A Vintage Inspired Red & Aqua Laundry Room Makeover

Christina Dennis
by Christina Dennis
3 Days
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.

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  • Sherri Sherri on Oct 10, 2017
    Can you share the paint color and brand? I simply love what you did! Excellent work!

  • Sylvia Franklin Sylvia Franklin on May 30, 2021

    Wait!! Did I miss the instructions on how the door was repurposed for the space on top of the washing machine and dryer? Is it mounted down??

  • Dani Hyde Dani Hyde on Jun 02, 2021

    How has the laundry bags held up?? I love the idea. But my husband and kiddo stuff gets dirty and they both don’t understand how to be general yet

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  • Robin Robin on Jan 17, 2020

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

  • Dee Dee on Nov 12, 2021

    Absolutely ADORABLE!!😍 I'm in love with it. So creative, plenty of storage and a great way to stay organized. Love the color scheme! You've inspired me to get to work on mine.😁