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Laundry Room Makeover – How To Use Inspiration

January 27, 2015 0 Comments

Here’s how it starts.  I visit a friend who owns a furniture and decor store.  While she is busy with a customer, I wonder around, and there it is…….. a cute dual chandelier that I just have to have.  Do I have anywhere in mind to put it, well no, but that has never stopped me before, and it’s $25! Fast forward to the next day when my son tells me that he has time to build the shelf in the laundry room.  This is a one time, take it now or forget it forever offer.  Seriously, there was nothing I could do, the Decor Gods had tempted me, and I immediately fell from grace.  It was a little embarrassing… the speed in which I tumbled.  The laundry room makeover has begun.

laundry room makeover - before

A Laundry Room Makeover

This is my new shelf, isn’t it gorgeous!?!  No more watching in horror as another sock dives off the back of the washer, no more, “what is THAT smell” and let’s be honest here, I love showing off my glass Jars.

My laundry room is a typical pass-through from the kitchen to the garage, nothing special.  There is barely enough room to access the cleaning closet on the opposite wall from the washer and dryer.  That’s it you’ve had the tour, and now it’s time to plan a decor heist to rival the Italian Job.  I’ll need a getaway driver….thanks for volunteering!

We’re going to Pinterest to plan this laundry room makeover.  I don’t expect to find an exact layout in a design that would make me happy, but I can steal elements from other laundry room pictures. Are you ready to commit a decor felony?

Tiptoe Through Pinterest

Laundry Room Makeover

Picture by Amy Alday

Ooooh, right off the bat, we scored BIG!  I love the idea of a chalkboard in my laundry room.  But, I would hang mine in a beautiful frame that befits my style. Just look at the wood tones next to the grays…….BLISS! I think I just found my wall color.  I’ll pin this post to my Secret Board with a comment, and we’ll move on.

Pic – HGTV

 Open Shelves!!!  Brilliant! And hmm, paint the chandeliers white? Look at the beautiful cabinet, maybe paint and distressed my cabinets?  Yep, saving this one too.

Courtesy of Pinterest

Put a backsplash in the laundry room???? I never thought of that!  I feel faint, but I’m thinking beadboard.  And…… OMG! I could have half open shelves, half cabinetry. I can’t save this one fast enough.
I could totally put hooks behind the door leading into the kitchen, yep…this goes to my board! My laundry room makeover is taking shape!

Final Thoughts

When Pinteresting, I’m not looking at the design as a whole because nothing is totally me.  But I do pick out the elements that appeal to me, and even most of those will receive a Faded Bluebird Tweak.  Not too long ago, I posted these same pictures as part of my Feathering Your Nest Thursday on Facebook.  Someone commented that all my examples included a front loader set, and she was hoping for examples showing a top loader. To tell you the truth I didn’t even notice, I wasn’t paying attention to the washer and dryer at all.

I’m looking for colors, layers, textures and details like trim.  I want to see lighting examples, cabinets, and shelves. If you are getting ready to makeover a room, pin every picture which excites you, or makes you drool.  When you have 10-20 pictures,  go back and pull your design together using those elements.  While not every idea I posted to my board will make the cut into my makeover, I found enough to get me started.  Thanks for coming with me, I work better with an accomplice.

Happy Decorating

UPDATE! If you are interested in what I did with my Laundry Room, visit my Home Tour Page.  You can find all these pins and more on my Board, Rooms I Love – Laundry Rooms

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