When we moved from our almost perfect house, into our new house, I was (still am) a bit overwhelmed by all the projects that needed to be done. Pretty much every wall in the house, including baseboards and doors, needs to be painted. It’s a lot to take on but I figured I’d feel really good if I could complete one project right away. I decided to tackle the laundry room first because it’s a small room and it’s the first room we walk into when we come home so it sets the tone for the rest of the house. Here’s what it looked like when we moved in.
Warning, this is a picture heavy post.
It’s kind of hard to tell from the pictures but all the walls, the door, the trim and the switch plates are PINK!!! Yep, pink. Light, fluffy, cotton candy pink.
There are also a ton of cabinets, which I’m thankful for, but they were all this dark oak color which was just too dark for a small space with no natural light.
Oh and there were, not one, but two of these awful crystal and brass globes, and this one didn’t even work.
Overall a very underwhelming space that was begging for a makeover! (Can’t you hear is just crying out to be pretty?)
I found this pin on Pinterest and loved the bright and cheery color scheme so I decided to do a red, white and teal laundry room makeover. I started by painting the cabinets white, because there is no natural light in the space I felt like that would brighten it up a lot.
Because I loved it so much in my office at our old house, I used the same color, Opera Glass by Sherwin Williams.
Just painting those two things made a HUGE difference in the space! Now that the walls aren’t the same color as the door, you see just how very pink everything was before! Adios pink door!
After everything was painted it was time to accessorize! I got these bright red knobs from D. Lawless Hardware and I love them! The red really pops on the white cabinets and I think they are so fun and playful.
I found these bright red shelves at IKEA that I thought would coordinate with the knobs and fit perfectly in the space above the sink. They are a great pop of color and much better than the empty bar that was there!
I also found this great red and white rug at IKEA that’s perfect for in front of the washer and dryer.
Before the makeover I had a very plain, green ironing board cover, which totally didn’t match once everything was painted. In need of something much cuter I ordered this adorable one from Etsy. I think it ties all the colors together well, and it’s super cute.
Clearing off the countertop was important too because I have longed for a laundry room with a space to fold laundry, and now I finally have one! I added my baking soda printable at the end of the counter but the rest of the space is clean and ready for our laundry!
Overall I think it’s a HUGE improvement from what it was! No more 90′s pink!!! I would still love to add wainscotting around the room and add updated countertops but I love how bright and cheerful it is, and I love being greeted by this room when we walk in from the garage.
What do you think of the transformation?