The last few weeks of summer have been flying by with friends visiting from near and far, a little trip back to our old stomping grounds, school supplies shopping and preparing for a new school year. One of the areas in my home that needed some TLC, organization and a new paint color (flesh colored walls are just not for me) was the laundry room. Not only is the room looking scary, it is very hard to photograph as there is no natural light and it is not very big to be using a tripod in. So bear with me on the photos!
My first instinct was to paint the laundry room a blue/aqua or perhaps gray. Then I thought maybe this room could be a different color from most of the other rooms in our home, which are some shade of blue or gray. After posting a laundry room paint color question on my fb page, which had a crazy amount of response by the way, I decided to go with green. Yellow was my first choice and the most popular answer but I went with the second most popular pick, green . Maybe the blogger Color My World Challenge really did help me introduce a new color in my home, one that I would not have picked if not challenged, I didn’t pick just any green but a chartreuse green. Digging in my fabric stash I found this blue and green flame point print that I have had for a few years which would go well with green. Next up for inspiration was a striped aqua and green rug from Target.
Here it is, all put together and ready for some laundry!
I found these great printables at BHG and knew they would be perfect in my laundry room. Using dollar store document frames and some pink spray paint I already had on hand, I was able to make some wall art for $4.
Here is the link if you would like to print these off as well.
The fabric was used to make a simple sink skirt. Using velcro with a sticky back and my sweet sewing skills, I covered up the ugly sink for $8.
I had this in our bedroom at the last house, it was kind of a sage green color and was laying around in the basement not being used. A couple coats of some aqua sample paint and a piece of scrapbook paper, new look, new room to use in.
We replaced the wire shelving with some melamine shelving from Menards. The shelving brackets are from IKEA, I purchased them last year for the Cloffice but didn’t end up using them there. The baskets are from Hobby Lobby and store our pool towels and cleaning rags. So where did I put everything that was on the wire shelving? The drawers under the washer and dryer! I have no idea why I wasn’t using the drawers but they hold quite a bit and keep the clutter away. The toilet paper and paper towel have relocated to a different area of the home. Otherwise all my cleaning and laundry supplies are neatly tucked away.
Where did the laundry sorter go you may be asking? Well, I’ve started using a new system for washing our clothes, maybe most of you do this as well, wish I would’ve thought of it sooner. I just take the entire dirty hamper from child A’s room, throw it in the washer, dryer and then they take the basket of clean clothes to their room and are responsible for putting the clean clothes away. There is no more sorting of clothes, especially socks and underwear, which was a dreadful task! Laundry for 6 people can be a bit much at times and this washing one person’s clothes at a time has simplified my life!
Here are a few before and afters side by side so you can see the change!
The wall color is Frolic by Sherwin Williams, I scored a gallon of paint for $28 during their 40% off sale a few weeks ago.
The rug is from Target $14
Ironing Board Cover Target $8
Ironing Board Hanger $8
Melamine Shelving $13
Baskets from Hobby lobby on sale $35 for both
White Clock Target $6
Document Frames for Printables $4
Total $ 118
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