I’m back today to finally share our finished laundry room makeover. If you remember, I shared my favorite small laundry room ideas in the last post where you could see a sneak peek of the space. ** all sources listed at the end of the post
But you guys.
This space makes me sooooo happy now! I mean, going from this:
It’s such a DRASTIC improvement, don’t ya think?
Here’s a few more before pics
This space isn’t huge by any means. There’s a pocket door separating the laundry room and kitchen. On the left side we have our washer and dryer and small utility sink. Then on the right hand side is a small closet and we used to keep Lilly’s food bowls here.
Isn’t that what you want your guests to see when they enter your home? ya, no.
As I mentioned in the last post, we use this entrance from the garage instead of the front door 90% of the time.
and so do our guests.
It was long overdue for a makeover.
Thankfully, this is what the space looks like now
We moved Lilly’s food to a different location, painted the doors a gorgeous blue color (Faded Flaxflower by Sherwin Williams) Craig built that awesome coat hook and we added the shoe bench for storage and a place to sit while we put on our shoes.
This room isn’t very wide, so it’s kinda hard to photograph but here’s a view with the pocket door closed:
I debated moving this cabinet above the w&d up to the ceiling and putting some open shelving below it, but this was supposed to be a “quick & easy” project that my daughter and I could do without much help from Craig since he has been busy building our pool and deck all summer long (and still going…you can see a glimpse in this post.) So we left it as is, and thankfully just painting the walls and cabinets made a big enough impact I don’t even miss the open shelves!
Blue Interior Doors
PAINT COLORS: cabinets & doors – Faded Flaxflower, Sherwin Williams
walls – White Dove, Benjamin Moore
When I approached our laundry room makeover, or any renovation for that matter, I always try to think how can I get the most bang for my buck? There’s a total of 4 doors in this tiny space (door to garage, powder rm door, pocket door, and closet door) so I figured, why not paint them a fun color?! I knew I wanted the walls to be white to brighten up the space, so I thought the blue would give me that coastal vibe that I love and also coordinate nicely with other colors in our house.
I was a little nervous picking such a bold color, but once the first coat was on the first door – I knew it was going to look awesome and give this little room just the right pop it desperately needed! Of course, my family was a little less sure – but once they saw everything come together, they actually liked it.
And when your 11 year old son tells you it looks really nice, I’d call that a win!
Along with the fabulous blue doors, my favorite thing in this whole laundry room makeover has to be these door knobs.
I mean, aren’t they gorgeous?!? They are a tad pricey and my hubby questioned my sanity a bit when he saw me ordering these.
But I only needed 2 for this space and I loooooove the way they look with the blue doors!! I think every room needs a little ‘wow’ factor and they definitely accomplished that here 🙂
For the door to the garage I needed a keyed entry door so I went with the Halifax from Kwikset. We’ve never had lever style door handles inside before, but I used this door knob on our new detached garage and loved the classic modern farmhouse vibe. I also think it works well next to the new white porcelain door knobs. If all these door knob choices make your head spin (dummy, privacy, passage…oh my!) I wrote a whole post on the topic so be sure to check it out!
Laundry Room Lighting
I couldn’t find a pic, but previously this room had a giant rectangular fluorescent light fixture, circa 1996. Add to that the previous warm nutmeg paint color and it was a disastrous lighting situation.
This cute brass chandelier was inexpensive and plays nicely with the blue paint color. It’s also the perfect size and the 4 light bulbs add some much needed light back into this room.
Laundry Room Storage
Even though we have a tiny closet in this space, we really need more storage for all the coats, shoes, and various sports gear my kiddos haul in and out on a daily basis. I found this perfect storage bench at Walmart!
The top lifts up to store hats, gloves, etc… For more pics and info, you can read my previous post.
Craig built this awesome coat rack out of some leftover trim pieces from previous projects and these hooks. I love how it turned out!
And I’m also lovin’ the pop of color these doors added when viewed from the kitchen:
Lilly and I want to thank you all for following along on our laundry room makeover! Are you as tired as we are after all that? 🙂
I think a nice long nap is long overdue.
Have a great week, my friends!
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PAINT COLORS: cabinets & doors – Faded Flaxflower, Sherwin Williams; walls – White Dove, Benjamin Moore