Slowly but surely, as our four children have gotten a bit older and as time and money allows, we have been working on making this home truly reflect our style and personality. And I must say, I am completely smitten with it now.
The most recent renovation was our laundry room and I love it so much! I actually want to be in there. I call that a success right there, my friends.
Ah, that's better.
We used the same tongue and groove pine wood that we used on previous projects, but rather than staining it, we painted it white to create a shiplap look. This is a small space with great natural light coming in the window so I wanted a nice clean and bright space.
What's that you say? A family of 6 and you have simply one for clean and one for dirty?!
Simplify has been a running theme in my mind and in my heart for several years now. Laundry is inevitable. There are 6 of us and I am so grateful that we have clothes to wear and get dirty in the first place. And then the means to conveniently wash them in our own home.
Yet, I still felt like there was a better way to simplify this process and make me less crazy! I've tried several ways in the past. We simplified everyone's closet and wardrobe, which is very helpful. We used to have a hamper in everyone's bedrooms which was counterproductive in my opinion. Then, I tried a big hamper with four separate slots in the laundry room which only made me think I had more time before I "had" to tackle laundry. So....1 basket for dirty and 1 basket for clean it is. And you know what? It is working beautifully! We get it done and it stays caught up! Crazy awesome!
So, hubby to the rescue again with the free pallets from our sweet friend! He made this monster of a shelving unit and I added some white paint. It is so big that I wanted it to blend into the white walls rather than being a statement piece. It has been SO nice having this storage now.
The actual transformation of the laundry room took one weekend. We had to use another weekend to build the two shelving units because ya know, we have jobs and children to school and care for. ;) I seriously love this space now...makes me smile every time I look in there from the kitchen and I love doing laundry now!
-ceiling medallion- $9.98
-Shiplap wall- $20.00
-White paint (for walls and shelf)-$20.00
Grand Total- A full laundry room makeover for about $220.00!!
Hope you enjoyed viewing our latest renovation and more than that, I hope it has inspired and encouraged you to do your own!