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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Laundry Room {Renovation}

You may know that back in 2009 my husband and I started building our first home together. The side door with laundry room, closet and door to a half-bath seemed to work great. That is until we moved in. The laundry room became cluttered. We were using our side door 95% of the time for the past two years since we didn't have a front walkway until October 2011 and walking from the driveway to the front porch meant muddy feet. So this cluttered "passageway"became our entryway.

The laundry room was the builder's color paint until December 2011. Why did we wait so long? Well, my husband is a wonderful painter, but he also has a job with long hours which gives him little time for hobbies and other fun stuff, nevermind painting. It was me too, I couldn't decide on the color. We finally painted our kitchen Cliveden Gray Morning by Valspar on March 28, 2011. This is significant because I went into labor on March 30th so the dining room remained white until December 2011. Once my husband painted the dining room, I decided to carry the color all the way into the laundry room since they all connect.

Since the wire shelf was removed to paint, we decided to purchase a basic cabinet from Lowe's for $99 to hide our detergent, cleaners, etc. Installing the cabinet and hiding these things away made an immediate difference. 

Then we started thinking about a drying rack since I am one of those people who hangs jeans, unmentionables (ahem) and sweaters to dry. In my searching for new design options, we came across this image on Pinterest and knew it was what we wanted to do. I started looking for the fold down drying racks, but didn't have much luck. What I did find was along the same lines from The Container Store. We purchased a fold-away drying rack and hung it above the dryer. 

I also found this quote on Pinterest but created it myself with my Silhouette Cameo.

I am very please with our "new" laundry room. Cheers to my husband!


Kathryn Pepper said...

Very nice! I would love for you to link up to my Monday link party!

XO! Kathryn

Kristi said...

The cabinets made such a nice difference. And I love your words on the perfect! Would be delighted for you to link up to Mop It Up Mondays:


Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

Very nice!! I like. Maybe I'll commission you to make a cute saying for my NEW laundry room (whenever we get a closing date). heehee

Jess said...

Oh nice!! Our laundry room is definatly in need of some help :) Love the quote above your washer and dryer!!!
Stay Crafty x0x0

Loretta said...

Hi Shannon, love love your blog and ideas! I am your new follower, blog and Linky. Please visit us and follow us...we would love for you to join us too! Have a lovely day! Luv

Oh, boy. Oh, joy! said...

I've seen many Laundry Room signs but none this clever or cute. Love the phrase, well done!

Shannon said...

Stevie, I'd love to create a wall decal for your new laundry (or any other) room. Maybe "Laundry Today or Naked Tomorrow" ;)