3.08.2011

Laundry Room Redo

I didn’t mean to leave you hanging with my bit of deconstruction the other day. There were some good guesses. Suzanne came closest when she said shower curtain. Well, it’s a curtain of sorts.

rings
valance

I gave it a weathered paint job with some gray, white and black paint and used it for my valance in my laundry room. I like the driftwood look that it has now.

Let me refresh your memory a bit on my laundry room. The before.



And here it is now.  For those who are new here you may notice that there is now a bathroom instead of a closet. You can read about how that came about here. And get a better view of it. Best thing we could have done. Now we have a guest bath on the main floor and it’s right next to the pool.

laundry2

The laundry got painted the with leftover paint from the bathroom. The fabric, yellow trim and rope I already had. I just had to get the grommets for the top. The rope actually came from a hammock that fell apart. I saved it because I wanted to try to make the monkey’s fist knot like Suzanne of Meridian Road did. I am still going to try it.

laundry6

The cabinet I had too, I just added some fabric behind the glass to hide all my cleaning stuff.

cabinet

The bell I bought last summer on clearance and had set it aside. I knew I wanted to put it in here. I can’t hammer anything into that far wall due to the pocket door. So I needed something light that could hang from a command hook. I found the shell/driftwood thing (I don’t know what to call it) at TJ Maxx. I just need to hide the hook a bit.

laundry4 
laundry3 bell


The yellow shelves fit the wall nicely. I need to add some containers to hold some sun block and other things. Right now I filled the bucket with goggles and sunglasses. We always have to have spare sunglasses for the boat.

bucket
fels 
The doors still need to be painted. It was hard enough painting the trim. And the new laundry room door make such a huge difference. You can see a bit of the old one in the before shot. With having 4 doors in here they will all be white. BUT the garage side of the garage door will be a color.

laundry

So there you have it. My lighter and brighter laundry room. It is such a tight spot and it's the entry we use most. I'm so glad it is finished and nicer to look at. Now I have to do laundry before I start hearing, I don’t have any underwear, and they go commando.


Linking up to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Tuesdays Treasures
Domestically Speaking Power of Paint Party
a Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesday 
Thrifty Decor Chick Before and After 
Freckled Laundry Textile Party



see ya,

48 comments:

  1. This turned out beautifully! So bright, cheery, and functional!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh commando never hurt anybody!

    It looks great! So sunny and bright. I LOVE the bell. Oh and the cutain is adorable. Great job, Anita.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anita,
    It all looks outstanding...love that curtain idea...it sooooo CUTE!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  4. It all looks fantastic Anita. Man, even I'd enjoy doing laundry in there. Great makeover, and what a great use for those shelf hooks.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your laundry room looks so good Anita, it's full of great ideas. I love the beachy look :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi there Miss Anita~ your laundry room looks absolutely beautiful!! I love the new valance and the whole look of it... you must just love it!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Anita~
    Love your newly decorated laundry room!! So bright & cheery you may not mind doing laundry...well that may be going a little too far!! LOL! Great job!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am head over heels with that valance idea. I would never have thought of the peg idea to hang a curtain...brilliant I tell ya! I always read your blog in google reader and now that I clicked over here, I've got to tell you that your blog look is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  9. It all turned out beautifully. You not only have a lot of doors, but a lot of door trim too! Yikes. that was a lot of painting.
    The curtain turned out fantastic, so cute and clever. I love all the little details, you always do that so well.
    Great redo, you must be sooooo pleased!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh My! It is GORGEOUS! My laundry room is in serious need of a makeover (to put it politely!)...this is inspirational.

    ReplyDelete
  11. That looks stunning, Anita. I particularly love the paintjob on that coatrack-turned-curtain-hanger and I would love a tutorial on obtaining that effect :)

    xx Karen

    ReplyDelete
  12. It all looks really great. Just he right amoutn of details without overwhelming the small space. The curtain is my favorite part!

    How nice to have a bathroom so close now too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow, what a great place to do your laundry now...It turned out great!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. OMG this turned out so good. It now goes perfectly with your fabulous bathroom. You will enjoy walking in this door and seein this room. You have really changed it up. I am still smiling from seeing it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I just love how you did your valance, it turned out great!

    As for hiding the hook — I have several beachy things I've hung with nails and I cover them up by simply gluing a small shell or sand dollar to it. Easy and adds to the overall theme.

    If I had a laundry room as lovely as yours, I'd probably be able to keep up with my wash. Just fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh Anita, it looks wonderful! Love the window treatment, you did such a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's all simply beautiful. You put everything together so well. What a transformation!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a sweet room and that little curtain is the best ever!

    ReplyDelete
  19. really great job! love how bright and airy it is now! you should be so proud!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Anita, I LOVE your laundry room! Everything is so pretty, and your repurposing of those pegs is amazing! Great idea to put a bathroom in there - how nice to have it close to the pool. Thanks for sharing all your pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  21. And you are writing your decorating book when???????????

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow - what a transformation. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I LOVE what you did so much I added some of your photos to my "new home" file for when we get a new home!!!!

    xo
    ~K

    ReplyDelete
  24. Anita this is a GORGEOUS transformation....I know the area receives a lot of traffic as it is but I just BET you find ANY excuse to walk in there now....I LOVE how light & bright it is....!

    Now WHEN are ya gonna come & fix mine....hahahahaha....??

    Cheres for now from Oz,
    Tamarah xx

    ReplyDelete
  25. This turned out so charming, Anita. I really like your window treatment - so cute hanging from the pegs. The bell is perfect in that spot, I just love it! Hugs, Kim

    ReplyDelete
  26. it looks lovely, anita! i love the ticking stripe, soft colors and happy yellow as well- the "curtain rod" is genius!

    ReplyDelete
  27. How on earth did I miss this, yesterday?! OH my... I just love it! Blue and yellow are one of my favorite color combinations. The valance and the way you hung it... just darling! Adore the bell, too. You guys have been busy! Looks great! :) Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  28. Anita it is beautiful!! I love the hooks used as a curtain rod and I really like the fabric. It looks so beachy and soothing, a great place to do laundry and I ADORE that little bell!! Perfect!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. You must love to spend time in your laundry room now!!!! The valance is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

    ReplyDelete
  31. Looks beautiful. love the curtains and the touch of a flower vase--so sweet! come on over and link up!
    http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/search/label/Share%20the%20Love%20Wednesday%20Link%20Party

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wow, Anita! It looks so good! I'd love coming into that room, too.
    I LOVE that valance! The grommets and the rope and the pegs~how smart are you? It's so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Anita, your laundry room looks so fresh and airy now. You did an amazing job and the ticking stripe will always be my favorite. Love the window treatment!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Greetings from Southern California

    I am your newest follower. I invite you to visit my blog and follow me if you want too.

    God Bless You :-)

    ~Ron

    ReplyDelete
  35. Anita, your laundry room turned out great. I love the valance. It all looks perfect. I need to do mine now.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Great Laundry Room Redo...love the curtain!! Actually, love everything in there. You did an amazing job.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

    ReplyDelete
  37. So pretty, Anita! I'm jealous, I don't have a laundry room in my house (w & d are in the garage), but if I did, I would be "borrowing" your look! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love the valance idea!! And the laundry room looks awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  39. such a great makeover! i'm glad no one will have to go commando...LOL!!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi Anita, Your laundry room is wonderful! I am in love with the valance and how you hung it from the pegs. Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful! I just found the same bell at TJ Maxx the other day and was wondering where to put it! I love it in the laundry room! The curtains are fabulous too!

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'm just catching up on some of your posts. Your laundry room is just gorgeous!! I love the light and airy feeling. That curtain is too cute! Great job!!
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  43. Beautiful transformation! Love the ticking valance. Thank you so much for linking with air your laundry Friday. :)

    xoxo,
    Jami

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love your Laundry. I would have never thought to do some of the things you did (eg the window skirting). It looks Great!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Beautiful laundry room! I linked this to my ticking fabric post too, I just love how you used yours!

    ReplyDelete
  46. WOW, I love those valances. i would love to make that for my FR. Would you be so kind as to send me how you made them?? Like how did you know what size and what not. I really like it. I'd like to be able to make them for my kitchen and FR. Check out my blog and you'll see the transformation to the FR.

    I'm new to the sewing world so any help you can tell me would be awesome. I am so in love with those!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing from you.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails