christmas closet" if you will...


I hope you liked this practical large dressing, laundry room & storage room! 

Are you constantly doing laundry like me? Do you have a designated laundry space, room or closet? 


 HAPPY Tuesday!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

{ Cozy Winter TV Cabinet }

 Well hello my pals! Sorry I've been a bit sporadic on here, we've been super busy getting the laundry room back in order after the mini reno! It's finally ready to be blogged, but first I wanted to share this winter cabinet with you all...It's one of most favorite thrifty furniture finds & I love styling it for different seasons..Our winter has been horrendous with lots of slushy muddy misty mess, but recently has gotten prettier with a light blanket of fresh snow & very frigid! I got inspired by the pretty day & a bunch of baskets...It's been a new love lately...Anyways come take a peek below!



Something has come over me & I'm loving spaces with lots of neutrals, less greenery & more authentic warm deep toned treasures! This view is a new favorite..Love the antique white paned glass from the linen closet & cabinet together!

 

I found this old rusty candlestick holder in my treasure pile & just added some chunky tapered mini white candlesticks!

 

The brown mini flocked trees paired with the baskets & lanterns were all this space really needed!


 

••You can see more of this thrifty framed TV HERE

 

These little wicker lanterns were a gift from my mom & the simple white candles I  had fit perfectly. This cabinet does light up, but the candles look so cozy during a winter night!





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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

{ Antique Laundry Room Inspiration }

 Hey pals happy Tuesday! I wanted to quickly pop on here & let everyone know we're ok..Few of you got alarmed when I didn't blog my weekly 3 posts..So sorry! We've just been working on the laundry room project & spending quality time relaxing. I wanted to share our vision for this space while we work to finish it! We're doing this entirely ourselves & had to get creative with the cement wall & decided to use beadboard using Liquid Nail extreme! 

Anyways come gather some inspiration below..



This is just an inspiration for this space with the beadboard we installed. I can't wait to show you the reveal! 
•• All these items can be found on Amazon.com


I want a warm & clean antique inspired  space with a touch of elegance +cottage!! I'm loving brass, warm browns & oranges with pops of bold black. I'll be back in a few days for the reveal...Do you have a designated laundry room? Do you love or hate doing laundry...? !

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Monday, January 4, 2021

{ Neutral Winter Mantel Design }

 Hey pals hope your weekend was amazing! Our was very low key & relaxing...something both of us are bad at, but needed badly!! Since taking down Christmas I've been craving cozy rustic whimsical spaces all around our home! Well, we may have started two projects in the house { 1 laundry } & one I'll be sharing soon ! 😉  Today, though since I'm waiting on products I ordered I wanted to share the fireplace mantel..YES, AGAIN HA! I hope you aren't getting bored, but I've loved having this mantel to play around with during these frigid months...Come see this mantel styled for winter below....


 

I shared this same mantel a few days back with a pop of color, today pretty neutral with lots of mixed metals! The clock is the focal backdrop along with some simple winter goods! 

 

The pinecones add a touch of texture & nature, while the brass & candlesticks add cozy whimsical..especially lit at night...so much creamy warm vanilla & ambiance!!!



 

A few touches of vintage charm..I'm still on the hunt for a vintage antique fireplace utensil stand..


What's your favorite part about this mantel? How do you style your mantel??? 


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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

{ Modern Winter Cottage Mantel }

 Over the last few days I've moved, added pieces & decluttered nearly the whole house! Still some to go, but it feels nice...I ended up relocating our chippy white fireplace to a different wall to begin with.. Backup to a few weeks ago & my mom came across this old street sign that had quite the wear & patina on it..I kind of honestly just set it aside & then rediscovered it after Christmas! It's kind of out of my design element, but that's exactly what I needed for this wintery mantel look... Come see more below!


I wanted something fresh, vintage, wintery & { gasp }modern! I think I accomplished that with this winter cottage mantel..somehow ha! You see this mantel kinda just created itself..I set all the pinecone ornaments on the mantel while taking the trees down & filled this bucket that overflowed....into a beautiful mess ha!


 

The brass accents, beadboard, vintage radio & stool all add vintage charm & the sign a pop of eclectic color & ambiance.  

 

This wintery pile of pinecones & mixed vanilla +almond candles smell so yummy!


 

The rustic dented weathered look is what I actually love about it! I opted to hang it with three 3M sticks instead of nails to preserve the beadboard, since the sign is temporary! 



I hope you loved this different vintage eclectic  winter mantel..It was fun, creative & I adore the coziness for the long snowy months up here in Michigan! This could easily be reproduced & the thrifty way.. 
•Do you have any special signs you love or have displayed in your home?

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Monday, December 28, 2020

{ Whimsical Winter Dining Cabinet }

 Happy few days after Christmas! I started & finished taking everything down yesterday..minus the lower level which is lodgey moody decor { more on that later }. After I took what Christmas specific down we had, we ended up giving the laundry room a makeover { coming soon }! Well, in the middle of all this we ended up pulling a piece out we've had forever but have never showcased on here!!! HOW?! These are all my questions too ha! Anyways it's awesome & huge...Come see more below!



It speaks for itself, but honestly It's more impressive in person!! Can you believe we've had this solid wood handmade piece from Mexico for almost 10 years? I can't believe we're just now showcasing its bold beauty! Its bottom drawers add that much more charm..

 

The perfect breakfast of freezer burnt pancakes, frost bit blueberries & zero syrup hahaha! What can I say, I keep it honest on here...This was a beautiful photoshoot though! After the puppies got pancakes & then smashed blueberries into mommy's rug....eek!
• The mug is vintage from Japan!


I kept all my dishes I've collected & stored them in these deep shelve & kept it warm but still wintery with a bit of whimsical charm like  Cypress & wreathes. 



 

Frosted wreaths, plain evergreens, whimsical lights & fresh linens complete this space! This space has totally transformed in the last few days & months! 




I had to snap & use this shot!! Swartz the "wart" eyeing the pancakes he got minutes later...Ha all in a days work!
Hope you enjoyed this new { old } piece. Although it's not real antique & was free, it's still a favorite of mine!
What's your favorite furniture piece you have? 

HAPPY Monday!
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