May 2017 Project Plans

Can you guys believe it’s May already!?! I’ve got about four weeks of school left, and then I’m off for the summer…woohoo! School is kicking my butt, in terms of taking up all of my free time, so I’m ready for a break. And, that means I’ll have some time for some long overdue projects! For this month, however, I’ve only got a couple of things on my project plate. Here are my plans for May.

Laundry Room

This is actually a big project, but I’m gonna get it started for sure this month.  Here is what the room looks like today. Eeek! Talk about airing your dirty laundry!

I’m going for something more like this:

Laundry Room Inspiration Picture.           Source:

So, that means I’ll be adding some upper cabinets, and I plan to paint them either SW’s Black Fox or perhaps SW’s Urbane Bronze. They are very similar, but one is a little more gray and one has a little more brown.  Which one do you like better? I dunno, maybe I should go with plain black instead? Decisions, decisions…

SW Black Fox


SW Urbane Bronze




Urbane Bronze Cabinets from Evolution of Style

Black Fox Front Door

I’ll be adding floating shelves in between the cabinets, similar to this.

wood shelves between cabinets

Source: Hooked on Houses

We will be adding a butcher block countertop over the washer/dryer, like in the inspiration picture.  And then we’ll also be installing a patterned tile backsplash.  I’m thinking about one of these three choices…what do you think?


When we built our new house, we didn’t do anything special in the closets.  But, now it’s time for a little organization!  We like to use Container Store’s Elfa system, and are planning to put in new systems in the kids’ closets. For our closet, we’re going to spring a little, and get a new built-in system, but that’s on hold for now (expensive!). The kids’ should be done in May, however.

Source: The Container Store


Elfa Closet, Walnut Finish          Source: The Container Store

And that’s about all I can handle in May.  Wish me luck with my finals, and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!

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