It’s been about 2 years since I transformed our utility room from crack den-esq to botanical beauty and as much as I still love what I did, there were a few things that needed to change.
Before and after first makeover…
When we moved in 5 years ago the utility room was bare and uninviting. The floor was stone cold concrete that shot through your bones every time you walked on it so at the time I felt the only way I could temporarily combat that was to buy an off cut of carpet. Carpet isn’t the most practical flooring for a utility room but felt like an ideal solution at the time and I knew I’d get round to changing it at some point which turns out, is now!
The first makeover I did back in 2017 was a collaboration with Pixers using one of their botanical Pixerstick stickers and a geometric pattern on the cupboard doors. This time I’ve chosen a Moroccan vintage tile design for the worktops and a high quality marble design for the cupabord doors in order to give the space a whole new look.
The first thing I did once I’d decided on the designs was create a mood board.
Before I could even think about replacing the Pixerstick I had A HELL OF A LOT of work to do. The room didn’t look like the images you have previously seen on Instagram anymore. It had become a dumping ground for anything and everything and the carpet, well… it was gross. The walls were showing signs of damp because the room is actually a lean to with single pane glass windows, so that was something I had to tackle before any of the fun bits started. I gave the walls and the window frame a lick of paint and then my lovely dad helped me by removing the cupboard on the wall and putting up some scaffold board shelves. My dad also very kindly laid the new flooring for me which is the same as we have in the kitchen from Online Carpets. What a legend he is!
Already the space was starting to take shape.
Once my new Pixerstick designs arrived I couldn’t wait to apply them. Installing the stickers is really easy and the key to getting it right is to take your time. Another great tip is to measure twice ensuring you only cut once, because if you measure wrong then the material will be no good.
Here is the finished room…
I’m absolutely thrilled with the way the utility room looks now and I can’t stop going out there to look at all my (and my dads) hard work! I’d love to know your thoughts.
Until next time,
*This makeover is part of a paid partnership with Pixers who produce a product that I rate highly. All views and opinions are my own.