Painting Day. You don't always have the desire - or the luxury - to clear out a room to paint it. But in a small room like this, it's the only way.
So we took everything out, patched the holes from the old cabinet and wire shelf and other wall organizers, and cleaned the walls before we cracked open the paint can. Not gonna lie, preparing to paint took about 2 hours.
The prepping and cutting in are usually the steps that take the longest. Cutting in around all the trim took another 45 minutes, and rolling was done in about 30 minutes. This color is Sherwin Williams "Worldly Gray" and it definitely brightened up this small room. Note: it took about 3 quarts of paint to complete this small room. Nine-foot ceilings add significant square footage to your walls.
The next step was more fun: time to fit in vintage cabinets. For starters, we had a half-size Hoosier base cabinet that's been to Chattanooga and back, and was hanging out in our storage. The other piece was a lucky find, especially on such short notice. A shout out to the ladies of Vintage Market Nashville for holding this piece and then helping load it up.
When you're looking for a piece to fit a small space, it helps to keep your measurements handy - you never know when you'll find a great vintage piece, and if you have the measurements, you'll know for sure if it'll work.
By the end of Day 2, we hung the ironing board & iron organizer opposite the half-size Hoosier base cabinet, and the mop/broom organizer is now behind the door...because now we will be able to easily open and close it.
Since we're still keeping it real, we're sharing a pic of the laundry room at the end of the day, with supplies piled up and waiting for their new home. Yeah, we know. It's still a hot mess. But progress is being made, and we konmari'd a good size pile of stuff out of this room that doesn't bring us joy. (And not just the cleaning supplies!)
Stay tuned - for Day 3, we'll be installing shelves to hold all these items, plus a few decorative touches to make the room feel homey, and then we'll do a final reveal when everything is in place and where it's supposed to be!
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WHO WRITES THIS STUFF?
I'm Terry Lea, owner of Re-Invintage Home, a vintage home goods shop just south of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN. A lifelong passion for vintage picking led me to open a shop with my picking pal, Sherri in 2017. Come see us!