Laundry Room Makeover
Today’s post is a flashback to our laundry room make over, from last summer.
I have finally got all the finishing touches installed and done, so now I want to post all the details.
I am sure most of you are like me, and hate doing laundry. I always had dreams of creating a Pinterest style laundry room. Well I finally was able create a space that not only makes laundry easier, but it’s such a great room you never want to leave.As you can see below our original laundry room was very basic and boring. However, I was very excited that it had a window as I have always wanted one in my laundry room. Natural light is so important in decorating, it will make a major difference in ambient light, especially in a tasking zone. On the plus side we did have enough forethought to install a mop sink while we were building. Even though it was ugly and very utilitarian, at least we would have the plumbing in place for a future sink. You may also notice the really pretty tile, I was so lucky to be able to pick hand pick this tile. It maybe difficult to see, but it actually has a lovely gray on gray linen pattern printed into the tile. This adds just a touch of lux to this hardworking space. I also love the large 12 x 16 rectangular tiles, they create the illusion of a bigger space. To start off my project right, one of my sweet neighbors, referred me to Scott Sibenaller at Absolute Custom Cabinetry . Which is how all my Pinterest laundry room dreams started to unfold. Scott was able to custom make each and every cabinet to my exact specification. We were even able to have a custom space made for our rolling cart to transfer all the clean laundry back to our closet.
He also add shelves, build in recycle and trash receptacles, and created large cabinets to house my stock pile of laundry detergents and other cleaning supplies. He is so talented, and I can not say enough great things about him. I am absolutely positive that my laundry room would not be the beautiful room it is today, if we had not worked with Scott. Scott even made my farmhouse sink dreams come true. I can not tell you how excited I was to finally be able to have my long awaited farmhouse sink. We picked a Kraus farmhouse sink that came with a very industrial faucet and protective sink grid. This is so important since this sink is used to clean all kinds of things I prefer not to talk about. Which reminds me it even has a deep filter basket, made with long lift handles so you don’t ever have to touch the things that should not go down the drain. You know what I am talking about….This gorgeous slab of granite for our countertops came from Atlanta Stone Creations. We the help of owner Leo, we chose a beautiful slab of Black Pearl, which creates a stark complement to the simple white shaker style cabinets, plus I don’t have to worry about them getting stained or etched in my hardworking laundry room.
As you can see below, I was able to add in a very large area for folding laundry, which also doubles as my sewing desk. I have a cute little cushioned barstool that tucks completely under the desk, and my sewing machine conveniently fits perfectly in the upper cabinet above the baskets until needed. I must say I am also really love this great beadboard drying rack available from Ballard Designs. I had been eyeing them for a very long time, now with a laundry room large enough to utilize it, I had to have it. I always knew this would be a non neogiatable item, that must go in to my dream laundry room. I can now say after actually using the drying rack that it is very handy. Great for all your delicate hang to dry items, and when you finished it folds right back up into the wall, a makes a decorative statement piece. I have always said that decorating is all about the details. The details are what gives a space personality and this room is not short on personalty at all. Check out all of the other fun details we added to carry out the laundry room theme and complete this lovely space. These sweet little clothespin cabinet pull were available online from Michael Aram.We added these super handy storage baskets. I currently house my loose wall flower inside one and those fragile lightbulbs in another. Now I am sure all you Joanna Gaines fans probably recognize this next beauty. The lost sock sign has been featured in some of Fixer Uppers most beautiful home renovations and was a must have for this space.
I decided to repurpose an old antique ironing board into a full window topper. I added the fun vinyl logo to the board just to make the board a little bit more custom and add some character to the room.
I also was I was antiquing I found the sweet little antique CLOROX bottle to which I added a stem of fresh cotton, to create a cute floral piece. This padded floor mat is such a welcome relief to my tired feet while folding up the fresh laundry. I just love the laundry symbols, and to honest I really did not know what half or them where until I read the mat….LOL. This must have item is still available at Ballard Designs.Of course the most important part of the laundry is it’s functionality. This room will see the biggest messes, dirty things and catch all the unwanted sealing tools that make the rest o the house pretty. I tried to tuck away most of my work horses so they are still visually appealing but not just tossed into the room. Everything has a home.Here are a few of the behind the scenes work horses the I would not normally take post pictures of. It may not be the prettiest part of my laundry room, but lets face it this where all the mops and cleaning supplies are are housed so in order to fuller show you are laundry make over I feel like it has to be included. I hope you have enjoyed this post, as much as we have enjoyed our new laundry room!!!! It’s all April fresh over here at #chateaugainer. Be sure to follow us on Intsagram and Twitter!!!
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WALL PAINT- Agreeable Gray Sherwin Williams TRIM PAINT- Pure White Sherwin Williams FLOORS- 16×24 Smoke/Linen Interceramic CABINETS- Pure White Shaker Style Absolute Custom Cabinetry CABINET PULLS- Clothes Pin Pull Michael Aram COUNTERTOP- Granite Black Pearl Atlanta Stone Creations LIGHTS- LED Retro Fit Can Light Home Depot SINK- Kraus 30″ Farmhouse Home Depot DRYING RACK- Bead Board Rack Ballard Designs LAUNDRY RUG- Laundry Comfort Mat Ballard Designs LOST SOCKS SIGN- Magnolia Market RUG- Gray & White Stripe HomeGoods Door Vinyl- Laundry Room Honey Drop Decals Ironing Board Vinyl- All the Good Dirt-Sweetums Signatures