DIY laundry room makeover with ideas on functional organization for a small space. Painted cabinets, new lighting, clothesline, countertop wood shelf above our front loading machines. A dream design with removable wall paper from Target and decor from Home Goods.

Laundry Room Renovation

The laundry room is finally done and you guys, I am so beyond thrilled with how it turned out. Is it possible that the smallest room in our house is now my favorite space to be in?

It all started with a post where someone updated a $20 light they found. I literally looked up from reading that and looked right at my laundry room light. From there, the laundry room plan  came together pretty quick, I just needed that one little bit of inspiration. Funny how those things work.

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The Space Before

This is where we started. A small space that can barely be considered a room but with high traffic and high visibility. My plan was fairly simple – paint the cabinets, change out the lighting and hooks and build a shelf. Easy peasy right?


Laundry Room Makeover After

Let me preface all of this with this – I love doing DIY projects but honestly, I’m not that good at it. So tackling this kind of project was a bit daunting. But I did it. It’s not perfect, but I did it. My husband helped with the shelf a little bit but really, this was all done during my kid’s nap times.

And I have all the heart eyes for this laundry room. While it’s been a few years since I did this project, it’s held up incredibly well.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

The light that inspired it all.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

I painted the cabinets and added some new hardware. I put together a tutorial on how to paint cabinets based off what I learned with these laundry room ones. Sign up for my email updates on the side of the page so you don’t miss a post (promise, it’s just for new posts).

These are the puck lights that I used. They are stick on and battery operated. Amazing. Affordable. And I’ll be putting them all over the house.

I used this temporary wallpaper from Target and the corresponding color for the cabinets. While I LOVE how it turned out, you can read my full tutorial for peal and stick wallpaper here.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

The clothesline adds a bit more functionality to the space. I bought it from Amazon and spray painted it gold to match the pulls on the cabinets.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

The laundry room shelf was a labor of love deserving of it’s own how-to blog post but aside from a few minor hiccups, it was fairly easy to build and install. It would have gone in a lot faster but I obsessively measured. All the DIY details coming soon.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

Another functional part of the laundry room were the hooks behind the garage door. These alphabet hooks worked perfectly and I hung the kids lower so they were easy to reach. Sure, I wanted a beautiful space but it has to be functional for our everyday life or else it’s just a waste of time and money.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

The rest of the accessories in the laundry room are from Home Goods and Target. I love the candles from Hearth and Hand, they smell so good.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

There are a lot of imperfections in this laundry room but I did it. I love that feeling of doing a big project like this by myself. Which makes this beautiful space, even more special.

Laundry Room Makeover DIY

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  1. You did a beautiful job! I love all the colors and accents! Now I wish I had a front load washer so I could have a shelf like that.

    1. Thank you! I’ve actually seen some that have a hinge on the shelf for the top loaders. That’s beyond my DIY pay grade though. LOL

  2. I love the results, and I think the shelf was a stroke of genius. I am going to take that.

  3. GORGEOUS!!! I love the color combos you used for it. Pinning, because I also love that wall paper (and I don’t think I’ve ever said that before!)

    1. Thank you! Devine Color gives you the corresponding colors so they make it easy – although I wouldn’t recommend their paint.

  4. Wow! This is impressive. The space looks so warm and inviting and it makes me want to redo my laundry room to be honest…unless you want to tackle another one? 🙂 it’s a big beautiful room but needs character and organization. Thank you for this inspirational post! Caroline

    1. Thank you! I would love to do a big laundry room. So many fun options you can do!!!

  5. I can’t stop thinking about redoing my laundry room now. I just came back to study the shelf. How was it constructed?

    1. YAY! I’m actually putting together a post now about how I made the shelf. Very simply, 1×2’s mounted to the surrounding walls and then the boards laid on top, attached together underneath in the middle to prevent sagging.

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