Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New and Improved Laundry Room

Oh my goodness. This project was supposed to be easy....and then it got complicated. Then I almost gave up. (no I didn't..that's dramatic) Then it got delayed.  Then we finished it. The laundry room is done and it's really pretty!! *this post contains affiliate links. Shopping links can be found at the end of this post.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

Ta da!! What do you think? In case you forgot, because it's been so long that I had, here's what it looked like pre makeover.


Dark, messy and crowded. Now it feels so fresh and much more spacious.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade


our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

Globe Electric sent me this light which is so simple and pretty and a great scale for the space.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

If you remember from the design plan, Behr provided me with the paint for the room.  I chose to paint the trim 'shoreline haze' and the walls 'polar bear'.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

The rest of our house has white trim and I really have loved the change in here with the darker trim.  It feels more modern.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

The pantry got a rearrange and a few more bins. I really do love these sterlite bins. They feel like great quality. I've used some in my closet for years so I just looked for them on amazon and even ordered that deeper size. Here's what it looked like before.


Also, if you have eagle eyes, I cheated and moved the rug over here for this picture.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

I kind of wish I had bought this same rug in a larger size. Or I could always just buy another one for this spot.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

I shared this DIY clothes rack on my instagram stories.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

I'm so happy with how it turned out and plan on sharing the details soon.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

I refaced the cabinets with solid facing on the drawers and craftsman style trim on the doors. I followed this tutorial. Now they look more like our modern bathroom cabinets.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

I was a little worried since our doors and drawers have a rounded edge but they look pretty great for a $10 project.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

Here's where the snafu happened... I got some scrap butcher block from friends. In my head I knew it was the perfect fit for the space. I'm spacial, yall! One morning my hard working man, who trusts me, took off the existing counter top and when we put the scraps on to check them out, it was about 1 inch short. NOOOOOOOOOO!! WHY? I'm not as spacial as I thought..

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

I tried all kinds of things to get them to fit. MEASURE first, Jessica......UGH. If I had measured, I would have just left the whole counter top as is.  Fast forward, one cheap attempt.  I bought wood looking laminate at our local habitat for humanity builder supply. My man vetoed that. Understandably. Sometimes I let me cheapness get in the way of doing it right. So I broke down and ordered a piece from Lowes. They had to locate it at a warehouse then deliver it by bicycle it felt like. 2 weeks later we got it!

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

It was worth it. They're beautiful. They warm the space and look so rich. I stained them with the same color I've used all over our house.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

Brewster Home Fashions sent me these adhesive backsplash tiles. They were so easy and look amazing with the counter top. I'll have a post for you on the installation of those in a couple weeks.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

Oh another big change we made...

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

We didn't add the sink back in. We can do it at some point if we want but I liked the idea of having more counter space and being able to take all the other furniture out of here. It was a big debate on Instagram. It can still easily have a sink. We're seeing how we like it for now though.

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade
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See how happy I am in here?!

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

I ALWAYS pull towels out of the dryer with a large smile and in full makeup. Obviously. 

our laundry room makeover is complete and it's so pretty! || House Homemade

Thanks for finally checking out this space! I'm so so excited it's done and love the finished look. What's your favorite part? I'd love to know.

Thanks for reading, friends!
 
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2 comments:

  1. A big transformation for such a small space! I love it!

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  2. Jessica I am always blown away by your creativity (and humor)! I look forward to your Instagram stories each morning :) The laundry room looks amazing as does your whole house!
    much love to you sweet girl!

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