Decorating rooms and furniture around the house is always fun. With all the ready-made material in stores, along with an abundance of fantastic DIY tutorials available on the internet, you don't need much creativity or imagination to give your home a makeover. However, it's always nice to get inspiration from existing ideas and tweak them to your own taste. Even if you're working on a budget, you can still turn a boring, drab area of your house into something that your guests will be drooling over.
Erin, from the blog How to Nest for Less, wanted to give her laundry room a much-needed makeover. This utility room is often overlooked when it comes to decorating and renovating - after all, it's just a place to do laundry and store your cleaning supplies. But, it seems like more and more people are starting to pay attention to this area of the house. If you go online, you'll see quite a few tutorials dedicated to revamping the laundry room. If you don't exactly have the budget to redecorate in there, but want to do something to spruce up this area, then you'll love Erin's DIY stenciled washer and dryer.
"I'm in the process of giving my laundry room a makeover, and I'd really love to get a new front-load washer and dryer to jazz up the space," she wrote in her blog post. Unfortunately, new appliances like that cost a lot of money, and Erin simply did not have the excess money to spend on such an expensive makeover.
Even though she couldn't get a new washer and dryer, she thought of a brilliant way to spruce up her existing ones. "Instead of stenciling my laundry room wall as initially intended, I decided to give my seven-year-old washer and dryer a bit of a facelift and breathe some new life into these old friends of mine," she explained.
She began by perusing the stencil designs available from Royal Design Studio. Eventually, she decided on the Donatella Damask.
Then, it was time to plaster the stencil onto the front of the dryer, securing it in place with some painter's tape.
Using a small cabinet and trim roller, she covered the surface with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey.
"The first panel was up and I was extremely happy with the result," she wrote.
To fully cover the entire front surface, she simply used the same stencil and lined it up against the edge of the painted area.
Then, she secured it in its new position with some more tape and applied a coating to the unpainted surface.
She repeated this process until the entire surface was covered.
Once she finished painting over all the surfaces, she sealed the paint with some polyurethane. After all, the appliances are used regularly and could be prone to scratches on their metal surfaces.
The final result is absolutely gorgeous! It was incredibly cost-effective and simple to give these appliances such a wonderful makeover. You'll want to find excuses to show them off to your guests!
For more information on this easy and fun washer-and-dryer makeover, be sure to check out Erin's blog post here.
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