Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Laundry room renovation...complete!

Well almost, just a couple of things left on the "honey-do" list, nothing major.  I think my husband did an amazing job in here!  So I went with the grey cabinets and love it! This room is right off a side door entrance and also has a door to the patio. Therefore, it was highly visible to all that entered our home - and it was hideous!! I was always making sure the door was close when visitors stopped by.  Not sure if I even want to scare you with the before shots.

Here it is now...


One of my favorite features - my honey put radiant heat under the tile floor to keep my tootsies warm in the winter! The room is on a slab so it used to get pretty cold in here.

 Everything has a place.


 The planter of hydrangeas and plate are attempting to hide the valves and outlets.
Those things just hurt my eyes!



Love the sink...treating stains, potting plants, cleaning Bella's muddy paws, and my paintbrushes.



Cabinets to the ceiling were a priority to maximize storage in this room. But we couldn't find anything tall enough in the stores besides custom cabinetry so I will share what we did in another post.

The shelf and baskets are great too for the things we tend to use a lot, phone chargers, sunscreen, etc.
Under this counter are 6 tall laundry bins for sorting - all hidden by drop cloth with metal ring clips for easy sliding. No more messy, laundry to look at!


 Patio entrance, painted in a pretty shade of robin's egg.


Like my dog food pail? Put those vinyl letters on a can from Ikea. I've seen similar ones in the stores for a lot more $$. The basket holds the kids' school folders, take out menus, etc.


 This "not so pretty" calendar used to be in the kitchen. So happy to have it in here. I know it's huge but I need rather large squares for keeping track of everything. It's called the Mammoth grid!


Pretty box to hold the mail.


Drop cloth remnant made a perfect window treatment. No sew! I even left the raw edge.


That's it for now. For all of you DIYers I will share some costs, colors and sources in another post.
Edited to add: See PART 2 for all resources.

Need to get back to work now.



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55 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW!!!! What a beautiful, functional laundry room!!!! You did an amazing job. Congratulations on it being done. It will be much nicer to do laundry now, I'll bet;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Suzann said...

What a lovely laundry room!!!
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann ~xoxo~

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh wow! Super fabulous job! I am lovin' the birds. I even purchased some of that same ironing board fabric. And the dog food container; on my to do list to make one too!

Atelier de Charo said...

Wow and awesome room! Every single detail is so beautiful! Love your bird theme! Congrats!

Charo

frugalfrenchgirl said...

OMG That is the most beautiful laundry room I've ever seen!!!!! I would actually enjoy doing laundry in that room! Great job! I'm sooooo envious!!!

xx
Sandra

Faded Charm said...

Your laundry room turned out beautiful. I wish I could get mine cleaned up and have a place for everything. It just seems to the room where everything gets dropped off.

You have inspired me:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

Queen of The Desert said...

Great job! I would love to have a laundry room like yours.

Cottage Flair said...

That is like a dream for me!! It is gorgeous!! My laundry room is a big mess in the basement. You did a beautiful job!
Jennifer

DeeAnna said...

I'm book marking this post to show my carpenter! I love the folding space on top! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Megan said...

HOLEY MOLEY!! This is gorgeous!! I would love doing laundry if my laundry room looked like this!!

Jodi said...

This is so pretty! I LOVE it. I am in the process of redoing my mud room/ laundry area. What a great inspiration! :) I love the colors. Can you tell me what colors you used? :)

PS I love the dog food container, we are getting a new puppy in a few weeks, I may have to make a container too! :)

Jodi

jenclair said...

I love, love, love your laundry room. What great ideas you've incorporated here!

Rhonda said...

Love it all!!! Absolutely amazing. I would enjoy laundry at your house!!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your laundry room looks gorgeous! I'm going to be giving my laundry room a makeover and your room is a great inspiration! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Comeca Jones said...

Beautiful space makes doin laundry fun!

Cheryl said...

Wow, you all did a great job. I love your attention to detail and doing it on a budget no less...right down to the mammoth grid. Had to smile at that as I need to see it all big as well in our home too. : )

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Great job. What is the name of the robins egg blue paint?

Rebecca

Beth said...

This is fabulous! I've only been waiting for DH to work on my laundry room for 8 years now.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just gorgeous and simple at the same time! I just love it. You did a great job on it. I see many ideas I would like to have!

adventuresindinner said...

Love this room. Functional and attractive.

They are literally digging the hole for my laundry room as we speak and I've bookmarked your site for when I have something prettier to decorate.

Would love to follow but blogger is not cooperating right now.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
Ohhhh my goodness that came out so beautiful !!! My daughters and I keep looking at your post for inspiration ~

I want to do laundry there :)

xoxo
Lori

Jen @ The Decor Scene said...

I'm so glad I came across our blog. Stopping over from A Simply Klassic Home. I absolutley love the drop cloth window treatment. I so have to do that to one window in my home. I love the texture of it. Love you blog and I can't wait to look at it more. Thanks for sharing your goregous Laundry Room. :)

Patti's Peach Basket said...

Your laundry room is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

The Eclectic Ark said...

Love the laundry room. Mine is just going to be a small coridor type of space with a stacking washer\dryer. My biggest challenge is trying to find space to put a counter top for folding clothes. I would love to have a real room like yours. You did a great job in making it pretty and functional. Rhianna

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Awesome!!!! You are so organized... it is inspiring.

Ivy and Elephants said...

You did an amazing job. It is an inviting room to do laundry. It is so beautiful you could have a tea party in there. :-) Thanks for sharing!
~Paula

Kim said...

Your laundry room is beautiful!! So jealous!!

TidyMom said...

SO beautiful!!!

Thanks for linking up! I featured your post on my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/komen-race-for-the-cure/

stephanie said...

I must say that I find your laundry room the most beautiful one I have ever seen anywhere..

Love the style, the functionality, and the warmth of the room...Particularly am eyeing the drop cloth on the metal rings that you utilized to hide the sorting bins under the counter. I think I am definitely going to have to copy that in my laundry room, if you don't mind!

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

The laundry room is beautiful i love thae colour & your window treatments are so pretty

Brenda Watts said...

Oh my..I would 'enjoy' doing laundry in that room, Wow !! LOVE the wood counters.

Mrs Lemon said...

I don't know if you did it on purpose, but since you didn't share *all* your secrets in one post, I'm a SUBSCRIBER ;)

My laundry room is unfinished right now, but I love the inspiration you have provided.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm in love with this room! And the warmers for your feet,lucky you!!!
My linky wasn't working, i had to delete so you might want to try linking again...sorry :(
XO
Kristin

Vickie said...

Thank you so much for sharing! You and your hubby did an amazing job. I would love to know about the countertops. They look so rich, would love to duplicate this in my laundry room!

Amanda said...

oh wow! just lovely! Can I come do laundry there? Its so serene!! great job!

Jami Graham said...

Oh goodness! This is amazing!! I am revealing our laundry room makeover on Thursday and I feel shamed! Mine is no where as glamorous! You did such an amazing job!!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

it's the most charming laundry room ever. i see you have a chandelier in there too--so do i!

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michele

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful, love it all! Found you from My Romantic Home show and tell!
I'm you newest follower BTW:)

Rondell

Karen said...

Wow swooning, this is one gorgeous laundry room. Just beautiful!

❀ JoAnne said...

This is so adorable - I love everything about it! Such great ideas and the bird theme makes it really pretty. I have a yucky laundry room that I've been meaning to work on so maybe this will get me going!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Your laundry room is AH-MAZING! I so love the gently ruffled drapes for the cabinets.
Just wanted to say thanks for your kind comment on my 'chocolate' coffee table! I hope you do do one for yourself!

Debra said...

That's beautiful! Almost makes laundry fun, huh? At least it's not dreary. :)

BJ said...

Absolutely beautiful! We are moving this summer into my in-laws BEAUTIFUL farmhouse. It is dated in decor however, and I'm dreaming and scheming already. I've never had a pretty or very functional laundry room, and the farmhouse has one nice one. I've been looking online for inspiration, and came across yours via Mama's Laundry Talk. I have two questions. What are the dimensions of your room? Also, where did you get that fabulous fabric on your ironing board? I've added you to my google reader....so I'll be back! Thanks for sharing!

Ann @TheAssetEdge said...

So great!

Laura Wilkins said...

I love your laundry room! So beautiful! I have to ask though, where did you get such a cute ironing board cover? I am officially on the look out for one like that! And I am loving the Dog Food container! Such a great idea!

Katie said...

This is so cute!
Katie x
www.katiescreative.blogspot.com

mycitycottage said...

I fall in love your style. I have a blog too. Please can i use your lovely photos in my blog to Turkish friends. I pleased to show them your lovely photos.

Val said...

Completely Gorgeous! Love your style.

susan said...

Beautiful! Makes the chores seem a bit nicer!
Sx

MaryAnn said...

I just found your blog. I love it. What a great laundry room. I'm jealous! =)
MaryAnn

WhimSea Designs said...

Just found your blog. I'm visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and I'm a new follower of Hydrangea Home. What a beautiful Laundry room. thanks so much for the much needed inspiration.

Have a lovely day! xo

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Your laundry room is gorgeous!!! One of the most pretty laundry rooms I've ever seen. I love it!

Pei Li

Jody F. said...

This is just the inspiration I was looking for. I'd like to know what you did for the countertop? It's beautiful.
Jody

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Jody,
So glad you are inspired!
The countertops were stain grade wood panels we purchased at Lowes and stained them with Minwax English Chestnut. Here is a link to a post with all of the resources.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

Dawn

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Oops, here is the resource link:
http://myhydrangeahome.blogspot.com/2011/06/laundry-room-details-for-all-of-my-diy.html