Do you remember about 2 months ago when I mentioned I was redecorating my laundry room? Well I finally finished it and I am ready to share with you the results. The only before picture I have can be viewed here but it’s really crappy because at that time I didn’t have this awesome Tamron Lens, which is on loan to me from this amazing lady and photographer.
When I mentioned decorating my laundry room I had a lot of folks, including the husband, look at me like I was insane. To keep all of you from feeling the same way let me explain my reasoning for this. When I wake up every morning the first thing I do is head to the laundry room. I throw the wet clothes in the dryer and the dirty clothes in the wash. We may be a small family of 3 but the amount of laundry we go through is insane. I seriously do laundry everyday! To be honest with you I actually enjoy doing laundry. I enjoy the sound of the dryer in the background of my day. I enjoy walking down the hall and catching a whiff of the clothes as they are being washed. I also enjoy folding clothes. I usually toss all the clean clothes on the bed and then at the end of the day I sit down and fold them all while watching TV with Aubrey. I leave the putting the clothes away to the husband because I hate that part.
Since my day begins in the laundry room I really wanted it to be a bright and decorated space. We had the basic builder’s grade laundry room for the past 3 years. White appliances, white shelf, white walls. . . . it was depressing.
but now. .. .
This is what you see as you walk down the hallway.
here is a closer look at the rug on the floor. Got that baby at Target for $6.00!!
when you walk into the door and look to the right this is what you see. I added a shelf to display pictures and yes those are fresh gardenias and hydrangeas. I picked photos that always make me smile when I look at them. I then added 3 hooks under the shelf. This is where I hang the clothes that can’t go into the dryer.
here’s a closer look at the shelf and photos. The shelf is an old shelf I had in the garage – didn’t cost me a dime. The hooks were $4 a piece from Lowes Home Improvement store.
as you keep to the right there is a bare wall that called for some artwork. I found these prints over at Vol. 25′s Etsy Shop. HOW FREAKING CUTE ARE THEY?!?! The yellow goes perfectly with the blue gray of the walls. Just FYI the paint is leftover paint from our bathroom and the frames are some that I had sitting in the closet. The only money I spent was the money for the prints.
Above the washing machine and dryer was this horrible wire shelf. I added 3 baskets: 1 for towels, 1 for whites, 1 for colors. I hated the look of the white wire so I purchased some molding for about $5 and cut it to fit. It helps give it a finished look. Right below that shelf is a small shelf. It was an old brown shelf that I found in my mom’s attic. I spray painted it white then added some bright yellow flowers and a photo.
Here’s a closer look at the shelf.
The other wall is covered when the door opens – the room is seriously tiny – that is why I didn’t add anything to it. I wish the photos showcased the wall paint a little better. It is coming across almost off white when in reality it is more this color:
I really love the changes and it didn’t cost me much money at all. It also has ignited a serious decorating fire in my soul. I can not wait to redo every single room in our house!!!