The Big Reveal – Laundry Room ReDesign

Of all the chores in the house, I actually like doing the laundry. Maybe it’s because everything smells so good coming out of the dryer. In winter, when it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like holding warm, fresh towels and blankets. Next time you want to do yoga on a cold day, toss your yoga clothes in the dryer for a few minutes. Toasty.

I probably like doing laundry because it’s easy. Let’s face it, you sort (which is no big deal if you do it day by day instead of all at once), you dump (into the machine), pour (in the soap), then turn it on.

Walk away…easy peasy. The machine does all the work.

Now, I will admit the folding after everything dries is a bit of a pain, but if you do it right away, it doesn’t take long. Once I have kids, I want to do something like this…

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Everyone gets a basket. They drop off their dirty clothes, then the folded clothes go back in the basket and everyone can pick up their loot. So cool, and much easier for mom who shouldn’t have to put everyone’s clothes away, she’s got enough to do.

But I don’t have kids…yet. So I have the perfect size laundry room for a few people and I’m really excited to share that it’s no longer builder grade white. It also cost less than $150 for everything. It’s the first room you see when walk up the stairs to the 3rd floor, so I’m pleased that it turned out so well.

BEFORE

Again, another one that feels like a padded room. White walls, white floor, white cabinets, and white appliances. Oh yeah, and that crappy red sticker (and some dog hair).

….and AFTER!

I took these pictures before I removed the red sticker, so please try to see past that.

I think it turned out pretty darn good!

 

This is one of those rooms that simply fell into place (others were not so easy). First I picked the color, it’s a steel blue which set off the white appliances/trim nicely. I absolutely love this color so much I wish I could find somewhere else in the house to put it.

From the beginning I knew I wanted a ‘natural’ feel with the baskets and the art. It was pure luck that I found both at Homegoods within weeks of each other. The art was even on clearance, marked down 50% (nothing is wrong with it as far as I can tell).

Project Cost Breakdown

Paint: 2 Quarts of Valspar Beguile= $28 (I almost made it with just one quart, but we needed a bit more)

Canvas Wall Art (Homegoods) =  $90$45

Small Laundry Hamper (Homegoods) = $30

Large Laundry Hamper (Homegoods) = $40

My super sweet mom willing to climb behind the washer/dryer to paint the back corners = Priceless!

Total Project Cost: $146

SHOWING THE LOVE!!

Linking To: Between Naps on the Porch, Keeping it Simple, The Girl Creative, Making the World Cuter, Thrifty Decor Chick, Not JUST a Housewife, Today’s Creative Blog, Savvy Southern Style, We Are THAT Family, Very Merry Vintage Style, Blue Cricket Design, Ginger Snap Crafts, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Vanessa’s Crafty Nest, Addicted 2 Decorating, Shabby Nest, French Country Cottage, Dear Creatives, Ohh Baby Designs, Funky Junk Interiors

9 responses

  1. Great makeover, I love the color on the wall and the art work really pops.I unfortunately don’t have a laundry room, my washer and dryer are in my kitchen. I recently did a mini makeover, using a fabric skirt to hide them. It was a simple and inexpensive way to bring a shabby chic look to my kitchen.

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