This little gem needed some serious attention. Yes, it’s *just* a utility room, BUT, it’s right off the kitchen, so I thought it should be presentable. Being the mom of three kids, I do laundry. A LOT OF LAUNDRY. If I am going to spend a decent amount of time in this room, I want it to be pretty, dang it.
It was not.
The floor was coated in dirt. COATED. I spent hours scrubbing it with vinegar and water. The vinegar did an amazing job. I couldn’t believe how much dirt came up! My dear friend, Amber, convinced me to do a soft aqua color on the walls and I am SO GLAD she did. The utility room feels so happy now! In addition to painting the walls, I also spruced up the door and window. Both had seen better days. I threw a small Ikea rug down to soften it a bit.
I realize it could still use a little bit of work, but it’s a ton better, isn’t it?!
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Well, Christmas is over, so the kids and I finally took down the tree. This was the first time we were able to see what the living room really looks like. We put the tree up the day we moved in! It feels a bit bigger to me now and we certainly notice more light in the room. Speaking of light…I cannot WAIT to get our light fixture hung above the table and get that ceiling fan out of here! That will be a happy day!! I am also noticing, more and more, that I am going to need to paint the TV table. I loved it in the studio, but it’s just not working for me here. Add it to the list…
Do you remember that hole in the floor (okay, maybe not an ACTUAL hole, but the rectangle of plywood) I showed you before?? Well, I stained it. I know it isn’t perfect, but it’s better, right? Still trying to decide if I need a rug or if it will be okay without one.
The last little thing I did was camouflage the ugliness of the router and modem. Those things are just NEVER pretty. The only cable box in the whole house is right by the dining room table, so it was definitely not the ideal location. I worked with it. I was able to grab a little wooden crate at the store, as well as a small handful of plants (which I was already planning on purchasing) and…router no more! I still need to paint the crate white, but for now, it’s WAYYY better than it was.
I have also been working on the utility room and the breezeway, so I will try to post about them shortly
I’m having so much fun with my grown up doll house! Haha!