Thursday, June 18, 2009

Show Us Where You Live- Laundry Room




Well, I don't have a bonus room or play room, so here is my beautiful laundry room..


The first two pictures are the before pictures....








And now the after pictures...


I painted the inside of the cabinet panel with chalkboard paint to make a family memo/menu board.

This mirror was something I picked up at Big Lots for $5. It and the chalkboard paint was added after the other pictures were taken.


These are my basket tags. I knew I would need something to tell us what was in the baskets.


This is our spare change jar. Not too full right now!!!


Here is the shelves above the washer/dryer. They were hard to keep organized, and cabinets were not in the budget (we did this at the same time as our kitchen reno) so baskets were the best option!


I have had the lamp for years, and the B is old too. The birdcage was on sale at garden ridge. It holds our dryer sheets!


These were fabric swatches in a pack at walmart. I loved the color, so I just wrapped canvases with them and presto! ART!


The flowers are fake, and I have had the candle for a while. The frame is a $2.50 walmart find, and I just framed some more of my fabric swatches.


I can't decide if I want crown molding on top of the cabinet or not. I like that I can put my basket up there. It won't fit with molding...thoughts? This pic is pre-mirror and pre-chalkboard, obviously!


I just moved the shelf down from before and made it into a folding table. The washboard cabinet was made by my dad. He gave it to my Nana, and she gave it to me when we bought our home, which is our first house by the way.

Again, pre-chalkboard paint. But this is what you see as you walk into the room. It is a small room, but the pocket door makes it more usable. The floors are a white tile, and I am looking for a small jute rug for in there.




Hope you enjoyed the tour!!!






25 comments:

MamaVigil said...

I love it - I am going to have to copy your basket idea - The room is just perfect -

Heather said...

Wow, I love your laundry room and I love the chalkboard idea! SO cute and I love all your fun finds and the art on the wall!! Great job!

3LittleByrds said...

Great job. Love the basket tags.

pumpkinpatches said...

What a great room!! Thanks for showing us around!
-Ash-

Melissa Marie said...

I did the same thing with wrapping 9 canvases with fabric... and hung it over my mantle. Such a cheap, fun way to coordinate prints and colors with the room. So cute! Your basket idea is fantastic, too... Love your creativity!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the basket idea.....You have a great blog....I always enjoy finding new blogs!
This month I am posting on our Disney trip.

Anna said...

CUTE!

Tara G. said...

Fantastic! The baskets look great!

Pam said...

You have a very nice laundry room. Great job on the remodel and keeping the cost down.

Frugal Jen said...

Great laundry room!

Amanda said...

I just love the art on the wall that you made from fabric from Walmart. So creative and cute too!! Thanks for the tour.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

love your color combo! Nice and fresh. First time here...came over from Kellys. cherry

sportzmom said...

Beautiful! Great artwork idea and I love the tags on your baskets.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a wonderful laundry room! I love the baskets. I'm redoing my laundry room soon and loved the inspiration. Thanks!

Rachel said...

Your laundry room is AWESOME!!! Such great ideas that I'm totally going to use!!! Thanks for sharing!

Maya said...

Very stylish. I could start loving doing laundry if I had a room like that!

T~T said...

I wish I had a nice room to do laundry in

Kimberly said...

love those colorful canvases~ too too cute!

Chelsa said...

ohh i love it!! i'm going to steal some ideas i think :)

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Those baskets and tags are SUPER cute!! Thanks for sharing your home!

McClure Family said...

OMG! i love how your laundry room is a little oasis! cute crafty ideas!! way to go mama!



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His Doorkeeper said...

You get an A+ for that make-over! What some great ideas! Love the fabric pictures!

Wonderful job!

Family American Style. said...

Great colors and use of space. Very ,very nice.

King J's Queen said...

I like the chalkboard. Handy!

Michie said...

I really like the fabric on the canvases...I really like fabric but am not a big sewer, so I often don't know what I could do with it. I really like how you used it.