Do you remember last month, when I was trying to decide on toile wallpaper for the laundry room (Help! Opinions, Please?)? I posted this picture (among others) that day.
I haven’t yet completely decided about the wallpaper, but I had wonderful ideas from some of you. My hesitation to forge ahead with the wallpaper might be a sign.
Do you live with something every day, not really paying it much attention? That’s what I’d done with this mirror. In the picture, it just “jumped off the wall” at me. Yuk! With its beveled edges, it wasn’t totally unadorned. Just ugly. Plain.
You could argue that it’s just a laundry room, so, what does it matter? For starters, it’s practically the first thing you see when entering from the mud room at the back door. Yes, I could have added trim molding around it to give it a frame. If I hadn’t already found this old medicine cabinet at my favorite rehab supplier, that’s probably what would have happened.
I love to add anything that gives me more storage options. Do you? When I bought the cabinet, I had a whole other plan completely. It would have been used in the laundry room, but in a totally different way. (I’ll share more on that another day.)
Anyway, I love Annie Sloan’s French Linen paint, especially with the dark wax that gives it such depth.
This color would look fine with the wallpaper, if I decide to add it later.
I wish I’d remembered to take a totally before picture of the cabinet. Its 80’s styling screamed for an update. Brass knob and hinges, grainy oak wood, and a little of that “faux wood” stuff included (shhh – that can be our little secret).
As Ms. Sloan shows in one of her website videos, I painted right over the knob and hinges. Everything, inside and out, top and bottom, got a coat of French Linen. I then rubbed in the clear wax, which she says to do before adding the dark wax. I like to follow instructions, sometimes, especially when trying something new. (Tweaking is what gets me into trouble, y’all.)
As for the storage organization, I gathered a few shelf-sized items from around the house.
A friend keeps me supplied with my favorite peach tea, so I’ve got several of these tins that I love. A bonus: no need for a “printable”!
I love having reminders of my friends. Don’t you?
All sorts of items can hold seeds, y’all.
Labels can unify random items. I used all my book plates before the Mentos labeling, y’all.
Remember to label your seed storage, including the year and who gave them to you.
I know my cabinet storage may seem random, but I like using what I already have.
Besides, I wanted to share a little inspiration, maybe an idea or two, just to get you thinking in different directions for your storage solutions. That’s what happens to me when I visit other blogs.
Oh, I almost forgot.
Since the cabinet needed to be hung higher than this unused wall outlet that the builders left behind, I made a little sign out of scrap wood and chalk paint.
I have to laugh now, because I was thinking “laundry wash”, not “wash your hands wash”. But, it’ll be OK if someone wants to leave me some coins for washing their hands. 😉
Happy, blessed day, y’all.
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