Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Laundry Room Re-do

Well, its been two years. So of course I need to tame my decorating ADD and change up the laundry room ...again.
I have a hate hate relationship with said laundry room. We have no cabinets in there, and we have like 10 foot high ceilings, so I NEED cabinets in there, its just complete wasted space. Especially when we have no closets in our house, I need all the extra space I can get for storage.
Second off...its small. Very small. Just a walk through space from the garage into the main house. Therefor it gets messy. Its the landing place of all things junk. And sometimes not junk, so then its fun trying to find it amidst the junk :)
I have realized through my years that subconsciously when I start getting sick of a space in my house, I don't ever care if its clean or not. That's when I know its time for a change.
This has recently happened in my laundry room.
This was what it was suppose to look like after my last re-do. and looked like that for about a few weeks...and off and on over the past two years. Now imagine it with mounds and mounds of clothes, screws, hammers, turkey decoy boxes (yes, you heard me right) papers, magazines, the top shelf full of who knows what...lights (non-working and working), random accessories I didn't want to go downstairs to put away, a couple three or four empty detergent bottles....etc, etc...you get the point.
I should have taken a picture :( mainly to remind myself not to let it get like that again, but I didn't. I had to find places for all that random stuff when our dryer went out and we had to buy a new one. Therefore, all the crap sitting on the dryer had to find a new place to live in order to move the old dryer out and the new in.
And then that pushed me to change the laundry room.
I needed something new and fresh.
Since, I couldn't wait to put cabinets in....and didn't want to spend the money on them, I decided to just add two more shelves made out of particle board. It worked for the first one, so why not try it again, right? 
I then went to town with my spraypaint.
I painted the brown baskets green.
My grandma's black mail holder white.
The frames white.
The shelves white. 
The vase white.
The brackets white.
Yes, I like white :)
Much to my husband's chagrin. (is it sad I only know that word because of the Twilight books :) lol)
 
But I did add some blue in there with the help from a little birdy from my childhood and some wire baskets my mom gave me. 
I then added some new scrapbook paper into the frames.
Here's the old. 
...and now the new.
And grabbed a leaf from my watermelon plant to incorporate more green into the room.
The only problem? I was too busy decorating, and not thinking of storage. lol.
Luckily I already had the baskets that hid all the nails and screws, the dog stuff, and the dryer sheets.
To hide the other stuff, like wood glue, wood filler, painters tape, etc. and the light bulbs, I grabbed the pink boxes out of my pantry and put them to use.
Now I have some storage.
Not much :)
But at least it looks pretty. lol
As I said before, the hubs is sick....S.I.C.K. of all the white going on in my house right now.
But, the way I see it, at least I am adding in my color :) Right????
See, now instead of black and white, and yellow, I have white, yellow, green, blue, pink and some brown stashed in there :)

I see it as an improvement!
The cost of this project was $31.
$18 for all six brackets.
$13 for the two shelves.

39 comments:

  1. I love how fresh and light it is now! And more shelves is always better...cabinets or not. We are doing the same thing in our teeny laundry room and I wanted mine pretty like yours but I have abandoned it and just decided to shelve it up like crazy and attach things to the wall. It will make my life sooooo much easier. But I still covet your pretty one. Just a little. :)

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  2. Very pretty! I love the additon of shelves. Baskets are simple and inexpensive ways to hide things. I recently did a post on my laundry room too. Mine is a little larger so I could use a folding table to store things under.
    Coming here from Tip Junkie.

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  3. I like it! Where'd you find those brackets?? I got some similar brackets that were more expensive and not as pretty. I might want to upgrade when we move! :)

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  4. Great makeover! I also love white, and in a laundry room it feels especially clean and fresh.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Fabulous makeover. Your laundry looks so fresh and clean.

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  6. I love the before and the after! I love how you were able to give it a new look without spending much money at all!

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  7. Nice transformation! Keeping walls and main pieces neutral allows you to swap out decor as often as you please without putting a dent in your wallet!

    http://thisposhpalette.blogspot.com/

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  8. I would totally die for that space. Before or after. My pantry/utility room/crap storage/laundry room is a disgrace.

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  9. Great job! I love all the little details that you put into it. I bet it feels SO much better doing laundry now. :)

    By the way, I have having my first link party now, and would love to have you link this up to it.

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-1.html

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  10. How gorgeous! I have been looking for brackets like those for so long here in Aus :( have only found them in 1 place for $40au EACH! Argh!

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  11. I really like all the white! Makes me want to do my laundry room so its not so crazy (like when you saw it :S). Maybe that will be my adventure tomorrow :D

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  12. You did a heck of an amazing job here! I love the way it looked before, but now it really does look more cheerful and fresh.

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  13. How fresh and pretty it is! Great job!! Found you via Someday Crafts and have become your newest follower. Pop over for a visit if you get time. Tootles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/falling-off-pink-cloud-and-landing-on.html

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  14. This is so cute!! I'm hoping to makeover my laundry room next! Thanks for the inspiration!


    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  15. I have a similar problem with our laundry room, except that it's also the entrance where everyone comes into our house! I think it's time I invested some money into beautifying it. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Nice re-do. I love the color black and when I saw the first picture I believed that nothing could be better than that. But the green looks so fresh. Great job!

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  17. I love the fresh new look, great job on your laundry room!

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  18. Great updates! Love all the white to brighten up the space!

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  19. Very fresh. I am a fan of white too. Did you find the brackets locally or online?

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    1. you can get them at hobby lobby

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  20. I love your blog - and always check in to see what is new (you are on my "favorites"). Love the transition to white. White always seems so much more fresh and clean - what a perfect "feel" for a laundry room. Great job on the frames too!
    Molly

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  21. I think it turned out great. So light and cheery. I bet it made doing laundry more enjoyable... for about a day! HAHA. I would love to have a laundry room. For now, mine is out in my garage. Boo.

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  22. Turned out very cute! I stopped over from Thrifty Decor Chick. I love the green baskets!

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  23. I love all the new looks.Cant wait until we move and get settled so that I can personalize my laundry area. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  24. I love the colors! I'm a new follower. Love your blog!

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  25. So pretty! It turned out great- saw you on TT&J :)

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  26. It's funny we both linked cheap laundry room makeovers this week. Your is so cheery and light. I hope you start to love this space! Lisa~

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  27. Looks so beautiful and chic! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to pin it!! Visiting from TT&J

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  28. Very nice! I love the soft colours you've added to the white. It reminds me of fresh laundry!

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  29. Guess what? I love the before AND the after! The new colors are pretty great & cheery though. Great job both times!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  30. So so beautiful. I am just making a couple of adjustments to mine as well. What a pretty job you have done with a smaller space. So light and inviting. I love the green spray paint on the baskets.

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  31. Both looks are really nice, but it is fun to change things up now and then isn't it?

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  32. where did you get the brackets?

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  33. These laundry rooms look fancier than my house and I am inspired!! Beautiful!

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  34. I love this, but like other people have asked, where did you get those brackets?? :)

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  35. I like your old laundry room a LOT better. Maybe it's because the new one looks like a little girls dream bedroom or something. It's super cute for sure, but I still like the before better! You are amazing at what you do!

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