Laundry Room Reveal - ORC Week 6

Thursday, May 8, 2014

*Spoiler Alert: I didn’t finish the counter top…

Anyway, before we get to the pictures I want to thank Linda for hosting the challenge and allowing all of us to join the party. I’m pretty sure my laundry room would still have a hole in the wall otherwise. The challenge really was the push I needed to get started on this room. Oh, and don’t forget to check out all of the other room reveals here!
 

OK, let’s start with the before pictures. Six weeks ago this was the only room in the house that hadn’t been painted, not to mention the hole in the wall… 



And now here’s my laundry room today!


We started by hiring a local company to repair the drywall. Then I painted everything in the room – walls, ceiling, trim, shelves, and doors. My boyfriend replaced the boob light with a new drum light.



As I already mentioned, I haven’t built the counter top yet. Life and work got in the way…I really don’t have a better excuse than that. I’m still planning on adding it and will share all the details once it’s complete (hopefully soon). I'm hoping Ringo and Abby's cute faces will distract you from the missing counter...


Anyway, I also made a lot of small updates throughout the room. I installed a rack for my ironing board (plus a new ironing board cover) and bought a hamper for the corner…no more throwing dirty towels on the floor!


I also updated the light switches and outlets in the room to new white ones. It’s a small change, but makes a big impact. Who wants a shiny new room with old, off-white light switches?! Oh, and I finally hung some artwork on the walls.


I added baskets to hide some of the items on the shelves plus chalkboard tags. It’s not like I don’t know what the baskets contain, but I thought the light baskets needed something dark to tie everything together. I didn’t try to hide the laundry detergent because I don’t want to have to pull it out of a basket every time I need to do a load of laundry. Once the counter is built I’m going to add a jar for change found in the wash and I’m waiting for my trash can to arrive from Amazon. I’m currently working on a source list and budget breakdown for this room. I hope to have that post for y’all in a few weeks when I finish the counter.  


And with that I’m ready to call this room “almost complete” and cross off everything on my to-do list except the counter! Although I wouldn’t mind adding a bench in here someday…


Repair Drywall
Paint Walls
Paint Trim and Door
Paint Ceiling
Paint Shelf and Replace Bracket
Install New Light Fixture
Update Light Switches to White
Add Wood Countertop
Hang Artwork
Install Ironing Board Hanger
Add Accessories/Final Touches



17 comments:

  1. Ohh I like!! Love those baskets! I'll definitely be back to see the counter :) And love love love your doggies!!

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  2. That sign is FAB!! Looks great...well done!!

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  3. It gives the feel of a hotel space. Awesome job, and I love that laundry bag :-)

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  4. Great job! I love the safety pins!
    Shelia
    www.houseofhighlands.com

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  5. Your laundry room looks amazing! I hope you put it to good use. The paint color is so "fresh" it looks like it makes you want to wash your clothes. I love those safety pins too. I have never seen anything like it!

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  6. Looks great! You've thought bout what you need and looked after it--and added some great touches, too. Looking forward to seeing the counter!

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  7. Ringo and Abby sure make up for the missing counter. Oh, and I love the quote print!

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  8. Oh those faces! It looks better already and I would be embarrassed to show you my laundry room:)

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  9. Love it!! It turned out great! It's amazing how small changes can make such a big impact! When you painted the trim, did you leave it on the wall or take it off and paint and then put it back? I have trim I want to paint, but not sure what the best/easiest thing will be to do...

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    1. I left the trim on the wall when I painted it. I think it would be a lot more work to take it off first.

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  10. I LOVE your motto, "laundry today or naked tomorrow"! But your dogs really steal the show! Looking good.

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  11. Nice! I love the safety pins! Well, I'm off to do the laundry - or I WILL be naked tomorrow! :)
    Great job!
    Shelia
    www.houseofhighlands.com

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  12. Those dogs are too cute. This looks so much better and it won't be long before it is done. I have a counter across the top of my front loaders, and I love it. You will be thrilled when that is in place. Great job.

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  13. How pretty! I love your paint color and wall stylings! What a fun laundry room! Well done!

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  14. Great job Sam! you must be relieved it's all done! love those safety pins you added, really cute!

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  15. Omg! I am the worst BBFF ever! I missed this post in all the craziness of work! It looks awesome! Clean and fresh and very "Sam-erific" plus the pups are totes adorbs (as my students say) good work! I think it is smart to wait on the countertop... I love mine but its best to make sure it is really well constructed and something you want. Though yours is nice because you have space to fit one of those rolly storage things between the washer and dryer. I bet some cool baskets to keep your laundry soap in would look awesome too! I wish I had a shelf, my cabinets just get crammed with crap lol.

    Love it!

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    1. ugh I meant more baskets and storage things. I'm an idiot sometimes. lol

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