Airing My Dirty Laundry--Laundry Room Makeover Reveal


I've always wanted a nice laundry room. My past homes have only had small laundry closets. When we moved into our current house, it had a good sized laundry room and I was excited to finally have a real laundry ROOM. This is what our old laundry room looked like. It had utility cabinets that were nice, but took up ALOT of space. It was dark and cramped and I just needed something bright and happy.
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Some of you may remember my sliding barn doors from a few months ago. This is what was hidden behind them. Now that the entrance to the room was pretty, I wanted the inside to be pretty too!
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Below is my favorite picture of the new room, but it was still missing the trim when I took it, and it was missing a door knob on one of the cabinets, and I had a dirty coat laying on the dryer. This is real life, people. HAHA.
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I built the cabinets, countertop, shelves, drying rack, bench, and water heater cover. I replaced the closet door with a cute curtain, we painted the walls, replaced the back door and redid the trim. Although we got rid of the cabinets, we were still able to store and hide all the stuff we had in it in the cabinets I built and the existing closet.
And since I sold the old cabinets for $300, I was able to pay for the entire redo with that money (except the new back door, which we were going to replace anyway) and still have some leftover!
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
I decorated with some of my grandma's old mason jars, and her old washboard and tea towel.
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
I used my rubber work boots to do double duty as decoration. This new bench is great for coming in and taking off boots.
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
The new cabinets and countertop are so convenient and make the room feel so much more open than before. And with all the shelves, I have room to display some of my favorite things!
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
We store our brooms, mops, cleaning supplies, and vacuums in the closet and the curtain takes up less space and makes it easier to access than the old door.
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
I built a wood frame and stapled drop cloth material onto it to hide the water heater. It is easy to move out of the way if we ever need to access it. I also used the big laundry sign to cover the electrical panel. We just move it out of the way when we need to get to it.
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
We replaced the dark recessed light straight out of the 80s and hung a pretty white chandelier and a wooden medallion that I made myself from scraps. It was a pain to hang, but I really love this new chandelier and the medallion is beautiful.
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
It is so much brighter in here now and I can honestly say that I don’t dread folding laundry in here nearly as much as I used to. It’s actually kind of fun to hang out in here and have a cup of coffee.
airing my dirty laundry laundry room makeover reveal, home improvement, laundry rooms, organizing, storage ideas
Or you know….TOTALLY STAGE drinking a cup of coffee in here to get a good picture. Folks, you are looking at THE world’s greatest do it yourselfer (wannabe). No autographs, please.
So besides the fact that I was really hoping to stay neutral in here, but it ended up looking like someone sprayed a rainbow all over it, I’m pretty pleased with the totally 100% DIYed, and practically free laundry room redo. What do you guys think?
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