I partnered with BEHR for today’s big reveal. As always, the opinions and excitement are 100% my own.
If you follow me on Instagram you may be aware that my laundry room project has been in the works pretty much since the day we moved in, about a month and a half ago. My plans were a little trickier to carry out, too, when we added a sweet new baby boy to our family on August 27th.
I can’t wait to show you the results of all the long hours and late nights of work I’ve put into my Laundry Room Refresh!
If you’d like to read about the story behind our decision to purchase a “new-to-us” but old home from the 1950’s, go HERE.
With a family of six, I spend a LOT of time in this room, so I wanted it to be my “happy place”. I got my wish and was blessed with lots more space and cupboard storage than was in our previous home’s laundry room, but it was in need of some tender loving care in order to reach the potential that I could see in it. 🙂
The home is sort of a patchwork quilt of add-ons, the laundry room being one of them. The original laundry space, we deduced, was under what is now the staircase that leads up to our kids’ play room. We thought it was strange that there was a random low water faucet protruding from the wall there, until we realized it was the previous washer hookup. I love all the interesting “old home” mysteries/quirks we’re uncovering as we settle in. They provide challenges as well as entertainment. 🙂
Here’s a peek at what it looked like before:
Since I didn’t want to pay to replace them, the cheapy hollow wood doors needed a fresh coat of paint to brighten them up, the painted trim was dull and the cupboard hardware was in need of an upgrade. No big deal, right? 🙂
The pink tile is nothing I would have chosen for sure, but that will have to wait for another time.
This concrete wall obviously needed a fresh coat of paint as well to hide the imperfections and dirt/grime. The previous owner used this as a wash space after working outside and on home projects, so it was pretty grungy, as you can see.
The door at the top of the photo leads to an attic space, by the way, which I actually haven’t investigated yet because of its height and my fear of spiders. 🙂
I have exciting, big plans for better use of this vast, bare wall that I’ll share in a future “Refresh It” post. Baby steps, I keep telling my impatient self. 🙂
I love that we have a sink in our laundry room! It came in handy when rinsing paint brushes and rollers.
The door opens to a nice-sized storage closet that we use to hang our coats. I painted it with BEHR “Spring Stream”.
The mirror hides a mini cupboard with a built-in ironing board. I love having easy, convenient access to it while doing laundry. I wish that meant I’d start pressing our clothes more, but I can’t make any promises. 🙂
I brightened up all the dingy door trim and baseboards with a coat of BEHR paint in “Polar Bear”. It made a world of difference in helping the room to look and feel clean.
A yellow geometric print rug from Target was just what the floor needed so the pink tile wasn’t so “in-your-face”, to add a bit of cheer to the space, and to further offset the teal doors. I love how it really added the finishing touch and tied everything together!
Here’s a look at our new cabinet hardware from Home Depot. Because we didn’t want to drill new holes and patch up old ones, we were very limited in our handle choices, but I’m really pleased with the final look. It’s definitely a big upgrade from plastic.
As per our agreement, the previous homeowners took their washer and dryer, which I was ecstatic about, because it meant I had the perfect excuse to purchase a new, huge capacity top loader washer and dryer from Samsung! I’m in love with the fact that I can finish laundry in half the time it took with my other machines. Winning!
I thought this window door into the laundry area was a nice touch, but it too called for a paint job. It’s difficult to see in the photo, but the wall on the right is actually a soft grey color called “Ashen Tan” by BEHR.
I loved that it was a paint and primer all in one so one coat did the trick. Talk about a time saver! My tired body was especially grateful, since I happened to be tackling the project at midnight after my newborn babe finally gave in to sleep for a few short hours. 🙂
I always say that, in the grand scheme of home improvements, paint is an inexpensive fix that makes a drastic difference!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my updated laundry room! Now I actually don’t dread laundry days. 🙂
I may eventually make a few more changes to the room, as the budget allows, but for the time being, it really makes me smile.
Now, onto the next project!
Are you working on any home improvement projects right now? I’d really love to hear in the comments section below!
A huge thank you to BEHR for providing the paint for this home improvement project.