A Vintage Inspired Red & Aqua Laundry Room Makeover

$150
3 Days
Medium

Our little laundry & utility room was functional, but it wasn't as functional as it COULD be. I wanted to make it a pretty space with more storage. With a small budget and a lot of elbow grease, my husband and I transformed our laundry room into a vintage-inspired red & aqua retreat!
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
Here's how it looked before.
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
My favourite part is this giant pegboard we made. It measures 6 feet wide by 8 feet tall. My husband installed it and framed it, and I caulked and painted it.
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
I used wire baskets and hanging laundry bags I found on Amazon to hang on the giant pegboard, and I also hung my ironing board, some art and a drying rack. The wall functions so well and it looks pretty too!
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
Some DIY cafe curtains and a vintage washboard add some interest to the room.
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
This cherry red washer and dryer were the inspiration for the red and aqua / mint colour scheme. Some wire bins I found at Walmart fit the shelf in between the machines perfectly. The countertop was made from an extra door we had.
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
I hung buckets on the pegboard for collecting things found in pockets.
a vintage inspired red aqua laundry room makeover, laundry rooms, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, wall decor
We are SO happy with our newly organized laundry room. It makes me want to do MORE laundry... well, almost.
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Christina Dennis

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  • Etet
    on Oct 9, 2016

    What happened to the light switch?

    • Infoseekrs
      on Dec 14, 2017

      Gladys, maybe the pegboard could be routed out where the switch is and the open space could be framed with moulding or even a thrift store picture frame.

  • Lynn Butler
    on Apr 2, 2017

    Did you have to take the Sheetrock down before you install the peg board? Or did you apply the peg board on top of Sheetrock?

  • Sherri
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Can you share the paint color and brand? I simply love what you did! Excellent work!

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