Friday, April 30, 2010

Laundry Room Remodel, Part 1

I am so excited about making my laundry room look just the way I want it to look. I have a grand plan in mind, and can't wait to see it completed. So, here goes:

Meet My Laundry Room

When we built our home, we did construction grade with many things, as I wanted something a little more custom than the builder was providing at the time, and I also didn't want to pay the builder mark-up on things. And, I really feel like I like to be in a home for a while to get the feel for how I want it to look.

So, this is how our laundry room came, with just a big long shelf that ran from wall to wall. It was very functional, but not very cute.


I, with the help of a neighbor, cut our old kitchen table down, reattatched the legs and casing to a counter top we bought from Home Depot. It worked for a while, but I am ready for something more!



Do you see the color of paint I want to use that is on the wall in the picture above?


Here's the tear out...




It already feels more open!


My bff DL gave me this fabulous hutch! I LOVE it. I think it was made for this space. It fit within one inch! Perfect! Thanks DL! You're the best!



I don't have it decorated all the way yet, I just grabbed a few things that were floating around my house. I have to fix the one door, and get a glass panel put in the other, but other than that, it is perfect!





I have big plans for the rest of the room, including a custom piece I am having made by a local cabinet company. I thought about building it myself, but I want it to look really nice, and am not that confident in my building abilities yet.

I will be posting more pics in the future.

I am linking up to:

Best DIY Projects of April, at Beneath My Heart.

and

Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up party!


9 comments:

Brooke said...

You inspire me!! :) Looks great, as always.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea to use the hutch. It looks gorgeous. Your laundry is going to be stunning. Hugs, Marty

Jenn said...

It was meant to be in there! I LOVE it!!
Have a great day!
Jenn

jenjen said...

Wow - that hutch is amazing in there. I love it!!!

I plan to redo my laundry room this summer. It's so fun to see everyone's great ideas. I can't wait to see what else you do! It looks beautiful!

XOXO
Jen

Leslie said...

I am stopping by from Tater Tots and Jello weekend party! I want to re-do my laundry room so bad! I love the hutch!

Beckie said...

I have been thinking about my laundry room a lot lately....it's so blah! You have inspired me! Visiting from TT&J! Have a great weekend!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I am so jealous! My laundry room is a PIT! Yours is great and I love the hutch! What a fabulous friend you have!

Chris said...

What a fun idea. I really like that you've made it look built in. Great idea. Who wouldn't want to do laundry in that room?

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That hutch looks great in there! Such a cute way to store laundry stuff!
Thanks for linking to my party.
Blessings!

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