The Laundry Room Makeover!


It’s going to be SO great to have a fully functional, yet pretty laundry room space around here. I still can’t believe the changes when I look at the Before shots of this space. Dingy and dreary are two words that come to mind, but not anymore!  Lighter, brighter and fun are now words in my vocabulary when I talk about my beautiful new and improved laundry room.

It’s been great to partner with Sherwin-Williams on this project, picking my HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams paint and getting to buy some accessories for the space.  What a fun project it’s been!

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Let’s look one more time at the BEFORE, the day we bought the house.  Can I get a collective YUCK?


And now the AFTER!

After laundry room

Keeping the walls bright white was the best decision I made and one of my favorite colors, Alabaster, by Sherwin-Williams is a true winner.  It would be great for trim or walls, it has a slight hint of creamy vanilla and is not at all stark white.  The perfect shade of white for me.  I even used it on the stripes on the floor, along with Cityscape, a deep gray that enhances my room.


So, let’s get on to the rest, shall we?!

Striped laundry room

I can’t believe the changes in this room now. It really feels like a finished space, after painting out the walls in the final white shade of Alabaster, as well as painting the trim pieces we added a while back.

blue cabinet

Found this really cool blue cabinet at Homegoods and thought it would be perfect in here for storage.

rug and drapes laundry

The folks from Royal Design Studio were great to send me one of their stencils to try out, the Chez Sheik Moroccan stencil from the Allover Moroccan stencil collection and added an accent wall above the washer dryer and a shelf from Ballard Designs.  And, I got the brilliant idea of hiding the ugly black air ducts to the right of the washer dryer with a pair of curtain panels. They are perfect to help disguise that ugliness and add a soft factor to the room. I’ll tell you all about the details of this space in a later post, but the drapes came from Wayfair.

finished cabinet with sink and shelves

Another project that you’ve already seen is the new sink base and faucet.  I love having this in here!

drapes and stencil

Covering up the air duct was really key to making this feel like a real room and I think these drapes do the trick.  I will try to do another post on how I hung these drapes. I bought large shower curtain rings that opened all the way so that I could snap them over the existing metal water pipe that was up there. It made the perfect curtain rod for the drapes.

Ballard designs light

I was also able to shop for some accessories in here, and these 2 light fixtures from Ballard Designs complete the space with some pretty details up above. The lighting in here before was a plain naked light bulb.  Not appealing at all.  I’ve upped the glam factor tremendously with the lighting.

behind the curtain

Behind the drapes, I can store a few things, and this is like having a storage closet tucked away next to the refrigerator and out of sight.


My parents got a new toilet in their master bathroom and passed this one on to me to use in this corner.  It was already stubbed, and I had my plumber come out and hook it up.  It will definitely come in handy around here!

I’m so happy to have most of this makeover done.  It’s going to be a great space to have, and I will utilize it to the max. The other end of the room will eventually be a storage closet with a wall in place, and then this space will be completely done-zo!

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  1. For a chance to win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card, share in the comments below what room you would like to makeover in your home? my dream would be to make over the kids room star95011atyahoodotcom

  2. susan smoaks says

    i would like to makeover our master bedroom!

  3. My son’s room.

  4. I need to do all of the rooms but the one I most want to do is my bedroom. It needs new life.

  5. Shea Balentine says

    I’d like to swap out my laundry room and 2nd bathroom =)

  6. tina reynolds says

    my boys room

  7. I’d like to makeover our dining room…needs some color!

  8. I need to redo our ding room. It is still that awful shad of pink as when we bought the house. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Christian Alejandro says

    I’d love to update the living room with more color!

  10. Christian Alejandro says
  11. I would love to makeover my exercise room.

  12. Seeing as how my bathroom sprung a leak and ruined pretty much all of the drywall, I am guessing that is the room I should start in right? LOL

  13. I LOVE the stripes on the floor– would never have thought to do that, but it looks great!

    I’d use the gift card to do wide horizontal stripes in my downstairs powder room

  14. I would love to makeover my master bedroom!

  15. I get asked this all the time and my answer is ALWAYS the kitchen. It’s the place I spend the most time in!

  16. I would paint the dingy …somewhat mildew stained master bathroom! With the kind of paint that resists mildew.


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