Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Transform Tuesday -- Laundry Room Reveal!!

My laundry room is finished!!  Thanks to the help of my good friend Maryle for all of her ideas and hard work and Mr. Wonderful who proved just how wonderful he truly is last night...more on that later.

Before:  So ugly!  There was this fake marble wallpaper that was peeling off of the wall, linoleum foors, plastic pull blinds, country blue cabinets, and our super old washer and dryer.  I had absolutely no desire to be in there or to keep it clean because it looked like a mess even when it was clean.  When my washer and dryer stopped working I saw my opportunity and I seized it!


After:  It's amazing what a new washer and dryer, new accessories, and new paint can do for a room!

What do you think?  I painted the walls a beautiful yellow color.  Hung a shelf and added some "stuff" to it.  Made new curtains, painted the cabinets, and got a new washer and dryer.

I took the cabinet doors down and spray painted them.  Then I came in and taped everything off and spray painted the actual cabinet.  If it was any bigger I would not have done this because it was a LOT of spray paint fumes in a small room.  I had the window open and a fan going and I made the kiddos go outside.  I really love how it turned out.

The shelf and the little can I got at the Salvation Army.  Then I just painted the shelf to match the cabinets.  Mr. Wonderful hung the shelf and the curtain rod for me.  It would have taken about 5 minutes to do both of those things except for one small detail.  I loaned his drill to someone and haven't gotten it back yet.  So, he had to hang them by hand...using a screw driver...and his muscles.  To hang the shelf he used a drill bit and "drilled" holes in the wood by turning it with his hands.  Then he was able to get the screws in and screw it to the wall.  Can you believe how amazing he is?!  Now you know why I call him Mr. Wonderful!

This is vinyl lettering.  I saw it somewhere and I loved it, so I searched on etsy until I found someone who sold it and bought it.  You can find them at http://www.customvinylart.etsy.com/


My friend Maryle helped me make these little blocks.  Aren't they so cute?  I think I love them.

You saw this little cutie last week.  After I posted about it here.  Maryle had the idea to add these cute little flowers.  As usual, she was right!

I got this little guy at Salvation Army.  Cute right?

I think these two things are my very favorite part of the room.  I got this table cloth and napkins as a wedding gift.  I love them, but they have been very difficult for me to decorate with for some reason.  As I was trying to figure out how to make curtains without spending any money I thought of these.  We took 3 of the napkins and layed them out and sewed them together.  Then I just folded the table cloth and layed the napkin on top to hang under the shelf.  I really love how the look with the yellow and the black. 

And of course you can't forget the new washer and dryer.  They are huge and I love them.  I can fit a ton of dirty clothes in them and they always come out clean.  The washer doesn't shake the whole house when it is running, and the dryer takes the same amount of time as the washer so I'm not sitting there waiting for the dryer to finish.  I LOVE them!  Probably the best Mother's Day gift I have ever gotten!
We got this at Costco a couple of years ago.  It is super handy for keeping dirty clothes off of the floor and when a bag gets full it is just enough for one load in the washer.

So, there you have it.  What do you think?

What have you transformed?  Link it up!

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2.  Grab a button and post it on your blog somewhere.


 


3.  Check out what everyone has done and leave them some comment love!

I'm linking to these sites.  Go check them out!

• Market yourself Monday @ Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
• Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter
• Anti-Procrastination Tuesday@ New Nostalgia
• Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition
• Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
• We Did it Wednesday @ Sew Much Ado
• Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
• Strut your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
• Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of my Favorite Things
• Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
• Home and Family Friday @ Home is Where my Story Begins



33 comments:

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

It looks just great! Amazing what you have done for very little money. Of course I know from experience how much those washers and dryers are! That is where all your money had to go!! Makes you enjoy doing laundry!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Sarah Awesome transformation!! You must love going in there now. I love all of your little decorative touches. Great job!

Christine said...

I do believe that I have a tiny bit of "laundry room envy." You did a beautiful job on the room-congratulations!

Jessica @ Life's Good Be Happy said...

It looks amazing. I love that vinyl on the wall. You did an awesome job.

Chris said...

Congratulations. The new laundry room is a much happier place. Well done.

Lori@ Paisley Passions said...

What a great transformation! Love it! Thanks for hosting each week :)

Decorchick! said...

Your laundry room looks amazing Sarah!! I'd love to do some laundry in there! :)

Great job!

Marie @ Chocolate-Covered Chaos said...

It looks great! Love the vinyl lettering! Great transformation!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Some really cute ideas. Love the laundry room.
Thanks for hosting.
Brooke

Nancy said...

I love your laundry room makeover. Those vinyl letters and the saying you chose are one of my favorite parts. I will bet you go in there and still feel amazed at the difference! I love that feeling of happy amazement.

Tina@hickorydickoryhome said...

I love your makeover! I love the laundry hamper. I have a great idea for you...how about stenciling and painting on the canvas..whites, jeans, colors, etc. Just an idea!

Come by my blog to see my transformations!

AliLilly said...

WOW!!! That looks GREAT!!! I love it!
Thanks for hosting again! :)

Kristi Flanagan said...

Thank you for hosting a party! I've tried twice to grab your button, but it's not working.

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Marianne said...

I love your laundry room transformation. Sometimes it is good that something brakes as it puts us in gear to get something done about whatever it is that has bugged us about the area that it is in.
I love your little sayings in there and might have to steal them.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Elisabeth said...

I, too, love my laundry organizer. Sooo handy!

Elisabeth
@ Treasuring the Moments

decor4poor@blogspot.com said...

Looks great. I need a laundry room makeover.

LambAround said...

Wow! I love your painted cabinets :)

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Stacy Sawyer said...

This came out beautifully!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a pretty room! I aspire to have a nice laundry room someday.

Aimee said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! What a beautiful laundry room! I love all the little extra touches. Thank you for sharing your hard work and the results!

Ellie said...

I love a good before and after! Can't wait to have a nice laundry space--yours is lovely!

Megan said...

love your laundry room! I'm featuring it tomorrow in a post about laundry rooms @ crazydomestic.com. Feel free to grab our "I was featured" button!

Maryle said...

Fabulous!!!! I love how the shelf decor and the curtain turned out. Miss you!

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Is this possible?

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