I have to admit that when I started this laundry room project, I had an idea of how it would look, but it wasn’t completely clear. I second-guessed myself along the way, mostly about the laminate cabinets.
I originally thought I would leave the doors on and just paint them. Then I decided to remove the doors above and below the sink. Then I decided to remove all of the doors and back them with bead board.
Now what? I felt like I was heading in the right direction, but where do I go from here. I was planning to paint them in my custom-mixed Boxwood green, because I had it on hand and so those cabinets would tie into the kitchen island and butler’s pantry. I also felt like the green would make a feature of them.
But, would the contrast be too high with the white walls? Would draw too much attention to the laminate cabinets? Would it look better if I paint it all white…?
Isn’t it funny how some decorating decisions can get you twisted into knots? I spent a lot of time leaning against a wall in my laundry room, just staring at those cabinets.
I finally decided to just go for it. It’s just paint and they are just laminate cabinets and it’s just a laundry room. Quit leaning on the wall and just paint the cabinets.
So, I did. And I added some corbels for good measure.
Can you believe it just took paint, corbels, and bead board to completely change the look of those laminate cabinets? I was looking into new doors and new hardware and adding trim and all sorts of things that would’ve added up to a nice chunk of change. Instead, I used paint I already had and about $60 in corbels and bead board.
And, I really like how much better this looks even with the same builder-grade cheap faucet and utility sink and laminate counter. You really can make high impact changes without breaking the bank. It’s nice to splurge on your home, but there are better places to do it than laundry room cabinets. Right?
Anyway, I’ll share more details on how I did it, but for now the late nights painting are catching up with me…