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Liven Up Your Laundry Room

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Traditionally, there hasn’t been anything super exciting about a laundry room. Most people just have the basics—washer, dryer, maybe a sink and a counter for folding clothes if you’re lucky. But all you have to do is spend a little time on Pinterest or Houzz to get a sense for the unlimited potential your laundry room has for being the coolest room in the house.

This transformation can take place starting with your appliances. That’s right, you no longer have to settle for that boring washer and dryer set. Did you even know your appliances were boring? Well you do now! There are a couple ways you can go from boring to Pinterest-worthy in one weekend.

The easiest, but not the cheapest, is to explore the different colors offered by appliance manufacturers these days. You’ll be amazed by the rainbow of colors washers and dryers now come in, from shiny red to orange, blue, green and yes, even pink.

If you’re not ready to spring for (or commit to) an orange washing machine, try something a little less permanent, like vinyl decals. They come in a variety of sizes and patterns; you can even buy letters, quotes and popular sayings. All you have to do is peel and stick. The nice thing about vinyl decals is they come off easily without leaving any residue behind.

Or maybe you’re looking for a bigger change than decals offer. Maybe you want a new color but aren’t interested in paying for new appliances. There are plenty of ways to get your craft on with appliance paint.

There are a couple of choices when it comes to painting appliances. There’s self-priming epoxy paint, which you can apply with a brush or spray can. This type of paint is ultra-hard and moisture resistant, making it ideal for indoor metal surfaces.

Another option is high heat spray paint, which can be used on metal surfaces found indoors and out. High heat spray paint also provides rust protection.

No matter what paint you choose, make sure you sand any rough spots and thoroughly clean the surfaces you’re going to paint. Let them dry completely before applying any paint. For more information, check out these tips from Rustoleum on painting washing machines.

BONUS TIP: For a simple way to bring fun and craftiness to your laundry room, try breaking out some window markers if you have a glass front on your machines. Write notes and funny sayings on the glass. Or put the person’s name on the glass that is doing a load of laundry, that way you know who to chase down when their stuff has been sitting in there, untouched for days.

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