This little laundry room make-over is a bit more impressive in person. Maybe if I give a little reminder of what it looked like before that will help it not seem so "meh".
It's amazing how a little paint and a few accessories have completely changed how I feel about my laundry room. I used to get in and out of there as quickly as possible, but a little time and money have made it a much more pleasant place to be. I actually kept the door open yesterday instead of trying to hide it.
I ended up spending $80 to transform my laundry room. Cleaning it out was free...and I should have done it a long time ago. The laundry sorter was $60, but I paid $48 (if you missed it, here's the post that explains why I went with that sorter over building something myself) and the baskets were $32. I found them at Home Goods and they fit on that shelf perfectly. If I ever come across more of them, I'll have to snag them up. I think I could fit about 4 more of them up there. They're holding all sorts of odds and ends and the little one on the sorter is holding stain removers and dryer sheets.
I already had some of the supplies and accessories that I used. I already had the paint. It's the same shade that's in our powder room, I just added a bunch of white to it to lighten it up. I also already had the frames and the fabric that I put in them. I bought the fabric from a remnant bin months ago, I love it, and I'm glad I found a use for it. I made one of the frames into a chalkboard by just painting chalkboard paint onto the glass that came with it and one of them is a pin board. I just cut a cork tile to fit in the frame under the fabric.
There are still a few things that I'd like to add, but I'll just have to do it little by little as I get the money. Eventually I'd like to put new shelves in and add some kind of wall mounted drying rack. I also need two little trash cans, one for trash and one for cloth diapers (I like these). I may also add a new light fixture. There's a little chandelier at Ikea that would be pretty cute.
I'll update as I make changes or additions...well maybe not if I just get new trashcans, that would be pretty boring, but if I find and use any cheap organization products or projects, I'll let y'all know!
Hope you're having a great Monday!
p.s. The vaccuum and the hot water heater are still hanging out, fully exposed in the corner next to the dryer. Oh, well.