Our Small Laundry Room Makeover Revealed!

We have our first room completely remodeled in our new house and I can’t wait to show you our laundry room makeover! The laundry room is one of the most used and practical rooms in the house, and a lot of homemakers really dislike all the laundry they have to do. I’m no exception, laundry is not my favorite thing to do. At all.

But with six children the wash machine is always swishing, and the dryer humming away. I knew that I wanted a beautiful place to do laundry, and since this laundry room is on the main level, everyone sees it constantly.

Our house was covered in wallpaper and old light fixtures, but the laundry room shows me what this house can look like if we keep working at it!

I introduce to you…my laundry room!
Our small laundry room makeover! From wallpaper to paint, and open shelving, this laundry room is now practical and beautiful!

*Squeal!!!!* I love it! I can’t even begin to tell you how delighted I am with how it turned out. To give you an idea of how transformed it is, here is a before picture.

Old Laundry Room Makeover

We removed the wallpaper, had someone come in and mud the walls to give it a smooth surface, and we took off the doors above the washer and dryer to give it a more open feel. We also removed the small clothes rack on the wall to open it up. There was a huge fluorescent light that was green and ugly, and that came down as well.

Our small laundry room makeover! From wallpaper to paint, and open shelving, this laundry room is now practical and beautiful!

I wanted the laundry room to be bright and cheerful, so I picked this Sherwin Williams Open Air color. It’s a light blue that reminds me of the beautiful sky and fresh flowers without being a baby blue nursery color. We actually have one of our girl’s rooms this color as well.

See the built in ironing board? Just open the door and out comes the ironing board! I love that it’s tucked away! It’s obviously smaller than a full size ironing board and is not quite as convenient, but so far it’s worked just fine.

Laundry Room Makeover. Open shelves in our laundry room for holding practical items and decor. The laundry detergent is in the glass jar.

We took the doors off and filled in the holes and did a touch up paint job. This is exactly what I was dreaming of! The “House Keepers” box was my moms and I have so many memories of seeing her use it. It’s extra special to me!

Laundry Room Makeover.

The metal letters I found at Hobby Lobby during a 50% off sale. I wanted a rustic farmhouse feel to this laundry room and these were a perfect fit. You can also find them on Etsy here.

Laundry Room Makeover. Wooden stand with candle from Grove and Ikea white pot and greenery.

The wooden stand from Hobby Lobby definitely gives it that farmhouse feel, and I put a candle from Grove on top of it. The white pots and greenery came from IKEA.

Laundry Room Makeover. Glass jar with clothespins and white jar and greenery from IKEA.

I used a glass jar to put clothespins in, and used another white pot from IKEA.

Laundry Room Makeover. Vintage iron tin container to hold dryer balls, and a Home Comforts Book.

I found this vintage looking iron container from World Market and use it to hold my wool dryer balls. I love it! My mom gave me this Home Comforts book years ago, so it’s another sweet reminder of her. If I ever have a question of how to wash something, this book has a large laundry section so it will be handy to have it there.

Laundry Room Makeover. Glass jar to hold laundry detergent.

This might not be the most practical thing, but I saw the idea of using glass jars to hold your laundry detergent and loved how it looked. My mother in law encouraged me to do it, and I’m so glad I did! I needed a smaller jar, so I purchased this Pioneer Woman set and we will use the other one in the kitchen.

The glass jar is from Grove (where I get all my cleaning supplies) and I poured my stain remover spray in it. The white container is from IKEA, and I put the plastic container to pour the laundry soap in there. It hides it away and keeps the stickiness off the shelf.

I kept looking and looking for this sign at Hobby Lobby and finally found it tucked away on my second trip there! It was exactly what I was wanting to get. It reminds me of the one that Magnolia Homes sells, but it’s smaller and more affordable. Much more affordable. 🙂

Laundry Room Makeover with this vintage laundry hamper from World Market!

This vintage laundry hamper was my big splurge for this room. I’ve always loved these hampers that roll, and thought they were so awesome looking! I had a coupon for World Market and decided to get this rolling hamper. The wheels work well, and my plan is for clean laundry only to go in this. I can then wheel it into the living room to fold the laundry! This definitely makes my homemaking heart happy. 🙂

Laundry Room Makeover with this light from Lowes.

The other big purchase we did was to replace the light. It was so huge and ugly and this new light just makes all the difference! Sean had to cut a huge rectangle in the sheetrock to to fix a big hole and some bad mud work. He then hung some new sheetrock and taped and mudded it. Then we painted the ceiling white since you could tell where the large fluorescent light had been before. We found this bronze metal light from Lowes and love how it looks! It’s nice and bright (lights are hard to photograph!), and would recommend this light for any smaller size room or entry way!

I’m so thrilled with how it turned out and I can’t wait to start on another room! If you are wondering, the door in the laundry room leads to a half bathroom, and we have all the supplies to redo that room. We just need time. Lots and lots of time!

 

Sources

Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Open Air

Galvanized Metal Letters – Hobby Lobby or Etsy

Wash and Dry Sign – Hobby Lobby or similar from Amazon here and here.

Laundry Iron Container – World Market

Glass Jar Dispenser – Walmart or Amazon

Light – Bronze Metal Light from Lowe’s

Glass Spray Bottle – Grove

Vintage Rolling Hamper – World Market

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Comments

  1. Debbie Allen says:

    It’s a lovely transformation! There isn’t one thing I don’t like! One down…ten, or so to go! ?

  2. Beautiful!! It looks like Chip and Joanna Gaines remodeled that room! 🙂

  3. Do you perhaps mean the offer ends September 15th? If not I’ve already missed out. 🙁

  4. Beautiful! You mentioned there is a half bath attached, how many do you have total? I remember you saying that the old house bathroom was a struggle.

  5. It is gorgeous! You guys did a great job!

  6. Your laundry room looks so fantastic! You guys did a great job!!

  7. Wonderful job! Looking forward to seeing what else you do!

  8. This is so lovely. Im from Northern Ireland and I find your blog encouraging. We have small houses over here, so no laundry room! Enjoy your new home.

  9. I love how your laundry room turned out!!! I know you’re excited to get to the rest of the house.

    My sister and brother-in-law are in the same situation. They bought a fixer upper and were able to get some work done before they moved in last week. They’ve finished one bathroom, and the rest of the house is a work in progress 😉

  10. I have been so excited to see photos of your house and the remodeling y’all have been doing! Your laundry room turned out great!! I love the flooring and the brigh cheerful space! Great clothing system for your girls too! I love the simplicity, and if it saves everyone’s sanity and keeps spaces clean I say it’s a keeper! 🙂

  11. Oooo, I love it! Gives me inspiration. Are you going for that style in the rest of your home? If so, post pictures! : )
    Funny how you did your laundry room first. In our “fixer upper”, the laundry is going to be the last to be redone and painted. It is still the 3 colors of green as when we moved in. Seriously, the ceiling(popcorn) is bright green, the walls are a different weird green, and the cabinets yet another bright kelly green. I’m ready for neutral lol. I really like that blue color…my daughter wants a sky blue for her bedroom, so we may get a sample of open air.

  12. “If you have to be there, love it!” is my policy around our house – when we moved in, the laundry room was the first room I finished for the same reason! Yours turned out absolutely beautiful!

  13. I love everything about it!!

  14. This is absolutely beautiful – great choices and your hard work has paid off! Hope you’re loving the space. 🙂

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