Monday, July 27, 2009

Laundry room makeover

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After six long months I am excited to finally say the laundry room is almost complete. I've had fun doing a laundry room makeover because the space is small & not too overwhelming. Since I happen to spend much of my day in that room I'm feeling better about the space. It's a little cutesy but isn't a laundry room allowed to be that way. The antique man & woman plates were one of my fun thrift purchases as was the wallpaper & served as the inspiration. I did a quick little magnet board project last week but ended ripping the ribbon off to make a new design so all of the boards look like one big board. Now I have a place to put all of my fabric swatches and lists. Anyway, except for the need of base boards & cabinet hardware we'll call this one good (except Santa if you are reading pls. bring me a new washer & dryer). Did you notice the fun burlap & chalkboard tags labeling the baskets....I love them...in fact if you like them too you may want to stay tuned.....

I'm excited because on deck is a chic makeover done by a new blogging friend on a budget of $250. You won't want to miss this one.

37 comments:

laura said...

LOVE it!!! It looks fantastic!

We're in our new to us humble abode in 12 days, not that we're counting, and my creative juices are flowing! I can't wait to decorate! :-)

nameisgrace said...

WOOOOOW. It looks amazing! I love EVERY SINGLE detail!! I'd be all about doing laundry (or even just hanging out) in there haha. Loving how the tags turned out and the plates are gorg! Hands down the most chic laundry room I've ever seen!!!!!! xoxox

this blessed nest said...

unbelieveable! ga-ga-gorgeous!

Kim said...

Just lovely! I can only imagine how much time you spend doing laundry, might as well make it a lovely spot!!

stephanie said...

I really love what you did with a boring hollowcore door! I'm cursed with a houseful of the same walnut hollow doors. Did you cut that molding? Nothing like black paint to make something chic. Enjoy!

kelly said...

I would love to do laundry in your room!! Beautiful!!

paula said...

looks great! One day I hope to have a space this nice:)

e.e. said...

Ok, when do you find the time to do all of this fabulous stuff??? And don't tell me nap time, because my son never naps long enough for me to even do a load of laundry, much less makeover the place! It looks amazing, great job. You have wonderful and inspiring taste.

twin2trip said...

Oh thank you so much for the nice comments.

e.e. - funny....no this project actually took me over 6 months to complete. I wish I could have gotten it done during a few nap times:-)

Caitlin said...

so genius. I love how you put the magnet boards all together. I would want to do laundry all day long if my laundry room looked like that.

Tricia said...

this is awesome! im sure you look forward to doing your laundry now :)

Robin said...

Love, love, love it! Amazing.

onehm said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Megan Lee said...

So cute! My favorites are the light shade and the plates on the wall. Love them!

Shannon and Carey said...

DEEEEEEEE lightful
FAB u Lous
Exquisite!
Dar------ling ******
-Shannon in Austin

Niki {A*Lovely*Lifestyle} said...

seriously, amazing!

i can't say it enough.

The one and only said...

C'mon, you're making me look bad and I only have 3 kids... no fair!!!

LOVE IT... now come and do mine!!

laura said...

I blogged about your laundry room :-)

twin2trip said...

stephanie - yes those beautiful hollowcore doors. I actually had somebody who knows how to work a saw cut the molding.

Annie said...

It turned out so cute. I love your color choice and it's so fun to see you use all of your thrift store treasures. Way to go. The baseboards and hardware will just give it that finishing touch that makes it look like it's straight from a magazine.

Mary said...

woot woot! Looks so cute!! I love it!

Whitney said...

AHHHHH I LOVE IT!!!!!! It looks so good. You are SO good. Can we make a business?

infullbloom said...

Love, love, love! This room is so pretty! I painted all the doors in my home black- it adds a nice architectural detail. Love your blog!
xo, Ash

Amanda said...

AMAZING!! Love it, Love it, Love it!

Stacey Crewse said...

Oh La la!! I love love love it! It turned out better than I could imagine! You are amazing! Now come to mi casa and help me :)

sherry said...

I love love love it. I can't believe you actually hung your awesome vintage wallpaper. Beautiful. By the way, I've been making some changes and need you to come teach me some healthier eating tricks. It has been a while since I let my granola side shine, and there are some new things out there.

lizawiza said...

That does it!!! You're officially the cutest person with the cutest life! How do you do it?

Busy Bee Lauren said...

That is the most amazing laundry room I have ever seen. You blog my mind. Let's be thrifting friends.

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Wonderful, well done. It is so cute. You did and amazing job. Thank you for sharing. All the storage space and it makes it look neat and clean and so well organized. A long 6 months for sure.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Nikki said...

Wow, that looks awesome! Would you mind sharing where you found your striped rug?

twin2trip said...

Nikki..that striped rug is from IKEA. Really inexpensive too...I want to say $12.00. Not sure if it's still there though.

 Viv said...

This is amazing! My laundry makeover will look piddly in comparison to this!

Do you mind if I share with readers over at ish & chi? Lovely! Great work!

Rachelle said...

Wow! I love the laundry room makeover! Can I hire you to do mine? :-)

We are coming to AZ next week and would love to get together. We'll be there until the 17th, so let me know what works for you guys!!!

Brandie said...

Love it! Especially the grouping of plates. Amazing job! :)

meohmyoh said...

Seriously fantastic. Really.

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous!!! I hope you don't mind if I add you to my blogroll :)

Tamstyles said...

Where did you find the light fixture in the laundry room?