At last! The long awaited reveal of the entire laundry room renovation! We are officially done with the laundry room!! YAYYYY!!! Just a reminder of what this space was like before....
There was duct tape and drywall all over the place, the venting was run illegally and there were random wires all over the place. After my dad corrected the venting issue and replaced the holes in the walls we were able to fit the washer and dryer in. This was the first set that we got from Goodwill. Well I flirted with some dude and got the dryer for free while we paid for the washer. It wasn't a bad set. It was clean and white, just not energy efficient and LOUD!
Again it was never terrible like it was originally but it was outdated and well... traileresque, it had no storage and ugly cabinets.
And now!! It's totally beautiful! (the pictures are a little dark I was trying to beat the sun but... alas) The cabinets are white and repainted with new silver knobs found for a STEAL at Habitat for Humanity. My "Live Well" sign I found at Big Lots for only $5.00 and my vintage wine box up top was from Goodwill as well. Of course the washer and dryer aren't so shabby either! See the steps to this area here and how Lucy got into it here!
Here is the little nook area that we weren't sure what to do with. We recently learned the the previous owners had a freezer chest smushed in there. Which would explain all of the wires. Remember how it looked before?
You can see the old cheap broom and mop hanger and how the desk used to be such a dark wood. You can also see how big of an eyesore the litter box is.... eck. It soon morphed into this....
AHHHHHHHHHHHH! That's terrible and messy and overly disorganized! This is about when we realized that the ceiling light stopped working in the laundry room.... still haven't figured out what happened there. lol But finally after much hard work, purging, and cleaning we were able to make it look like this: (PS that is my arm in the mirror, I was trying not to be in the picture and I may or may not have been laying on the floor.)
Still a little dark in the pictures but well that's just because of the lighting and the fact that we still haven't figured out the ceiling fixture situation. I love how great it all turned out! It was a lot of hard work and creativity with Justin building the great counter top and the shelving unit.
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