Cindy Shipp
Cindy Shipp
  • Hometalker
  • Las Vegas, NV

Drab to Fab Modern Farmhouse Laundry

3 Materials
18 Hours

My husband and I bought the ultimate fixer and spent the last two months working on making it our forever home. One of the last projects was the laundry room. I want to thank all the DIYers on Hometalk that posted some great inspiration for making this room the one we stop and stare at constantly!
Before - Super Drab !
Before - Super Drab !
Once we picked out the tile for the living areas of the house we decided to flow it right into the laundry room. It's not a big space but we needed something so I would WANT to go in here and do laundry!!
drab to fab modern farmhouse laundry
We started by putting up the wood wall. These planks were inexpensive at Lowe's (editor's note:link is for Amazon), about $25 per box. It took about 2 1/2 boxes to do the wall (Hubby was being very picky about the boards we choose.) He marked where the studs were and used a brad nailer to adhere them to the wall.
drab to fab modern farmhouse laundry
My hubby framed in the water line box and then I did some shopping! Found the large safety pins on Amazon ( $27. I downloaded the pictures of the laundry "Wash Dry Fold and Iron" and decoupaged them to a few wood planks we had left over. I got a glass jar at Michaels for $6 and put stenciled letters "Washer Pods". The letters I got at Hobby Lobby on sale for $1.49 each.
drab to fab modern farmhouse laundry
We also sanded down the cabinet and painted them a dark grey that complimented the faux wood tile flooring. We removed the wood board on the right side to create more storage. I also got a few additional items at Hobby Lobby for decoration.

drab to fab modern farmhouse laundry
We finished off the opening on the far right size with a thin curtain rod and a black and white plaid curtain. I had an old tablecloth that I accidentally shrunk so I cut and sewed it up to fit the space. Behind the curtain we put the dog food bucket and trash can. We had to put the water machine back in here for now but it gives me an excuse other than laundry to go and admire our work.

PS.. the hardest thing about this project was the wall that is why I gave it a "medium" difficulty, but once you lay out a pattern it goes fast!

Suggested materials:

  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wood interlocking planks</a>  (Lowe's/ Amazon)
  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paint</a>  (Lowe's/Amazon)
  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Decorations</a>  (Hobby Lobby, Amazon, & Michaels (On sale))

Top Hometalk Projects

31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
18 Adorable Bird Feeders You'll Want To Make Right Now
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
Gardeners: Copy These 28 Stunning Ways To Display Your Plants
30 Fun Ways To Keep Your Home Organized
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
30 Great Jar Ideas You Have To Try
31 Coastal Decor Ideas Perfect For Your Home
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe

Have a question about this project?

2 questions

Join the conversation

3 of 23 comments
  • Barbara Sharwood
    on Sep 24, 2017

    We've just done our laundry & I wish I'd seen yours first. While I do like mine, yours looks absolutely fabulous!
    • Cindy Shipp
      on Sep 24, 2017

      Thank you I added a few more much needed items. I got a hanging rack that comes down off the wall for item that don't go in the dryer. I also on the hunt for old wood hangers.

  • Latonya
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Love it !!
Your comment...