I've been talking about my laundry room for a while, so I thought it was high time to get it done and let you all take a look.
First, I need to let you know that laundry room is a relative term. In my case, it's more like a laundry walk-in closet. But hey, you gotta work with what you have, right?
So, after spending weeks drooling over laundry rooms like this, this, and this, I decided to take what I could from all of them and turn my laundry room into a happier place to be.
Here's what I started out with out (just keepin' it real):
And here's what we have now:
I took the wire shelf down and painted the room to (again) rid ourselves of builder-white. I was a little worried about painting it so dark, but I had the paint, so I just went for it. (And here's also where I need to tell you that although I painted the walls and ceiling, my wonderful hubby, while I was sleeping, caulked and painted all the baseboards, finished painting the trim, and moved the washer and dryer back into the laundry room. The next morning I woke up to an almost completely finished project! That's what I'm talking about!)
I also knew I wanted to add 2 solid shelves, so I purchased my supplies and got them painted. I decided that if I stuck with white, it would help to brighten up the space. I had also seen a laundry room on a blog (I don't remember which one) that had added "faux counter tops" on top of their washer and dryer. I thought this would be a perfect addition for us in order to create some more space.
Being the impatient person that I am, I simply couldn't wait for Joey - and I just wanted it done! - so I called my daddy and asked him if he wanted to come help me finish. He was happy to help (and I fed him pizza and Diet DP) so we got the shelves up on Friday night.
I had picked up the baskets at Ross and I absolutely love how clean it looks!
This little nook turned out to be the perfect place for Joey to put all his gear. And you can't even see it stashed away back there! (And BTW, please ignore my fancy trash can. Like I said, I'm keepin' it real.)
I'm super happy about the transformation, and like everything else we've done recently, I only wish we would have done it sooner!