I have shown you a lot of pictures of my laundry room over the past year. They have all been the pretty angles. I still have quite a ways to go before I would consider this room done.
There is one side of the room that I haven't shown you not only because it is hard to photograph but also because it is UGLY and unfinished. It wasn't just the way it looked that posed a problem though...
Here is a picture I took (before we added the wall between the bathroom and the laundry room) that shows the furnace and the water heater. Yes, it is unsightly, but no one really goes down into my laundry room so the sight of it alone was not a huge problem. Dust from the lint in the dryer was. Every time we pull out the lint trap dust goes everywhere. It would get sucked into out furnace and then our furnace wouldn't work as well. We were vacuuming it out weekly with our shop vac and changing the filters more often than was the norm. Having a washer and dryer in the same room as your furnace is not ideal we have found.
My first idea was to hang a curtain. But after thinking it over we decided there was a chance the curtain could get sucked up against the furnace and smother it. Then an idea hit me!
I had a room divider (slash privacy screen) that had been in the front room for YEARS. We bought it to hide the treadmill in one of our early appartments and then when we moved here it hid the filing cabinet in the front room. It had slats so the furnace could "breath" but would hopefully block most of the dust.
The other downside to using a curtain was that I would not be able to hang things from it like an additional wall. The screen provides a place to hang the ironing board and the iron and water bottle. Not that they get used a lot, mind you, but it is nice that they have a place.
I got this over the cabinet door basket from Walmart for about $8. It is the perfect size!
The screen was a cream color and I wanted it to be a bright white. Plus it had some wear and tear. I sanded the places where paint and chipped, cleaned it really well, primed it and painted it with the HomeRight Finish Max.
Can you imagine painting all those little slats with a paint brush?!? As always, the Finish Max gave it a baby bum smooth finish and got in all the little places that would have been a pain to paint by hand. It went so FAST! And since I am a brand ambassador for HomeRight, I get to giveaway these sprayers on a pretty regular basis. Do you want one?
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