I have a love-hate relationship with my laundry room. I love that I have one, but hate the size and the way it looks. I finally decided enough was enough it needed an update. My laundry room is right off my kitchen and to walk upstairs, you need to pass my laundry room. Thus everyone sees it. Therefore, I decided a farmhouse inspired laundry room update was in order.
The beginning of the laundry room makeover:
My laundry room is fairly small and compact. My laundry room use to be yellow with a white linoleum floor. The white wire shelving also leaves something to be desired. I began by upgrading the floor to peel and stick linoleum floor tiles made to resemble stone.
The next item on the agenda was ripping out the white wire shelving that wrapped around the room. After all the walls were patched, I updated the wall color to Fainted Maple by Valspar. The color provides a warm farmhouse glow to my laundry room; it’s a nice neutral for a small little space.
Looks and Functionality:
After the floors and walls were taken care of it was time to add shelving back into the space. I chose only to add a long 1×6 foot shelf across the top of my washing machine and dryer. The previous owners had wrapped shelves around the whole room making the small space feel even more claustrophobic than it already was. The wood for the shelf came in at $8 for the piece; I stained it with Rust-Oleum Kona wood stain. I mounted it using iron brackets I purchased at Hobby Lobby to provide some farmhouse charm to the space.
Decorating the Space:
The shelf now holds all my laundry necessities: soap, stain remover, dryer sheets, iron, sunlight soap, etc. Of course, I couldn’t just throw all my laundry necessities up on the shelf, so I placed them in seagrass baskets for more visual appeal.
My thrifted lamp also got a quick makeover before making its debut. Once again I was on a tight budget so had to use leftovers and garage stowaways to decorate the space. To do so, I saved pasta sauce jars and spray painted the lids in pale green to match my lamp and hooks.
Lastly, I had an old window lying around in my garage, so I gave it a quick cleaning and spray painted the glass with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. I also had an old wreath that was given new life by what else chocolate brown spray paint ha-ha. I chose to hang the wreath on top of the window to give the space texture and visual interest. The mirror also helps give the appearance of more space.
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