A Vintage Inspired Red & Aqua Laundry Room Makeover

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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!
Here's how it looked before.
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.
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!
Some DIY cafe curtains and a vintage washboard add some interest to the room.
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.
I hung buckets on the pegboard for collecting things found in pockets.
We are SO happy with our newly organized laundry room. It makes me want to do MORE laundry... well, almost.
For more details, product links, and a video tour, please visit my blog post.

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3 of 5 questions
  • Etet
    on Oct 9, 2016

    What happened to the light switch?

    • Kay
      on Feb 17, 2020

      Love the thrift store picture frame idea and I’m stealing it for one of my projects! Thanks

  • Lynn Butler
    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?

    • Ann Lima
      Ann Lima
      on Mar 19, 2019

      You use furring strips to create a gap between the pegboard and 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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  • Joy
    on Dec 23, 2018

    so pretty!!

  • Robin
    on Jan 17, 2020

    I like how you matched the ironing board cover to the curtain! Simple idea with big impact 😁

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