Wednesday, March 20, 2013

3rd challenge down..THE REVEAL


This it it...D day.. the finale.. 6 weeks of gettin' it done! I love these challenges since it forces you to finish a room in your own home. Thank you again Linda from Calling It Home for launching this challenge! I can't tell you how much I love these challenges! 
My laundry room went from this on February 6th:




to this:




From the beautiful cabinets and wooden countertop my husband made in week 2 and week 3:


to this faux roman shade I made this week (more on this later):





To our nail head and jute wall treatment that I LOVE:



and all the details in between!









Notice the unsightly hoses behind the washer are disguised! Finally!




The attached closet got a little makeover and organization plus a custom dog bed for Gibbs!




It's been a great project and so fulfilling.  I am so happy with the results and will get it professionally photographed later.  Thank you all for following along and I can't wait to see my other girls and their final reveals.  One more time:







Many thanks and Congratulations to all of you for doing a stellar job! I'm going to miss you all and our weekly assignments- sort of! No, but I have enjoyed every bit of the process and getting to know all of you better!
Now on to my powder room!

xo
Nancy

See our past Challenges here: 
Bethany's Master Bedroom, Nancy's Breakfast Room


75 comments:

  1. Well, as much as I hate doing the laundry, I'd be happy to wash some sheets up in here! Love the added counter space, the burlap/nailhead trim, the white cabinets. Good stuff all around.

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  2. Oh Nancy, this is soooo fun! I LOVE the wood counter, the walls, the COW (did you paint that???), the window treatment. And I want to curl up on that rug. You did it! Congrats!! xo

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  3. Wow! So amazing and so many fab details!! The wall color is great, ESP with the nailhead trim. Perfect!

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  4. Awesome job! You worked so hard on this and it really paid off. I love the details.

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  5. Nancy! I've been loving this every step of the way and your reveal does not dissapoint! This laundry room is better styled than half the rooms in my house. I'm still dying over your fabric and trim and that rug. Oh that rug! love it all my dear!

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  6. Turned out so good!!! I would love to have a rug just like that in our back hallway :)

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  7. Nancy it's awesome!!! That roman shade, the cow painting, the beautiful cabinetry and countertops all make it feel like it a REAL room. I love that! The color on the walls too, and the closet organization and cute dog bed…..oh the details! So pretty and pulled together!

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  8. Amazing job Nancy! Every inch of it is just wonderful. The best looking laundry room I've ever seen! :)

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  9. I'm very confident when I say that a laundry room has never been so chic. The countertops, the rug, the roman shade...it's all so beautiful!

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  10. Nancy, it's truly the most stylish laundry room I've ever seen!! Your beautiful details are endless. That rug and cow, oh my goodness, fabulous! Wonderful job, sweet friend!!

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  11. It's a GREAT transformation, Nancy. Just love all of the details especially the jute and nailhead treatment...so fun to watch!!

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  12. Great job! Looks fantastic! (just started followying ya!)

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  13. Oh my gosh Nancy, this is amazing, I could actually hang out in this laundry room! Love every little detail in here from the rug to the special cabinets, faux Roman shade and wall treatment. And did I mention the art and the lighting? Everything is fabulous, great job, now get that laundry done!!!!

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  14. wow! this even makes me want to do laundry! everything looks beautiful and I want to steal the rug. the custom dog bed is the cherry on top!

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  15. Job well done, Nancy! Everything looks amazing!

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  16. This is spectacular!! Love the velvet trim on the shades! ANd the art! everything! Congratulations. You can tell how hard you worked. You should be so proud :)

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  17. Wow Nancy.... it's really beautiful (can one actually say that about a laundry room?!) :) Love every little detail. I have a feeling laundry isn't going to be so much of a chore any longer!

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  18. Now that's a place I would be happy doing my least favorite chore -- laundry! Can't wait to hear more about the cheetah fabric window treatment! Beautiful room! Cheers!

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  19. Ok, so- seriously this is the reveal I was most looking forward to! And you did not disappoint :) I look at your "before" and think how much it resembles mine and then I'm inspired by your "afters" to crank out a little work and turn it into something good. Thanks for the inspiration!

    That rug... o my. And your nailhead trim? Pretty sure I'm going to be copying that. :)

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  20. umm, I'm speechless! This makeover tops my list of favorites- from the cabinets, to the wall trim, to the roman shade, I love it all! In fact, I'm packing up my dirty laundry so I can come to it at your place. For real, I would be washing everything in my house if I were you- just to be in that room would be fun! Perfection my dear!!

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  21. Looks great. I recognize those pulls :) Laundry isn't so bad now is it :)

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  22. This is the best laundry room I've ever seen! Amazing job!

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  23. Truly a showcase room! i love it Linda, better than I imagined! All the details in the room really come together so well!!! I love all the "animals" in the room, especially that cow! Now I know laundry will be so much easier for you! Great jjob!

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  24. This is the best laundry room ever. My laundry room is on my to do list, and it is interesting how few beautiful laundry rooms there are out there for inspiration. You did an AMAZING job. Congratulations.

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  25. I want that rug! Love love the curtains....great job girls!

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  26. Your laundry room looks fab! Love the wall treatment, the artwork and the hardware! You did a fantastic job!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  27. Looks fabulous, Nancy! Ha! I have that cow, too. Doesn't it make you smile?
    I love that you included a place for Gibbs. Lots of personality in your laundry room makes it more pleasant to fold laundry, right? Well done. :)

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  28. Amazing transformation! I am really loving the wood mixed with the wall color. You have added such beautiful details!
    -Shelley

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  29. Where did you get the cow art? Love it!
    - Lora

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  30. That rug is to die for. This came together so well. I want to know how you made that beautiful shade. I love the animal painting, and wall hanging. The balance of hard objects with soft furnishing is so good. You managed to style a laundry room and make me want to go do mine. Love all of it.

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  31. WOW!! Just about covers it all!! Love all the details, the trim and nailheads around the door make a HUGE difference. You made so many smart choices on your elements. Just beautiful and I might add a very sophisticated laundry room, indeed,
    Kathysue

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  32. Omg. This might be my favorite reveal of all! And it's a laundry room! What a transformation -- amazing job!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  33. total absolute class down to the tacks! Amazing...I love the rug and the cow picture..and lots of other stuff too!

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  34. Wish my laundry room looked that amazing! Love the details - especially the cow print!

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  35. Such beautiful work ladies! The drapery ... The star pendant.... It's all dreamy. Love the wall color.... Wow! I'm just amazed!

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  36. I think I could do laundry in here- and I dread laundry! Love the fabric that you chose for the window. So many great details in a laundry room!

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  37. Nancy, this room makes laundry seem fun! love how it turned out! My fave is the trim around the walls that you nailed in...I am determined to use this in my own home. Also love the newly framed sink...looks wonderful! That light is awesome too! Great job!!!

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  38. Holy Cow!! Wow! Love it! The light is to die for and the trim around the doors is rockin'. I can't imagine all of this being done in 7 weeks. You and your husband:) did a fantastic job! Congrats!! xo

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  39. I love it!!! LOVE it! Especially ...everything. :)

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  40. Absolutely stunning! I never thought I'd be so wowed by a laundry room.

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  41. Nancy, I can't get over this. I would actually look forward to folding my clothes in there! I love the styling and I see you followed your advice from the styling post. It works beautifully!!! Where did you come up with that amazing rug? It's my favorite element in the space !

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  42. So much to love! Obviously my fave is the hardware ;) but the cabinets and counter are amazing! I can't wait to hear more on the roman blinds-love the animal print btw. I'm definitely jealous of your laundry heaven.

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  43. fabulous! love the burlap trim treatment, the cabinets, the rug, and the wall color! amazing!

    s.mack

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  44. You must be so happy with how it all turned out. Great job Nancy!! It looks fantastic:)

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  45. Your laundry room is gorgeous now! Looking forward to the details on the faux shade! Dying over the rug!

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  46. WHOA! What an elegant laundry room! Loving the rug and wall color. Great job, Nancy!!!

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  47. Hi, Nancy!! Just drove back from CT. Whew!!! What a drive and trip. Love, love, love the nailhead and jute trim. Brilliant!! In fact, your laundry room looks sooooo fabulous, I wouldn't want to use it.....for fear of messing it up :)
    Congratulations, my friend!
    Lots of luv,
    Loi

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  48. What a beautiful outcome! Love it!

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  49. Oh my goodness, Nancy! I'm so impressed. You've done so much in here and it was well worth the effort. Are you just so excited to have this be your laundry room?? I'm sure you're going in with a big smile every time! INCREDIBLE job!

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  50. Looks absolutely amazing!! All these cool laundry rooms are making me want a new one too! Great job!!

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  51. Oh what a HUGE improvement! I love the jute and nail head details and the sink! You really out did yourself!

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  52. pretty! it's not looking so plain anymore

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  53. Oh my gosh, come and do my laundry room for me! This is stellar. Here's what I adore -- the WALL COLOR. Gorgeous. And I love it with the color of the wood cabinets, and the wood counter top and how that contrasts with the white cabinets and machines. LOVE the moravian star. LOVE the rug. You must be thrilled to pieces! (Come do my laundry room.)
    Camille

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  54. Oh, and HOW could I forget the jute and nailheads? That just...well...I have no words for how amazing it looks.

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  55. GReat job!!You really got creative and I love the ethnic vibe!!!
    xo Karolyn

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  56. the jute & nailhead trim!!! It all looks so lovely but that little detail is everything. nice work, ladies!

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  57. kind of obsessed with the wall color, the countertops and that cow painting! looks great!!

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  58. Nancy it looks fantastic! Love the wood counter, your rug, the star light, your whole color scheme...everything looks great! Congrats!!

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  59. This laundry room might actually make me want to do laundry! So beautiful, excellent work!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  60. The countertops are beautiful! Love the personality you brought to this whole space!:)

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  61. Where to start.....what a warm and cozy laundry room! It shows that you gave it so much thought....from the trim on the walls to the window treatment. The rug pulled it all together......it will be a little more fun to do laundry....maybe :) Great job.

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  62. WOOOO Looks so good! The rug is my favourite detail, and the moody dark walls!

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  63. Hi Nancy! Just dropping in to tell you what a fabulous job you did on your laundry room makeover. Just in love with all the tones and details in that room. I spy my favorite cabinet hardware as well! What a job you did. Love it all.

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  64. So so cute!! I love everything about this!

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  65. amazingness! :) it looks beautiful! love love the wall color!

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  66. Looks great, Nancy! I love the attention to detail, and I'm sure that extra bit of folding/counter area is a huge plus!
    alison g.
    alison giese Interiors

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  67. I love the color! This room looks awesome, I would love doing laundry in here.

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  68. Nancy-
    WHAT A TRANSFORMATION! I love it, and I would not mind doing laundry if I had a room like this one! I have enjoyed this challenge.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  69. My friend suggested me to visit your blog. Very well explained. Thanks for the write up! This is really some great stuff here! I will visit here very often.

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  71. loved that u trimmed the walls, how unexpected in the wash room. GREAT JOB

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  72. PLEASE give us a source on that rug! Our master bedroom has been this wall color for over nine years and Ive been begging my husband to let me re-paint because I was so tired of it. But I love the mixture you used here and would love to use the rug as an element in the space. If I dont have to paint, why would I? Ive got a ton of projects to do in our 1860 victorian home! :)

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  73. WOW! The wall trim is my absolute favorite (already pinned for future stealing!), but also love the rug, the shade, the hardware...too much goodness!!!!!

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