Monday, September 7, 2009

A Little Laundry Room Makeover - Before (eww) & After

I have decided that on this fine Labor Day that I would participate in the Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party.

And the object of my before and after is my nightmare of a laundry room. Now, "laundry room" is actually inaccurate for my home, the "laundry room" shares its space with the Honda Odyssey in our garage with all sorts of other things that we store out there. So if you are one of those lucky ones with an actual laundry room - especially in Florida - I am extremely jealous of you!

So here we go, I am so embarassed that it has gotten to this point, I think I just closed my eyes each time I had to go out and change the laundry. So bad. So embarassing!

Before - can you find my washer and dryer? Hard to find with all that junk, huh?

At least I made some money off of this transformation!

$3.32 and 2 binder clips - thanks husband.

My newly found $3.32 went straight to mommy's modge podged tip jar. I'll be sure to buy myself something extra special.
And now the After, I love going out to my laundry room now! Just to visit, nothing on this planet could make me actually enjoy doing the laundry.

I made the little "dry" and "wash" framed pictures today - just ironed on the letters to a piece of fabric. Already had the shadow box frames from IKEA.

So there it is. My before and after.
Much better now! Even though you cannot see it, I cleaned all of that icky cluttered area out and you can actually access the door to the side of the house.
What a concept!
Thanks for the inspiration Thirfty Decor Chick - we definitely needed it!


Sarah said...

Great job!!! Maybe you'll inspire me to tackle my laundry room!
God's blessings, Sarah :D

kheaney said...

Thanks Sarah! I might just be inspired to tackle the OTHER side of the garage. But that might just remain my husband's project :D

Blondie said...

I love how colorful you made it! But my favorite part? A tip jar!!!!

I totally need a tip jar in my laundry room now.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie said...

i love it!

Anonymous said...

Looks much more organized and the polka dots are a fun idea!

Sharon said...

Hey I should get all that change for all your laundry I did! Dad doesnt leave anything but golf tees so be grateful!