Thursday, December 30, 2010

Laundry room Reveal

 I have been wanting to re-paint my laundry room for quite some time now, and ever since we bought our front loaders last year, I have wanted them up on risers. Even for me, they are too low. So this week since I had the entire week off of work, I caught the re-decorating bug. My favorite kind of bug!!!
 Here is another before shot, oak cabinets, and an ugly shade of brownish/orange paint. UGH! No more!!    DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....


 My new shade, safari beige is a wonderful change! I wanted to hang a real chandelier in here, but the hubs would have been hitting his head on it for sure, so I settled for this wall one from Target! The shelf was from Zach's "before" room. Now look closely, the shelf is upside down! It wouldn't fit the other way, so I removed the 3 pegs from the bottom, now the top, and hung it upside down, and the part that prevented it from fitting is now under the cabinets!!
 I made a small valance for the door, hung some photos that I took, and used my cricut to make some other vinyl wall decor.

 I saw this on a web site, loved it!!
 The cabinets got some new paint, as well as the hardware, my new favorite Rustoleum color is London Grey!!

 And now for the best part, the built in risers that my uber talented hubby built for me!!
 3 spots below for our baskets, and now we can all reach the doors without having to practically kneel on the floor!


Loving the new laundry room, now if only it had a self folding and putting away option! :) 

29 comments:

O'Quilts said...

Wow...I would love that laundry room. I love the color and the sayings and the risers!! Great job.

Kim said...

NOW THAT'S A LAUNDRY ROOM!!! very nice!! I love it!

Marie said...

I am so jealous of all the space you have in your laundry room! LOVE the paint color and those risers! You did a fab job!

Sheri said...

I love the chandelier

{northern cottage} said...

FANTASTIC!! What a wonderful job you did. Good thing you got the decorating bug rather than the other flu bug that is making its rounds! That faux chandy is a great addition. Well done!

Victoria said...

I love it all but can you reach the shelf behind the washer? I am so short I just wondered. :)

Very clever to hang the shelf upside down!

Missy Luukkonen said...

Thanks everyone!! Victoria, no I can not!! Oh well, nothing in there I need to get at daily anyway!! :)

Lee-Ellen Van Voorhis said...

love the laundry room! Especially the rug with the swirls - where did you find that??

slommler said...

Love this space!! So cheerful and sophisticated!! And those risers are perfect. I asked Santa for some new appliances but alas...no such luck! Maybe next year?? Hoping!!
Happy New Year and hugs
SueAnn

Jenn said...

Oh WOW! I was just tweeting about my laundry drama this morning! Haha.... I so... love your remodel!! It's awesome!

So first my hubby is gonna have to build me a riser like yours! That is so... much better than the ones I bought. Lovin' it!

Second way to go at Target! Too cute...

Third!!! Whrere did you find that saying? I gotta have one cause it's so... true! My husband was just saying something like that to me last night. :) Blah, blah, blah...
Great job!!!!!!

So glad you shared! Thanks :)

Missy Luukkonen said...

Lee-Ellen-The rugs are also from Target!!

Jenn, I just googled Laundry room wall rub on's and saw it, not sure the name of the site though! I didn't pay attention because I knew I was going to cricut it!!

Thanks Ladies!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Can you tell me what washer and dryer you have? My dryer broke two nights ago and we're in the market for a new one(Id love to Craigslist our old washer and get a matching pair but I DOUBT hubby will go for that right now). We just had to buy a new kitchen sink faucet($150) and a wireless printer($160) all within two days of Christmas and our dishwasher broke the day before we left for our Disney vacation(at Thanksgiving time). Its still not been fixed. When it rains, it pours!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Can you tell me what washer and dryer you have? My dryer broke two nights ago and we're in the market for a new one(Id love to Craigslist our old washer and get a matching pair but I DOUBT hubby will go for that right now). We just had to buy a new kitchen sink faucet($150) and a wireless printer($160) all within two days of Christmas and our dishwasher broke the day before we left for our Disney vacation(at Thanksgiving time). Its still not been fixed. When it rains, it pours!

marisa said...

Great idea for risers! Wish I would've seen this before the massive amount of money I spent on mine!

Kristen said...

What a clever idea. Maybe the hubby could do a tutorial.

I don't have a laundry room. My washer/dryer sit in my kitchen by my stove. The worst thing about this house, for sure. Risers would be a great idea for me.

Mountain Blessings said...

Love your laundry room redo! Thanks for sharing, I needed the motivation! Marla

Jane said...

What a wonderful transformation! I love the color and the wall chandelier was such a great idea. And what a perfect idea for utilizing that shelf...I would have never guessed you hung it upside down. You designed a beautiful room.
Happy New Year!
Jane

It's A Priceless Life said...

What a nice area you have now. I really like your color scheme and turning the shelf upside down is ingenious! Your hubby did a great job on the risers!
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Julie said...

Thank you for linking... you will be my inspiration for my laundry room re-do (that needs to happen soon)... wish my laundry room were as large! You will also be one of my features today. Thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday!

Heather Louise said...

Amazing, absolutely amazing. You have done a fantastic and creative job with a difficult space. Very impressed.

Erika Reiner said...

This is AMAZING!!

So my Hubs wants to know what materials and steps he took to make the laundry risers?

I am hoping he'll rig one up for us too!!!

Thanks in advance for the tips!!!

htransue said...

Saw this at the link-up at Miss Mustard Seed! I am in the middle of doing a mini makeover for my laundry room. I LOVE how you have the little glass jar of dryer sheets! It helps make the daily more beautiful.

The risers are also incredible. You must LOVE them! Great idea.

FlyAwayHome said...

I LOVE the risers... What a great idea! I may have to steal it! Thanks for sharing. I am visiting from Funky Junk Interiors.... so glad it did. you have a great site.

Tyla said...

Very nice redo. I, too, love the risers. What a great space-saving idea! Thanks for sharing.

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Great transformation!

The DIY Show Off said...

I'm so jealous, Missy! You did a fantastic job and your laundry room is so pretty. Love the riser too with storage for baskets underneath. So cool!

Roeshel

Its So Very Cheri said...

Ooh lala- I love it all and your rug is just perfect in there--so cute.

Cheri

jennibell said...

Beautiful! And all in one week. . .awesome :)

~Vee~ said...

beautiful!!!
Can you share how your hubby made the raisers by any chance? :)