I never thought of a laundry room as a place to decorate before I started blogging. Whew that looks bad.. bet a prison laundry room is more interesting.Blogging has given me the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful makeovers posted by so many of you. I have been inspired to update something in every room of my house. I recently got an itch to redo the laundry room. Hubby helped me out, OK, OK, he did everything but hang the pics. But I was the brains! Now my laundry room is tiny, so don't get all excited. This will be a quick down and dirty before and after. It is the size of a small closet. We added on to the back of the house a few years ago and I had the choice of having more room in the laundry area or having a very large pantry.. I choose the pantry. (I wish I had known back then we would redo the kitchen) I had no cabinets to speak of before the kitchen redo. You can see the kitchen project here http://southernhomesweethome.blogspot.com/2011/02/kitchen-redo.html
We had this cabinet, it is one of those cheap-o's you can get at a home improvement stores. Stark white and no detail. Hey it holds supplies great.
So I asked hubby to add on some molding and help me re-do the room. His response, "it's a laundry room". Don't ask why I let a response like that surprise me after 30 some years of marriage? So sweet guy did it for me. (Probably because he didn't want to hear me go on and on about how that room was important to me) I really do have a wonderful husband who will do most anything he can to make me happy.
He also gave the cabinet a coat of off white paint. You can't really see the difference in the colors but it is a better color. I bought pulls but not sure if they will work since the trim goes all the way to the edge. What do you think?
This is a cabinet from the same store.. we actually used it for extra storage for years in the kitchen. It got a new coat of paint and some new pulls.. So much better!
How cute are these pics? I picked them up at the thrift store last week for under $10 for both. Didn't even have to paint the frames!
I think they look so cute in there. I love me some roosters and chickens.
I found the picture over the cloth baskets at the thrift store a while back for $8, they came from Walmart.. hubby put a shelf up for me to put them on..they made a great place to store socks, some receipts and odds and ends. Also found the large wicke laundry basket at GW. I think it was $5. A great place for all my hangers. Hubby put a counter top on top of the washer dryer .. nice.
A close up of the pic and my mess in the baskets.
The washboard , yep thrift store.. $10. I love the wear on it.
This room is so small I had to stand outside of the door to get these pics. Last look
I know it is not Better Homes and Gardens (they have a larger budget than mine) but, better don't you think? I now make an effort to keep my laundry caught up and keep the room clean.
Thanks for the inspiration!
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