Thursday, June 23

the laundry room

this is what our now laundry room looked like when we bought our house:

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it was a dirty, tiny bathroom directly across from the full bathroom right when you walk in the side entrance to our house. it stayed this way for a few months, with the door closed, of course. i was not about to use that toilet, mmkay?

i was all for a one bathroom house with a laundry room upstairs vs. a two bathroom house with a washing machine and dryer in a creeptastic basement.

and so, my super husband transformed it. he knocked out the built in white cabinets, took off the door, put new trim around the window and door frame, and installed new recessed lighting. he laid new floors, that i am sure have a correct name, but they are laminate floors with a ceramic coating. we purchased them at home depot and i love them. he painted, put in new cabinets and a new clothing rod from lowes, and also did all the electrical wiring, pipe, and water work. i am not sure if those are even the right terms. but, he did all that and then one hundred other things i don't even know about.

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and then i decorated it.

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i think, as of right now, it is my favorite room in the house. it is the only one i stop and stare at for five minutes at a time.

it actually makes me want to do laundry.

okay, that's a lie.

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the wooden crate is thrifted, i got it this day. right now it's filled with vintage sheets i bought at garage sales this day. there are usually mismatched socks in there, too. i took them out for the pictures... you're welcome.

those vintage sheets are what i made most of the embroidery hoops out of. one or two them have fabric from old forever 21 dresses i cut up.

the pear bird feeder was my mom's and i think it looks just darling right there. the gold mirror was thrifted and the curtain is a vintage table cloth i bought at a garage sale this day.

the be filled with joy print is from the wheatfield and the in Christ alone and because Your love prints are from tank and tink.

the bunting is from the modern marigold.

so… it looks a little better don't you think?

69 comments:

  1. I might actually do laundry if my laundry room looked like that -- it is stunning and soo cheery! Love it. You must have put a lot of work into that!

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  2. Friend, I love it! I love that u have form and function :)

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  3. great job girl i love it!!!! it ooks sweet and colorful!
    xoxo

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  4. i love it! what a lot of work you both put in!

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  5. Shut the front door! Or the old gross bathroom door. It is gorgeous! I have the same Tank+Tink print in my kids bathroom and I am coveting that curtain. Good job girl. It sounds like your hubby spends his free time the same way my hubby does.

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  6. Looks fantastic! Love the yellow.

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  7. It looks GORGEOUS! I want to live in there. I also want to hire you as my new apt decorator. I will have to send you the pictures and you can send me your thoughts. Mkay?

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  8. umm...can I come to laundry at your house?!

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  9. Wow, I have never seen a cute laundry room before....wow! This is adorable and I love the pretty yellow and wall decor.

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  10. you hoop wall turned out fantastico!!
    i love the whole darn room.
    lovely!!

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  11. yes, gorgeous! i love it! never seen one so grand

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  12. That yellow makes me smile! (as well as the adorable curtains)

    Nice job, you two : )

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  13. that would be my favorite room too.

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  14. WOW! That room is amazing! You did an awesome job decorating - I love love love it!!!

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  15. lovely. absolutely lovely. i could maybe get some laundry done in there!

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  16. That is the greatest laundry room I've ever seen, hands down. Awesome team work!!

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  17. This is the most fabulous laundry room ever!

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  18. Im so glad Im not the only one who just stands and stares at new projects she loves(b/c I could do it all.day.long...esp in a space like this.) Its perfection Danielle. I would be looking for reasons to go in there too:)
    xo

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  19. Oh my goodness -- it's adorable!!!

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  20. Oh wow!! Love it!! The colors are just beautiful!

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  21. I totally hope to come see this in person sometime soon lol it looks amazing...wouldn't mind doing a little thrifting too if ur up for it....

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  22. What a beautiful space - especially for a task like laundry. :) I want one!

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  23. I love how you've decorated it!! What a happy, HAPPY room :) (If only it didn't mean chores!)

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  24. Just love this makeover! What a cheerful room for such an uncheerful task. Kinda makes you happy to do the laundry now, right?

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  25. Looks great! I think the hoops are perfect perfect perfection in a laundry room :)

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous! I wouldn't mind doing laundry in that room any day!

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  27. GORGEOUS!!!!! makes me want to actually DO laundry ;)

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  28. Lovely!!!!!!!!! Would you mind sharing the name/brand of that cheery yellow paint? =)

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  29. love the new room design :) i made those hanging hoops with fabric as well...love em! beautiful room.

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  30. AHHHH I can't even stand how precious that room is!!

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  31. it's fantastic! i just did some hoop art out of an old f21 shirt. LOL

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  32. Such an adorable space! I love the vintage touches. You have inspired me to work on fixing ours up. :)

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  33. this is amazing! one of the best transformations i've ever seen. have you sent it to betterafter.blogspot.com???

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  34. love it so much! i could laundry in there all day long!!! maybe i should remove the gross wall paper from our laundry room and give it a makeover. or just move. haha

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  35. This is sensational! I would love to see this linked up today so EVERYONE can see it!

    Throwback Thursday Party
    www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

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  36. Love! Totally fantastic. It makes a lame chore bright and lovely. Very impressed!

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  37. i'm jealous. i would slap you if you were here with me. SO FREAKIN' CUTE!!

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  38. looks amazing! love the bright yellow!

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  39. um. i actually LOVE the hunter green toilet seat cozy. too bad you let that beauty go. did you save it? can i have it? i'll trade you for tree pants?

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the revamp. adorbs! seriously.

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  40. I just feel so happy when I look that. It's beautiful!

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  41. I love it! Especially that Katie Daisy print. She's from Asheville, where I live :)

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  42. oh my i want to come do a load at your house!!!

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  43. verrrry cute. my laundry room looks like poo compared to yours.

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  44. that is one very happy laundry room! most likely the cutest one i've.ever.seen.

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  45. I just wanted to chime in and say! Beautiful! If i had a linen room that looked like this, i would LOVE to do laundry! :) hehe

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  46. i'm gonna die of all the cuteness!!!
    i LOVE it!
    so sweet!
    i'd be hanging in there all the time.
    just drag in a blanket and get cozy on the floor.
    no one said it couldn't be your new hang out room, right? ;)
    love it!
    great job!!!

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  47. okay, this is fabulous. seriously, i think i might actually be happy to do laundry in there; it's so cheerful, and i love the joyful reminders throughout the room. so good, friend... you and your hubby did so good!

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  48. Ahhhh! So inspired. My laundry room is also my salon, so I think it's pretty darn cute, but there are so many other spaces that need some TLC. I totally bought that Joy print after seeing this - LOVE IT! And I have been wanting to do that embroidery hoop thing for awhile, so thanks for the motivation!

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  49. SO pretty. I love it!
    <3 leigh

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  50. LOVE it! I painted my laundry room yellow a few months ago but I've never hung anyting on the walls because I just couldn't decide on a theme. You've inspired me and I totally just ordered a lot of hoops from ebay and have my eye on some mod fabs from etsy - yay! Thanks!
    crystynurse@yahoo.com

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  51. The curtains made me sigh they are too cute.

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  52. look at all that sunshine and happiness! it is so "you" and it looks terrific!

    also, you are terrific.
    xo

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  53. amazing!!!!! it made me smile so much. love it.

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  54. how stinkin' cute and cheery is that?
    totally a bright spot in my night, no lie.

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  55. Ack!!! Such a perfect room! Those curtains are the icing on the cake.... killing me! And I totally have that same Katie Daisy print. love! thanks for the shout out! :)

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  56. I love it, and I love that I've seen several of those things on Pinterest. Aren't handy husbands amazing? Mine has literally knocked down almost every wall in our house and redone it. This was before blogging about redo's or else I would have.

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  57. I'm over from the DIY Showoff. LOVE your laundry room! I think you'd like our Etsy shop of vintage sheets, Garden Laundry. Check it out if you get the chance! Awesome job!

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  58. this is THE prettiest laundry room ever! I love the hoop art & your light color choices are so lovely! I might just have to lighten my laundry room up for something similar...well done girlie!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  59. I love it!!!!! Its so happy and cheerful!!! Great job!

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  60. This is too adorable for words!!! This would definitely make me want to do laundry. Are you able to tell me the name of the yellow paint?

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