Laundry Room Makeover – The Big Reveal

The floor and walls have been painted, shelves have been hung, lighting installed….and I finally get to show you all the LAUNDRY ROOM MAKEOVER!!!  My husband thinks I’m crazy getting so excited about a laundry room, but y’all know how much time we spend down there, right?  And when it was turned from an old dungeoun to a beautiful, happy space, this little Southern woman almost did cartwheels right there in the basement!

I’ll go ahead and warn you – this will be a picture-heavy post.  Are you ready???  Let’s get to it!

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Y’all were my decorators throughout this process, and you made some amazing choices, so thank you for being awesome!!  Let’s take a peek at how far this little space has come:

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceWhen I first introduced you to my laundry room, it was in a pretty sad state.  The walls were an ugly terra cotta orange color inside the laundry closet, and a dark chocolate brown in the hallway.  We had ripped linoleum partially hidden by carpet squares, white wire shelving, and canned lighting that wasn’t even complete.  Just bare bulbs inside a hole in the ceiling…

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceMy washer and dryer lived a long life, and when they were on their last leg and in need of replacement, that’s when I decided to makeover the laundry room at the same time!  You know, since we have to move out the old washer and dryer…everybody does that, right?

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceThe floor was the first thing to go.  I showed you how we painted our floor and stenciled it using the Kaleidescope Stars wall stencil from Royal Design Studios.  You can get that full tutorial HERE.

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceSo much better than ugly linoleum!  HOORAY!

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceThen it was time to say bye-bye to those horrendous orange walls.  A layer of primer and two coats of paint later, and…

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace…sha-ZAM!  Instant happy!  It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceWe used an 8-foot 2×10 for the shelves.  The longer shelf is 5-feet long and the shorter shelf on the right is 3-feet.  I painted on a coat of dark stain, then used a paper towel to wipe the excess stain off each board before it dried so you could see the wood grain.  We opted for black metal supports.

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI mentioned in my tutorial post for the flooring that I decided not to stencil the entire floor – a pinched nerve in my back helped make that decision, plus the rest of the floor will be hidden by the washer and dryer.

You may notice, too, that we moved the dryer vent to the far right corner, between the shelves, rather than right down the center in front of the old sheving unit.  Whoever decided that was a good idea needs to be slapped…of course, it’s most likely the same people who chose those horrible colors.  Let’s move on…

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceHere is a closer view of the shelves.  See the wood grain through the stain?  So pretty!

Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceAfter all the work was done, we just had to put it all back together and decorate!  If you follow me on Instagram, I gave you a sneak peek showing off my little trash can the other day.  I just used my Silhouette to cut the quote from vinyl and applied it directly to the side of the trash can.  “I’m just a little on the trashy side.”  I giggled 😉

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Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceOh, you see those mason jar pendant lights?  Yea, I’ve got a tutorial coming for you next week!  And there’s a fun little tutorial for some art you might spy on the wall over there on the right.

Laundry Room Makeover | Sweet Tea & Saving GraceAnd since everybody loves before & after’s, let’s do that!

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Laundry Room Makeover  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceTo quote Mike Myers in my favorite movie, “I’m smitten.  I’m in deep smit.”  (10 brownie points to anybody who knows that movie!)

I actually don’t mind doing laundry now!  I no longer feel like I’m going to the pit of despair!

Thank you again, dear reader, for your design choices for my laundry room makeover.  You truly did a fabulous job, and I hope you love seeing it all come together as much as I do.  Thank you to Royal Design Studios for providing the Kaleidescope Stars stencil to add that perfect pop of fun to my floor.  And the biggest thank-you of all is reserved for my sweet hubby who put up with me through the whole process, and helped every step of the way, even when he didn’t quite “get it”.

“You don’t want to question the genius, Vaughn.”  (10 more points…)

Want to see who we interpreted your design choices?

Your Choices

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So, what do you think?!


6 Responses

  1. Eek! It turned out BE-A-U-TIFULLY, Kirsten! Seriously, what a breath of fresh air. And how cool that you took your readers’ feedback into account, as well. Thank you for inspiring us time and time again. You’ve inspired me to consider giving our laundry corner (in the garage) a makeover. It desperately needs it…and I do think it would help motivate me to do laundry more often. Enjoy it now, girl!

  2. Thank you Mary! So happy to have you as a guest decorator 😉 This was so fun! I might have to try it again for future makeovers!

  3. Thank you so much my dear! It was a fun process, for sure, having my readers vote for the design choices, and then piecing them together to create a finished space. 🙂

  4. Such a cute and well coordinated makeover:) I’ll bet you love walking in to get a load of laundry done. Your stenciled floor project is just right for your space too!

  5. Thank you Wendi! This was such a fun makeover. It’s one of those spaces where I felt I could be really colorful & fun, because I’m the main person who uses this space. I am so in love with the finished result, and yes, I do love seeing it when I do laundry!


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