Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Laundry Room

When we first moved into our house, this room was plain and boring. Originally it was a white room, with white linoleum floors, an unattractive fan/light, and two drooping shelves above the washer and dryer.
After much debate and convincing, my husband agreed to let me get started on my laundry room makeover. He always loves the final product; he just hates the process of getting there.
It just so happened that one of my husband's co-workers was remodeling his kitchen. He was getting rid of all his old cabinets and gave me one. How exciting! A free cabinet, now I could really get started. I added crown molding, painted it, and added hardware. For the longest time (a week or two) I didn't know what I was going to do on the sides of the cabinet to finish it off. I decided on two shelves on either side. What a perfect combination, a little display area on the shelves and the cabinet to hide everything else.
Next I added beadboard and moldings. I decided on a greenish brown color (it is a bit greener than it appears in these pictures), and bright white for my cabinet, shelves, beadboard, and moldings.
My next project...this sweet little chandelier. It is one of my favorite things in my house. My mom got it for me at Lowe's; she has such a good eye. Originally the flowers were rust red, I simply took the flowers off and spray painted them a light pink color called
"ballet slipper."
Because my laundry room is right off my kitchen I thought I would store my aprons in here. The cutest and my favorite apron (blue polka dots) was made for me by my younger brother.
I love the color these aprons add to the space.

These jars are from Wal-mart. One is filled with laundry soap and the other with odds and ends. I got the vintage buttons at a flea market for only $1.
So simple and yet so cute.

Finally, my first I had the same wood floors in here as I have in my kitchen/dining. On two separate occasions my washer overflowed and my floors were ruined. This time around I decided to go with white ceramic tiles and gray grout. It was such an easy project. The tiles came in 1ft x 1ft squares, were super easy to line up, and didn't even require any tile cutting.
Now I like to be in my laundry room; actually doing laundry...well that's another story.
I am linking this post up with...
The Shabby Nest, Frugal Fridays
The Shabby Chic Cottage, Transformation Thursday
Just a girl, show and share day
Somewhat Simple, Strut your stuff Thursday
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Flaunt it Friday
DIY Showoff
Under the Table and Dreaming, Sunday Showcase
My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interiors, Saturday Nite Special
Tatertots and Jello, Weekend Wrap up Party
C.R.A.F.T., M.M.M. Party
Dittle Dattle, Amaze Me Monday
Blue Cricket Design, Show and Tell Wednesday
Type A, Anything Goes
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesdays
French Country Cottage, Feathered Friday
Thrifty Decor Chick, Before & After Party
Remodelaholic Friday
Between Naps on the Porch, Metamorphosis Monday
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Thank you!!!


  1. I'm SERIOUSLY loving what you've shown us so far...can't wait to see what you share next! well done girlie! come on over for a visit my way if you'd like!

  2. Beautiful! Love love love that tile! I saw your comment on the Northern Cottage, and stopped by for a visit, so glad I did!

  3. Very cute space! You did a great job!

  4. Just beautiful! That was no small undertaking to redo a room. Good for you! Gonna go check out the rest of your blog!

  5. What a beautiful job! I have a tiny laundry room that I'm in the process of rehabbing. Hopefully, the finished product will be as cute as yours.

  6. Thanks for visiting my laundry room. Yours is adorable...truly, I love it.

  7. Beautiful! Love the paint color and the bead board! The aprons are adorable!!!

  8. Beautiful laundry room!! It does make doing laundry a lot easier when you have a space that looks like this. We redid our laundry room over last year and I love it. Have a great weekend, Martina

    Just became your newest follower!

  9. Beautiful! Love the bead board and what you did with the cabinets, add the two little shelves was a great idea!

  10. Awesome the end result.

  11. Just gorgeous! Really lovely and you've made me think...always dangerous.
    My laundry room is on my to-do list for 2011 and it's also right off my kitchen...I'm inspired.
    If you have a minute I'd so love it if you linked up to my blog-party on Wednesday: All Things Inspired~

  12. What a great laundry room! I hate doing laundry, but I think I could be *almost* cheerful about it in a cute little laundry room like that. You did such a nice job! ~Stephanie at Buttermilk Hill

  13. This really is a gorgeous laundry room! Can you tell me what paint color your walls are? I love the color!

  14. wow... so simple but so gorgeous!! great job!!

  15. So pretty!! My laundry room is right off the dining room and I am DYING to do something to it. Really appreciate the inspiration!!

  16. Your room looks great, so cheerful and pretty. I love the cabinet and the shelves and the light.

  17. Very inspiring. Now I want to find time to spruce up my laundry room.I love the container for your laundry detergent. It makes it look so pretty!

  18. Great makeover!! There are so many great details you put in here, especially the beadboard and flooring. It came out gorgeous! It's a small space with a lot of impact.

  19. Found you through Tatertots and Jello. What an amazing job you did! The shelves on either side of the cabinet are perfect and the chandelier adds a fun element. Love it!

  20. Nice makeover and you have a wonderful blog!:)

  21. Really pretty laundry room! Love the detergent jar. I use liquid detergent and am always looking for something pretty to display it.

  22. I'm one of those people who would rather do laundry than other household chores. Your launtry room looks like such a bright and cheerful place that anyone would want to be in.

  23. Gorgeous!!! I love your cabinets and the paint color!! So pretty!!!

    I shared it on my TT&J facebook page :)


  24. Looks great! I love the beadboard.

  25. What a pleasant place to do your laundry!

  26. Everything is just stunning!

  27. I love your laundry room and now you can come do mine. I have mine on my near future to do list. We had wood floors put in ours too when we added them to the first floor a few years ago. I told my husband we shouldn't put wood in there in case of a flood, but he didn't listen. So far no problem, but if it happens I will tell him I told you so! Thanks for sharing your cute room at WUW.

  28. love it all, i want a laundry room. i have a tiny little closet! Thanks for sharing this at my party!

  29. Love what you did with one of the hardest-to-decorate rooms in most houses. Your blog is great, so follow I must.

  30. Love your laundry room! I use the pretty glass canisters too and love the idea! See you have a tape measure ribbon spool in your one canister. My mom just have me one exactly like that that was my grandmothers!

    bee blessed

  31. What a bright and cheery mudroom! I love what you did ... the chandie is such a fun touch, too. I just did a post on my mudroom ... come see me. :) Becca

  32. So pretty! Love how light and bright it is!

  33. i featured your laundry room this week!

  34. I have been saving ideas for my future home {as soon as we move back to Idaho} and you have some very inspiring ideas! Great job, your home is lovely. I am your newest follower.

  35. I love the makeover and I especially love the chandelier. I host a blog party each Wednesday. I hope you will stop by and link up. The link will stay open for this week until tonight at midnight. Thanks.

  36. i adore your laundry room!! mine is in the basement storage area next to the furnace, etc. i fear there is no way to make it cute :(
    the chandelier is such a cute touch in it!

  37. Your laundry room is lovely. It looks orderly and neat. The chandeliers are soooo cute and I will definitely change my detergent containers with those jars :D

  38. Very cute, love it and the space above the machines.


  39. Wow, that's a great space for laundry! Super bright and cheery.


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