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My Favorite Room: Elizabeth of The Mustard Ceiling

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Here today to share her favorite room is Elizabeth from The Mustard Ceiling.  Welcome Elizabeth!

Thank you Rene for having me over to participate in your new series. I am excited to be here today to share my favorite room!

My favorite room was once the worst room in our house and the last one we remodeled.

We moved into our home in 2008 and immediately started renovations.

First, we renovated our dining room...

Then our bedroom...

Slowly, we tackled one room after another until only one room remained untouched...

In the beginning, I did not see the point in taking the time to remodel a utilitarian space,
but now I am so happy we took the time to remodel it.

My favorite room is... my LAUNDRY ROOM!

I know it sounds crazy, but it went from dingy and drab to chic and fun.

This was our laundry room before...

and this is our laundry room NOW!

About a month ago, I won a stencil from Olive Leaf Stencils.  As soon as I received it I started planning our remodel.  We painted/stenciled, installed a new floor and DIYed a pendant fixture for the space.  The stenciling was incredibly time consuming, but in the end it was definitely worth it, it made all of the difference in the room.

I have to say, it really does make laundry more fun!

Thank you Rene for having me today.


Thanks for being a part of the series Elizabeth.  I think we can all agree that doing laundry in such a pretty room would make the chore seem not so bad.  To check out Elizabeth's blog and more of her beautiful work go here.  And if you would like the opportunity to win a stencil like Elizabeth used in her laundry, you're in luck.  She is giving one away.


  1. You have quite a talent for decorating. I saw the first photo and said aloud to no one, : Now, that's nice!

    But your laundry room is FAB YOU LOUS!

  2. Inspiring! What a beautiful, functional room.

  3. I LOVE it!! You certainly made a happy space for doing laundry! Martina

  4. Love this series and I love Elizabeth's laundry room. She has such greet style. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. i love elizabeth's home and style! and the laundry room is a great area to add such fun elements.

  6. the laundry room is super fun! good work!


  7. I thought that was wallpaper, that's amazing it was all done with a stencil, I love it!

  8. I'm dying. This room is so chic now! I absolutely love how the stenciling transformed the room and love the color scheme! I'm very inspired!

  9. This is such a fun series Rene! And I can see why this is your favorite room Elizabeth. Your whole house is beautiful and I think it's wonderful that you took your laundry room to a whole new level. That stencil is amazing, I thought it was wallpaper!

    Kat :)

  10. Wow! So much beauty here.
    Love what you did with the laundry room.

  11. So great! Huge fan of Elizabeth's blog. I wish I had a laundry room like hers! Bravo!

  12. Amazing job with the stenciled wall! I love the containers she uses for the soap and clothes pins. A fun laundry room!

  13. Thank you for having me today Rene, it is an honor to be on Cottage and Vine sharing my favorite room!

  14. I love this transoformation! Elizabeth is a DIY queen! :)

  15. I love this laundry room transformation! Elizabeth has gorgeous taste!

  16. It is so much more impressive when you see the huge transformation of the before/after! I'm so in love with the green and white combo, so lovely!

  17. Love Elizabeth's blog. She has such great taste. And that laundry room? Just brilliant. Now laundry won't be such a chore anymore :)

  18. Yep, can't wait to have a laundry room that I can makeover one day into something pretty and fun to be in. Elizabeth did it again with this great makeover - love her blog.

  19. Elizabeth's work is so amazing - this room is unbelieveable!

  20. I just love Elizabeth's laundry room too...I thought I liked mine before but she has inspired me to add more color!

  21. That transformation is just amazing! What a chic and stylish room. Great job Elizabeth!


  22. You did such a great job on the stencil. The room is wonderful


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