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I’ve been wanting to do a laundry room makeover for months!
Our laundry room does double duty with one side a pantry and the other side for the washer and dryer. When you’re doing a lot in a small space everything has to be functional…but you know me right? Everything also has to be pretty 🙂
We moved these cabinets with us from our old house and they were just dingy …
I planned out the room using vintage linens as my inspiration-(Below is my inspiration board) I’ve repurposed some blue and minty green vintage linens into art for the wall and a window valence, so those colors were my jumping off point.
Since the room is small we wanted it lightened up a bit. Bead board is a great way to brighten up a space.
After a thorough cleaning Mike started putting up the bead board which involves measuring and cutting your desired height and cut-outs for outlets. When everything was cut just-right, he used Liquid Nails to adhere the breadboard onto the walls and finished it off with moulding.
He also added bead board to the front of the cabinets before we painted everything in a creamy white – Behr MARQUEE Cameo.
We put a laundry bin with an ironing board on top—> HERE, between the washer and dryer. If I need to iron, I can just roll it out… The ironing board cover was kinda plain so I stapled a vintage tablecloth over the boring cover…
One of the rustic shelves folds ***In the shelf tutorial, we show you an EASY way to make new wood look rustic — > (The tutorial for this handy dandy shelf is HERE )
And I am in love with my sweet cow canvas. I got it online for $29.00 but found it later for a lot less!
Those eyes…so gentle and trusting…her eyes remind me of all the animals I’ve loved…
The other rustic shelf (which is pallet wood) holds a few of my succulents…you know how I love to add plants to my decorating…plants are an easy way to make any room happier!
We have some cute hooks and hangers on the other side of the room to hold aprons and leashes for the pups…
I framed the decorative edges of two vintage pillowcases and the valence is made from a vintage pillowcase and pieces of two linen table cloths. (All of the linens I repurposed were stained and otherwise not usable)
We also replaced the stark florescent light fixture with this adorable chandelier- (Similar one HERE!)
This makeover took only 2 (full) work days and we are thrilled with the way it turned out!
~Have a squeaky clean day my friends~
Rustic Shelf: Pallet Wood Pallet Buster
Valance: Made from 2 old linen table cloths and a piece of an old pillow case!
If you’re making over a laundry room & want a different vibe- here are some other lighting options: