1.30.2016

Laundry Room Facelift

We’ve been in our house for 16 years now, and our laundry room cabinets had seen their better days.  

On New Year’s Eve, we decided to start our makeover.  First of all, for those of us who do home improvement projects on New Year’s Eve, realize that Lowe’s and Home Depot close at 6:00 on that day.  Second of all, if you like to start a project and finish it immediately like I do, don’t rip apart your laundry room with a “vision” until you’ve checked to see if stores actually carry what it takes to achieve that vision! 

We realized quickly that those stores don’t stock the items I was hoping to use.  At that point my husband said I could special order them. Well, my laundry room was already torn apart, and I decided I wasn’t up for weeks of a mess, I would just find something locally and be happy with it. Though it is not what my initial plan was, I am still very pleased. 



This was the laundry room before we started:
Sorry for the lighting in the pictures.  I quickly snapped these with my phone before my husband started demo.  I need to learn to use my nice camera for project pictures.  Sometimes it is too easy to just grab your phone. 


Fresh paint and cabinets, a bar to hang some things to dry, a couple of shelves with storage boxes, and a few accent pieces and this is what we finished with.  (And yes, I need a footstool, though I did before as well.)



This picture was hanging in the laundry room before the makeover and I couldn’t bear to get rid of it.  It is pretty much my happy place ~ a nice farmer’s porch with a comfy place to lounge while looking at the ocean.  I can do laundry and dream of being there :)





It feels nice to start the New Year with a fresh, clean laundry room! 

Here is a recipe for homemade fabric softener that I really like.  I feel like it really does make everything so fluffy and soft.  Hope you enjoy it as well! 

In a LARGE bowl, dump 1 cup of baking soda.  Very slowly and carefully, one cup at a time, add 6 cups of white vinegar, stirring until dissolved.  Stir your scent booster mixture in and put into a container that will allow for easy pouring.  I use an old orange juice bottle, and it’s perfect!

Thanks for viewing my post! 

Blessings from Kim ~ "With Jesus in her heart, and coffee in her cup.” ~ 




"Hi! I'm Kim ~ Blessed wife of Eric, mom of four and Nonnie to a sweet little grand daughter with another expected in January!  I'm a coffee enthusiast, baker, organizer and DIYer. My home style tends to lean towards traditional but, I must say, I can be a bit eclectic. Anything that makes me smile. Surround yourself with your favorite things and be sure you use the good dishes! Always look for extraordinary in what may seem ordinary. ~ Blessings to you and yours!" 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! I think your before AND after are lovely. I don't have a laundry room, just the basement lol but if I had one like this I might actually ENJOY doing laundry lol.

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