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