This is our second project with Valspar as part of Ace Hardware’s 31 Days of Color launching at The Paint Studio! Each blogger on the panel was given a color to use in a space, and I received Sun Sparkle. It was a fun challenge to figure out where this would best fit within our home. Since this shade is such a bright and inviting color, I realized I needed it in my laundry room. You know, the place you really dread entering in and discovering what has been sitting in the dryer for a few days….
^^ Here is the before picture. (The usual mess I close the door on to ignore!)
^^ Here is Sun Sparkle. I used Valspar Optimus , and thankfully it’s a one coat stain-blocking paint + primer. It is designed to be a one coat smooth finish as well. All the elements you look for in a paint color! This was the outcome of the color splash:
The whole process from start to finish took only a few hours to complete!
1) We hauled everything out, cleaned the surfaces, and painted the walls . We only needed one gallon of Valspar Optimus (one gallon covers approx. 400 square feet).
You can use the Valspar Optimus Paint on interior walls and ceilings including previously painted and primed plaster, wood, brick, drywall, cement and metal. We simply painted over the previous color and got the rich even hue.
2) Gabe built a basic shelf with lip to set over the wire rack already in place. He added only one layer of tung oil because we were aiming for the lighter natural wood.
3) I had a piece of pipe cut down and spray painted gold to add the mini hanging rack below the shelf. (I used rope to go through the pipe and tie on the wire rack.) This is where we hang the clothing that needs to be ironed for the week.
4) I wanted to make plenty of room for storing laundry products and tossing laundry, so I picked up some bins and boxes from Target. I will use these to store cleaning products, laundry detergent, and tossing clean clothes to fold or sort. We are aiming for more organization, but we shall see! The hanging planter is from the outdoor patio section at Target. I filled it with a fake aloe vera plant (because I can’t kill that!). I also added a few frames. One with the very appropriate quote for the laundry room by C. S. Lewis: “It’s not the load that weighs you down, it’s the way you carry it.”
I can honestly say I have never felt more allured to do laundry before! Wish I would have thought to change it up before. It was well worth the few hours it took and cost under $150!
Who wants to come do laundry with me? 🙂
P.S. You should enter the 31 Days of Color Sweepstakes because they are giving away a $10,000 paint makeover and daily $50 gift cards!) Also, Ace will also be giving away free samples of the Color of the Day to the first 1,000 online entrants at ThePaintStudio.com.
Visit every day in March starting at 12pm EST to uncover the Color of the Day from Ace’s exclusive Valspar® or Clark+Kensington® paint lines, along with expert tips and inspiration.
This post is in partnership with Valspar, as part of the 2015 Blogger Panel. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!