I am sharing the Laundry room makeover reveal with you!
Who would think a little tiny space could wreak so much havoc!
First thing I wanted to do is makeover the piece o crud utility sink.
This is actually a replacement to the builder grade one.
However, it is a piece oh crud.
All particle board, flimsy and light as a feather.
It serves a purpose though, and until a nice one is in the budget, this will do.
First let me share the old laundry room look.
Yes, very bright and cheery room before.
I was tired however, of those vines.
They just started to remind me of my 80’s decorating style.
Even though I loved my 80’s, not so much in the decorating dept.
I kept my roo’s in here. Our laundry room is right off the kitchen, so I wanted it to flow, not clash.
The color I chose is called Shore, by restoration hardware.
Lovely color, but completely different than what I was used to in here.
Honestly, at first, I did not like it.
I thought, OH no, how am I going to cozy up this room with such a cool color.
Seriously, we all want a cozy laundry room right?
I found this old washboard many moons ago.
Now these little chalk board ROO’s I am in love with.
I found them at Target .
Very easy to peel and adhere to the walls, and look, I can write on them.
You know this big ole white utility/electric boxes we all have?
Well I decided to paint it with black chalkboard paint, and actually make it something useful!
This wire basket I found at an antique shop for a few bucks. Two of them actually, and One I decided I would hang, and make useful as well.
My Burlap valance
Now moving on to the piece oh crud.
I was not going to waste my time and energy on painting the entire piece.
However, I thought a few fun colors added on, could make the difference.
and of course a little embellishment.
I hand dotted these knobs, instead of running out to buy new ones.
Painted them black, then took my craft paint and used a tooth pick to dot the dots.
I spray painted the inserts..and then distressed them.
I had these old laundry prints as well.
Bought those off of ebay many years ago.
They were in plain oak frames and I painted these black.
Remember my spray painted/Stenciled garden boots?
Also, painted one of the wood plaque embellishments, you may
see what started that
A little color and whimsy goes a long way.
And we can’t forget Lucy’s crate….
I am still getting used to the color change. I am happy though with the new rug I found at Lowes, I think it brought all my colors together.
My bulletin board makeover HERE
So that is what I have been working on foreva!
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Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers
Love it Debbie! That sink cabinet sure looks better…love the way you painted it.
Those rooster chalkboards are adorable! So you!!! Looks like you can cross off a big job on your list! Nice change.
I SO need to do my laundry room! This inspires me to try and “get er done”……
Debbie, it is cute. I love the new wall color and those chalkboard roos are too cute.
Love the new look Debbie and your sink looks fabulous painted!! Great rug too!
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
Your laundry room looks great Debbie! I love the new color and the chalkboard roos on the wall. Very cute!
looks great! I am liking the updates to your sink…looks like a new sink!
Hey, Debbie! What a fun laundry room! Love how the “piece oh crud” turned out! LOL! Very cute. What a great feeling to be able to check such a big project off your list. You did a great job!
Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue
Still looks cheery to me! If it motivates you to laundry, I’m painting my utility room with Shore today!!! Great job Debbie!
looks great Debbie. I like the roos in there..
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This is fantabulous Debbie! I love how you redesigned the sink! Bravo!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Love all the personality you brought into the room with the old prints and your goodies! The rug is perfect for the space! Great job!
Fantastic laundry room Debbie!!…Love how you used the wire basket..how clever!!…and I love the colors of the sink cabinet…Great makeover…Makes laundry a not so crummy chore…happiness everywhere!
Laura @ Our Prairie Home
Love it, Debbie! What a wonderful difference! And what a great idea to turn the utility box into a chalkboard. I’d been wondering what I could do with the one in my upstairs bathroom. 🙂
Debbie what wonderful job and wonderful difference. I know when we redid our laundry room it made a huge difference when doing laundry, which, never seems to go away! LOL!
Oh I have to show this to my MIL, she will love it!!! Her whole kitchen is rooster and since her laundry room is right off her kitchen, I’m sure that will be rooster-ized soon too…we’re going up there next weekend, I’ll have to see if I can hunt down some of those chalk roosters at Target!
Adorable, I love every inch of it, even tho I don’t love laundry.
Looks so nice, I like the new look, the old was nice to though, you make decorating so much fun,
I love the new color. I think it looks so much more updated. We all loved those vines at one time. The rug definitely pulls it all together.
I’m not sure what to pick as my fav I like it all. Goes without saying Lucy’s spot, so I’ll pick another….. hmmm….. I think it has to be the update to the laundry sink. My laundry is BEGGING for something, and I have some vines with ribbon in the stairway that have got to go. I don’t have a window in there so no worry about making an evil burlap valance.
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Bet you love doing laundry now!!
Love the color – I was never a fan of blue either – but put it in my bathroom and am loving it! Love that old washboard (I have one in my basement – surprise)!
Cute chalkboards – and love that you chalk boarded (new word) the utility box!
Burlap valance rocks too!
Piece of crud no more – hey, that would have been a great title!
Love all your changes Debbie …and it definitely looks warm & cozy! Jane
Debbie, I love it!!!! I did my old laundry room in a similar color and everytime I went in there, it made me happy! All your details are perfect especially the knobs!!! Love it!
I just love everything Deb, and those knobs are to CUTE! You are just amazing!!!
Oh happy day!! Or should I say, oh happy laundry day!!! 🙂 Love the bright colors on the sink, and what a beautiful photo!!!
So very cute Debbie! My favorite elements are the darling rug that (you are right) pulls all the fun colors together and the vintage-looking laundry posters. You are inspiring me to get my laundry room “share-worthy”.
Oh it looks great! So “you”. The roo’s on the wall. Fab! The rug really does pull it all together. Those laundry prints are so vintagey cute!! The cabinet looks great with it’s refresher. Those are super fun colors =)
It’ll be happy laundry time now =)
It all looks great,, I love those chalkbaord rooster decals.
Love all the colors you chose looks really nice now your have fun doing laundry lol and idea for the washboard that I have done to mine is take the jute and wrap around it and hang lil old socks etc
To repeat myself again – YOU are so creative and talented. I like the laundry room before and after. Either way, I’d be happy to do laundry there.
love the new look the wall color is so pretty and the redo of the sink looks oh so farmhouse :)Perfect for those cute rooson the wall:)
It is cheerful and full of your adorable roo’s. I do think the rug ties it all together andI love the washboard. My two laundry rooms are perfectly imperfect and horrid.
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It looks outstanding!!! Love the rooster chalkboards (must get me some)…love how you updated the sink (cute knobs)…love that rug from Lowes and LOVE those old prints!!
I love your “new and improved” laundry room. I think that laundry sink looks great with your creative paint job. I also really like that cute soap holder. Your rug definitely pulls all your colors together. It makes doing laundry a little less painful, right?
Love the wall color!
Love the washboard! I have one in my laundry room too. There is a picture of it on my post last month about making over the laundry room sink.
Now THAT is gorgeous and bright. Right down to the fun wellies. I feel like I’m in the dungeon when I’m doing my laundry.
Wow, Debbie! You’ve added so many whimsical touches! What a wonderfully cheery place to do laundry! You have been a busy lady!
What a fun laundry room Debbie……I love it all especially the wash board! I use to have one but I’m not sure what I have done with it. Hope you are having a wonderful day, Gail
I think RH’s Shore is a nice color for your laundry room. I really like all their paint colors. The chalkboard roosters are killing me….they’re great!
I think your newly re-done laundry room looks awfully cute, Debbie! Now that you’ve had such good luck with the “crap” laundry tub, I think you should take a paintbrush to the stained cabinetry, as well. They would look adorable in the same colorway. 🙂 Just a thought……. What do ya thing?
♥ the way the multi-colored rug pulls it all together, too.! ~ Sue
There is no way my husband would let me touch those hickory cabinets…I have already hinted LOL!
WOW…thanks everyone! I have been out all day and just came home to all these lovely comments. I really did not think it was that great…that is why I took so long to share it. You all made my day..THANK YOU:)! XO
Liz @ Infuse With Liz
Looks great Debbie- that’s a nice color you chose! The chalk board roosters are cute! I like the new rug a lot- it pulls the colors together! Cute!
Debbie, I love, love your new laundry room! The colors are perfect! I love the way the blue looks your cabinets and the sink looks perfect. What a wonderful space you have created!
Kim @ Cheap Chic Home
This room is so cute, Debbie. I know what you mean about the color change–I’m all about warm colors, a cool room would take awhile to get used to. The chalkboard additions are so smart–the “crud” as you call it looks so charming now–and leave it to Sonya to add ruffles to a coffee sack, gotta love that girl! P.S. Nice WordPress switch ;).
Thanks Kim….I am getting used to the change now.
It looks so awesome Debbie!!! You know what my favorite thing about it is? It still is so YOU!! Bringing in that blue color definitely freshens it up, but it is so nice to see someone embrace other colors as well and it has such a cheerful feeling to it. There seems to be so much neutral out there and we color gals gotta stick together right? You did a fantastic job transforming this room and I love it!
Cheers girl…you got it! I think we let our homes speak to us…mine tells me color please!
So many things to love about this makeover! The blue paint is very pretty….and the wood of the cabinets looks so warm against the backdrop of the blue. The rooster chalkboards are adorable. You’re right, that rug from Lowes was a great find…it really does pull together all of the colors. You can just tell everyone you had the rug and used if for your inspiration. HAha! What Iove most about the laundry room is that it is so YOU!
Sharon @ mrs. hines class
Your laundry room turned out just adorable. My favorite part is paining the utility sink with the yellow and green, that really made the room pop. Looks like a charming area to do the dreaded laundry chore in:)
Your laundry room turned out so cute!! I love the polka dotted knobs you creative girl! And the utility sink so cute!!
It looks great! I really love the wall color! I know it’s probably different for you, but it is pretty.
This turned out great Debbie!
Love the blue on the walls and your
new sink cabinet just MAKES the space with
your awesome use of color.
You are so clever! So many sweet touches!
The Polka Dot Closet
I love it, first i would love to have an inside laundry! The Target Roosters are great! Oh and of course I love the polka dot knobs, for the next time you do small polka dots (Because i have done many) you can use the handle of a paint brush, you know the little artists brushes. Great job!
Oh cool beans, that is a great tip…thanks Carol!
It looks great, Debbie! I like the new color & you definitely worked your magic here and there to warm it up and
“fun it up”…..lol! Your utility sink looks much better than mine. Mine is the free-standing kind tucked over in it’s own little alcove, but The Man wants to redo that with a built-in sink cabinet with a cabinet above it. I have the rest of our laundry room looking pretty good & am tempted to share it & not show the utility sink area. Maybe I’ll do that.
It looks great! Very well put together! I like what you did with the cabinet and the rug compliments everything well! 🙂
I love it Debbie! Oh what I wouldn’t do for a sink in my laundry room 🙂 Love all your colors.
Your rooster chalkboards are so darn cute! Love the new color. The blue is bright and fresh and I love what you did to your sink thing. I always love your house. So colorful, just like you!
Ricki Jill Treleaven
Shore is a gorgeous color. I love your laundry room! 😀
I love the before and now after. Cute roosters you found from Target. I’m impressed on how you transformed the sink. Love the cute knobs and the wash prints. Great rug too! Lucy has a very cute area. The runner is adorable there.
I love the blue in the laundry room…..and don’t even get me started on those roosters 🙂 Absolutely adorable!
Thanks for sharing.
How cute Debbie! I love how you painted the sink cabinet and dotted those knobs. The rug really pulls it all together. I’m going to check our Lowe’s for it tomorrow. It would look cute in my laundry room too!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads
Gosh! I don’t know where to start! I love everything you’ve done in your laundry room, from the polka-dot knobs to the rubber boots! It has your personality all over it. Redoing our laundry room/back porch is on my list of things to do this year!
ohhh, love your laundry room. My fav? the piece oh crud! love the cute little knobs!
great job debbie!
Debbie, I’m with Jane (Cottage at the Crossroads) in that I agree with her about the boots and the decorations for you laundry room. I’m loving it!!! Thanks for sharing it…gotta love those roosters! Helen
Love the laundry room makeover Debbie! Those rooster chalkboards and the sink area is darling! Great idea to use the basket to hand clothes from too!
Raw Thoughts And Feelings
Oh Debbie, your laundry room looks so pretty, and I love that color you chose for the wall! Beautiful decoration as well, my talented lady!
Debbie love the updates! The blue is perfect and that rug just ties it all in together!
Hi Debbie- This looks great! Thanks for posting via Facebook!
Debbie, this looks great! I LOVE the new color and your right that rug ties everything together beautifully! LOVE IT! I SO NEED TO DO MY LAUNDRY ROOM!!! But it is a really large room and the catch all for everything in the house from yard tools to the kitty litter box!! 🙁 So right now it is WAAAAAAAY down on the list of things to do….but have inspired me to bump it up a notch! Thanks!
Lou Cinda 🙂
Kate - The Garden Bell
My most favorite of your makeovers yet. Great job. Fun colors. Love the knobs with the dots. Any the rug….well don’t get me started. OK, to it’s back to reality now that I’ve been living in my laundry room since I got back. Time to check out the gardens and get digging, snapping and posting again.
Wow, you are amazing! I liked the before and wouldn’t have changed anything… then I saw the after! I love the color and all the accessories and details… the sink looks awesome now. I love it all! I hate my laundry room, it is the unfinished part of the basement and the worst looking room in the house. One day, I would love to fix it up and make it half as beautiful as yours!
I know the color is a huge change for you but I think it looks wonderful! Sometimes these changes just have to grow on us, right? 😉 All of your color touches are perfect and the rug looks like it started the room. Such a nice area to do laundry, one chore I never mind doing!
Wow, Debbie!You’ve done it again.. this is an incredible laundry room transformation! Love it! Laundry won’t be a chore anymore, in this room:) Loving the chalkboard Roo’s… how fun and I like how you painted the utility box, it’s not an eyesore anymore!~Poppy
I love it Debbie, that cabinet is perfect!!
Love your new laundry room and the chalkboard roo’s are just too cute!! I really need to do our laundry room too. Your photos have inspired me to getting to thinking about what I would really like to do in there.
BTW-I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award today. I hope that you will stop by my blog to read all about it and accept it.
Have a great evening!
The laundry room is a heaven. Boots with plant and the new colour cabinet are lovely. Oh, all are lovely and sweet place to stay.
It is gorgeous…I so have laundry room envy…however the hubby emailed this morning and told me to look around for a project to work on for this weekend – WE ARE SO DOING THE LAUNDRY ROOM – Its the room I spend the most time in during the week and because its tucked away in the corner of the basement it never seems to get worked on…not sure mine will turn out as cute…but anything would be better than the way it is…thanks for the inspiration!
Oh, honey! Your laundry room turned out so cute! I love that blue color you chose. Love what you did to your little sink area too! 🙂 You’re the bomb. I said that already, haven’t I? But it’s true! 😉
I like the wall color, but I absolutely adore your polka dotted knobs! They’re so cute! 🙂 Great makeover.
Stopping by from DIY by Design’s Swing into Spring party. 🙂
The House at Bluebird Lane
Love your new laundry room!! If mine was as half as cute as this, I might actually want to do the laundry. 🙂
So very cozy and cute…I love it all but am loving your idea of your idea to paint the utility box with chalboard paint!!! So very clever 🙂 Laurel
I think you did an Awesome Job in This room We usaly dread Now You can go in there and it;s a Beautiful Fresh and Fun Room!!
It’s so cheery and I LOVE IT Debbie..I have always loved a fun Dreaded room as I call it ha ha!! Hope you have a really great week my young friend..Hugs and love Gloria
Richella @ Imparting Grace
That rug is perfect for pulling all the colors together, Debbie! You did a good job making this flow from your kitchen, I think. And while “elegant” seems to be the current theme for laundry rooms, I honestly think I like laundry rooms to be CHEERFUL. Right now, I’d just love for mine to be one-tenth as clean as yours. (Shoot, I’d like for my whole house to a fraction as clean as yours!)
I must say, though, that the idea of painting the utility panel is beyond cute and cheerful. It’s brilliant. What a great idea!
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life
Debbie it is fabulous. I want those Target roos too. I love the colors and the rug. The boots are so cute and you have such style. Love it!!
This is wonderful! It makes doing laundry fun! It’s so bright and happy! I love the cabinet and the knobs are adorable! The chalkboard roos are great! It another amazing transformation!
It looks so great Debbie! You are right – the rug is the perfect anchor for your colors!