I can’t tell you how happy I am to be writing this post today! Our laundry room makeover is finally DONE! This project seemed to go on forever! It all started back in May when I finally got fed up with the single wire shelf in the laundry room, and made plans to renovate the entire room.
Three months later, and we have finally finished up all the little details! I suppose we had quite a bit of down time in those three months while waiting for cabinets, then tile, and then our butcher block countertop, but it just seemed like this renovation took a really long time to complete.
Today I’m sharing the ugly ‘before’ picture, followed by lots of beautiful ‘after’ pictures.
Here is what our laundry room looked like back in May. One word…cluttered.
And, here it is…our new, and vastly improved laundry room!!
In previous posts, we shared how we installed the cabinets and countertop supports, and how we made the floating shelves. Between then an now, we have painted the room white, tiled and grouted, added the cabinet crown moulding, and installed our countertop. I’m not gonna lie…I despise tile work. It’s just so messy! Floor tile is a little easier, but reaching over the washer/dryer, and over the cabinets to install tile and grout was no joke! I had sore muscles that I didn’t even know were there! We chose the Merola Arte White tile from Home Depot, and it is a really beautiful tile!
I bought these cute little vintage white ceramic and bronze cabinet knobs from Amazon. If you are interested, they are the KES Vintage Cabinet Knobs and Pulls.
We built a cabinet to place between the washer and dryer for some extra storage, and also to provide additional support to our butcher block countertop. Speaking of our countertop, we installed the supports for the countertop back in mid-July. You can read about it here. The countertop itself was custom-ordered from a local woodworking shop. We stained it using Minwax Stain in Provincial (the same stain we used for our floating shelves) and followed that with a couple of coats of Minwax Polycrylic in Matte. It came out so beautiful!
Remember these cute vintage laundry printables I shared a while back? Now you can either print them yourself, or buy them already framed from our shop. I just love them in this room!
This drying rack has been with us for several years. We made it following some directions from Centsational Style. Ours was originally a teal and white color, so we updated it by replacing the back board with a new stained piece, and installing the same knobs that we used on our laundry cabinets.
Laundry is so much more pleasant in a room that isn’t cluttered and lacks storage. OK, no, that’s a lie…laundry is never pleasant! 🙂
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