Monday, August 22, 2011

Freshening-Up a Laundry Room

My laundry room has been a bit of a mess for quite some time.  Several years ago, my husband built an addition onto the house and during that construction, he reconfigured my laundry room.  However, we never took the time to "finish" it.   My husband is usually very good about tackling any project around the house, but the laundry room has been put on the back burner.    I'm a very impatient person, so I thought I'd "freshen" it up a bit and make it a little more inviting.  Here are some of the befores to give you an idea of the "mess"...

See the freezer tucked in the corner?

Just a mess...and that window covering too heavy for the window!

There's that freezer...A wall of floor to ceiling cupboards would be nice on this wall.

Pictures speak for themselves.

Here are the "after" pics...

Stacked the washer and dryer to make room for the freezer.

Added that little shelf between the sink and the washer/dryer.  Painted the cupboards.

Made a valance and added "fake crystals" to jazz it up.

Added a shelf and a few accessories.  I painted the sign.

Built myself a little folding table and added a canvas skirt.  Hidden storage behind the curtain.

I don't know if I like this door or not.  I wanted to hide the stuff that I store on the shelf unit, but I needed a door that was lightweight.  So I built a wood frame out of 1 x 2 and then covered in the exposed area with fabric to match my valance.  I then added a crystal looking knob to match the crystals hanging from the valance.  Hmmm....

Well, there you have freshened-up laundry room.  It's certainly not spectacular, but it works for now!
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by...


  1. Wow! Looks great! I love how you stacked the washer and dryer and added storage.

  2. Everything really looks great Lesa! There's a problem though... while you've made the space terrific, you've given your husband a reason not to finish it with those built in cabinets you want!! ;-) All teasing aside, you've done a fantastic job on everything!

  3. Saw you over at Coastal Charm's party... love what you did! Skirting is always a pretty option, I did the same thing in my converted 'butler's pantry.' And the crystals on the curtain are wonderful!

  4. Hello?? You BUILT that door??? It's fantastic! Definitely use it!!!

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