While I love the look of board and batten, I must say, of all rooms in the house, I think I loathe painting the laundry room the most. I become "Crouching Mother, Hidden Painter" working behind the washer and dryer, but there is just no easy way around it. (Especially since I didn't think to do it before we moved in. When the room was empty.)
You may remember, we started with the hallway, since it was a good place for us to get our feet wet. Again, like the hallway, the laundry room had flat paint, and the board and batten treatment was a good way to not only make the walls bright and cheery, but also much easier to clean and maintain! While I still plan on some more repainting in this new house of ours, for the moment, I like the laundry room color, since it looks so cute with the window treatment. Ok enough chit chat - on to the eye candy.
Here is the true "Before" of this room - we had not yet moved in and it looks nice and spacious with no washer and dryer. See, cute window treatment, right?
Here is the laundry room with the boards up - sorry about the blown highlights of the window, but you get the idea...
And the finished product - took the photos last night, I couldn't wait any longer!
This is an edited-for-blog version of the amount of shoes/coats/backpacks that pass through this room on a daily basis. Trust me when I tell you we use MANY of the hooks on the wall hook thingy, and if I could get my kids to corral their shoes to a central location, the shelves would be overflowing (assuming the shoes made it to the shelves, that is).