Laundry Room Reveal

Happy day, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Last week I showed you my plan for our little laundry room makeover, and I’m excited to bring you the reveal today. I’m so happy with the finished product.

When we moved into our house, I don’t think I really knew what my taste was and I didn’t really have a plan for how I wanted the house to look. In the last couple of years I’ve figured out more of what our design style is, and what style matches our personality and interests more. I’ve also grown in the area of pre-planning, which is leaving us with well thought out and more cohesive designs. It’s kind of an exciting place to be when your house starts shifting to serving your tastes and needs.

The laundry room has been made over from floor to ceiling. No surface went untouched. This is probably the only finished space in our house that really reflects our style. {The master bathroom would totally be one if I ever finished it. haha}. I’ll warn you that is a very photo heavy post. :) I’ll list all of my sources at the bottom. 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 Our laundry room is at the end of the hall and leads to the garage. It’s all of about 40 square feet and has no natural light. Therefore it is pretty much the hardest space to photograph in the history of ever. 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

I had a ton of paint leftover from our bathroom cabinets, so I decided to not let it go to waste. The color is Mount Etna by Sherwin Williams, which is supposed to be more of a charcoal grey with blue undertones. It turned out to be more of a cobalt or navy color. I’m not sure if it is because of the finish of the paint or what, but I ended up really liking it. We have a lot of cobalt in our home, and I’ve always loved the color, so it works well. 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 I ended up painting the ceiling in the same color. This felt like a total risk to me, but I’m happy that I took it. I had read in several places that painting a small room’s ceiling the same color as the walls helps it feel a but more spacious. I have to agree, as the room does feel taller and less cramped. The light fixture is a DIY using a shade from the ReStore and a pendant kit.

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 I built a second shelf so I could reach day-to-day necessities a bit easier. The original shelf was way too high for my 5’3″ self. The shelves,  base boards and doors also got the paint treatment in Alabaster from Sherwin Williams {my go to paint}. 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

I made my own laundry detergent over a year ago and I’m still using my first batch. I keep my dryer sheets in the wooden box. I’m always a fan of pretty storage. :)

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

I have a catch-all bowl on the dryer for things like loose change. Our mop, brooms and ironing board are stored behind the door. This has saved us so much room! 

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

The new floors are vinyl stick on tiles that look like carrara marble from Home Depot. It cost under $30 to redo the floors and I was able to tackle it in one evening after work. So far we love them and they seem very durable, especially for vinyl flooring.

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

 

Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents

 

Sources:

Wall Paint : Mount Etna by Sherwin Williams

Trim and Door Paint : Alabaster by Sherwin Williams in Pro Classic

Light Fixture : Shade from ReStore, light kit from Home Depot

Wire Chalkboard Baskets : Hobby Lobby in Spring section

Laundry Detergent Canister : Anchor Hocking

Wooden Dryer Sheet Box : Hobby Lobby

Black and White Frame : Nate Berkus via Target clearance

Black and White photo : my hubs

Gold vase : Pier 1

Over the door ironing board hook : Amazon

Broom organizer : Amazon

Floor : Home Depot

Rug : Nate Berkus via Target

Dog Hook : Anthropologie {no longer available}

*some links are affiliate links

If I missed anything, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! 

I’m definitely loving the change! Since we come and go through the garage a lot, and therefore the laundry room, its so nice to have a pretty space to walk through. It almost makes me want to do laundry. Almost. ;)

**Update : Thank you all so much for your kind words! Here is a link to the laundry detergent recipe I use — from One Good Thing by Jillee. 

**Linking up with East Coast Creative**

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Laundry Room makeover on a budget. Cobalt blue with black & white and metallic accents