Today I am sharing the reveal of my laundry room closet makeover along with a few hacks to elevate any mudroom on a budget.
Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis may be thinking…. What the what?! A laundry room makeover?Didn’t you just complete a mudroom remodel last year, you crazy lady?Yes… I most certainly did, and yes…I am crazy; but let me explain.
For those of you out of the loop, let me briefly re-cap. About a year ago, my husband and I built this Modern Farmhouse/Boho inspired mudroom room for only about $200 . You can click here to read the tutorial.
What I did not disclose in last year’s reveal, however, was the atrocity concealed behind those closet doors where we kept our washer and dryer……
While I did paint the cabinets dark grey (you can buy the exact paint here), I pretty much neglected this little closet. After all , no one really sees it except for my husband and I. Not to mention, living in a fixer upper, it was really the least of our worries.
Then a month ago, I get one of the most amazing phone calls ever. It was my awesome dad telling me he wanted to buy a new washer and dryer for me and the family (acknowledging the crazy amount of laundry I do in a house full of filthy boys). While I did refuse the first few times, I eventually accepted this gift with incredible excitement – you know you are an adult when you get really pumped about household appliances.
I knew this was a sign from the heavens….I had to show this little laundry closet some love.
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Not wanting to invest too much dough, we decided to make this transformation as budget-friendly as possible while still injecting some Modern Farmhouse charm. While I am still all about the Boho/Global trend, I love my utilitarian spaces to exude a certain degree of “farmhouse-ness”.
So, I started with the cheapest yet most dramatic way to transform a space…..a fresh coat of paint!
After a fresh coat of white paint, I knew I wanted to add some texture and utilitarian character to the space. I considered trying my hand at real tile backsplash, but I decided the cost and the time spent learning how to tile might not be the wisest investment at the moment (we have lots of projects going on right now). So, I went with a cheaper, more approachable alternative with peel and stick, vinyl tiles which you can purchase here. I must say that, as long as you don’t press on them, they are pretty darn convincing.
To add more working space, I had my husband build a folding table over the washer and dryer out of some 1×12 faceboards and 2×2 s, which were used for mounting support. To give the table a more finished look, I stained and poly-ed the lumber. I love how much more functional space the table provides.
It also makes me super happy that I have a place to display some fresh greenery (straight from the gigantic magnolia tree in our front yard). You would be amazed at how much more luxurious a space appears with some fresh flowers or branches….even if it is just an effing closet!
To create more garment storage, I put a tension rod between the two cabinets. Paying attention to detail, I decided to forgo the cheap, plastic hangers and invest in some more luxurious, wooden ones.
And did I mention how happy I am to finally own a washer and dryer manufactured in the 21st century? First world problems, I know.
Next, we are considering what to do about these boring, bi-fold doors, and you know I will post about it as soon as I implement a solution.
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