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Laundry Room Reveal~

February 15, 2010





I am finally finished the laundry room. 

Truth be told I was waiting for some sun to take some photos and to finish my 6 loads of laundry. I started this room a few weeks back when my plans were waylaid by a sick child. What is a home-bound girl going to do? 

Paint!

My oldest daughter had walked in and asked "Why the laundry room? No one sees it"

 My response:

 a) I am procrastinating in finishing your room darling.

b) I had the uncontrollable compulsive urge to paint something (do you ever get that?)

c) I tend to do a lot of laundry (ask my husband - he is always commenting on the never-ending laundry) and I need a pretty room to do it in.

 I do live in a rental home but I can still have a lovely laundry room.

My goal was to spend nothing.

I did end up buying fabric for the ironing board cover and faux roman blind at Ikea and new knobs for the cupboards - cost me $13.00 for the fabric and $1.99 for the knobs.
Using leftover Benjamin Moore Buttercream paint from the family room I painted the 90's away.
Everything else was re-purposed or re-arranged. Love what spray paint and chalkboard paint can do to a room!

So here it is.

Before in all it's peachy loveliness...



After





















This week I will share some of the details of how I made or improved the items that helped bring this laundry room to its final glory.

Linking to:
*edited March 30: Beneath My Heart
*edited April 9:

36 comments:

  1. Wow Barbara, it looks fantastic! You didn't miss a single detail and it all goes together wonderfully. A big YEAH on the budget too!

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  2. Very nice! The laundry room is on my short list as well. I am so jealous of your laundry sink.

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  3. Thanks for the comments BUT this laundry room will stay tidy only for the photos - then back to reality!

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  4. It looks great! I love how you used the chalkboard paint to label the plastic tubs. The shade looks fabulous, love the fabric!

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  5. OH I would LOVE to have a laundry room like this- beautiful project! I love the chalkboard paint labels on the boxes, too!

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  6. I think you did a great job. You thought of everything with the chalboard and shelves. Really nice.

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  7. Looks great! I love all the open shelves. I really like the framed license plate too - is there a story behind it?

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  8. I love it! Are you going to do something about how you put the chalkboard paint on the containers?

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  9. Wow! This is great! One day this will be the inspiration for my laundry room. Great job. I love how organized everything is. Lisa

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  10. I love it! I would especially love to know about how you sewed that ironing board cover. I look at that fabric every time I'm at IKEA, and when I saw your pic I was so excited to see they had a cover I could buy. My joy turned to sadness when I saw that I must sew it myself. :( Oh well, I know I can probably do it, I just don't want to, lol! Great job, the room looks fantastic.

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  11. How nice and fresh and bright! I think any room you spend a lot of time in deserves a make-over.

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  12. That is definitely a happy place to work, Barbara... terrific job! I'm looking forward to learning how you made your own ironing board cover, and the faux romans turned out pefectly!!
    Victoria @ DesgnTies

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  13. THIS is the look I was going for when I just redid MY laundry closet, but I didn't quite get there. But I love it! Great job!

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  14. It looks so pretty! I love the new paint color, the shade and ironing board cover, and all the chalkboard tags. What a fun place to do laundry.

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  15. Job well done! I love how organized everything feels. You accomplished a very put together feel! Enjoy your new space!

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  16. Great job! It looks so fresh and clean almost makes me want to do laundry. Well almost.

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  17. That is a great laundry room. Well organized and I like the matching fabrics that you used.

    I have an old window, and I'm thinking that I need another chalkboard... if that's possible.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  18. I could actually get some laundry done in that room! Beautiful!

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  19. Love what you have done for practically nothing. I could use some of those ideas in my own laundry room. Thanks for sharing.
    Brooke

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  20. I'm dying over here... so many cute ideas. I've had "finish the laundry room" on my list from the 1st of the year... your inspiring me to finish! LOVE the chalkboard on the sides of the plastic boxes... makes them so chic and cute! Thanks for sharing at the POPP!

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  21. You did a fab job. I am so like you where I have this uncontrollable need to paint a room, some people just don't get that! I totally think the laundry shouldn't be forgotten, don't we moms live in there? I love using chalkboard paint to label things, great job!

    Megan

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  22. Absolutely wonderful! You gave me so many much needed ideas! thank you!

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  23. And it's all so neat!! I want to do that to mine.....

    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  24. What a great re-do! That Fabric you chose is awesome!! Painting the plastic bins is a great idea and might I comment on you penmanship!Great job!

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  25. Where did you buy your shelves and cabinet? I'm dying to put more shelves in mine but can't find them for a reasonable price!

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  26. That's a great makeover! The room is so functional and pretty.

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  27. Oh...love it, love it, love it!!! So pretty and organized too. Is that chalkboard paint on your bins? What a great idea! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to FF!

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  28. Very cute, I love the litle touches everywhere.

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  29. I can't get over the chalkboard paint bin idea - that is so ingenious! Love it - thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Nice job....doesn't it just make you want to do laundry in such a lovely and organized space? I just did mine...and it is a joy!

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  31. Whatta lovely laundry room...♥ all the black accents!

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  32. Beautiful! So clean and classy. I love the ikea fabric shade and ironing board cover. You did such a nice job!

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  33. Wow, you did a great job! Love the room!

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  34. The room turned out great! I recently redid my laundry room as well and it makes laundry day slightly more tolerable. ;) Oh and I hung a Keep Calm print up in there too!

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  35. I love everything you have done with your rental. I have the luckiness (is that a word) of being married to a federal employee and we move a lot!! We have moved 6 times it 3 years! Its so tiring! But my husband doesn't understand spending money on "just a rental" to make it a home =(

    I try to convince him! Maybe I will show him your blog!

    Love it all so thank you! =)

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  36. Thanks for sending this link to me yesterday. It really looks fantastic! My laundry "closet" is in need of some serious tlc, but I don't know when it will ever happen. . .

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