Our laundry room started out like this:
Now, don't be jealous of my HUGE laundry room. I know you are. It's tough being this cool sometimes. Don't hate.
After pinning some major inspiration pictures like this from Living with Lindsay's amazing blog:
Seriously people, this room makes we want to start another project RIGHT NOW! This farmhouse bed just might be on my to do list.
Ok, back to the laundry room.
I then pinned this blog for inspiration from Amy at Eat. Sleep. Decorate on the organizational side of the laundry room.
She gives a link on her blog for free label printables from BHG. Printed them from home, used laminating sheets purchased from Walmart and clipped them with clothespins onto bins from Walmart.
I debated for a long time about whether or not I wanted grey and white or my brownish-tan neutral that is used throughout my downstairs. (There is no name because years ago we ordered a certain shade and it was TERRIBLE but we had 5 gallons purchased so we asked Kwal paint to fix it based on what we described that we wanted. They came up with this and we LOVE it). In the end we ruled out a grey simply because I still had a good amount left of this color. Free paint won in the end.
My husband, after coordinating his shirt to match the tape and stripes, went to town deciding on a method to measure off the zig zags. I was introduced to this chalk and string thingy. And, yes, that is the technical name. By far the coolest tool ever. I have 3 other rooms in my house with stripes. Any idea how easy they would have been to do if I had known about this tool?!?! Consider my life changed.
Now here is a very UNPROFESSIONAL illustration of how to get clean lines when striping a wall. Works wonders.
And, since I love a good side by side comparison:
Not bad for 24 hours work!
I am (for the first time :) participating in the Pinterest Challenge with some of my very favorite blogs!
I am also linking up to Kristen's Creations
I joining in on the fun with