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Well, here we go. Week 3 is upon us and my post is late once again, but this will be the last week that’s going to happen because we are FINISHED with the kitchen and master bedroom makeovers, and now it’s allllllllll about the laundry room. If you want some peeks at what the finished rooms look like, check my Instagram account and the Leon’s Furniture account.

Now for the laundry room…

This week we did manage a few small updates. I built the frame for the sink base, and tried out some paint colours on the walls. I got 3 samples of Behr paint in pale blue, ranging from a pink, to something a little muddier, to peach. I’m not sure I like any of them, so help me out, here!

The first one is VERY pink. I’m not sure it’s what we’re going for in this room. The last one may be too peach, and I’m not a big fan. The middle one is the closest to what I imagined, but reads a little brown depending on the light! (They’re in the same order above as below, btw.)

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If you have ever used Behr paint in a pink room before, help me out. I have about 1 dozen other paint chips I’m about to tape up to the walls, otherwise I’ll be spending the entire paint budget on samples!

The other thing I did was build the base cabinet for the sink. It was so incredibly easy to do! Take it from someone who has an IKEA kitchen and built several cabinets… these are EEEEEEEASY to build! This is the one I got from The Home Depot, and I am so impressed! We don’t have doors yet because I want to wait until the sink is here so we know what size we need, plus we’re making them ourselves. Yes, we’re making our own cabinet doors. Have we lost our minds? Only time will tell.

Why were these so easy to build? Well the hardware pieces are already put in for you and the wooden dowels come with glue on them that are activated with a little water, which you apply with a damp sponge or paper towel.

See how the dowels are green? That’s the glue. I built the cabinet by myself while the kids played in the other room and it took me no longer than 10 minutes to do it. Not too shabby, right?

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I did make a mistake, however – the white piece at the front of the cabinet shouldn’t be there because we have an apron-front sink going in. This beauty, from Blanco Canada, to be exact:

I am so excited for this sink, you guys!!! The sink is the first thing you see as you walk up to the laundry room, so it was important to me that it be functional AND pretty, and this sink is both. This is the view I’m talking about:

Rather than cabinets above, I think I’ll just have an open shelf or two. The backsplash will be the same subway tile we have in the kitchen, and the cabinet doors we’re making for the uppers and the lower will be painted with Fusion Mineral Paint – only my favourite paint of ALL TIME. It’ll be one of these three colours, or perhaps a custom mixture of them:

I still haven’t decided if one wall will be floral, or lemons, or if I’ll just leave it plain pink, and I have not chosen a rug. I know. I’m living on the edge, here! Next week HAS to be the week I have decisions made or these things will not arrive in time for the reveal. Cross your fingers for me!

Don’t forget to check out all of the fabulous companies sponsoring me on this room makeover, and the other participants going through this 6-week whirlwind we lovingly know as the One Room Challenge!

 

The Home Depot Canada | Blanco Canada | Rugs USA | Wayfair.ca | Letter Board Co. | Giant Tiger| Afloral | Walls Need Love | Fusion Mineral Paint

Until next week!

xo




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Thalita

20 Comments

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    Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    April 20, 2017

    I agree, the pink is VERY pink and the peach looks too vibrant. I like the middle one, but I think I’d add my (your) favourite white to it to lighten it if it were me. I LOVE bedford, swoon! CAN”T wait to see it all come together, you almost have an all done house, so exciting!

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      Thalita

      April 20, 2017

      Totally agree with you on paint colours. And I have never used these shades of fusion before. I’m SO excited to try them!!!

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    Kim

    April 20, 2017

    That sink has me doing the heart eye thing! Love it! Can’t wait to see it installed and to see what your cupboard doors will look like too.:)

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      Thalita

      April 20, 2017

      Thanks, Kim!!!! I can’t wait to see the sink in person in the room!!! Eek!

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    arielgarneau

    April 20, 2017

    I like either of the colours on the ends – not the middle!

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      Thalita

      April 20, 2017

      The two that freak me out because they’re a bit brighter than I’m used to you like. Amazing!! ? I don’t like the middle either. At night it looks brown. So weird.

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    Emy

    April 21, 2017

    I like the peachy color. Pink is so hard to get right.

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      Thalita

      April 21, 2017

      It really is!! It can go baby pink very quickly, which is not what I want for this room. Or any room. haha

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    Diane Rath

    April 22, 2017

    High five for building the cabinet while your kids played in the other room- that’s the only way things get done in our house too lol! I love that you are going to tie your spaces together by using the same subway tile. And lemon wallpaper sounds pretty freakin awesome, I hope you go with it!

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      Thalita

      April 23, 2017

      Whatever it takes to get the job done – even if it means an extra episode of the Wiggles Haha Lemon wallpaper is totally happening!!!

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    Lindi Vanderschaaf

    April 22, 2017

    I like the middle paint colour too! I always do that too – paint on the walls and check it in every different light, lol. I LOVE the fusion paint – I’ve used that linen colour before and it’s super pretty :)

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      Thalita

      April 23, 2017

      Paint chips taped to the wall are just not enough! And I’m so excited to try these shades of Fusion!

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    Andrea

    April 23, 2017

    Pink is tough. Good idea to try it in different spots. I like the far right but I can see why you’re undecided. Look forward to seeing more (especially this lemon wallpaper).

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      Thalita

      April 23, 2017

      Pink really is tough!! Hoping I can match the pink in the wallpaper!

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    [email protected]

    April 24, 2017

    I kinda like them all!

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    Shannon Acheson

    April 25, 2017

    You are one busy lady! Love how your house is all shaping up! The pink laundry room will be so fun!

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      Thalita

      April 27, 2017

      Thanks, Shannon!!!! You know how it is when you move – ALL the projects!

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    Brittany Goldwyn

    April 25, 2017

    I love the middle paint color for the pinks! :)

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