Even though we’ve remodeled our entire house, this laundry room makeover has kicked our tails. Seriously, this was hard work and it took a lot of time. You’ve saw the before and you’ve watched my kids go crazy during the process. Today, I get to reveal the after.
Except, I’m not completely finished. You see, I bit off more than I could chew in just a couple weeks. My brain swirled with ideas, most of them time consuming, and some are not finished. Or even started, for that matter. The door needs another coat of paint and I am making a border for the top of the room. So, I will update again next week with the “finished-finished” room. For now, welcome to the “finished” laundry room!
Take the tour in my video: (If you are in a reader, you may have to click through to view it.)
We purchased everything, except the new shelves, at Walmart. The paint is, of course, part of the Glidden Brilliance collection available only at Walmart. The walls are “True Turquoise” and the accent color is “Red Geranium.”
Here is a full list of everything I purchased at Walmart:
- red bins
- light switch cover
- curtain rod
- light fixture
- chalkboard paint (craft section)
- black frames
- pantry (3 separate pieces)
- an extra drawer set (not yet installed)
- glass jar
- stencils (that haven’t been used yet)
During my last few trips to Walmart, I walked down several aisles that I had never even glanced at before. If you had asked me before this makeover, I would have told you that there was no way you could redo a room shopping only at Walmart. I would have been wrong! I had no problem finding everything I needed and then some.
This was our second project using the Glidden Brilliance collection and again, the brand exceeded our expectations. Our laundry room was a baby blue, so the True Turquoise covered in one coat. It went on light, so there were places where we couldn’t tell if we had painted yet or not. It dried true to color and we touched up the spots we had missed with no problems.
Adding more shelves then organizing them was key to making this room work. We had so much going on and we needed this room to be multifunctional. It was amazing how much simply adding the pantry did for the room. We bought 2 ClosetMaid cabinets and a set of ClosetMaid drawers, then stacked them all up to make a pantry. I was a bit hesitant at first, but they seem like good quality. We did screw them to the wall, so it’s very stable too.
The brick red canvas storage bins were $10 each and well worth it. They hide everything from extra laundry detergent to candles. Everything that was on the shelves in the before photos is still in this room- it’s all hidden inside these awesome bins!
It’s funny because it my original video, I talked about how much I enjoy makeovers and decorating. I even said “it isn’t a headache to me”. Well, foot meet mouth. Seriously, we had a lot of mishaps with this project. Our power went out one night when we trying to finish up. Then it rained. And rained. So, we couldn’t go get our shelves because they would get wet. Then, my husband put a screw threw a wire and we thought the house was on fire. It shot sparks out and I thought he was dead. This resulted in a trip through our short, tiny, hot attic for my hubby. Luckily, the wires just burned in two and he was able to fix it fairly quickly. He did have to rip out part of the sheetrock that he had just patched. So, the process wasn’t pretty, but the result is well worth the headaches.
I added a few crafts of my own, like this cute chalkboard frame, using supplies purchased at Walmart. I’ll try to get those posted next week!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions remain my own, as always.
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Love love love. What a HUGE transformation! Come do mine? haha 🙂 Great job!
looks good! do you have trouble reaching those shelves over the washer/dryer. I’ve been wantng to do this but I’m only 5 ft tall.
Fabulous! I need my to redo my laundry room too. It is our entry to the house from the garage and a walk through to an extra bathroom so it is one busy place!
oh wow Whitney! It doesn’t even look like the same room! That is amazing! I L-O-V-E it!
I love the color combo Whitney! I bet you won’t hesitate to invite guests over now! Great job!
Love it! The turquoise and red are perfect.
Wow! From before to after is incredible. Really love the turquoise/red combo…wouldn’t ordinarily think of that but I like it!
VERY NICE!!! What a difference! Great job!
It’s so pretty! The color is gorgeous and I just love it!
Stopping by from TT&J! Your laundry room is darling! I love the blue paint with all the red, white and green accents – I really love the bins about the washer and dryer – It is amazing how things like that can completely transform the room.
Whitney it looks awesome! I love the color and all of the organization. Perfect! I would kill for s laundry room like that. You did a great job. I can’t wait to see the finished-finished pictures!
looks so good! love the blue
I am in love with the paint color! It looks fantastic!
It really looks wonderful! You hard work was really worth it! It’s a really great space! Angie xo
LOVE how organized this room is now. I an going to steal some of your ideas. My laundry room needs HELP!
Love this laundry room! It is super organized and darling!!!
oh my gosh!! I am so jealous. Our laundry room is smaller than yours, but you have done so much with your space! I think I need another shelf above the washer/dryer as you have. If we didn’t have our litter box in the room, I could do a small storage cabinet or an extra set of shelves as you have done.
I love, love, love the bins!!! They create such a simple, organized, and put together. Way to go!
I love the colors! I also love the room. We just moved and our “laundry room” is in the garage.
Great job. I love the innovative way you set up storage spaces. Nice color scheme too.
I bet laundry doesn’t seem as much a chore now 😉
it looks amazing! I love the color and the red bins just make it for me. How nice to have such a pretty, organized and useful space! Come do mine??
You did an awesome job. I wish I had a laundry room, mine are in our garage.
I love the colors too!
Wow. The wall color really pops it, and makes you want to be in there! Nice trick. LOL.
Love it, moving into an older home this week and def will be working on our old laundry room!
What a great makeover! Love all the colors and how neat everything is!
I love, love, love your new laundry room! You’ve created so much more usable space and everything’s all bright and happy!
looks Fabulous.. love your accent Tooo cute and the red and blue .. darling
I love this! I wish I had a laundry room. Sadly we live in an old house where my washer and dryer are in the kitchen. Good job!
I know the feeling, Amanda! In our first house, the washer and dry was in the hall- no doors or anything- just sitting in the hall. I’ve saw some brand new houses with the washer & dryer in the kitchen too! Thanks for commenting.
I love it so much!! You guys did such a great job.
wow nice! i LOVE the color of the walls!:)
Wow, great colors and so organized!
That came out great! I’m really into that shade of blue with red lately. I’d get so much more laundry done if I didn’t have to lug it down to our dark depressing basement.
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Love the colors! I hate our laundry room- it’s just in our unfinished/storage area of our basement. I wouldn’t know what to do to make it pretty!
really cheerful colors in your laundry room. It has to be in a laundry room. Really nice job, want to come do mine now?
I wish I had a laundry room – I also have a closet and I cannot fit anything but the dual washing machine/drier. I love the room and the red storage containers.