Greener Grass Laundry Room Tour

Well, I'm finally getting around to showing some of the "After" pictures of the house. Did you give up on me already? Please don't. I promise to come through.
Pinkie promise.

Today, let's take the grand tour of the laundry room/mudroom. This is the first room you walk into through our backdoor. We needed this room to serve several purposes: to be a useful and efficient laundry room, to be a place where we could drop all of our stuff when we walk in the door, and to be cheery and welcoming to visitors. It's turned out to be one of my favorite places in the house. 

Most of the photos are shot with my point and shoot camera because the space is so small and my big camera doesn't go wide enough to get everything in one shot. Just thought I'd let you know. I don't think you care, but I want us to all be as informed as possible. The more you know...

Remember the before shots::



And here's the after::


Daddy built these awesome lockers for me to fit just right around my window. I showed him a picture of these lockers in Pottery Barn and he designed mine from that.

These are better than PB though, because they are bigger and they fit my space exactly! I love them. They hold so much. David and I each have a locker (on the left) for all of our stuff and beneath that is a basket for shoes. All the baskets are from Ikea.

The bench looks like a drawer, but it has a hinged lid like a toy box. I keep my laundry supplies in there. The other locker, on the right, holds dog leashes and toys, athletic equipment, and outdoor supplies like sunscreen and bug spray. Aren't these amazing! I love them SO much!

Thank you, Daddy.


Here you can see our laundry area. This space is actually designed for a stackable washer and dryer to fit  into that small corner on the right side of the wall. Our washer and dryer are not stackable and since they are pretty new, we are not in the market to change them right now. We left the wall, though, because it might be nice to one day have stackables and get to use all the extra space on the other side.

It looks a little funny, but I'm at peace with that.

We're a little funny.


David and I made this bulletin board using a plain office supply store bulletin board, that we got on sale, and finishing it out with moulding and painting it white. Now it's full of happy pictures and notes. I love the string of paper lanterns hanging on top! (Thanks, Carter!)


Here's the storage closet. It's the first thing you see when you open our backdoor. This was a plain hollow core door and I wanted to make it a little more exciting, so I painted a faux "inset" with chalk board paint. Now, it's a great place for a fun message or greeting for guests.

I can give you a little "How-To" later if anyone is interested.


The bench is perfect for putting on and taking off shoes. I sewed these pillows out of some leftover fabric to brighten this area up and make it really comfy. Sometimes I sit here and talk to the dogs through the window. Jack likes to jump up in this window to see what we're doing inside. He's a peeping Jack.

Pretty.


Happy.


Sweet.


Not bad for a place to do the laundry, right? We have more projects to come in this room, but this is where we are right now and I love it.

Thanks for looking around. Thanks for caring. Thanks for all of your kind words about our house.
Mel

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25 comments:

  1. I love that the room is so bright and cheery. The built-ins are amazing and I love the chalkboard on the door!

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  2. Very sweet!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love, love, love your mudroom!! What an inspiration...would you like to come work on mine? Your shelves are awesome, and I'm sure they had to be cheaper than PB too :)

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  4. LOVE it - I absolutely love it. Best looking laundry/mudroom ever!

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  5. Great room! I have a window seat in my laundry room too!

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  6. I was just browsing your blog and thinking how I wanted to see your after's and here is was! You guys are doing an awesome job. I love your house, it has really good bones to it.

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  7. so cute! i love the chalk door!

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  8. All of us spend so much time doing laundry so it should be a room with good stuff too! I love this room in your house. You are one lucky gal to have Mark for a Daddy!

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  9. I love it! You are so fortunate to have a dad that will build this for you!

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  10. I love it..thanks for sharing - and to have such a talented daddy..so lucky.
    tammy

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  11. Your lockers are so fantastic! My dad might have a new project over the weekend, hehe!! Love them :)

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  12. Fabric on pillows from Amhelie? I recently bought some "zip-loc" saver bads from her with those same two prints!! I love her fabrics and work!

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  13. Love the pillow, the lockers, the old doorknob, LOVE the chalkboard door... great job!

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  14. I LOVE those built ins. WOW! They are awesome! What a wonderful laundry room. I love it all!

    xox
    Jen

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  15. What an awesome space!! Love the pillows made with leftover Amy Butler fabrics! They look fab! Angie xo

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  16. Looks FABULOUS!!....I might do the chalkboard paint on the closet door in my office!!

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  17. Your laundry/mudroom is FAB-U-LOUS!!! I have a similar locker project waiting for my hubby. I've decided lockers are the perfect place for everyone's "stuff". Thanks for sharing with us!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  18. I'm so jealous of those lockers! They look awesome!

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  19. How lucky you are you have such a talented dad to help you out.
    Great usage of a small space

    Caroline
    http://ateliercaroline.blogspot.com

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  20. We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it on our blog. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors. If there is any chance that you could post about being featured on Remodelaholic with a link back to your post on our site, we would really appreciate it.
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  21. Holy beautiful! Looks so good. Love the built-ins and the pillows are a really cute touch. Can you send your dad up to my house to help with my laundry room? Looks awesome :-)

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  22. I love this room! I love how much light there is, and it really looks clean and fresh. FYI, a little thing I learned last year. Those dryer doors are actually made to swing either way. So you can remove it,usually with a phillips screwdriver, then move the plastic plugs from one side to the other. Then re-hang the dryer door using the holes the plastic plugs were in. That way it would swing back toward your seating. It might make loading the dryer a little easier. :)

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  23. WOW!!! I LOVE YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM!!! GREAT JOB!!!!

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