The Laundry Room is Finally Done!

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.

laundry room makeover before


And, here it is…our new, and vastly improved laundry room!!
 laundry room makeover after
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!
laundry room patterned tile
laundry room makeover
laundry room design
laundry room floating shelves
laundry room decor
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!
laundry room built-in cabinet
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!
laundry room artwork
laundry room wall decor
laundry room printable artwork
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 room diy drying rack
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! 🙂
See this and other great posts at:
TDC Before and After
By | 2017-09-08T11:27:23+00:00 August 31st, 2017|DIY Projects, Laundry Room|46 Comments


  1. Kristin September 2, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I absolutely love the counter above the washer and dryer. And that drying rack is such a clever idea! We recently painted our laundry room, and this post gives me ideas for more!

    • mwelsh September 4, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Kristin! That countertop has made life so much easier!

  2. Catherine September 2, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Hi Melissa,
    Oh my! Your laundry room transformation is the best! The tile is beautiful, and worth all of your hard work. Love the shelving in between the washer & dryer too. The whole room is well planned as well as pretty. Well done!

    • mwelsh September 4, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Thanks so much, Catherine! The tile is my favorite part, even though it was (by far) the hardest part! 🙂

  3. MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies September 3, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Beautiful! Love everything about it!

    • mwelsh September 4, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Thank you! It’s a nice change for us.

  4. creativejewishmomcom September 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous, so happy for you! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to reconnect!

    • mwelsh September 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Thanks! It’s great to connect up again through your link party. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Wendy Ryan September 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I am absolutely crazy about this! I would never want to leave this room!! The antique washboard on the wall is such a sweet and perfect touch. 🙂

    • mwelsh September 4, 2017 at 10:04 am

      Thanks Wendy! We are definitely enjoying the new and improved laundry room.

  6. JESS44903 September 5, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Looks great! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • mwelsh September 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks! I shared it with your Facebook group.

  7. Mary September 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

    What a stunning laundry room. That tile is just so gorgeous. I love every choice of decor you made here. Very pretty!

    • mwelsh September 7, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary! We are happy with the way it turned out.

  8. Deb, Seeking Lavender Lane September 5, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    What a beautiful Laundry Room! I absolutely love the tiles and the dark cabinets, even the hardware is gorgeous!

    • mwelsh September 7, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks Deb! I always wanted to put patterned tiles someplace in the house. The laundry room ended up being the perfect place!

  9. Debrashoppeno5 September 6, 2017 at 5:52 am

    I love your laundry room. I wish mine were as large as yours seems to be. You have really thought of all of the details.

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

      You know, it feels bigger than it is now that it’s all done. Maybe because it’s not as cluttered as it once was! 🙂

  10. ghheilbrun September 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Source for the safety pin wall decor? Everything is adorable!

    • mwelsh September 7, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      I bought the safety pin at HomeGoods about 2 years ago, and spray-painted it the bronze color. It was a good find!

  11. K.Rupp September 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Wow great laundry room! It makes the job so much easier doing the endless task in a nice new room that you want to be in. Thanks for sharing your makeover! Stopped by from Brag about it link party:)

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Thanks! I totally agree with you!

  12. Rhonda Gales September 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Wow, it is beautiful. I love the shelves and the cabinets. The pictures and large safety pin put the icing on the cake. Thanks for the inspiration, I’ve been fed up with my laundry room for awhile too. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:37 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Rhonda!

  13. Karlie September 7, 2017 at 9:51 am

    This is a beautiful space. You have definitely given me some inspiration to get my laundry room finished!

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:47 am

      So glad to hear! Thanks Karlie!

  14. Leanna | Faeries and Fauna September 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    This makeover is just gorgeous. We just finish our kitchen and our laundry room makeover is going to wait until Spring. You did a wonderful job, its gorgeous. Pinning.

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Leanna! Good luck with your laundry room makeover in the Spring! I love your website, by the way.

  15. MomHomeGuide September 8, 2017 at 5:16 am

    I LOVE your newly styled laundry room — it’s gorgeous! Be sure to stop by The Creative Corner Link Up Party this week — I am choosing your makeover as a feature!

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Thank you so much for featuring our laundry room!

  16. Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home September 8, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Gorgeous! I have a laundry room that looks like your “before” room. Actually mine is worse:) That butcher block top and dark cabinets look so great together! Love all the decorative touches, too. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

      Thanks Kathleen! Adding the countertops and cabinets were the best part (for us) of the makeover because it made the laundry room so much more functional!

  17. Justine N Ciemny September 9, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Gorgeous transformation! I’ve always planned to do a laundry room makeover {I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to it} but never got around to it haha!!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny’s

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Thanks Justine! I have a gazillion projects on my list, but it’s always so hard to find the time! Good luck with your laundry makeover!

  18. firebirdwife September 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    This turned out beautiful and I love all the little details! Pinning!

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

      Thanks! Adding all the little details when the project is just about done is the best part. 🙂

  19. Vel September 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Love your Laundry room especially the gorgeous tile wall!

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Thank you!

  20. House of Hollingsworth Blog September 12, 2017 at 6:35 am

    The entire room is so beautiful Melissa – you did such good work! I’m featuring your stunning laundry at our link party this week 🙂 xx

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Thank you so much! We are really happy with the finished product!

  21. Stephanie September 12, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Love this update. The tile is perfect. Pinning. Thanks for sharing at our link party!

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Thanks Stephanie! That tile was a real pain to install, but I love it.

  22. xxscharrer September 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Love this! We’re getting ready to do our laundry room makeover and I think you sold me on the black cabinets!!

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Thank you! I am definitely sold on black cabinets now, too. Especially, in a nice bright room (which our laundry room is not, but it still works)!

  23. Peggie Russo-Millard September 21, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Great Job! Love the old Scrubbing Board! I have my Mother’s and been thinking about putting it in our Laundry Room. Where did you get the Big Safety Pin? I have been looking for one but can’t find it anywhere. 🙁

    • mwelsh September 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Hi Peggie! That safety pin was a random buy from HomeGoods about two years ago, and I spray-painted it the bronze color. I wish it was still available!

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