Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Laundry room - overhaul


WARNING:

The before pictures are not for the "faint of heart".
Some of you may want to cover your eyes or have your young children leave the room.

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Before


Below is a picture of the sturdy shelves which are hiding behind those beautiful curtains above.
(Can you just feel the sarcasm?)


Everyone needs a place to hang clothes as they come out of the dryer, right?
This is actually the backside of a door we closed in from our family room.


The faux parquet floor was original to the house (back in 1968) and was desperate for a cover-up.


Mr. Fisherman was not excited to lay tile floor so we chose a
quick and easy peel and stick.
At first I was a little leery about using peel and stick, but it stuck really well and turned out looking pretty good after all.

 
Okay...
If your still with me and haven't had to "turn away" or close your eyes from the frightening before pictures, here are a few much better - not so scary - photos.
 
Mr. Fisherman built me new cabinets above the washer and dryer.
 

 
 
 
 
He even built me a shelf over the washer and dryer.
 
 
 
 
Now, for that "clothes hanger"...
 
 
 
Did you notice?
The shelves are not all the same height.
I wanted to make use of every inch of space so I measured the things I wanted to store here before Mr. Fisherman built the shelves.
 
AND....
 
Drum roll, please......
  
 
What's lurking behind that curtain????
All sorts of stuff...
 
 
I live in a tiny little 1400 square foot home; I have to take advantage of EVERY
little space available.
I love all my new storage space.
 
I bought enough fabric to make a curtain to hide my new storage and to make a matching curtain for the window.
 
 
I used scrap fabric from my stash to decorate the wall.
  (sorry for the bad lighting)
 
I saw this idea online and thought I would give it a try.
I ironed Heat and Bond onto my fabric scraps, cut the letters out, peeled the Heat and Bond off, and ironed (yes, ironed) them onto the wall. It worked perfectly.
We completed the laundry room a year ago - I'm just getting around to posting.
Those letters have been on the wall a year now and I have had no issues with them peeling off.
They still look just as good as the day I ironed them on.
 
Hope this wasn't too scary for you!
 
 
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13 comments:

Meg the Grand said...

This looks great! It's so fresh and clean - perfect for a laundry room :) Well done!

Polly said...

Awesome makeover!!

Debbie said...

First of all - a round of applause to you both!! It is *awesome* - great job :) But now I have a question...where do you hang your clothes fresh from the dryer?

Terri said...

Not too painful at all! Love the transformation! I'll bet it ALMOST makes you want to do laundry, right?! Never would have know that wasn't real tile if you hadn't mentioned it.

A woman really needs to be the one to design laundry rooms since she is the one that uses it most of the time! In honesty, I cannot complain about lack of space because my laundry room is plenty big...my complaint is not having a place to hang things that you take out of the dryer. Hmmmm....maybe I should work on that!

Betty Stapleton said...

What a great room, I enjoy seeing others ideas and how they work around spaces they have. Thanks for sharing

dpeele said...

I have a very talented daddy! Now I just wish he lived closer...I could think of several projects my Mr. Golfer could use help with. :)

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

What a great use of space! I love how you maximized every inch! I found you on the CSI Organization link-up. :) Thanks for sharing your project!


~Abby =)

Feral Turtle said...

What an amazing transformation!!! I love how you truly utilized every square inch. Cheers.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Wow, it looks great now! Great job making use of that space, it looks like you have a place for everything. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at The CSI Project!

Dad / AKA Mr. Fisherman said...

I wish I lived closer to, but for entirely different reasons (my beautiful granddaughters :)and daughter)

Alison Weeks said...

Visiting from Transformation Thursday! Such a cute makeover! I need to try those iron-on letters - super cool. Wish I had a laundry room, I just have my washer/dryer in the cold, dreary, buggy basement!

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

Great laundry room makeover! I love the curtains... the new ones. :-)

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Roeshel said...

Great job! Wow! So many clever ideas for giving the room function and hiding the eyesores. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing! {My laundry room is a fright...pinning this for future renovating inspiration!}

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