Finally… a laundry room reveal

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it’s been a long time coming, but i’ve finally taken pictures of our laundry room make over.  i have a love hate relationship with my laundry room. it’s tiny, that’s really my biggest complaint. i dream of a large mudroom with a place to fold and hang clothes, a sink to wash dirt out of baseball pants, and an ironing/steaming center so that i don’t have to set up my ironing board in the kitchen. but i just don’t have the space for those things… and trust me, i have doodled and blown walls out in my mind to get me the laundry room of my dreams. it’s just not possible.

since it is used everyday and it’s off my kitchen, i thought if i can’t fix the layout and usefulness, i might as well make it cute. if you know anything about me, know that i LOVE stripes. especially black and white stripes. just while writing this post, i see 6 different areas in my home that have black and white stripes {one day i will take you on a tour of my home to show you my love affair with stripes}. the art above my sofa, the rug in my family room, throw pillows on my front porch, the rug at my front door, the throw pillows at my kitchen table. it only made sense to have my laundry room have black and cream stripes, too.

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 we had just a standard flush mount builder-grade ugly light in here. we came across this cute vintage blown glass light fixture on a date night. it’s small, so it doesn’t get in the way of the Ikea cabinets we put up. plus, it puts a really pretty pattern on the ceiling when it’s on :)

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we had just a wire shelf above the washer and dryer. we took that down and hung these cabinets. My grandmother came over and did a load of laundry… she somehow helped me burn up the washing machine. The dryer is still kicking along… in the meantime, we have an unmatched set.

The cabinet doors are frosted, obviously you can see everything we store. On the right side, you’ll notice that I keep everything organized in black storage cubes from Walmart. Each one holds different things. I have one for rags, another one for the iron, starch and other ironing needs, there is one for light bulbs and of course a miscellaneous catch all cube.

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we hung this MDF trim board around the room to break up the wall, give it a decorative look, and to allow us to hang hooks on the wall for the laundry baskets, pool bag, and whatever else I don’t want sitting on the floor.

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we keep our shoes in here, too. that eliminates the “where are my shoes???”

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that’s our laundry room! It’s small, but it makes me happy.

nicole

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