Demolition Day

This past weekend I was able to make some serious progress on our laundry room. Yeehaw! Sometimes in order to make a room pretty, you have to make it uglier first. That was certainly the case with this project. If  you are just joining me, a few weeks ago the nice folks at Flow Wall sent me a custom wall system to install in the laundry room. The FlowWall system of storage will look something like this:

I started by boxing up everything in the room and storing it in our least used room (the dining room.)

Anyone else have one of these “unused” spaces? I think my dining room sees more use as a crafting room and catch-all room than it does dining.

If you have wall shelving like this, it is super easy to disassemble. Simply lift off the shelves; tap the undersides of the brackets with a hammer to release them from the track…

…and remove all the screws from the tracks. That was the easiest part of the demolition. And because the shelving is re-useable, I sold it to one of my neighbors.

I decided to “deep six” the boob light fixture. You’ll have to read Tracy’s and Beth’s posts to fully understand.

The room then got an ET style hazmat tent before I contined.

Up next…no my boys aren’t making me go prematurely gray.

But, the laundry room project is! Here is a sneak peek:


  1. Oh wow! Taking on the popcorn ceilings would make me go gray also! That is quite a task! Looking forward to seeing all the progress made!

  2. Nothing better than a room redo. Looking forward to seeing what you do.

  3. popcorn coming down? been there, done that, what a mess but sooooo totally worth it. Good luck!!

  4. ‘sneak peak’ HA! you got me! now you just made me more curious, when is the big reveal? are you painting the room too, what color?

    cindy sue

  5. I love the demo phase of projects. It helps get outall of my stress.

  6. I love the fabric you used on the curtains, I recovered some rattan chairs with the same fabric! Love it!


  7. Ooh! you de-popcorned the ceiling! I hate popcorn ceilings! Good for you!

  8. I love your inspiration board. I used the same fabric that you have for your window treatments in my kitchen. I just love it. I know you will love it in your new room too.

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