3.22.2013

Laundry room revisited...

One of the first rooms we changed when we moved in was the laundry room.  The builder had installed a headbanger (overhead cabinet) and a rod.  That's it.  My desire to do laundry in that room was about as high as my desire to go camping.  (Unless of course it is Glamping, because I am all over that idea!)

Anyway, here is what the room looked like when we moved in:





 Here is the cabinet that started the whole renovation plan:


 I loved everything about this cabinet, but the size and the price were way too big!

So my handy-hubby built his own....



The cabinet itself is basically a box using 3/4 inch plywood.
He added the peg board so that we could hang our cleaning supplies.

Here are a few steps that Travis took to build the cabinet doors:

1.  He used 1 x 4 inexpensive knotty pine boards.
2.  Then he attached the boards together using dowel pins and wood glue, with a 1x4 brace on the back to support the hinges.
3.  Then he attached the hinges and hung the doors.



 And here some pictures of how the room looks today...


Rug is from Dash & Albert 


One of my must have items was a spot for Jack's things.  Spoiled weenies rock!

Sign by the talented Melaine of My Sweet Savannah







I love the galvanized gate hardware.


The burlap tags for the bins were made by my talented cousin at Sweet Tea & Linen on Etsy.


Large pins are from Ballard Designs.

My grandmother's iron- one of my treasured possessions. 
This is Travis' signature style on anything he builds.  When he first began dabbling in woodworking I told him I liked a "chunky, clean lined, boxy, Pottery Barn style" type of feel.  This laundry room now works beautifully with the design of our kitchen:


Paint colours:  Sharkey Grey by Martha Stewart & Sail Cloth by Ralph Lauren
Lighting: Lamps Plus

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section and I will be happy to answer them!

Now I gotta go fold some towels...does anyone else walk by and hit the power button to fluff them instead of just folding the darn things already??  Yeah, I do that too ;)


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35 comments:

  1. Gorgeousity!!! What an amazing job you did!! I just finished decorating my laundry room (in the blog Monday if all goes well) and what a difference it makes when you're having to do that mundane chore :)

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    1. That is the power of a well decorated/organized space. I really believe that it impacts your attitude and mood when it comes to living and working in a space :)

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  2. Wow Love your laundry room. Where did you find the safety pins you have on the wall. those are cute. I have some organization in my laundry room but it doesn't look as nice.
    Oh I hit that fluff button usually more than once... LOL
    New follower.

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    1. The safety pins are Ballard Designs....you can find them here: http://www.ballarddesigns.com/set-of-3-safety-pin-plaques/15131?defattrib=&defattribvalue=&listIndex=0

      They would be super cute in a nursery too :) Thank you for following!

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  3. Hi I'm actually commenting on another interest. I've tried clicking on you renovations to see more about your kitchen and especially your boys room with the bunk beds. It won't link to anything. Says something like link not found errr something like that. I'm getting ready to work on my boys room and would love some inspiration!

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    1. Hmmm....let me look into that! Okay....so our kitchen post is here: http://littlecottageonthepond.blogspot.com/2012/07/finished-cottage-kitchen-redo.html

      and the boys room is here:
      http://littlecottageonthepond.blogspot.com/2012/04/boys-bunk-beds-video.html

      My domain name changed from brightoncottage to littlecottageonthepond, so some of the old link won't work!
      Hope that helps you :)

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  4. Love it! Wish I had a space to put such a thing. My laundry is behind bi-fold doors that are at the end of the kitchen and right in front of the back door... So no cute cabinet for me.... but maybe I can get hubby to build similar doors to replace the bi-fold ...."Oh Honey..."

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    1. There you go! I have seen some super cute renovations done on laundry rooms that live behind bi-fold doors :)

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  5. What a wonderful transformation...your husband is a genius. And kudos to you on making it such a cute, welcome spot with all of your details! Laundry would just not be such a chore in a space like this. Well, it would still be a chore and yes, I love that fluff button!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. It's all about the fluff ;) Still a chore, but such a nice space to work in. Next cottage I am determined that the laundry room will have windows!

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  6. What a fantastic renovation. If that is a wine cooler on the counter who wouldn't enjoy doing the laundry.

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  7. Love your laundry room. Great idea placing the hangers on the top as design elements. I want to know where you got those cool wire baskets? I'm hoping they don't each cost an arm and a leg?

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    1. The baskets were a find at Tuesday morning. Not expensive, but you know how outlet shopping goes- if you see it and don't buy it right then it will be gone the next time you go back. I have seen similar baskets at Homegoods.

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  8. I'm wondering where you got the old-fashioned screen door that's on the entrance to the laundry room? The room is gorgeous, by the way.

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    1. Annie- Love your name- it's our daughter's name too! The door came from a hardware store (Ace) then we painted it and beat it up a bit. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  9. This is one gorgeous laundry room. How great to have a husband that is a craftsman too. I'm still in dreaming mode for my laundry room (my hubby is more scientific than techy) but the first thing I'm going to do is paint a French La Buanderie sign to go over the door. It's a start! I'm off now to check out the rest of your blog. So glad I found you at The Dedicated House. Blessings, Patti

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    1. Patti- (Love the name!) Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I'd love to see your sign once it's finished! Melaine of My Sweet Savannah did that one for me and I just love it.

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  10. How beautiful! I'm visiting from The Dedicated House. So, umm... I mean, like... Yeah, can you come over? I really need your help!! ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Marci- Um, where do you live? Have paint brush, will travel :)

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  11. I was already in love with your kitchen, now I'm just plain jealous of your laundry room!

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    1. LOL! The laundry room is one that I spend a lot of time in what with four kids and a hubby who works shift work!

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  12. Fabulous makeover! Did you purchase a new washer and dryer or refront them somehow?! Love it! ~~Angela

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    1. Angela- We purchased new ones- they are LG and we love them! The others came with the house, they were GE and builder grade. I would not recommend GE brand for washers and dryers.

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  13. That is truly a dreamy laundry room, wow! All the details and organization are wowza! Love love love the tags. I bet you spend days looking for things to wash and clean!!Ha ha,
    Jenna

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  14. Hi Tricia - Stopping back by again to let you know that I'll be publishing a post on the La Buanderie sign I made based on inspiration from your laundry room reveal. I've linked back to you so everyone can see the laundry room I'd LIKE to have one day! Blessings, Patti

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  15. Fabulous! I also saved that pic of the PB cabinets. I too loved everything about them. We are finishing our basement and I thought I would do something similar for my pantry. Found and old door and decided to do that instead. Love, love how yours turned out! The entire laundry is so much fun. I hopped over from Old Things New. Would love if you shared sometime with my party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing what makes you happy. Now a new follower.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann- Hi and welcome! Love the old doors instead of new ones- instant character :) I will come over to your blog to visit!

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  16. Wow, I adore your laundry room! I really like how you made that large cabinet fit so many needs. I really like those cute baskets on your open shelves. And, yes, I definitely hit the power button on the dryer -- so much nicer to fold warm clothing!

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  17. Wow, great transformation! I am in the process of dreaming up ideas for my pantry/laundry room. Love your cabinet and how you can hide the broom, etc. in there. And yeah, I fluff stuff in the dryer all the time. lol. I'm now following you - hope you can come visit The B Farm.

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  18. I am LOVING your gorgeous laundry! So cute the space for your doggie!
    Can't wait to peek around some more on your blog, it's amazing!
    New follower.
    Patti

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  19. Just popped back by to let you know we featured your laundry this week, just love it!
    Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia