Laundry Room Makeover

Before: After:

 

When Justin, my hubby, and I moved into our house, we knew there were lots of things we wanted
to change. Our house is a cute one story 1300 square foot home, built in 1983. We had never done
any renovation type projects together, so it was a bit interesting!
We started with the laundry room. Small enough, right? The room is a standard closet laundry room.
French doors open to the washer and dryer which fill the whole space. The walls were a dirty white
and the shelving was two big boards held against the wall by L brackets.
 
I forgot to take pictures before we started, but these are close to the beginning!
 
We started by taking everything off the walls, so we had a completely empty room. Next came filling
the holes. As it turns out Justin is pretty good at making those suckers disappear! Painting was the
next move. We chose a bright blue! This was mainly because it’s a pretty color, but also because
having a bright color in a small space makes it feel a little roomier and happier and who doesn’t want
to be happier while doing laundry?
 
We spent some time constructing our shelving and the little baskets for some of the cubbies.
Toulouse was a great help!
 
Then came what proved to be the challenging part. The drill. (Yes, we’re amateurs!) Once we got
cruising things were moving along pretty well. Until Justin could not get this one screw to go in the
wall. He frustratedly shoved the drill to me with a disgruntled, “you do it”. So I calmly flipped the
direction of the drill from reverse to forward and put the screw in the wall. Try to do that with a
straight face! Fortunately, Justin is a good sport and laughed it off. Once we had finished putting
the shelving in we just had to put our laundry items up and we were done!
By the end of our adventure we were rather proud of ourselves. The walls were a pretty bright blue,
the shelving looked clean and was sturdy (thankfully), and the washer and dryer appeared to still work!
 
By the end of our adventure we were rather proud of ourselves. The walls were a bright blue, the
shelving looked clean and was sturdy (thankfully), and the room was much prettier and more
functional!

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