Monday, December 6, 2010

Laundry Room Reveal

I planned to do a post today on my painted laundry room sign, but it turned out horribly!  So, back to the drawing board I go!
Rather than not post at all today I remembered I still needed to post pics of my laundry room makeover.

This is the view of the laundry room as you enter the from the hallway. 

Here is the hallway.  You may remember it from this post.

Meet Bella!
  Unfortunately, I do not have any before pics. I started this room before I started blogging and realized the importance of "before pics". But, if you look really, really  hard you can see a glimpse of the previous wall color beside my puppy's head.  This pic was taken a couple of years ago and Bella is now fully grown!

Most of the items in the room are either from the thrift store or someone's trash! I purchased the stool at a yard sale for $2 and spray painted it white. The wire basket was a thrift store find. The tray is from the thrift store too. It was originally brown. I spray painted it white and lined the inside with some leftover fabric. I purchased the bench online from JcPenney and added a couple of pillows from Target.

  This is the only window in the room. I purchased the shade from Walmart and added pillow cases turned window treatments. The planters and message board are both from Ikea.  I added vinyl and flowers from Home Depot to the planters.

I purchased a jar from the dollar store and added some clothespins.

I spray painted the ironing board white and purchased a cover from TJ Maxx.

My thrift store bench and trash rescue stool are here for now!  The water heater is stored in the cabinet.

I decided not to use a pillow case window treatment for the door since it lets so much light in.  The door leads to the back yard which is fenced in. So privacy wasn't really an issue.

We added moulding similar to the casing around the doors

The shelf was here when we moved in. In the future I would like to add cabinets to hide all my "stuff"!

I like my laundry room so much more.  I don't mind doing laundry now.  In fact I love it!


  1. This looks GREAT! I am loving blue lately! I am so jealous of your bright laundry room, mine is in the dark basement :(

    I accepted your award today, thanks so much!

  2. What a great room reveal. I love the touches of black. I like bits of black in rooms. I need to add a few more bits to some of my rooms, I think.

    Oh, and I'm copying down the recipe for your white chocolate drink. I LOVE white chocolate so I'm hoping this'll be a winner!


  3. Wow, that's a great space for laundry! Super bright and cheery.

  4. I just came over from Sarah's blog, and wanted to say "hi". I love your reason for starting your blog. It's so fun to be a part of blog land :-)
    I love your laundry room reveal. My laundry is done in the garage, but I'd love to have a laundry room :-)

  5. Very nice! I wish I had a big laundry room.

  6. What a fantastic laundry. So organised and pretty! Love the colour of the walls and the mouldings. I have a bit of an addiction to stools. I can imagine hiding out in your laundry with a magazine and a cup of tea! Great makeover. Sonia :)

  7. This is gorgeous! It's almost like a living room and not a laundry room because it's so comfy and decorated so nicely. Your dog is adorable too : )

  8. What a lovely laundry room! We would love for you to link up at Fancy This Fridays! :)

  9. Saw this on Truly Lovely. What an amazing room. You worked a lot on the details to make it look just right. Nice job. I love all the natural light from the window since you didn't cover it and I like the vinyl letters on the pots.

  10. Brandi, totally love your laundry room. I would be so happy if I had a ROOM like that, but mine is so small, and my pantry is there too, gosh, if only I had a window, how lovely.

    I would love if you linked this up to my party **Amaze me August** and any other fantastic project you want to share, I would LOVE is you linked up.

    I am your newest happy follower.

    Thanks again,

    Bella :) ( your dog is cute, and has the best name ever, he he )

  11. You know I love this!! :) Thanks for linking up to Truly Lovely! Hope to see you again soon!!!

  12. what a great makeover! I like the casing along the ceiling. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

  13. Hey Brandi, I just FEATURED your amazing Laundry Room today. Come grab yourself a FEATURED button, and display it proudly will ya.

    So glad I found you Brandi!!

    Thanks again for linking to **Amaze me AUgust** and can't wait to see more of your amazing projects, and crafts.

    Bella :)

  14. Makes me want to do laundry :) Great job!

  15. You had me from the picture of the hall with the striped walls. I'll be doing some searching through your site for inspiration - I've loved everything I've seen so far.

  16. It looks great! I love the H-O-M-E planters in the window! Very cute!! I am in the middle of a laundry room makeover myself. Just finished the board & batten and painting! Can't wait til it is finished!

  17. How did i miss this post?? hmph!
    I love it all.
    How was your Easter? I hope it was a good one.
    Stop over for my giveaway!!!! Tana

  18. This is so pretty !! I love the flower pots spelling "Home" ... the bench is awesome. *Becca*

  19. How nice. I'll bet it makes doing the laundry a lot more fun too!

    Warmly, Michelle

  20. I love this room!!!! It really looks nice. And of course Im so impressed with your ability to use second hand items! Definitely inspiring!

  21. Oohh I love your laundry room...that bench is soo cute!! and I love the lettered pots!! Love it!!

  22. What a great room. I wish I had that much space. Your decor looks fabulous!

  23. Your laundry room looks incredible. I love all of the small details you added to make it special, such as the little HOME planter and the sweet little bench and stool. Beautiful job, thank you for linking up to Roomspiration!

  24. I love all your laundry room ideas! Very clever! I just posted my laundry/mudroom on my blog...stop by and take a look.

  25. I have that picture. I love it. Beautiful room. Love the wall color!! I'm a Thrift Store Yard Sale Junkie also.


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