Monday, August 3, 2015

Coming Clean: 5 Easy Steps to a Laundry Room Redo

There are two spots in my home where I spend most of my time, one is my kitchen where I am usually surrounded by my family, laughing, cooking, having a great time.  The other spot is my laundry room.  Totally different story morning glory.  I am usually alone, no laughter, no good times.  Can you blame them?  Would you want to hang out here?
It's a very tiny space, only 5'x 6', with a desperate need of storage space, color and definitely lacking in the personality department.  This tiny space had a huge job to do for our family besides laundry, we needed an out of the way space to store our cleaning supplies and keeping a clear passage to the garage, we needed a solution to  storing the kids back packs and everyday jackets for school.  So our zones were established, Cleaning Zone, Laundry Zone and Backpack Storage Zone.

STEPS:
1. Clean Out:  Remove the washer and dryer to the garage being careful not to scratch the floor which we are keeping for now.
2.  Paint.  We repainted the ceiling, doors and woodwork a bright white and painted the wall a beautiful Ivory Brown from Valspar at Lowe's.  Return the washer/dryer to their spots.

                                                         I think this is one of my new favs.



3.  Storage.  I wanted something pretty not too "utility" looking.  We found the perfect triple door preassembled cabinet at Lowe's.  For added storage I found these baskets at Target.  Now I can store my laundry and cleaning supplies with extra room for other things like seasonal candles and handsoap.



 Those cute chalkboard tags were found at Kohl's, with a handwritten  reminder to  "Follow Your Heart".



4.  Wainscoting and Hooks.  One of my favorite combos is white wainscoting with coat hooks. So much better then hooks alone.  The white wainscoting opposite the washer/dryer balances this small space. The hooks are perfect to keep those backpacks and kids jackets off the floor helping to keep the passage to the garage clear.


The wainscoting was found at Home Depot, along with the brushed nickel coat hooks.

5.  Personality.  This is my favorite part of any redo, adding the color and personality.  It has been well established that I have a love for burlap, I was able to bring in this favorite element by using a simple burlap lamp shade.  Both the lamp and lampshade were found at Walmart.  


The ABC block was a purchase years ago from Ebay, the chalkboard tags are from Kohl's and that small photo is of my sweet dog Bailey.

A rug for a splash of color is from JCPenney 

A small DIY ivy wreath was added for a little color to an unused hook.


The framed chalkboard with my favorite psalm 46 was found at Hobby Lobby.



No room would be complete without pictures of my babies!

 I am in love with the way this tiny hardworking room came out.  Is it a gathering place for the family?  No, not so much.  But its a beautiful useful space for me to show my family a little laundry love!

What's your favorite thing about your laundry room?  Let me know in the comments below. Have to run now, got some laundry to do! 

I'm linking with Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style! and Whimsy Wednesdays andThinking Out Loud Thursday

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21 comments:

  1. Your laundry room looks so cute now! Our laundry is in our basement, so that's no fun at all. Definitely need to spruce it up. Great ideas.

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    1. Thank you so much Shann! I think so too. I spend a lot of time in that little room so every little bit helps. Thank you for visiting. I hope you took a moment to follow!

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  2. Your laundry room looks so cute now! Our laundry is in our basement, so that's no fun at all. Definitely need to spruce it up. Great ideas.

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  3. The wainscoting looks amazing! I think I'll need to add that to my husband's project list. My favorite part of my laundry room are the clear jars with laundry related items such as powdered detergent and clothespins. A close second is the sink. I didn't have a sink in my last laundry room and I love having it so close now.

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    1. HI Amy, Thank you for stopping by! I'm sure the clear jars in your laundry room look great! My hubby is the true DIYer in our house!. Hope you make it back again for a visit.

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  4. What an amazing transformation! It looks so good, it almost makes me want to do my laundry. My favorite thing in my laundry room is my roomy cabinets.

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    1. Hi Brenda, I'm so happy with the redo too, For a tiny little space I think we put as much store as we could in there. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. It looks amazing. I also have a laundry room but it doesn't look like at all but now I have great inspirations! Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much! So nice of you to come visit hope you come back again soon.

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    2. Thank you so much! So nice of you to come visit hope you come back again soon.

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    3. Thank you so much! So nice of you to come visit hope you come back again soon.

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    4. Wow, I enjoyed your comment so much I replied 3 times!

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  6. Oh my gosh, your laundry room looks AHHMAZING! What a great job! I love it!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much, we still have a few things to complete but I am happy with the way everything came together. I hope you took a minute to follow along with us, see you again soon.

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  7. Super cute! I'm getting ready to re-do my laundry room- thanks for the tips!

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    1. Hello Mrs Bishop! Thank you so much for visiting today. Best of luck with your own laundry room redo. I hope you signed up to follow along and come back again soon!

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  8. Hi, Mickey! Stopping by from While I'm Waiting! LOVE this laundry room make-over! I'm so glad you stopped by - I look forward to following along on your blog journey!

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  9. Hi Holly! Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog. I so enjoyed yours as well. I hope you have a great weekend!
    xoxo Mickey

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  10. It's so, so pretty! I was just staring at my ugly laundry room (that looks a lot like your before picture) and thinking about how much I need to make it at least a little bit prettier. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I love your laundry room and I have to admit I am a bit jealous as our washing machine is currently in the conservatory. It must make you feel happy to do your laundry. X

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  12. I love how organized you are! I used to be so good about my paper planner and I've really slacked off lately.Thank you for the inspiration! I'm a new follower :)

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