My hubby and I have been going through our entire house and updating it. We are penny pinchers and so I really had to get creative.
We painted my laundry room a wonderful seafoam color but seeing as I use the laundry tub for things I shouldn’t instead of going downstairs and using the ones in the basement, I knew I needed something to protect the wall from paint splatters. I could go to the basement and use the laundry tubs there, but who wants to do that when there’s a place much more convenient? Anyway……… Here’s a before pic.
Sorry for such a blurry, poor quality picture. The rest are better, but you can still get the idea.
It was dark and boring. My favorite color is a seafoamy greeny blue. Because the rest of the main floor is in neutral I wondered if I could get away with using a color in this room and and in the bathroom. I decided that because I kept the laundry room door closed most of the time (for various reasons every woman understands), I could.
But then I had to mix up the color because I was determined not to buy more paint. I had a darker version of this color in a spare bedroom.
Now for the backsplash.
I thought of all kinds of ideas but when my hubby and I were at Home Depot we walked by the plexiglass and, Bingo! That will keep the walls clean when I’m cleaning up my painting supplies. But then I thought, “That’s not too creative.
What to do?
I’ll paint the backs of the plexiglass in a different color. Hmmmmm, that’s good but not great.
Hmmmm, I thought again.
Plexiglass and Contac paper. Now, we’re getting somewhere but where exactly?
As luck would have it I was in the garage later and spotted my gold metallic spray paint. Getting closer to something unique. Ok. I’m liking the Contac paper. I’m liking the gold paint. I already have the plexiglass. How can I uniquely put them all together?
Now what? Yea! Creativity struck again.
I gathered up some different size circle items and traced various sized of circles on the Contac paper.
Then I cut them out. As you can see I used printed paper because I was going to paint it anyway.
Next I stuck them randomly them on the side of the plexiglass that was going to be next to the wall. Then, I spray painted the side the circles were stuck on. Oh, I forgot to mention, I made sure some of the circles went “off” the glass. It’s much more artistic.
When the gold was dry, I carefully peeled off the circles. It wasn’t perfect, but again, I’m going for artistic.
When I attached them to the wall, the circles showed as blue, of course. Pretty cool, huh?
I was able to get rid of the yellow stain with lots of hard work and bleach. This is why my hubby would prefer I use the laundry tubs in the basement!