Shelter Makeovers and a Big Announcement

I'm so excited to announce I've accepted a position as a National Chapter Leader for Enchanted Makeovers {EM}.  In addition to my decorating business, I will also be the EM National Chapter Leader for the state of Michigan.  To give you a little background on EM, here is the mission statement:  

"Enchanted Makeovers' mission is to transform homeless shelters into places that are inspiring and supportive to those re-building their lives.  Hand-made items are a big part of this mission because we believe each gift carries with it the love and positive energy of the crafter, artist or sewer".  

In my role as Chapter Leader, I am responsible for answering your questions, inspiring communities to sew, collecting and delivering hand-made pillowcases, capes and dolls for shelters for women, mothers, teens and children.  

Just before I left my banking career to pursue my decorating business,  I was introduced to Enchanted Makeovers by a client.  He is {an amazing} Detroit area muralist and he mentioned his work with the organization.  Since that day, I've been completely captivated with EM.   Terry Grahl, the Founder and Visionary behind Enchanted Makeovers, is passionate about helping women and children in shelters rebuild their lives.  I'm incredibly humbled to be asked by Terry to be the National Leader for the state of Michigan.

If you have sewing skills {or even if you don't},  I'd love for you to join me in this mission.
Please check out the Enchanted Makeover page in my sidebar {or click here} for information on how anyone can help.  I will be posting about Enchanted Makeovers periodically on the blog and on my facebook page.  

EM is preparing for a Detroit shelter makeover as we speak.  I look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you. 

Laundry Room Makeover {Product Source List}

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my Laundry Room Makeover.  I've had a few inquiries on where some of the loot is from.  I love to share details when I can so, today's post is all about product sources.  Here is the list...

Shelves~ A super simple DIY project {tutorial coming soon}
Washer/Dryer~ Best Buy {Whirlpool high efficiency top it}

Small Storage Baskets~ Ballard Designs

Clear Glass Jars~ Walmart
Driftwood~ Northern Michigan

Laundry Canvas Print~ Ballard Designs

Cotton Chevron Rug~ HomeGoods

Drying Rack~ Ballard Designs
Dress~ Family Christening Gown

Wall Color~ Storm Cloud by Sherwin Williams {Flat}
Ceiling Color~ Tailors Chalk by Martha Stewart {Flat}
Trim and Shelf Paint~ Tailors Chalk by Martha Stewart {Satin}

Hallway Paint Color~ Brown Fox by Ralph Lauren {washable matte finish}

Faux Roman Shade~ Super simple DIY Roman Shade made from a tablecloth 

Laundry Baskets~ Garage Sale Find

Chair~ Crate and Barrel
Brown Zebra Print Pillow Fabric~ Hobby Lobby

Vintage Oars~ originally from garage sales given to me by my mom

Crab and Seahorse Prints~ HomeGoods

Paisley Fabric {Curtain and Roman Shade}~ Robert Waite tablecloths from TJ Maxx

Please let me know if I missed anything.  Thanks again for the awesome feedback on the reveal.  Don't forget to stop by the reveal post and leave a comment for a chance to win $1,000 Visa gift card and a $200 gift card to Sherwin-Williams. 

My Laundry Room Reveal~Win $1,000 Visa Gift Card and $200 To Sherwin Williams!

I'm so excited to share my new laundry room! If you missed the first two posts on this project, here's how it went down. As part of the BlogHer/Sherwin-Williams Perfect Palette Campaign, I was asked to make over a room in my home using an image that inspired me and the new Sherwin-Williams Chip It! tool. I installed the Chip It! button in my toolbar, found an image that inspired me (my dream outfit found on Pinterest) clicked on the outfit and was provided with a custom color palette.

Applying the colors shown on my chip card (Extra White, Tricorn Black, Interface Tan, Grounded and Storm Cloud) to the decor elements, I was able to bring my dream outfit to life in my laundry room.

Here is what the room looked like when I started.




Here it is now...





Here's how it came together.
I printed out my custom Chip It! color palette and took it shopping. Every element I chose for the space represents a color in the palette.

I began with the color recommendation Extra White.
I chose this highly functional wall shelf/drying rack.

Not only is it really pretty, it solves the issue of clothes hanging over the staircase to dry.

I added a small white chair to the corner under the window. It'll come in handy while folding & ironing.

Clear glass jars provide a pretty and convenient way of storing laundry soap and dryer sheets (also white).

The driftwood in with the dryer sheets is a reminder of the special day I spent collecting it with my Dad. I spend a lot of time in this room, so I wanted to incorporate a few items with meaning.

The new built-in shelves and brackets (made by my husband) were painted in white semi- gloss. They provide a ton of storage space as well as architectural interest.

The next color, "Tricorn Black," can be found in the hardware on the drying rack. The hooks are brass with black highlights from a rubbed antiqued finish. 

Black is also represented in the cracks of these weathered vintage oars. The outfit had a slightly nautical feel so I tried to translate that to the room design.
The oars also reflect the color Interface Tan.

The largest source of tan in the space is the linoleum tile. I've always hated the floors in this room, but with the new color palette they actually look nice.

Tan and navy blue sea-life silhouettes dress up the shelves and add a pop of graphic interest.

Tan is also found in the fabric I used for the roman shade and the curtain concealing the laundry tub.

When I found this fabric, it was a Hallelujah decorating moment. It included every color in my ChipIt! palette.

The next color in the palette, Grounded, is very similar to the pre-existing color of the hallway just outside the laundry room.

It assured me that the two spaces would flow nicely. The brown hallway provides a beautiful frame around the new laundry room.

Rich brown was applied to the space with natural textured baskets.

Lots of baskets.
A utility room can never have too many.

Brown and white zebra fabric captures both Extra White and Grounded and
adds a touch of whimsy.

I found a large brown canvas print to hang over the mountain of laundry that is sure to accumulate in this corner.

The last recommendation, Storm Cloud, was used for the wall color. It's a little on the dark side, but all the white accents in the room keep the overall feel of the space light and bright.

I was a little nervous that it would be too dark. I decided to trust the Sherwin-Williams Chip It! recommendation and I'm sure glad I did. I'm totally in love.
Storm Cloud is a rich blueish gray, the name accurately describes the color.

The final addition to the space was a navy blue and white chevron rug.This rug against my tan floor reminds me of the navy blazer and crisp white shirt layered with the tan scarf.

So, I have a confession to make. When I was approached to participate in the campaign I was a little nervous. As a professional decorator, I was slightly uneasy about surrendering control of a room design to the ChipIt! tool. In the end, I'm beyond thrilled with the results. I'm totally addicted to the Sherwin-Williams ChipIt! tool and will continue to use it in my own home as well as for client projects.
Thank you, Sherwin-Williams and BlogHer. If you haven't tried it yet, check out the Chip It! tool video and drop the button into your bookmarks bar: 
Chip It!

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