Saturday, February 4, 2017

Our Laundry Room Renovation

This post has been a LONG time coming.  Too long, actually!

Our laundry room was kind of put on the back burner for a while since we thought fixing up a few rooms before this one was a little more important.  But I just couldn't take it anymore!  It had to get done, so we finally accomplished our goal.

This was the first room that we actually built from the ground up.

When we bought the house, we didn't have a laundry room.  We had this ....


Yes, THIS train wreck is what we had to deal with when we first bought the house.

There are really no words to describe it.  Mortifying.  Yes.  That's the word to describe it.  Absolutely mortifying.  And horrific.  And disgusting.  Well, I guess I could find a few words to describe this disaster.   Oh look, I thought of another one.

I don't need to take you through because you can obviously see how horrible it was.

So we decided to make a change.   I wanted our laundry room to be in house.  This was currently in the garage and it wasn't at all what I wanted.

So my husband framed out our room and got to work.

I didn't really take step by step pictures of what we did in between actually getting the room finished.

But it was the basics.

Framing, drywall, paint, removing the slop sink, and paneling the wall behind the washer and dryer.

I painted the whole room a horrible greenish/teal color that I thought would look beachy and instead looked like a nightmare.

But it stayed basic for a few months until we were ready to really invest some time into making the room what we wanted.

We installed DIY board and batten and built our own mudroom.  We also added some shelving above the washer and dryer and some new flooring.

I'll be making a future blog post all about how we built our mudroom.  It was something I've always wanted and found a way to make it budget friendly and absolutely beautiful.

The only thing missing from our renovation is some new recessed lighting, a rug,  and some wall decor and that's a wrap on one room.  HALLELUJAH!

I love the transformation that took place and I actually enjoy doing my laundry now!

That's a lie.  But I love going in there to sit and stare at the overflowing hamper.