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Laundry Room Reveal

March 3, 2015

I am seriously so excited about our laundry room makeover!  I wanted a light, bright, and cheerful space that also needed to function.  My husband has been working tirelessly on this space and I'm so happy to say we're finished!

The room feels twice as large and has at least twice the amount of storage now.  Our laundry room is right off the little hallway connecting our kitchen to the family room and I'm just thrilled to no longer be embarrassed to keep the door open.


We added in two double towel rods to use a drying racks.  These are so pretty and really useful.  A lot of our clothes don't go in the dryer so this was a must for me.  And because their is also an exit to our backyard and driveway, I wanted to make sure we had a good storage bench.  I hide boots and snow clothes inside right now but will switch to our pool stuff come summer.  I love that I was able to add in some functional seating.  That giant basket is right by the back door and perfect for holding boots or flip flops.  We don't wear shoes in the house so I never really think to store them upstairs.


The triple laundry sorter is another no-brainier.  What a game changer!  One is for my husband, one for the kids, and one for me.  I like to keep our laundry separate so previously I just had three big laundry baskets piled on the floor in here at all times which was an eye sore and took up all the floor space. This system is so much better!


The first thing we did was to clean and paint the walls (Classic Gray by Benjamin Moore).  Next, Matthew removed the cabinets and rehung them.  They were crooked and needed to be raised.  He created a soffit above them and trimmed out the sides by ripping scrap lumber to create a more built-in look. When he raised the cabinets, it also left enough room to add in a long shelf across the whole top of the laundry nook.

The shelf was super easy to build, he just used a 1"x12"x12' for the sides and the top and came back and trimmed it out with half-round.  He painted it gray to match the walls so that it would blend in and appear to just be floating on the wall.

It's the perfect ledge for our laundry soap and stain remover and a few other things to I want more accessible.  It's also a good spot to add in some pretty!  I popped in some calendar prints into those two black frames which I love for now but I have a feeling that I'll be changing those up pretty regularly!


 And because it's always fun to see where we started I'm sharing our before shots below.  Take a look at this hot mess of room.  After we moved in we popped in the washer and dryer and a giant metal rack along the back wall.  That was it.  It has been the worst room for the past year and a half.


And one last shot of the after, get ready to oooh and ahhh with me now!  I'm just so incredibly happy with the outcome!  It's so much better, it almost makes me want to do laundry.


Also, I'll also be sharing more on the faux roman shades I made later this week!  It was so easy. 

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I would like to give a special thank you to Wayfair for providing me with a few of the products we used in our laundry room makeover.

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28 comments:

  1. It looks so good! So bright, white, and fresh!!

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm pretty lucky to have two windows in here!

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  2. Beautiful space! I would just sit in there and drink coffee and relax between loads of laundry!

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    1. Thank you! My children run in the opposite direction when they hear I'm doing laundry so this might just be my new hide and drink coffee spot :)

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  3. Looks so good and I love the brass rods!

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    1. Thanks girl! I love that we're in a traditional old house so brass accents are both fresh and appropriate!

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  4. Seriously you can do no wrong when it comes to house updates (or clothing). This is amazing. If this was my living room with a washer and dryer in the middle I wouldn't care bc it's so pretty!

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    1. you are seriously so sweet. Thank you! And I agree, it's the only room in my house that no one will follow me into so I might just be hanging out drinking coffee in here "folding clothes" a lot :)

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    1. Thanks girl! I'm pretty in love with it myself!

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  6. I love the canvas in your laundry room-such great color! Is that from way fair as well?

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    2. No way! It's gorgeous! Love the colors. Do you take commissions!?!

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  7. It's FREAKING amazing!!! LOVE!!!!

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  8. It looks great! I love how big your space is.

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  9. Gorgeous, Julia! I love the soft gray on the walls and how bright and cheery this room is!! Considering how much time we inevitably spend in laundry rooms, they might as well be beautiful!!

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  10. Love every detail! Cheers to your sweet hubby for all his hard work. So, so pretty Julia!

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  11. What a beautiful laundry room! I love the greek key pillow - where did you find it?

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    1. Thank you! The Greek key pillow is from target!

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  12. This is beautiful!! Well done! I am inspired to at least think about my horrendous laundry room now. :)

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  13. Ohmygosh--- how is this a laundry room?! Love how you made it serene and glam...and the brass towel bars are genius!

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  14. I'd love to know the heights at which your cabinets are hung? We are in the same boat of finishing out our laundry/pantry and will be adding in upper cabinets... I wanted to double them up and have 12" over 30" but it's going to be too tight between the bottom of the cabinets and the top of the machines... I worry that pushing a 36" cabinet all the way to the ceiling will look "off"

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  15. Such an improvement Julia! enjoy your new space.

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  16. Obsessing over every detail of your laundry room, job well done! I love it! Xo, Stephanie

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  17. It's pretty unusual to see laundry rooms getting a makeover. I guess it's because they tend to be an ignored space in people's homes. In any case, I love how bright and cozy your laundry room looks after the makeover! It must be a pleasure doing laundry after that remodel. Haha! Thanks for sharing, Julia!

    Grady Schwartz @ iDesign

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  18. Beautiful! I love every detail, especially the double towel racks. Thank you for the inspiration.

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