Monday, January 19, 2009

Laundry Room Makeover!

The new year has brought a much needed reorganization of all of our storage areas but the one I want to brag about, I mean show you is the laundry room. We have a pretty small laundry area so we need to have it organized to make it work! The hubby and I spent the entire weekend working on this, he was such a good sport about this project and only complained Sunday night when he wanted to quit "crafting" and start making dinner. Love you hun!

Here is the before pics. I am actually quit embarrassed to post these but in order to show the full "picture" I am willing to. I can't believe we have lived here almost 4 years and I let this room be this ugly for so long!


I have seeing lots of people building storage caddies for in between their washer and driers but I already had this one and it has laundry storage for dirty towels. It is totally functional!


The wall storage for the ironing board and the broom and what nots are awesome and keep things out of the way but I didn't care for them next to each other anymore...doesn't look very "pretty".


I wasn't caring for the key holder or trashcan...


Not liking the wall decoration or the vacuum cleaner in here!


...So we painted the walls with paint leftover from the living area and added the extra shelf.
Cost: $30 for shelf
Paint: Free
Then decided that we need some sort of "curtain" to hang from the clothes bar...I never used it to begin with. Yes, I could make it myself but I'm really not feelin like pulling out the sewing machine so I ran to WalMart and found a shower curtain that I LOVED! I didn't want to get a regular curtain, I wanted a shower curtain so I could wash it easily. I then got Liquid Stitch and velcro.

Cost: shower curtain $19.99, velcro $11 and Liquid Stitch $2

I had this frame and wasn't using it anywhere so...

I pulled out the scrapbook supplies and GLITTER and made this...

Cost: FREE

these two frames were already in the laundry room but I didn't like them so I taped off the glass to paint the frames black

I painted some clothespins white and glittered them up!
I took some leftover shower curtain and wrapped some board and glued the clothespins to it

And here we go!

Cost: Frame were FREE, clothespins-a bag of 100 $3, glitter FREE, fabric-Leftover so basically FREE



I bought an unfinished plaque with hooks on it at WalMart for $3 and painted it with supplies I already had


And here is the finished results!


I use Oxi and Baby Oxi in EVERY load of laundry but hate the bulky tubs that it comes in so I got these canisters at the Container Store, the large one was $7 and the small one was $4. I picked up the cute lamp, that came with the shade, for $10 at WalMart.

we got this collapsible clothes dryer at the Container Store for $10.


I took the remainder of the shower curtain and made a cover for the caddy, it looks SO much better!

see how functional this thing is!!!!

Total Cost Of Project: $99.99

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24 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I love what you did with the clothespins! It's amazing!!! Your laundry room looks great!!!
-sandy toe

Brittany said...

Looks great! Really puts my LR to shame!

HD said...

It looks so cute:) Love it!!!

Becky said...

Absolutely wonderful. Love the colors.

Miss Anne said...

YOU need a show on HD!

love what you've done!

xo

Lisa M said...

LOVE IT, SITSta! What an inspiration! I wish I had a laundry room so I could give it a make over lol. ;)

Melinda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Hope you will come back and visit often.

Love your blog by the way. What you did with the laundry room is amazing!

Liz said...

I'm officially impressed! Wow, this looks great.

Nicolle said...

I'm jealous! This looks great! My laundry room looks awful. I am going to take some "before" pics of mine today, in case I ever get the energy to redo it!

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! I love this room now! I am never letting you in my laundry room again, way too embarrased. =)

-Ruthann

Callista said...

Wow! Your laundry room looks great! Mine is basically a closet that just fits the washer & dryer and nothing else. Would love to have a room!
I was a bit confused about your your comment over on my blog... do you still have my address from winning the give away? Or did you need it again? Can't wait to see what I won! Woohoo!! you are the BEST!

Finding Normal said...

What a great makeover! Love the Domestic Goddess plaque! :)

Christine said...

This turned out really cute! You guys did a good job...hope you fed your hubby a good dinner after all of this...lol

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

This looks SOOO great! I am definitely going to be doing my laundry room over soon!! You were very creative, and I love how it turned out -- great job!!!

Ms. Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits. Great job! Only $99. Certainly worth the cost.

Darlene said...

Way to go! What fun and creative ideas. Your room looks great. My favorite part is the idea of putting oxiclean in glass canisters. So classy!

Dar

Tammie said...

You are so freakin crafty. Will you please fly up here to Washington and re-do my little spaces that need help , using all your crafting wisdom & talent? No, I won't learn or make the time. It's easier just to have someone do it for me. hehe

The Blonde Duck said...

You can come decorate mine anytime...your laundry room looks like a salon bathroom! So cute!

Saying hi from SITS!

Molly said...

I love makeovers and what a fantastic job! It looks great.
And I LOVE the "travel safely my love" - okay fine I got misty over a keyholder but I think it's lovely.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I have a total thing for laundry rooms. I could look at them all day. This was such a great makeover. So many great ideas. Especially the shower curtain idea. I never would have thought of that! And that Domestic Goddess sign, rock on! That's so awesome. :) Great job girl!!!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Wow that looks so great. You did an awesome job. I wish I had a laundry room to make cute....mine is in the basement!

Lou Ann

WillowLakeScents said...

Looks amazing ! Wanna come to my house ?????

melissa said...

Wow, it looks great~you have some terrific ideas~I'll have to come back when I'm ready to do mine!

Traci @ The Bakery said...

Great job from one flybaby to another!!!!