February 24, 2011

Laundry Room Makeover

Hooray!  I'm finally done painting the laundry room. It was a work out.  Even with the paint that has primer in it it takes a couple of coats to cover red with pale turquoise.  Plus, there was a lot of trim work.  Enough whining Cherdog!  (Yes, I actually refer to myself that way sometimes.)  Let's take a look.


Wait, let me give you a little glimpse at what it used to look like.


While I do like red, for this small room it felt kind of cluttered and small.  The countertop was that catch-all area and things didn't feel organized.


So what was done?  Of course the painting (which is "Fountain Spout" by Behr).  The mud room shelving was already there with the baskets.
 

I kept the same curtain up since it was a neutral creme and it has bits of the red accent color.


The cupboard doors on the cabinet below were removed and my dad headed off to the Depot to have them cut a piece of melamine the right size so that a shelf could be added, maximizing the storage.  The two bottom laundry baskets remain there for darks and lights and the other two are the ones that I carry the laundry back and forth with.  I have finally found the magic system for myself.


You saw the laundry room sign HERE before.  The baskets were $6 at Tai Pan Trading.  They are perfect for housing the little items you use a lot - dryer sheets, stain remover, etc.


Now let me give you a final look.  As you enter from the gargage there's a wall where I have this simple magnet board.  You can see the laundry room is just beyond it to the right.


If you looked sharp left you'd see this little key box.  Have you ever given someone a gift you liked more than they did?  I gave this to my sister several years ago and then I bought it from her at her rummage sale last summer.  Ha!  It looks perfect with the turquoise wall behind it.


So as you walk in you see the mudroom shelving on your right (which by the way has the wall color behind the shelving and baskets so I had to squeeze in there to paint it all.)


turning.....


...turning...


....turning... and that's it!


Now, nerdy me even likes to see the purse I made hanging in there because it matches.


So, let's do some laundry baby!  (Which is exactly what I have to go do now since I ignored it in order to get the painting done :)

Thanks for dropping by.

72 comments:

  1. I am loving your laundry room! I think the key box is adorable. I like the way the whole room looks USEFUL, not just pretty. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. drool! Love it and wish I had one of my own. Looks like it is from right out of a magazine!

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  3. Geez, what I wouldn't give to have a laundry room like that, esp. the mudroom/storage. It's beautiful and I love the color.

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  4. I literally swoon for turquoise and red! Looks awesome! I'm about to re-do our laundry room too so thanks for the inspiration. Where did the rug come from and what size is it?

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  5. it looks great! i love the color. do you love your washer and dryer? i have been looking to replace mine and I love the look of yours, what brand?

    i wish my laundry room was bigger!

    xx-Kristyn

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  6. Now I know what colour my laundry room needs!!! :)
    It's been undone for uhmmm, about 9 years now... Thanks for showing!

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  7. ha, the matching purse thing gave me the giggles.
    I'm in envy of the fact that your laundryroom can be doubled as a mudroom! Ours is in the furthest corner of the basement so no dice, and we have literally nowhere for any sort of coat/boot storage except the meh-sized closet by our front door. ):

    I love the color! I've got a similar shade in my nursery and in my craft room. PS, it matches your blog too, although the accent is yellow instead of red. ;)

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  8. The laundry room looks GREAT! The turquoise is such a cool, calming color. I would LOVE to have some mud room shelving or mud room lockers some day....sigh :)

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  9. I love the color! We are getting ready to redo ours and this inspires me to have some fun with the color in it.

    Danielle

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  10. I am so jealous of your laundry room space! It looks so pretty and organized, if I had a room like that I might actually keep up with the laundry (maybe). I love the new light color. It makes the room seem so fresh and clean. And the little accents of red that you kept in the room are so cute!

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  11. this is fab-o!! I love it all! tfs

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  12. First off, I am just jealous that you have a mud room/laundry room in the first place :) I my laundry area is too embarassing to even show..LOL! Love the blue color...gives off a lighty and airy feel. The key box is too cute and the purse made makes the whole room :)

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  13. Oh I love it!!!! The color is so bright and clean looking. Great job!!

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  14. Looks great! I love your mudroom shelves!

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  15. This is 100% the same color I want for my living room! I'm so happy you posted the name.. I just might steal it. I've been looking for that perfect color to pull my style all together!



    -Brittany

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  16. that is so beautiful!!! I think I would actually do laundry if I had a room like that to go to hahaha! I love the bench, is it a built in?

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  17. So pretty, ours is a place you go in, and get out really quick. I that you have nowhere for the pile to grow and grow in secret:) It must keep you on task and you don't forget that it needs to get done!

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  18. I love the baskets... i have been trying to plan someway of adding that to our laundry room. Looks great!

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  19. Looks fabulous! I wish we had a mud room :( Love the paint color - you did an awesome job my friend.

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  20. Looks great! I really like your rug, do you know where you got it? And the magnets on the dryer, brilliant. To bad my kids are to big for that now...All your ideas are great!
    Jen

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  21. Looks great Cherdog! I love the pale neutral feel. The key box is pretty great too. Did you steal it back or what?!? I'd be hesitant to even bring my laundry in there because it looks so good.

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  22. The rug was $14 at Ikea a few years ago. I don't know if they carry it amymore, but I bet they have something similiar. It washes up really well, too. It's probably 3' x 7'. I'm guessing.

    My washer and dryer are cabrio by whirlpool. I do love them. I can fit a ton of stuff in them, but on the downside the washer is pretty loud and it's not front loading so you could probably find something a little more efficient if you wanted.

    Cheri

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  23. Cheri,
    Those baskets were a steal! About 2 months ago I was at Target and found some very similar (they were in the Smith & Hawkin's section)...anyway...those guys were $30 a piece! Nice job! I will definitely be ordering some online rather buying from Target! I love the blue/red combination! Know you can enjoy doing laundry in your beautiful laundry room!

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  24. Absolutely adorable!!!
    Does the paint+primer paint actually work?? The "delightful" people that owned our house before us painted everything DARK (think brick read and chocolate brown living room and dark brown master and burnt orange kitchen) and we want to paint everything light colors.

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  25. So pretty! It reminds me of days at the beach with a red and white beach towel. And I would hang my purse in there too if it matched!

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  26. It's really beautiful--an inspiring place to do laundry sounds great:).

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  27. Holy crap soo jealous of your mudroom wall! Wowsa!

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  28. It is amazing how a color of paint can give a big WOW!! Thanks for your inspiration....I think I am going to do something to my small laundry room :)

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  29. Um, wow. That has got to be the most functional & cute Laundry room I've seen!! I love all the baskets for sorting/carrying laundry! The area for taking shoes off, hanging coats up....DROOL!!!

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  30. so jealous of this laundry room! I'm gonna follow. until I get to jealous. ;)

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  31. love it! The light blue makes a world of difference, the red would definitely stress me out. With the blue, I think laundry would be a lot more pleasant to do. :)

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  32. Nicely done! Much lighter and brighter.

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  33. This room makes me want to do laundry, and not at my house, at your house. is that creepy?

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  34. Cheri, I love it! My laundry room is in my garage, that's how we do it here in California, its stinks! But I have been wanting to make my side of the garage pretty, this is giving me some great ideas. My house is in warm colors, greens, reds, ivory, browns. I really want to do my garage/laundry room in this blue and do red with it. Because red is my favorite color and its everywhere in my house. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. i love it, i really like the blue paint on the walls :)

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  36. That comment about your dad getting the shelving just made me think.... You must have a wonderful dad!

    Signed,
    Dad

    PS Love the room

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  37. I also have 4 baskets right by the washer and dryer and it too has helped me find our magic system.

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  38. That room makes me happy - when I was pregnant with my second my form of nesting was wanting everything organized. I started with the laundry room and would actually just go in there and sit for a few minutes towards the end when the nesting urges were strong :)

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  39. LOVE red and light blue together!!!

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  40. Looks great! I love blue and red together! We just did that color scheme in our family room! I love your built in!

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  41. Gracious, if my laundry room looked like that, I'd never come out. I would be tearing clothes off my family members just so I could do laundry. ;) It's a far cry from my dusty, shabby, cold-in-the-winter, humid-in-the-summer system in the garage. Excuse me while I go repent for my jealousy... haha, just kidding. Nice work!

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  42. OK I am so jealous of your laundry room. What a beautiful room! Great job!

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  43. It looks so great and clean. That red was so heavy in there but now it's clean and crisp. The accents of red add a nice pop. I'm jealous of the room. It looks so good!

    Shana
    http://sfaesyartwork.blogspot.com/

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  44. I am first of all jealous of your nice washer & dryer. Second, jealous of your amazing built ins with cubbies! Love the paint color too!

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  45. I am first of all jealous of your nice washer & dryer. Second, jealous of your amazing built ins with cubbies! Love the paint color too!

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  46. Ok this is totally inspiring me to redo my laundry room but I have so many rooms ahead of it! lol But good ideas! I'm so ready!

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  47. i am SO not a pastel colors type of person, but your laundry room is amazing!!! i'm so jealous! look at you! LOVE this!!!

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  48. did anyone else notice it matches the new blog :) the laundry basket set up is my FAVORITE part. i have a utility tub there. but i'm not complaining, just saying. great makeover, Cherdog!

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  49. great job! I wish my laundry room was half as nice. maybe if mine wasn't in the icky basement, hahaha

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  50. It is beautiful. Nice job Cheri! I am not sure if I missed it but where did you get that fantastic rug? I LOVE it!

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  51. Hey Cheri that looks awesome. I LOVE red too but I just can't do it on walls. So the as I was looking through the pics the minute I saw the fabric behind the key "thing" I said to myself.... that would make an awesome valance for that room... it would totally bring out the brown in the baskets above the mud room "thing" (totally at a loss for vocab today)... you would need to change the rug then and maybe it's not the look you were going for. I defiantly do love turquoise with cherry red. So that was just a thought. Nice work.

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  52. I am feeling laundry room envy right now, so calm but cheerful and oh so much space! Mine is a simple pass thru. My fav part is that blue purse you made sooooo CUTE!

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  53. I so want a Mud Room!!! Our homes aren't designed with them but having three boys makes me think me needs one!

    Lovely reno Cheri. Simple, clean lines and colours freshen up the whole room.

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  54. Have been a faithful reader for months. Luv your style! I know you made the leather bag last year...do you remember the fabric (name or place of purchase?) What a beautiful mix of colors!!
    Thanks, Sharon

    senolt@verizon.net

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  55. I LOVE that the purse matches! That would so be me. I am really envious of the mudroom shelves and hooks . . the whole thing is fantastic.

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  56. Love the new color and yes RED is so hard to cover!!! GREAT BLOG NAME:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  57. Adorable!!! I love the red and blue together. Soooo pretty!

    I shared it on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  58. I LOVE it!!! Where did you get your striped runner rug? My kitchen is red and white, pretty soon to have a table similar to your blue color and that rug is awesome!

    lucky_march_girl AT yahoo DOT com

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  59. thats adorable! Love the bag too!!

    http://rawpotatoes.blogspot.com/

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  60. I found you on Tatertots & Jello's FB page. :) I love your new laundry room! The color is so pretty! I am IN LOVE with your mud room system. And so jealous! I need something like this in my house.

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  61. Loving this. We just painted our kitchen almost the same color,so pretty :). I love how those laundry baskets fit in there & also the bench with the hooks...too cute!

    dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com

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  62. Love that color combo! It looks fun, fresh and clean in there. That shelving wall is simply awesome, too.

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  63. I love it!! I think that I am going to have to paint my laundry room now to brighten it up. What kind of washer and dryer are those?

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  64. Loving your laundry room! I really like aqua and red together. And the purse is adorable! Visiting from Tator Tots and Jello, I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  65. This came out super cute! I had to laugh out loud when I read that you sent him off to "the Depot" because we totally call it that too...my boys BEG to go there every. single. day. LOL! Great job!

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  66. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! It is so cute. Now doing my laundry in the yucky basement seems even more punishment-like. Ha Ha. Great job!

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  67. My one big shelf in the laundry room came crashing down last night, along with all the stuff I had stored up there. It was such a disaster.... then I saw the opportunity & feverishly searched through my favorite blogs to find THIS post! I had vaguely remembered *someone* posting a laundry room makeover that I loved. Now I have the inspiration to follow! Did you guys build the cubby/shelving/bench along the right side of the room? I think that is my favorite part. Oh - and the window. I totally covet that window in your laundry room!! LOL Thanks, again, for sharing!

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  68. Oh I love this!!!! The color is so bright and clean looking. Great job!!

    http://mudroomstorageideas.com

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