Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Laundry Room: Before & After

jar of clothespins

I mentioned our laundry room makeover before and I know you're on the edge of your seat!!! First, let me start by saying that my laundry room was always my favorite room in the house:

scary before 3

scary before 2

Just kidding. It was vile.

It has bugged me since before we moved in to the house. And because I hated it so much, I just let it get grosser and grosser until it was so gross I couldn't stand it anymore. So, with John being out of work, we decided to take it on. Here is what it looks like now:


John took a tile class at Home Depot and did the new floor all by himself! Before, the floor was a fake green "marble" linoleum floor. It had holes in it...and I do not even like to think about what sort of disgustingness that floor had met in its days. When he ripped it up, he sanded the plywood that was underneath:


And then laid a concrete subfloor (I forgot to take a picture of that part). Then he was ready to lay the tile. We decided to do black grout so it wouldn't show as much dirt.

working on floor...

...and then it was done!

floor: after

new floor

Next, I painted, we removed the old wire shelf (I hate those things...raise your hand if you have them in every closet in your house.....and they leave lines on your clothes and things fall through them, etc.....not to mention they're ugly....ugh! HATE THEM!!!) and we put up some white cabinets from IKEA. We painted and hung a dowel for hanging clothes to dry, hung hooks for our bags, and finally, I made a little curtain for the window.

new cabinets

drying rod




Done! What do you think? Now I actually enjoy doing laundry. That won't last long though.


Meredith said...

WOW! Looks fantastic!!! :)

Gail said...

Great Job Heather and John I love the laundry room I just wish I could be so talented. Aunt Gail

Anonymous said...

I just saw your pics of the laundry room redo and also the doll bed for Jane-love them both!!! You are just too good at this! I love the fabric, is it from the same line that you used for Kate's room? I need that website again. And I love the subway tile, looks so great against the paint-way to go guys!

Heather said...

Thanks, guys!!! All the fabrics are from Heather Bailey and Amy Butler. I buy most of my fabric from Intown Quilters in Decatur.

Dina said...

Heather, I was wondering what paint color you used for the walls here in the laundry room?

Heather said...

The paint color is Light Touch 2044-70 by Benjamin Moore. It's actually the same color that's in Kate's room. We had a whole gallon left over and I love the color so much, so we used it!!!

andrea said...

I love, love, love your redo. I am currently planning my laundry room redo and the simplicity of your room is exactly what I am looking for!! do you mind if I post a pic of your finished room on my blog post when I am done??? I will link to your site of course. The fabric is awesome!! I have to try to find that for my window and love the clothespins in the glass jar!! very cool!