Thursday, September 5, 2013

Turning A Laundry Nook Into A Laundry / Bath

Passing Notes Today:  Mrs. Kelly and Guest Mrs. Pattinson

I'm so excited to have my friend Jill, aka Mrs. Pattinson, visiting us again.  You might remember her and her suh-weet buffalo chicken dip.  Anyway, today she is back with us to share her recent laundry / bathroom renovation.  Prior to this summer, her charming 1910 home was only equipped with one bathroom.  That posed a bit of a challenge but Jill knew there was potential lurking in her laundry room.  I asked Jill some questions about her latest home update!
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1.  What was your project?
Turning a laundry room with ugly shelves into a second bath for the house that functioned as a laundry room.


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2. What was your biggest challenge?
The size of the space. Our motto was "it'll just fit." Fitting all that I wanted into the tiny space was difficult but rewarding.






3.  How did you decide color scheme?

I was set on keeping with the period and styling a of our 1910 house and have always loved breadboard and green. Although I was discouraged by Trevor and our cabinet provider on the colors I was desperate to have a modern farmhouse look. I think the colors we used achieved that and I think those guys will agree!

4.  What was your favorite part of the new room?
Everything! Having a bathroom and laundry room on the first floor is a blessing!

5.  Did you work with a contractor?  How did that work?  Did you design and he implemented?  Or was it a teamwork kind of thing?
I did. Our friend Trevor was the contractor and he did awesome! I designed everything and asked him for input along the way. I must say I'm pretty strong-willed lol so I pretty much had my mind set from the beginning. He did a great job of making things work and telling me what was feasible and not.

6.  Source list ...where'd you get your vanity, lights, washer/dryer?
Vanity is from Home Depot!! Love it. It's Martha Stewart collection and came with sink. $400 and worth every penny. Light is also from home decors, a Home Depot line. About $60 and I was very specific on the height and bulb!  Washer and dryer are old from our previous home but they're maytag and still kicking! Cabinets were the splurge with crown molding etc. they cost about $2000. I saved in other areas to get them. Embellishments were from anthropologie and pottery barn ;-)

7.  How long did the bathroom take from start to finish?
Longer than I would have liked but we ran into the fun issues you have with an old house! Started beginning of June and finished end of july. Trevor, who just started his business called nuvo doors worked around the clock to get things done. He is so talented!!!

Without further ado, behold the new laundry room / bath!

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Here's a closeup on the vanity.  It's by Martha Stewart and from a big box store.  I love the gray!

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The fixture casts pretty, speckled light around the room!

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Knobs from Anthropologie
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Love the green cabinets with the black and white floor!025

Cute idea for extra lights.  Those mercury jars have candles in them.

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The mirror was on sale at Pier One for $100!

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Don't you love when visions become reality?  It goes to show you how, with a little creativity, you can find space and still make it pretty.  

I wonder if there is a correlation between loveliness of laundry room and laundry productivity?  :)






& Mrs. Pattinson


Note from Mrs. Gosling:  thoughts on the stackable washer dryer combo?  I am seriously thinking of getting and I am so glad to see you have one.  I'm a sucker for your color scheme - GREEN.  Great job, thanks for sharing!


Note from Mrs. Williams:  I'd do laundry in there any day!

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