It’s finally complete, organized, and way more functional!
I still have to find something awesome to hang on the wall and to go on the mini-shelf. I’ve been having a difficult time locating cute laundry room decor, but it is so much better than before. To give you an idea of what I was living with before, here it is in it’s full glory.
Who wants to do laundry in there, right? Moving out everything to redo it at least gave me the opportunity to clean back there. I even found a tacky Christmas sweater when I was cleaning haha.
The wire shelves were not hung high enough to be able to hang longer clothes to dry and left my mess exposed. They were the first to come down, and it killed the walls.
The picture really doesn’t do the wall damage justice. If you want some good advice about how to fix the walls, head over to my friend Traci’s blog One Hundred Smiles for some sheetrock 101. I really wish I had taken her advice…I’ll probably end up going back over some of the holes with her method. Traci’s laundry room was one of my inspiration ideas for mine, and you can see her finished laundry room here.
Originally, I was going to paint the room a new, fun color, but ended up just matching it to my kitchen since I had leftover paint. I also considered doing a stencil on the back wall, but I decided that I didn’t want the laundry room out of commission for that long (especially knowing how I like to bounce around with projects). After painting, we added a bottom shelf so that items won’t be able to fall behind the machines. We also notched out a little space to allow for the washing machine to plug in.
Next we assembled these cabinets from Lowe’s. Hanging them was actually pretty easy. It comes with a separate piece to attach to the wall first, then you slide the cabinet on there.
After hanging the cabinets, we added the closet rod and the baby shelf above.
You would never know, but I have my hand held vacuum hidden behind the painting : )
Finally, the boyfriend installed a new light fixture for me. When I saw this on Tater Tots and Jello, I immediately ran out to Home Goods to see if they still had the globe. I was in luck! He followed her instructions for the DIY Industrial Globe light to a tee! Here she is lit up : )
Eventually I’d like to add a drying rack on one of the side walls. I’ve had my eye on this one by Centsational Girl. But for now, it is nice to not see my mess and to be able to easily hang up clothes to dry : )
Thanks for stopping by!