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 on Nesting with Grace about a $20 light she 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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Laundry Room 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 room.
The light that inspired it all.
I painted the cabinets and added some new hardware – I’ll have a post soon about all the things I learned with that little project. 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 – another inspiration from Nesting with Grace. (Search her site for her magic light trick – mind blowing). They are stick on and battery operated. Amazing. Affordable. And I’ll be putting them all over the house.
The 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.
Another functional part of the space 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.
The rest of the accessories are from Home Goods and Target. I love the candles from Hearth and Hand, they smell so good.
There are a lot of imperfections but I did it. There just isn’t anything like that feeling of doing a big project like this for yourself. Which makes this beautiful space, even more special.