Enter the never ending paint samples. Here's the catch. Even though I knew I was looking for a perfect neutral for the room, that still equates to about 300 options. I wish I was kidding. Add in my fear of commitment to a paint color.
Fast forward several hours (and two coats) later.
|I also removed all of the shelving above the washer and dryer. I couldn't reach most of it anyway...|
B. On to the next item on my laundry room pet peeve list (and why you are probably reading this in the first place). Upon close inspection you'll notice some flaws on my washer and dryer. Clarification: Holy scratchfest, Batman! And it looks like someone bruised my washer. I had a bad case of washer and dryer abuse on my hands.
There are a handful of posts online about how to do this. Most are much more elaborate with cute polka dots and bold color. That was terrifying to me; I love greige, remember? So I decided to paint them white. Shocking. But before I did, taking a cue from my mom and sister, I first cleaned out the ventilation pipe to my dryer and took the face off as well to clean out the lint. I found this tutorials to be the most simple to follow http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Clothes-Dryer-Vent This tutorial was best for taking your dryer apart http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Repair/Appliance-Repair/dryer-lint-cleaning-tips/View-All
Below is the before and after of my dryer vent. Quite the lint filled plaque I had developing! #ilovenerdhumor
The next big decision: do I paint that little plastic cover for the lint trap?
Washer after primer...
|I can't even find the original "bruise" mark.|
A million times better! I was too generous with the paint thickness; next time I'd use thinner coats.