Tradewinds Laundry Room Inspiration

Hey y’all! I’ve been hard at work making plans, laying out ideas and determining which house projects to start on first. Because we had a little washing machine snafu a few months ago I ended up ripping up linoleum and tiling our laundry room first off. I decided since the hardest part was over I should go ahead and makeover the laundry room before embarking on any other large home projects.

One of the biggest changes (besides the floor which is already finished) is the building of a folding table over/around the washer a dryer to create a really cool built in tailored look and give me a perfect spot to stack the folded laundry room. I wish so much that we could add a sink- there is definitely room to add a small sink to the folding table area but the location of the washer and dryer hook ups makes it almost impossible to install a sink to the area unless we were to have the hookups moved, which isn’t in the budget for this particular project.

I want this room to flow well with the rest of our home which means my ideal color pallet is navy, white, black, gold and a lighter wood tone. Below is one of my favorite inspiration photos for this project.

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One Room Challenge, Week 3

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I know, I know, I know…I’m totally a day day late on posting my progress for one room challenge!!! BUT I had a super busy day yesterday as we made the hike back to our Alma Mater for Homecoming weekend! I am super excited to share what has been going on in our dining room as this makeover is beginning to take shape, so stick around and get all the details! 

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One Room Challenge, Week 2

Last week I shared that I am participating in this year’s October One Room Challenge. I shared my plans for making over the dining room in our rental home in this post. In that post you can take a look at the layout of my space and see my inspiration board for the makeover. I want to create a colorful and inviting space but I do have some constraints since we do live in military base housing (this means, no paint, no changing light fixtures etc). This is also temporary housing for us ( we will be moving in March). I want to liven up our space and make it feel like home but I don’t want to break the bank on a home we will only be living in for a few months.

This week I want to share the wall treatment I’ve chosen and our buffet area.

one room challenge week 2

The dining area is actually really great. We have really tall ceilings but that can be masked by all walls, ceilings and trim being the same shade of off white. I pulled off a temporary wall treatment with thin black washi tape to create a faux moulding look. This really accentuates how tall our ceilings are. (I’ve done this on every wall in our dining room, although I am only revealing this one today).  I made a really fun Kate Spade inspired canvas to hang over our buffet area- because we’re all about healthy eating around here 😉

one room challenge week 2

one room challenge

one room challenge

I would define my style as neo trad. A little old, a little new and lots of layered pieces. I would also say I’m a big fan of bar carts/trays. We don’t really drink much but I’ve kept interesting and colorful bottles to display along side a bowl of limes, our salt and pepper shakers and fun paper straws.

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one room challenge

Our mod buffet is so perfect for the space. It was green before but I gave it fun little two toned paint & stain job.

 Thanks for dropping by for my One room Challenge update and the continuation of my own challenge to blog and take pictures everyday! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @lovethetompkins for all the updates in between ORC posts!

XOXO, Holly