Where to start on this makeover, this laundry room makeover was one that was a must-have. One of the rooms that are pushed to the side or just forgotten about is the laundry room. This room in our home was the one that I did not want to forget about because it was the mos
The laundry room is a place that I know very few of us like being during the day. When you have a laundry room that you can enjoy it does make doing the laundry a bearable chore. I chose to do more of an industrial farmhouse style in this room. The exposed brick wall is an accent wall that I had been dying to put somewhere in our home. The trick was to how to create this look in a small room with only a cabinet that we could not use and shelving on the opposite wall that did not add any style.
The opening shelving above the washer and dryer I did want to add a few vintage items and some black accents. Adding in the black accents helped pull in the industrial feel. The exposed brick wall is actually a piece of paneling. I decided to
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. Once I finished the sanding we put the two sheets on the back wall of laundry room to create the foundation for
Once the brick paneling was installed the wood tones began to flow in. The wood shelving was attached to the wall to finish out the old warehouse look. The decor items that I chose were some from my grandmother’s home , vintage stores, and some new items from hobby lobby and target.
I hope that you enjoyed the details on how we did a DIY on our laundry room. Is there a room in your home that you hate? Share with us on Instagram @itty_bitty_farmhouse on this photo. Thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog.
I really love the brick wall. I would really like to try this out. Can you be more specific on how you applied the joint compound?? I’ve never used it before. Application? Time to dry etc. thanks for sharing such a fun beautiful idea.
Hey! I will be glad to help you in anyway. The joint compound I scooped out a big chunk and just placed it at the bottom of the paneling and then I used a putty knife to spread it over the paneling until it filled the crack and there was a thin layer over the brick to turn white. Once the whole paneling was dry after about a day. I think lightly sanded the paneling to create that whitewash look. On the sanding part that is up to you how much of the brick you want to come through. I did heavy sanding in some parts and light sanding in others. Please let me know if I can help any further