Monday, October 12, 2009

Laundry Room Makeover

Before



After


Before


After


Before


After



And some detail pics :)





My counter top is made from melamine - you know, that white plastic coated MDF? My counter area was WAY deeper than standard counters come, so we had to figure something else out. Melamine worked out really well and was very cost-effective! The giant sheet we bought did my big counter top (66x35) and 2 shelves in my closet (41x18) with some left over - and cost only $25! I added a strip of pretty molding ($9) to the edge and painted the whole thing the same white that I painted the board and batten
The room is so pretty I want to squeal every time I walk by!

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions to my decorating dilemma post!  I used a lot of them :)
Linking up to DIY Day at ASPTL






45 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great laundry room! My laundry room is in a 1940's cobweb filled basement that sometimes floods. I would love to have a laundry room like this. Love the chocolate brown color. Well done.

Traci @ Beneath My Heart said...

LOVE what you did! It looks so great. I have a teeny tiny laundry room with no hopes of it ever looking as good as yours. I'm jealous, I admit it.
Thanks for sharing anyway! :)
Traci

Hattie said...

Wow! It doesn't even look like the same room. I love the idea of a nice deep shelf over the washer and dryer. What a beautiful room!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

You did a great job. I love that room and love the brown and white together! I'm sure now that the room is so beautiful...that socks won't get lost, clothes will fold...miraculously...that the kids will WANT to help mommy fold and match their socks! I just know it! Big smile.
Beautiful room!
Debbie

Jennifer@Isrelspace said...

OH, that's so pretty! What a way to make laundry more enjoyable! :) Great job.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! Love your transformed laundry room. You must love to do laundry now!! :)

cindy@cottageinstincts said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Love that chocolate color you used...I think I need a Hershey's break.

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

It looks so awesome! Aren't you so glad you did it! The brown is great. I have tried it before but I always get it wrong. Such a cute little sign on the top too!

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Oh don;t know if I told you but I am following!

Enchantresses Three said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Absolutely AMAZING!!! It is just beautiful!
Hugs,
Sariah

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

It ALMOST makes me want to do laundry! ALMOST. :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Great job on your room! I like that you didn't keep the washer and dryer stacked- love the counter top across- I saw in an older country living magazine where they made a sweet curtain to even hide the appliances- mine need hidden- they are ancient!

blessings
mary

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

You are amazing!!You should do this for a living or have your own show on TLC or something!!!!

Sheri said...

That's wonderful! I don't even like to THINK about our laundry room! It's so small and well...small.

If you haven't alredy please head over and link up: http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-monster-dominoes.html

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a fantastic makeover!!! I so envy your counter top, this is exactly what I envision for my laundry room. I can't believe how inexpensive it was, it looks very high end! The walls are gorgeous too.
Great job!

Cheryl said...

Love your makeover. the board and batten really give that room character and that chocolate color on the wall gives it a lot of contrast. Love the sign on the counter there. So true in our home. We have stackables too and right now they are stacked cause we have a fridge next to them, but i would like to put them side by side to have a counter to fold on.

Go East Memphis Mama said...

Wow! Really great job!!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

You will love the counter on top of the washer and dryer. It's so practical! Do you miss losing the sink?

linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

WOW!!! your laundry room turned out fabulous!! I just love it!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

It looks fantastic! Love the board & batten and your paint choices. Great job ;-)

Dusa said...

I think I have an inordinate love of your 'new' closet. May I come live there?

Dresser Girl said...

I L.O.V.E. it!!

Leanne said...

Wow, that looks amazing! I could live in your laundry room. Great job.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I absolutely LOVE it! I am getting ready to redo my laundry closet, and I hope it looks HALF this great!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Super cute - I would want to squeal too!

Brenda said...

Very nice! I need to do something with mine because it is in the area where everyone comes in the house. Mud room, laundry and entrance way all in one. You did a great job. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment.

Kim said...

That made a HUGE difference!

Sarah said...

Just gorgeous! I love the wall colour and all the details. :)

Sandra said...

GREAT job! It looks so,so pretty. Just the inspiration I need to finally tackle our laundry room, thanks!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Oooo Nice! Great job on the use of space! I, on the other hand would just like a washer and dryer that isn't from 1974! :)

The Ruby Mama said...

So FREAKING GORGEOUS. I have to go to the laundry room in the lobby of our apartment building and I WISH they had a laundry room like this!!!!! Nice job!!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love it! The color and the board and batten are just gorgeous!

northern cottage said...

OH.MY.WORD - this is gorgeous. You ROCK!

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

WOW! Love this and now I wish I didn't have those blasted under drawers for my washer and dryer. Perhaps I can sell them?????

Richella said...

Way to go, girl! I'm proud of you for deciding that you wanted a change, asking for help at the Decorating Dilemmas Party, and then going for it! This looks WONDERFUL. The board and batten are great, and the brown is marvelous. That was a stroke of genius--looks great against the crisp white. Congratulations!!

pk said...

Love the color scheme and the whole makeover! Great job! Following... Hope you're having a good day.
pk @ Room Remix

Tamera said...

Great job!! I love the board and batten...thinking of where I can put some myself;)

Tamera@doubledelight

Julie said...

WOW laundry could be barable in that pretty room!!!! Looks so great!

Marcee said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous transformation! I can't believe how little it cost. CONGRATS:)

Nicole said...

You did a wonderful job on your laundry room. A few questions: 1) did you cut the board or did you have the hardware store do it for you? 2) Where did you get that lovely Laundry sign?

Amber said...

It looks like a totally different room! Love the old window you hung on the wall and the trim detail you added to the counter.

Jennifer said...

The room looks amazing! I have wanted to do something similar in my laundry room. I have a question for you, did you mount the counter top, or did you just lay it on top of the washer/dryer?? Thanks!

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