Laundry Room Makeover on a budget

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Here is our updated Vintage inspired Laundry Room makeover done on a budget. I used many things that I had found at thrift stores and yard sales like a $1 Vintage Wash Board I turned into Wall Art and a chicken wire bustier that became a light fixture along with some old keys and a ruffled drape I made. Someday this room and the kitchen will be gutted so for now we used paint and fabric to transform it. We painted the walls and the cabinets white. The wire shelves in here are not so fabulous so I covered them with white ruffles that came off a drape. I had these three totes, they were sage green plastic from Walmart and I covered them with animal print. I still love Animal print and have to mix little bits of in here and there. On the totes, I put this cute Laundry Room sign in the center and the two black frames on the outer totes. The Laundry Room sign (I had for years) had pink paint on it and I painted over it in black and changed the pink bow on it to burlap. The two frames were from Michaels for .50 cents each and were red and I painted them black and added the burlap and signs. I found this old key like hanger at a thrift store for $3 and it works perfectly in here to hang clothes or unmentionables that need to dry. Ok I had originally found the cutest black chandelier with crystals dripping and everything for $8 to go in here. I prepped Mr Cc that I needed him to hang in on Sunday in between football games of course. Well when we went to hang it, we realized that the previous owner put this light fixture and electrical way to the back of the room, not centered so it would hit those shelves and require major electrical work. Hmmm plan B. Long story short, I remembered this cute chicken wire Bustier I had (see fall porch décor on the blog) and knew she would be perfect to hang in here. She was $1 at a yard sale. I love it. These cabinets got a fresh coat of white paint and they had horrible gold knobs that got changed out for crystal knobs I already had. I had bought these two keys and key artwork at thrift stores and wanted to add them to the cabinet doors for fun. The keys were $3, $8 and the framed keys was $3. Under the cabinets is that little space where lots of goodies hide, including our dog leashes, swiffers, cutting board, dog carrier, trash bags and fun things like that. I made this darling ruffled drape and I LOVE it. I was debating getting a white ruffled drape and when I searched Pottery Barn had it for $69 and I thought I can make it. That’s what happened. I LOVE LOVE LOVE ticking stripes.I was looking at the two stripe fabrics and then I thought it would be so fun to mix them.“How-To” make it is on a post too. I already had the fabric but they were sheets and cost me $4 each. So this drape cost $8 to make and I have a bunch of fabric left over too. I made little animal print valances for the windows. And that’s the tour of the Laundry Room. It’s mix of vintage, animal print, burlap and ticking stripes. I spent about $25 if we add up these items I bought on my shopping travels and the fabric for the drape. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. What do you think??? Do you have any great storage or hiding tricks?? I’d love to hear. Stop by the blog and see what we're up to. - Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day, Lisa
Made this ruffled drape to hide the dog leashes, trash bags, brooms and others.
Old vintage key hanger for unmentionables found at a thrift store
I covered plastic totes from Walmart w animal print fabric
Where I hang things to dry
Cover wire shelves with ruffles
Chicken wire bustier chandelier that I found at a yard sale for $1
I love the way the ruffled ticking stripes drape turned out. How to on the blog
I love old keys and painted these black and added the framed art for $14 found at thrift stores
I Made this vintage washboard art from a washboard found at a yard sale for $1 and the flags say Wash, Fold & Repeat! with Lisa Walsh Huff Kroll
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  • Kristi O'Day Bruner Kristi O'Day Bruner on Feb 24, 2015
    Cute but i would always forgo candles in a laundry room. I had one years ago and fell into busy mom mode. Phone rang as i was folding clothes, i tossed something to the basket and end up with a burning pile of clothes. Not sure how but we were lucky i saw the flame a few minutes later.

  • Ka Ka on Jan 24, 2022

    I love to see things done like you did. It shows me what a great wife you must be to want things nice for your family. I did the same years ago when we started out with very little. I still love to improve the looks of things, and have all kinds of ideas, they make me happy. You are so talented, and i love the ticking stripe, and the animal print. I like you! Thank you for sharing. Kathy