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Laundry Room Renovation

I am so excited to share this reveal with you! One thing you need to know about me – laundry is my nemesis. So it does not seem possible but my new favorite room is our laundry room!   Our house had no storage, like none! I set out on a mission to create an overabundance of storage in our house and the first step was in our laundry room!

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Here is the before/after.

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Somehow it didn’t look that bad in person but when I see the before pictures I cringe!

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First, paint! I used Moonshine by Benjamin Moore. I love it. It’s a very light warm grey. I also took out the old cupboards on the wall and the  shelf above the washer. The cabinet unit we added to our wall is 8 feet tall by 5 feet wide. It is huge! Like so huge I could not even get a picture of it because it is so big!

 

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Pam dubbed them my “Costco Cabinets” because they fit all of the things we buy at Costco! They fit so much more than our old ones!

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I really wanted a shelf above our washer/dryer too. I was a little frustrated because our plumber put our washer dryer box really high so I had to put the shelf a little higher than I wanted.

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It was created by two wood boxes on each side. Then the top piece just slides off if we need to get behind the washer/dryer.

I love my laundry detergent containers but I didn’t want them to scratch up my new wood top.

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I cut a circle out of white felt and hot glued it to the bottom of the jars. Now they slide smoothly over the top.

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 These old enamelware laundry pails are from our family cabin. My kids and I have all been bathed as babes in them. They remind me of my Grandma Irene and make me happy!

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 I set my favorite stain remover (Dawn dishwashing soap and Hydrogen Peroxide) in a little wire basket. My most favorite find though is the little recipe box I turned into a dryer sheet holder!

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We have a “cool down” chair that we got from our small towns old elementary school.

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I also hung our ironing board with some coat hooks I love. Make sure if you do this that you put them higher than the door so you don’t limit the doors ability to open all the way.

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I wish we had done this years earlier. Take a look around and you might be amazed at the places you find to add storage. If you can find a small cabinet maker/finished carpenter you might also be surprised at how reasonable it can be to add some custom cabinets. It was well worth our money!

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Lisa

Author/co-founder of Over the Big Moon since 2011. I am passionate about creating, graphic design, DIY projects, gardening, cooking and all things home and family...with the exception of laundry! Most importantly I am a wife to my best friend, John and a Mom to 3 amazing boys! Thanks for stopping by today!
  • http://lilhuckleberries.com/ Wendy

    I love your wood table over your W/D. It really warms up your space! Great job on the room!

  • Brittany

    what kind of wood did you use? Where did you get it? Thanks (:

    • Lisa

      If you are talking about the wood over the laundry room, its a thin wood facade over mdf. Hope that helps!

  • Hannah

    very nice and clean. we just added shelves to our laundry room.

    http://branchandtwig.com/it-all-comes-out-in-the-wash/