Thursday, March 24, 2011

Refurbishing the Laundry Room... DONE!

All I can say is, "It's about TIME!" LOL. Seriously, I've been wanting to post these photos for SOOOOO long. Sorry about the delay. Hope it's worth it! ;-)

And because no renovation post is complete without the horrible "before" picture:

Umm... that's embarrassing. LOL. There *was* a shelf there when we moved in, and we had to TEAR it out of the wall, so that's why it looks so gross. I did the spackling, priming, and painting myself, and here's what it looks like now:

And the top, without the washer/dryer:

Want to know what's in all the containers? Left to right, top to bottom: cleaning supplies, trash bags, paper towels, carpet cleaning supplies, rags (in flowered basket), wash bags (for delicates in washer), lightbulbs, trash (for lint and things), cat food. And then on far right is detergent, fabric softener, OXY clean (in spray bottle), Downy Wrinkle Releaser, and dryer sheets/toothbrush (for scrubbing)/cap for pouring detergent.

I should have done close-ups of the wall above the shelves. Darn it! I *will* try to get some of those, so you can get a better look! ;-)

And some close-ups:



The left-hand wall that holds brooms and such is not *completely* done yet. *My* part is done, but hubby still needs to get out his Dremel tool and do one little project for me. I'll post that in the future when it's done.

And the breakdown...

Benjamin Moore Robin's Nest Paint (matched at Home Depot) - $9 (umm... they messed up, and I got a discount)
Plywood (for top of washer/dryer) - free (again, Home Depot messed up... lucky me!)
Shelves - had on hand (for your reference: would've probably been around $150, *without* my discount)
Yellow folding cube/bin (Walmart Clearance) - $5
Pink basket - $10
Liberty of London basket (Target) - had on hand
Yellow baskets (IKEA and spray painted yellow) - had on hand
Cat food container (I added white contact paper to outside)- had on hand
Glass bottles (for detergent and fabric softener) - $9
Jenni Bowlin Labels - $3.50
Yellow Clock (Target) - $5?
Styrofoam (covered in white cardstock and used as blocks on wall) - $4
White fabric (JoAnn Fabrics: for curtain above washer/dryer) - $2
White frames (Michaels and Target) - had on hand
Hambly Overlay (in two frames) - $3
Laundry Tote (on floor, for clean clothes) - had on hand (I actually have two... one is missing from this photo)

Total spent: $85 - ish

21 comments:

lori said...

This is just adorable...I love everything you have done. I almost makes me want to do a bit of laundry....

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that is looking awesome!! i need you to come and organize ME! lol..

JenniferSanborn said...

That has to be the cutest laundry room I've ever seen! :)

The Dreaming Bear said...

Wow!!!! You did a fabulous job! It's gorgeous!!!!

Lisa Dickinson said...

that room is so cute it *almost* makes me want to do laundry :P great job!

Mary Jo said...

Holy cute! I hope you don't mind if I pin a few of the photos on my Pinterest board.
We are going to be redoing the laundry room as soon as the basement remodel is done!

Kimber-Leigh said...

it's so bright and cheerful and organized! (i think you should come help me with a few areas!!!)

Jenn said...

This turned out so cute, Reyanna! It's so happy and bright in there!!!

em said...

SO awesome. At one point I wanted to decorate my laundry room...but it's in the unfinished side of the basement...ugh.

Keshet said...

This is seriously awesome!! I am so very impressed. It looks like such a happy place to be now!

AnnaMarie said...

You did a FABULOUS job - it is the CUTEST laundry room ever!! :) So bright and happy and I wouldn't mind having to do laundry in there at all! :)

ArlaMo said...

That is the most adorable laundry room I've ever seen!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Someday in like a million years when we finally have a house I'm hiring YOU to decorate and organize it :)

Kimberly said...

I LOVE it! What a bright cheery place to do your laundry! LOVE it all!
xx
Loves,
K

Christina said...

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! what a great use of the space!
xo

Carly said...

How adorable! Love it!

tirzahdawn said...

Beautiful! and wonderful price too!

Just Jaime said...

Love the colors!

Donna Jannuzzi said...

You did a beautiful job! It's so happy and colorful. :)

Amy said...

So in love with your laundry rooM!

IH-Texas said...

Love your organization skills! I need a you! :)