Thursday, September 30, 2010

Laundry Room Redo

OK, I totally thought I had already taken a BEFORE photo to show you the differences, but for the life of me I can't find it anywhere! It was taken prior to my new computer so maybe it got lost in the shuffle. :(
Oh well, what can I do.

Well here it is. I freshened up my laundry room after I got a couple new additions. A new front loader washer & dryer (well new to me! I can actually Thank my step brother Josh for hooking me up with this find.)
And since I had a front loader now, I needed a pedestal to put them on & I am sorry but I wasn't paying $200 smackers a piece for the store bought kind. So my hubbster helped me out in that department & built me a beautiful,
handcrafted one out of solid wood for around $50.

Let's start this post with the pedestal building:

Some of the lumber.

The top of the frame.

Hubster cutting the top where the washer & dryer will sit.

Hubster done with his part & proud. :) First wood project he actually finished in less than a weekends time! Good Job Honey!!!
Next up prime & paint....my job! :)


OK, the GRAND REVEAL:

Here's the finished pedestal! I LOVE how it turned out! I will actually ENJOY doing laundry!!! If only I had someone to fold & put it all away! (I hate that part!) :)

The other half of the laundry room. See that laundry sink...the top is just the portion that you cut out of the counter top installation when you install a new sink. (*It was left here at our house when we bought it...it was the lovely color of are old counter tops in my kitchen...one day I will get around to showing you are HUGE house remodel) It gives me some extra countertop space when needed.


View from the door.
Those shelves house my canned goods & canning supplies.
Along with some other misc. stuff.

Accessories!

See the Burgundy Red Laundry print...(Ballard House inspired). I got it here for FREE!
You can get it in 8 different colors too! And they even have some for your Bathroom. I just popped it in a previous frame I had & I had more Laundry Room ART!
You can thank Aimee over @ Sprik Space for those awesome prints! THANKS Aimee!


Here is the inspiration for building those pedestals:

Kristie & Kevin (AKA Romeo) over at Stories of a House had this post.
 &
Sausha over at Show and Tell had this post & awesome Tutorial which my husband used for most of the build. He tweaked it a bit to fit our needs.

So that is our laundry room in a nutshell. (there is a back half of this room...it is just WAAAAAY TOO cluttered & disorganized to show the world quite yet...oh the shame!)

Enjoy!

I am linking up to:




 
 
Organize with Sandy button

20 comments:

  1. Looks great! Seems like everyone is doing laundry room makeovers these days, guess I better take a look at mine!

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  2. Big project! The room looks great- I love the colors you chose.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. I love the beadboard on the wall behind the washer and dryer. It just adds such a great look to the room making it feel clean and bright. Good job.
    April @ HomeHinges.com

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  4. Looks fabulous! Such a happy laundry room. If mine looked like this, maybe folding laundry wouldn't be such a chore.
    I have a blog award for you: http://www.scrappy-gifts.com/2010/10/friday-favorites-30.html

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  5. Hi Michelle, love your laundry room, I think if I had a cute place like that to do laundry and a great washer and dry like that I would be much happier to wash clothes. Such a great makeover. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I'm going to search around here for a little bit and get some more good ideas.

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  6. This looks awesome - your husband did a great job - i love the white with the green - very fresh looking.
    And the newness of thinking laundry is not so bad will definately wear off - mine for sure did and now its just another chore that i HATE even though i have a cute laundry room!!

    GREAT JOB!!

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  7. Love the pops of color in here. Nice job!

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  8. That pedestal is great! I love that you decorated the room. I usually overlook this room.

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  9. I love how you made your laundry area so cozy and stylish! I am definitely "stealing" the laundry print. Thanks for sharing the idea and the link.

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  10. I love your pedestal!! I also love that you used the lime green colors in your laundry room. I did the same thing. It just brightens it up doesn't it? I would love for you to link this to my Organizing Mission Monday link party! Hope to see you there. I keep it open until Friday. Because I'm not on blogger, I'll give you the link since you won't be able to click right through on it.
    http://www.organizewithsandy.com/2011/01/10/organizing-mission-monday-link-party-week-4/

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  11. How lovely! One day I will have a laundry ROOM instead of a laundry CLOSET.

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  12. You guys did awesome and I love the splashes of green!!! Thanks for linking up.

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  13. Love that pedastal! Love the green color too! Great job.

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  14. Thanks so much for linking up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party . It is just so cool. He did a really nice job on that.

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  15. That is amazing! What a great way to get those up off the floor! I'm so loving all your green accents in the room too! Super!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  16. looks great!!!!! I love the green!

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  17. Hi Michelle! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring this post on my Organizing Mission Monday link party week 5 tomorrow! Please stop by to pick up the "Proud To Be Featured on Organizing Mission Monday" from my sidebar.
    http://www.organizewithsandy.com/blog
    Thanks!!

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  18. I Love the green accents in here! Great job

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  19. SO AWESOME! Seriously, I have been wanting to do something similar, thanks for the great inspiration! And I absolutely love all those bins and baskets, your space looks incredibly organized!

    Thanks for linking up and sharing with me!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  20. This may be a stupid question, but we are new at DIY....How did you attach your post to your top and bottom frames?

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Thanks for the LOVE! I so enjoy hearing what you all have to say!