Laundry room make-over!
I do all the washing in the garage which we don’t use to park the cars but as storage/laundry room. I had been itching to take on the laundry corner for ever and now that we’re expecting our third baby soon, nesting took over and I wanted it done … yesterday! You know how important newborns find organized laundry stations right?
My own extreme make-over team
I’m so thankful for my sisters and grandfather who were immediately excited about coming over to help. They primered the brick wall and then we sat down to mix the color we wanted. Mix, you say? Yes, we used Stoopen & Meeus limestone powder you can create just about any color in by mixing one, two or all three powders! Click here to see the range of colors you can choose from. Whereas the primer isn’t interesting for a pregnant lady to be around, the paint was no problem at all as it is all-natural and non-toxic. Elliot and Amelia had the time of their lives helping us stir the “potion” until we got the powder blue we were aiming for. We used regular kitchen bowls and utensils because the paint washes out easily with warm water.
Limestone is an easy product to use but it does keep you guessing for a while: until the two layers were dry we couldn’t exactly see if we had gotten the color result we had hoped for. But we nailed it! The result was spectacular and armed with my pinterest board on my phone, we headed for Ikea.
Ikea here we come
I have to admit that at 35 weeks pregnant I had to take along some back-up to Ikea. My sisters, mom and I tried to contain the kids as we checked out the range of possibilities of the Algot system. Such a great way to organize a space: you put up rails and hang whichever shelves or boxes you like from them. Nice is that this way you can decide later to reorganize the shelves without having to drill any new holes.
Shopping on a budget
My granddad and sister, Olivia, are the ones we call in the family when precise measurements have to take place, things have to be put together or holes have to be drilled. They put up the Algot system and after that I went on some alone shopping to spice up the place. I got a great idea at Sostrene Grene to apply self-adhesive decorative paper to the folding table and then went shopping for accessories in those blues and pinks at Kwantum and Jysk. No one said this had to cost a fortune right?
I am psyched about the result and have enjoyed washing the baby clothes in preparation of our girl’s arrival in this lovely space. The next step will be to find a bigger washing machine and dryer. Other mommies of three have warned me about the big loads of washing I’ll be doing! For more, follow me and the fam here!