Today I finally got around to finishing up my Laundry Room Mini-Makeover.
Several months ago, my husband took out the cabinets, and we opted to put in shelving instead. I prefer open-bin storage, so I made a trip to Marshall's and picked out some baskets. I used chalkboard stickers with a chalk pen (ordered on amazon.com) to label the outside of each bin.
We painted the dingy room pure white to make it fresh and clean, and replaced an outdated light fixture. Until yesterday, that was about it. But I was tired of my boring laundry room and was ready to cheer it up a little.
So if you have about 2 hours to spare, you can do this Feature Wall with decal, stripes and dots, too.
Here is what you will need:
1. Tape measure 2. Painters Tape 3. Level 4. Pencil 5. Leftover Paint 6. Mini Roller 7. Ruler 8. Decal (or artwork)
Start by figuring out how many stripes you want, where and how wide you want them. I decided I wanted the top of mine to be at 40" above the baseboard, so that left me with 2 x 10 " stripes, with equally sized white space between.
I used the tape measure to make my marks at 10, 20 30 and 40", then use the level to draw my line right across the wall with a pencil. Next apply the tape, pressing firmly at the seems so your paint doesn't bleed through.
Next I used a foam roller to paint my grey stripes. After those dried, I started on my polka dots.
I searched Pinterest (of course) for ideas on the best way to get evenly spaced, identical dots but I found all the solutions required either a trip the to the local craft store or seemed too complicated. So I went rogue and developed my own "lazy and impatient" technique. It worked great.
Grab some leftover paint, a piece of cardboard or paper (for blotting paint), a ruler and a small foam roller (detached from the handle).
I decided I wanted my dots 3" apart. So I lined up the ruler, dabbed the end of the roller into some paint, blotted it on cardboard, them pressed it to the wall, using the ruler as my guide for 3,6,9 and 12" marks. Repeat across the wall for both stripes.
What do you think of my Retro Wall Decal? I wanted a decal because our laundry room is basically a hallway between the house and the garage, so I didn't want anything that would get bumped as we walk in and out of the house 100 times a day. I searched all over for one that I really liked and finally found it on Etsy from DivaDecalsandDesign Shop. I love it!
So what do you think? I would love to hear from you!