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Here are some of my DIY projects for indoors. Its always in progress. 

Laundry Room Makeover

I wanted to spice up our laundry room space for several reasons. Its the first room you walk into when entering the house from the garage. Its not huge, but its a decent size so this is where one of my dogs stay when we leave. We have a front load washer and dryer and cabinets above them so it feels like a room with a purpose--just needed a little help.

I have decided to dedicate the space to my dogs--black and white theme and lots of pictures. I will be painting the walls a light grey (BM Balboa Mist--same color as the den in our townhouse). Its a happy grey that will brighten it up.

This isn't the before or the after--its the during. Its a mess, forgive me. It gives you an idea of the layout...the back door is to the left. That is the bench I am planning on painting black.

This is my dog Paree (right) and their mom, Mattie (left). I had to pay homage to the cutie.

This is Benny (left) and their dad (right). They look SO much alike! I plan on hanging hooks below each set of pictures to hold their leashes and harnesses.

This is the wall above the bench. I took each of these photos myself and changed them to BW and had them printed at Walgreens. The frames are from CB and I ordered the mats in a bright white from pictureframes.com.

This is above the laundry sink. I am in the process of sprucing that up as well--stay tuned for updates!

Frame Wall Project

I have a very small powder room that needed some decorating. Based on its size I was very limited in the number of accessories I could fit. Also, the color had to be fairly neutral so as not to overpower the space.

My solution: a frame wall.

I assembled a collection a bunch of randomly sized and styled frames from old pieces I had around the house and thrift stores. Next I sanded and cleaned them.

A coat of primer and a few coats of pure white gloss spray paint gave them completely new life. They instantly became retro and modern all at the same time.

 I arranged them on the wall in no particular order--just made sure to mix up the styles, shapes and orientation to create a balanced feel. I had to strategically place a few of them to fit the towel bar mounting hardware.

(See Before & After for final reveal!)

INSTALLING KNOBS AND PULLS

Knobs and pulls from pullsdirect.com--satin nickel for the kitchen and chrome for the bathrooms.

They are just about identical to the ones throughout the rest of the house--and not even on purpose!

Ryan getting serious about knob installation.

Much better!

 

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