I’m so excited to share with you my first blog makeover, and this one happens to be my favorite! If you are anything like me, then laundry is that dreaded chore that is put off until absolutely necessary. So, if you hate it already, then doing laundry in an ugly laundry room makes this dreaded chore even worse. When we moved into our home a few years ago, the laundry room was not acceptable. It was dated and bright yellow. Nothing against yellow but it just wasn’t my thing. AT ALL! I knew this room had to be tackled asap.
SEE! It was pretty darn dreadful. The lighting was wrong and way too bright, the wall color was way off, the cabinets were an outdated wood tone, and the space lacked function. It did have great bones, so that was my motivation.
Now, let’s break it down, and I’ll show you easy ways to update an outdated laundry room!!
Step 1: Wall Color
I knew that I wanted to paint the walls and the cabinets to brighten it up a bit. I chose a color that was happy because I need happy when I’m doing laundry.
The wall color is called Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. It made my space seem so much larger. I love this color!!
Step 2: Cabinets
I painted the cabinets with Annie Sloan’s Pure White with a dark wax. I also added some cute knobs from Hobby Lobby to the cabinets. I love how the cabinets turned out. Painting cabinets are far from my favorite thing to do but I would recommend it for an instant update.
Step 3: DIY Shelving
Yes, you read that right. I made these shelves all by myself. I know, it looks like a simple project but I’m pretty proud of how these babies turned out. I got Lowe’s to cut my wood to fit my desired length. Then, I painted and antiqued them with Annie Sloan’s Pure White. I found my brackets at Hobby Lobby. I screwed in the brackets and then hung my completed shelves on the wall. Love how much storage these shelves added to my space!
Step 4: Ladder Clothes Drying Rack
I needed a place to dry my clothes and knew it would be my best bet to add something to the ceiling. I decided a ladder would be a great choice. I ran across this ladder when I was out thrifting one day and knew it was a perfect fit and solution. I had to cut it down a little to fit my space. I found these hooks at Hobby Lobby and screwed them in so my clothes could easily hang on the ladder. Such a fun solution to drying clothes!
Step 5: Laundry Basket Cart
This cart was actually an old ugly wood cart that was not at all supposed to hold laundry baskets. This was another find from a thrifting trip. When I saw it, a light bulb went off. I knew this would be a perfect laundry basket holder. I was nervous that it was too small for my baskets but luckily, they fit like a glove! I brushed some chalk paint on it and that was it. This little contraption is a LIFESAVER!! I love having a space to keep my baskets on. So functional and so cute!!
So, that’s it! 5 easy steps to updating my laundry room. This is now my happy place! I still dislike laundry but it’s so much better doing laundry in this space! I hope this will motivate you to get out there and make your laundry room (or any room) a space you LOVE!! Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know what you think!!