Oh my, where to start on this makeover, this laundry room makeover was one that was a must-have. This is one of the
rooms that tends to be pushed to the side or just forgotten about. In our home this is the room that I did not want to forget about because it was the most dysfunctional rooms we had, when we bought our home!
We all know that the laundry room is a place that very few of us like to be being during the day. When creating the makeover for our laundry room, I wanted a space that you can enjoy, even if it is a room for chores. I chose to do more of an industrial farmhouse style in this room with an exposed brick accent wall that I had been dying to put somewhere in our home. This room started out with one long cabinet that was too small to hold any laundry detergent and opening shelving on the other wall, that was not very tasteful. I knew what look I was wanting in this room but I just had to see how I could create that look in such a small space.
My first step is was to take down the cabinet and all of the open shelving that was on the other wall and start with a clean slate. This is where I decided that this was the wall that I was going to do the faux brick on. I wanted to make a statement with an accent wall behind the washer and dryer. I did this with a few products from The HomeDepot; joint compound, faux brick planning, black metal piping, and wood. The joint compound that I chose to use was the one that turns white once it is dry. Whitewashing the paneling with this was not too terribly hard to apply. Once the paneling dried I used fine grit sandpaper to barely sand to create that whitewashed look. When I finished sanding the panel to the way that I wanted it to look, we put the two sheets of faux brick paneling on the back wall of laundry room to create the foundation for the open shelving.
Once the brick paneling was installed by a nail gun, then the wood tones began to flow in. The wood shelving was attached to the wall to finish out the old warehouse look.I used a 2×10 to make the long open shelving that holds all of the decor and laundry detergents. Also we did make a huge counter top out of 2×10 boards to go over the washer and dryer. The shelves are held up with black metal piping and brackets. After I cut the boards I stained them a light wood stain and then placed them onto of the metal pipes.
All that was left to do is style the shelving. I recently did a simple clean refresh in our home and I wanted to bring that into the laundry room. When I am styling the laundry room, I make sure to have baskets to put the detergent in and plenty of vintage finds. I love having the vintage goodies in there because it is one favorite place to style a vintage collection I have. This time I brought in my antique clock collection. Any way you style your laundry room just bring in the pieces that make you happy, that way you can enjoy your new laundry room. I really hope that this will help inspire you to create a makeover in a room that you do not enjoy. As always thank you for stopping by the blog, XOXO