They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I am feeling mighty flattered these days. 🙂
By now, most of you have probably seen my lime green laundry room. If you haven’t, click on over and take a peek, then come back here.
It really is one of my favorite spots in the house and the space that most people want to see when they come over. It’s been all over blogland and several people have versions of this laundry room too. I know of at least 3 other bloggers who have used mine as inspiration, you can see Melissa’s version here, as well as Tam’s green laundry room here. And I just found out that Lisa did the same color here. They are all adorable! Anyone else use my laundryroom color, Behr’s Grasscloth? Tell me in the comments and we can all come take a look at yours too.
In fact, I myself got the idea from a Street of Dreams house in Atlanta one year and I wish I still had the photos from that house that got me all inspired. It was so cute, all done in lime green, black and white with a bird theme going!
So, since my sister has been sprucing up her house lately, she decided to tackle her laundryroom, which is just off her kitchen/breakfast area where everyone can see it when the door is open. And you can see from the above pic, that it wasn’t much to look at in its BEFORE state. A fairly typical laundryroom catch all space and better with the door left closed.
So, they got busy and made it over. She loved my lime green so much, she used the same paint, Behr’s Grasscloth.
And she loved my black and white peel and stick tiles so much, they did that too. I should have done mine on the diagonal too, but I didn’t, lesson learned. Doesn’t this make a space so much cuter? These are so easy to install right over old linoleum, that’s what I did with mine too.
My sis had a hard time finding the white tiles, but I think they ended up getting them all at Lowes. She said these are not white-white, but I think they look great anyway. Mine are more of a cream color. To install these babies, all you do is clean the old linoleum, roll on a primer for peel and stick tiles, let it dry and then PEEL and STICK. Easy! These are such a great solution and are not expensive to do. My laundryroom floor cost about $60 to do and was well worth it.
So, come on into my sister’s new laundryroom. I think you’ll be surprised and impressed with the changes. My sister mentioned that she has had this iron arch piece for a few years and got it from a decorator quite awhile ago.
The new lime green walls really make a difference in here and jazzes up the whole space.
Her hubby added a hanging rod over to the left to hang up clothes from the dryer. Edited to add: Her hanging system is simply a metal curtain rod with finials, hung through the loops of 2 plant hangers that she got at Ace Hardware. She found one that was curly enough to hold the rod. I can’t tell exactly how it’s attached, but I’m sure you can figure that part out.
And she found a cute laundry sign too. Oh, and just hanging up these wall cabinets made a huge difference too. Anytime you can get rid of those wire shelves, do it! That’s what I had in my laundryroom too when I moved in and that was the first thing to go.
And look how cute it looks now? She added in some garden accents too.
And dolled up the shelf with some pretty things.
Two prints over the door going out.
And adding that little shelf above the washer and dryer helps hide that pesky wall thing, like I did in mine too. Edited: She said her hubby hung the shelf by just screwing it to studs. It’s open underneath so he could use the sides and back to screw directly into the studs.
My sister said that all her friends who have seen it just love it and then she admitted that she didn’t even tell them that she copied me. The nerve of her, to copy and then not even admit it! Brat. 🙂
Just a few changes can make a huge difference in a little space like this. So, I hope this inspires you to get your laundryroom looking pretty too. It really makes doing the laundry so much better, I promise!
Linking up to Amanda’s Decorating Dilemmas party today. Check it out too!
Rachel @ Life in # 3 says
It looks fantastic! I can’t wait to have my own laundry room and do something similar! Love the green, BTW.
Wow…it turned out so fabulous! I love it…you are a true artist!
Now how cute is that! i really like this room! the laundry is the most used room in the house and lots of people laughed at me when i decorated all my laundry rooms (we have moved oh so many times) But you should feel good while doin one of the most important jobs in the household! I know you agree! I m so happy i was able to follow you here! thanks for commenting on my blog it meant so much to me…
I love the variations on the green laundry room. I’ll be moving in a year or so and these pictures are going in my “wish” file. Thanks for including the paint color name in your post!
I love your laundry room and your sister’s laundry room is as cute as can be!!!
Could you tell me where she got the Laundry sign that is above the cabinets? I’ve been looking for one of those and can’t find one anywhere!!
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Rhoda, thank you so much for linking to my party. 🙂
Isn’t that what sisters do…steal your stuff and your ideas and take credit for it? 😉 You should be very flattered.
Your sister’s laundry room transformation is fabulous! I love the floors on the diagonal, and that green is divine. She did a great job of accessorizing, and I love the drying rack.
My own laundry room very much resembles her “before” shot. I’d post it on my next Decorating Dilemmas party, but I think I’d lose Followers. 😉 😉
Have a wonderful afternoon!
Rhoda, I had not seen your laundry room before since I’m a fairly new blogger. It looks fabulous! No wonder it’s your favorite room. It’s so cheery and don’t we need cheery while tackling the laundry??!! 🙂
very cute! I love it!
What a fabulous laundry room make-over! This really inspires me to work on my laundry room! Mine also have those wire shelves that I am dying to get rid of! I’ll have to show this to my Hubby and see if it inspires him! 🙂
Your sis has created quite the cheery spot to help get that mundane task of doing laundry done. I absolutely love the iron arch and what a clever idea to use a curtain rod for a hanging & drying area! Isn’t it funny how sisters can sometimes have the bratty streak in them. TFS! Sheila
Carol @ Old Glory Cottage says
Your sister’s laundry redo turned out just fabulous! But YOUR laundry room? I could happily LIVE in that room!!
That looks great! We painted our laundry room (it’s also an extra bathroom connected to our screen room) a deep gray, but havent really done any decorating in there. It’s also in the process of becoming my craft storage area.
It turned out gorgeous! I love her taste. Your home is gorgeous and how flattering for her to want to emulate some of that in her own home.
I painted my laundry room green, too. I do wish had that floor though!!! http://www.vintageswampgirl.blogspot.com/2008/03/laundry-room.html
My friend, who bought the “Open Daily” sign has put up a post showing it! http://www.miles0fsmiles.blogspot.com We are still laughing about the coincidence!!!
Caaauuuuute! I have been toying with the idea to fix up my laundry room for a while. Even purchased the same *Laundry* sign to use. Thank you for inspiring both your sister and me, and I am sure, countless others.
Hello Rhoda; I just love what your sister did to her laundry room. I can’t believe how different it looks… Now if you two don’t mind I might have to copy it too. I just love it….
It looks fantastic. I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough room in my laundry room to decorate, but this makeover just goes to show me that you don’t need a whole lot of room.
SO jealous! 🙂 It’s beautiful. I love every detail. I’m adding it to my inspiration folder…one of these days mine will get higher up the priority list. That floor is gorgeous!
Mine is a wreck.
Oh it looks great. It reminds me of our last house as we painted our kitchen in a very similar colour as it was a wonderful sunny room with loads of light flooding in & it looked so cute.
Wow, I am truly inspired! Mine is a wreck!