I really wish I had a before picture to highlight the dramatic difference. But since I don't, just imagine a total builder's grade laundry room: beige walls, white wire shelf, ugly and cheap ceiling fixture. She wasn't so much of a lady back then.
The whole transformation started when our old, old, old dryer broke just days before Christmas. I wasn't sad.
So we did some quick homework and bought these pretty little things.
And then we thought, Well, since we've got new appliances, why don't we just fix up the laundry room?
And fix up, we did.
The framed art? I made it.
Looks good, right?
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And now for some specifics:
- glass containers from Hobby Lobby (except the glass bottle -- that's from Ikea)
- lighting from Ikea
- all frames from Hobby Lobby
- red rugs from Ikea
- Iron holder and ironing board hooks from Ikea
- shelving from Ikea
- baskets from Ikea
- Laundry Room plaque from Hobby Lobby
- stainless steel drying rack from Ikea
- plastic drawer tower from Target
And now for my 2nd ever Edit Me Challenge. I tell you, they're not kidding when they call it a challenge.
This week's picture was a booger. I would compare it to one of those 1 million piece puzzles that's impossible to complete. I guess I'm just not used to editing landscape photos. I much prefer people.
But the picture itself is gorgeous. I mean, hello, paradise.
Here's the original SOOC:
And here's my edit:
Here's what I did:
I cropped the photo. I felt like the original had a lot going on, and I wanted to just focus on one thing.
With the cropping, I needed to also clone out some of the balcony and a part of the tree on the right hand side of the picture.
Then, I added some contrast to the picture and increased the saturation a bit.
I gave the picture a little bit of a cross processing effect and then softened the entire picture to give it a hazy feel.
Here's a side-by-side comparison: