Friday, June 11, 2010

laundry room

I am pleased to announce that after owning our house for just about 5 years, we have finally made-over our laundry room. I have despised our laundry room since day 1. The biggest issues I had with the room was that it was waaaayy too white for me and the placement of the washer and dryer were ridiculous! We made a few improvements over the years but, of course, I was never satisfied. Finally, our washer and dryer pooped out and we were forced to buy new!! And that's when my husband decided to get to work on it. Soooo {drumroll please} here is the new and improved laundry room:



We did everything ourselves (meaning my husband did most of it!) so we saved a lot of money! Here's a complete list of everything we did to the room:
Paint, new flooring, bead-board wall with crown, old door on wall with hooks, new trim all throughout, new washer and dryer, new countertop, raised cabinet and put on feet, bead-board backsplash, corbals and rope lighting under cabinets, crown trim above cabinets, took cabinet doors off and organized... and I think that's all!

These are the only before pictures I could find of the room:
we were moving in...
(the 'in-between')

75 comments:

  1. I LOVE a pretty laundry room! It makes a dismal chore so much more enjoyable. Your's is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. beautiful! what a fabulous room to fold laundry in!! I love it!

    :)
    Candy

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  3. I am in love with your laundry room...I would actually enjoy doing the laundry if I had that room!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn

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  4. Gorgeous laundry room! I love the door on the wall for a coat rack! Perfect!

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  5. I came from tater Tots and Jello... This turned out so pretty!

    Nice coat rack. My daughter made one in he laundry room and they love it!

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  6. Wow - awesome transformation!!! I love it. The cabinets look great and that old door with the hooks is fabulous!!

    I am planning on redoing my laundry room this summer -- thanks for the inspiration. LOVE it!

    XOO
    Jen

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  7. I can't wait until we redo our laundry room. Yours is lovely!

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  8. What an awesome transformation, it all looks so great!

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  9. love your laundry room re-do....y'all did a great job!!!

    I'm your newest blog follower!

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  10. Love it and HOLY LAUNDRY ROOM BATMAN that thing is huge!

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  11. Yeah, I'm not gonna lie...I am a little jealous of your laundry room.;) I would actually spend time in mine if it looks like that, so bright and big! I love all the little details. Great Job!

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  12. Great job on your Laundry Room! I love the counter top over the washer and dryer.

    Come join the fun and enter my "celebrations" drawing!

    Have a great weekend!
    love, Brenda

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  13. OMG Every woman on the planet is jealous!! I would even be satisfied with your "old" laundry room!! The new one looks fabulous!! Love it!!

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  14. It looks great! Great job. What were they thinking when they were putting that laundry room together in the first place?!

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  15. First off, I'm jealous of the size of your laundry room. Love what you've done with it too. Amazing!

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  16. Love your old door. I recently found one as well and was planning to do close to the same idea as yours only use door knobs for my hooks and hang pictures from ribbon on them. Wound you mind sharing how you atached it to the wall? Mine is way heavy and at a lose as to how to hang it.

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  17. Your laundry room is literally a dream to me....how wonderful! Sigh....Literally our little home here in Hawaii is the old style home built in the early 60s where the washer, dryer AND hot water heater are all outside the house on our lanai (patio). So, seeing even your before picture is heaven to me. Congratulations! I'm following you thru Sunday Showcase. Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  18. Drooooool! Let me wipe my chin! I love the open cabinets and ....well...EVERYTHING!

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  19. Love it! The beadboard is really great! I am really jealous of how large your laundry room is!

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  20. That's an awesome makeover. Much needed it seems. What a huge room that is. Where I come from, mud rooms and large laundry rooms are just about non existant. What a great place to do laundry. You made it perfect.
    Lisa

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  21. Loving it, I am so jealous...our washer and dryer are in a closet. Can you say no storage? Would love for you to link this up to Fabulous Friday! It's up until tomorrow night (Monday!)
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

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  22. Girl you did gooood! I'm loving that room.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  23. Wow! How neat! I would love for my laundry room to be so organized!
    I love the coat rack too!
    On my other blog...It's A Blog Party...every Monday is Craft/Diy Day, I'd love for you to link up this week. We host a different linky party every day, if you are interested in linking up any other day!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz

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  24. I love the door for a coat rack system..with knob intact. Really great look!

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  25. Wow! Makes me want to do some laundry! Great job!!!

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  26. First of all, you have a DREAM laundry room! Mine is the size of a kid's closet, I swear! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! And that door?! INsanely gorgeous!!! I'm bookmarking this and coming back to "borrow" your ideas :) Thanks for sharing!

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  27. What a fabulous transformation! Love the red wall and the beadboard is gorgeous! I just adore your end cabinet! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  28. Hi Lindsey! I'll be featuring your laundry room tomorrow. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like! Thanks again for linking up to The Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  29. What a pretty laundry room. I agree about the old placement of the dryer - who in the world thought that was a good idea? Great job!

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  30. WELL oh MY! It's absolutely fabulous and GORGEOUS! I might even want to DO laundry in THERE! GREAT JOB!!! Saw this on metamorphasis monday! New follower too! ;-)

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  31. Wow! That is a big change. Not only does it look great, but it's so functional now. What is the little cabinet under the hooks on the red wall? Really cute. Give your hubby a big hug, he deserves it.

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  32. OOOH,I just love this - My laundry room is in real need of sucha makeover...Thanks for your tips!

    I might even enjoy doing the laundry if my room looked like this...

    Well Done!

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  33. What a huge difference and a super job. The red wall gives it some personality and punch and the new f/lers, well I love mine and hope you'll enjoy yours as much. Hope you'll have time to stop by and see our kitchen. Jane F.

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  34. What a great makeover! I can see why you hated the placement of your w/d before!
    Awesome job!

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  35. What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!

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  36. Your laundry room almost makes me WANT to do laundry! It looks amazing -- wonderful job!!

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  37. This is an amazing transformation!! I'd love to have a huge laundry room like this. Awesome job! Visiting from DIY Showoff and new follower!

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  38. I am a new follower and it was love at first sight. I am so jealous of this beautiful new laundry room. This is by far one of the prettiest laundry rooms that I have ever laid eyes on. I will for sure be back for more!

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  39. What agreat job! I love the cabinets with the feet! Where did you find those? Amazing job! You have one handy man husband!

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  40. I LOVE old doors. There is just something about them. Great idea!

    Lori@ live,laugh,love,create :)

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  41. Oh my gracious! First of all, I am so jealous that your laundry room is the size of my living room! WOW! I could throw a party in there! Second of all, it's GORGEOUS!!! I wish my Hubby was that handy! Looks fantastic!

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  42. What a fabulous laundry room.. A large one at that which is what I had in our last house. Now I have a tiny laundry room with no cabinets. It's really in need.

    Thanks for sharing your fabulous outcome re-do.

    Di

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  43. That looks beautiful! Great job! :)

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  44. What a fantastic laundry room! You did a great job!

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  45. Seriously, I would be happy with your old laundry room! lol (mine is a dreary corner of basement) BUT the new one is FABULOUS! Just beautiful. Love the beadboard and the old door/hook rack is so cute.
    Smiles, Karebn

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  46. What an amazing transformation! Congrats on a much more fun laundry room to be in.

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  47. That would almost make me happy to do laundry! Super cute, and I LOVE that old door! :) Stopping by from Get Your Craft On! :)
    goingjane.blogspot.com

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  48. It turned out great! I agree the previous placement of the washer and dryer was questionable. What a fantastic laundry room!

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  49. i wanted to let you knnow i featured your craft today- i love it - thanks so much for sharing - Jamee from jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

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  50. Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

    http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

    ~Ela

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  51. That is a fabulous makeover. I especially like the door.

    Michelle
    from www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

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  52. Re-doing our bathroom is so far in the future its not even funny. But I'm saving this link so that when I've owned my house for 5 years I have inspiration. Thanks for sharing, I found you on Tea Rose Home

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  53. amazing transformation

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  54. It's an absolute dream! I want a laundry room one day! Thanks for sharing and inspiring, I'm a new follower :)

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  55. Wh is playing on the CD?

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  56. Holy Cow! That is truly inspiring!!! I am curious what the sign above your door says...mind sharing? :)
    Maria
    youcrafttme.blogspot.com

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  57. Stopping by to let you know that we featured your door coat rack on Someday Crafts. Thanks for linking up with Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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  58. That was the craziest placement of a washer that I've ever seen. The after makes so much more sense. It looks like you gained more storage space too. I don't care what anyone else says, a decorated laundry hated make a dreaded chore a little less dreadful.

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  59. Looks awesome!!! I especially love the red wall with the door hooks - so much character :) I found your site through Rory's blog, btw!

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  60. This is a laundry room you actually WANT to be in...thanks for allowing us to peek into your home on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  61. Oh my goodness, that's GORGEOUS! I loooove the beadboard wall and the door with hooks! The red is beautiful. Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to Trash to Treasure Tuesday!

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  62. Oh my! What a great room transformation! I LOVE IT! That beadboard wall and those hooks are to die for! Thanks for sharing:)

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  63. A beautiful laundry room makes my heart skip a beat, and your room made my jaw drop to the floor! I LOVE it. Thank you for sharing!

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  64. That is amazing!!! You guys did a great job! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the old door on the wall! Great idea!!

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  65. This would actually make me WANT to do laundry!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Pajama Party at Life In My Pjs!!

    ~Ela

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  66. Can we trade our laundry rooms? It turned out so nicely! Thank you for linking to my party!

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  67. Okay...I need your DIY super hero skills in my laundry room! lol This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work in the DIY Project Parade! :)

    Roeshel

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  68. oh my word - I love every teensy weensy little bit of this reveal....heavenly! Gorgeous! Fabulous!

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  69. I wish I had the space for a laundry room !!! If I could, I would want one like this one, amazing !

    www.sweetmarieeve.blogspot.com

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  70. Good options for Laundry room remodeling. Thanks

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