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Laundry Room Before and After

I love (LOVE!) before and after pictures.  Our laundry room is the only room that is pretty much complete and I feel good about posting an ‘after’ picture. First, the before…
laundry room renovation
 pink laundry room
The first thing to go was that awful paint color. I painted it a muted green, same as in our living room and guest/kids bath. Next, the cabinets. This isn’t our forever house so everything has to be done as cheaply as possible…Which means no new cabinets. I wanted them to look custom and unique so I painted them white, removed the cabinet door inset thingy and replaced it with chicken wire.
chicken wire cabinets
laundry room cabinets
Next, our craigslist washer and dryer happen to be (probably the first ever) front loading. I saw in a DIY magazine once a counter over the washer/dryer used for folding a loved the idea. I wanted to counter to be unique (of course!) and couldn’t decide on what to use. I had the idea to use an old door laid sideways – and even found a door – but it ended up not working out.  Then I decided to use cedar and gathered up the husband for a Home Depot trip…turns out that was going to be too expensive. What we ended up doing was using scraps from the flooring we installed (more on that later) in our living room and scraps from the trim and baseboards we are installing.
scrap flooring countertop
Since our washer and dryer are ummm….not pretty…I wanted to hide them. I ended up using electrical conduit and installing it under the counter and then sewing some curtains.
laundry room curtains
laundry room hidden storage
We also replaced the light fixture (and painted the ceiling, because of course those we pink/salmon as well.) We found it on clearance at Home Depot.
laundry room light fixture
The finished product is beautiful AND functional. Here is the before and the after for easy comparison.
before laundry room renovation
after laundry room renovation
old laundry room
farmhouse laundry room
Overall, the total cost was roughly $130. Isn’t it crazy what you can do with a little money and a lot of creativity?!?!

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  1. Your laundry room is lovely. I love the chicken wire cabinets and the flooring countertop. I also like the curtains. You and your hubby did a great job! Visiting you from Tip Junkie.

  2. I love that countertop. I would love to have something like that except my washer and dryer are on opposite walls. Oh, and they're not front loading. hehehe I bet you don't mind doing laundry now – well, not as much.

  3. This is my first time on your blog and I love it! I had to come and comment on your fabulous laundry room! I wish ours was wide enough to be able to stay and fold laundry because I would totally do this!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. absolutely gorgeous! I love it and am so inspired. We are fixing up our house and I love the way your laundry room looks. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing:>

  5. Great job! Laundry is my next project and I 'm looking for some ideas around the blog land!Thank you for sharing.
    Great blog I am your newest follower. I would love it if you follow me back!

  6. Love how your laundry room turned out. What a great idea with the flooring for the countertop. Stopping over from Serenity Now Link Party. Hope you will stop by and say Hi over at my blog. Have a great day.

  7. Some really cute ideas – love the bird wire on the cupboards – takes me back to my grandma's house – so glad that look is back – I am working on some shabby chic at the moment – should be up on my blog hopefully Monday. Keep up the good work.


  8. You are very creative. The electrical conduit as a rod is genius. I am a fan of the chicken wire, scrap wood counter and your new trim style too. A little goes a long way in home transformation when you think outside the box. Great job.

  9. Looks awesome! I love the creativity with the countertop and I think it looks better than the cedar would have! And the fabric is great – well done!

  10. This looks absolutely amazing! I'm featuring it on today's link party. And I'm pretty sure that the fabric that you used on the skirt is the exact same fabric that I've been wanting to purchase (for months now) for the draperies in my bedroom.

  11. Hi! I saw your post when it was featured from the blog party “Sunday Showcase”. I bought the material to do a “skirt” in my laundry room over a year ago…it's still on the roll. You have inspired me to get going! I am following you now.

  12. Hi,
    I just started to follow your blog. I love your laundry room makeover. I was wondering if you would mind sharing where you got your fabric for the curtains covering your washer and dryer. I love it! I have been looking for fabric to make curtains for my living room and that fabric would be perfect. Thanks.

  13. Hi Cindy! I found the fabric at Joann's in the home decor fabric section. I want to say it's by Better Homes and Gardens, but don't quote me on that. I hope you see my response here, your e-mail isn't enabled on your account so I couldn't e-mail you directly. Thanks for becoming a follower!

  14. Love this! We have a front loader, but the buttons are at the top and not on the front of the machine, so I don’t think this would work in our house until we had a new washer. Great ideas!

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