laundry room reveal

shabby creek cottage

Welcome to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for months (or years), or this is your very first transformation rodeo – everyone is welcome to link up your projects at the bottom of this post.

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A few weeks ago we decided to tackle our laundry room. It was like killing two birds with one stone: It marked the space off of my 2012 to do list and qualified for the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge. I sooooo love multi-tasking!

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We started by painting out the entire space in Glidden’s Crisp Linen. I have to admit: It took four coats to cover all that leftover aqua. And I used Glidden Duo – but to go from bright blue to light cream took quite a few layers.

Check out my black back door… did you EVER think you’d see me use black to paint a door? I gotta admit I’m kinda loving it!
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We brought back in our old island, which works perfectly as a folding station. Check out my new hamper – cheap as chips at $22 (found at The Home Depot), and holds an enormous amount of laundry!

And as for that surprise I’ve been tweeting about – we used corrugated metal on the wall behind the dryer, beneath our cabinets.

IMG_4749Speaking of cabinets, Mr. SCC did a beautiful job, no? We were going for farm house feel – and by George, I think we got it!
IMG_4753Some times form and function can be wrapped up in one little package – like in this hanging rod from Ikea. Now hanging space is right where I need it.
IMG_4752On the other wall, we removed the curtain, replacing it with our beloved bead board. The sturdy coat rack stayed right in place. Add in a black and white print, and I have a black and cream dream of a laundry space.
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The miracle in this redo is not the fact that we did it in one weekend…. but as of this morning my laundry is 100% caught up! For the first time is like 5 years. WHEW::That feels good! Makes me wish we woulda done it sooner :)

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Sooooooo……. whatcha got? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK into the linky – and link back here so everyone can find all the great ideas. Please, please, PLEASE – pretty please DO NOT LINK TO A SHOP!!! Be sure to visit your neighbors and have fun – it is a party after all. *Please note: If you link up you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you (don’t worry, it’s only to show off your beautiful stuff!)*
Welllllllll…………. Let’er rip, tater chip!

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for hosting…I can’t believe I made the top of the list:) Have a wonderful evening!

  2. it looks MARVELOUS darling!!!!! so industrial CHIC!!!!! you rocked this one Gina — you really did — now do you do dry cleaning!!!! : ) hugs…

  3. Fabulous makeover! Industrial chic, indeed!

  4. Your laundry room looks fantastic! I love the hanging rod – ill have to look for one of those! And the cabinets look perfect in the space.

  5. oh my goodness – beautiful job on your room and I agree on the cabinets, they have a perfect farmhouse look.

  6. One weekend – that’s amazing!! The black door, the galvanized garbage can, those fantastic cabinets – you must really love doing laundry (almost) now!

    Would love you to link up to our Imagine the Impossibilities link party going on now – where we challenged people to tackle their most daunting projects!

    http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/4/post/2012/01/imagine-the-impossibilities-link-party.html
    Kelly

  7. Thanks for hosting this always fun party. I’m envious of your updated laundry room – it looks great. Sally

  8. What an amazing make-over! I love your laundry room. I wouldn’t mind doing laundry in there myself. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your evening, Gail

  9. I’m coveting your laundry room, Gina! I love the corrugated galvanized paneling behind the machines. Super cool! Everything is so neat and clean! And that you did it in a weekend is amazing. Great job all around. Thanks for hosting and I’d love for you to pop over to Cottage and Creek and enter my first ever Choose Joy Giveaway. We blog newbies need all the support we can get! Thanks :)
    Lynn
    Email: Lynn@nsytes.com
    http://www.cottageandcreek.com

  10. Thanks for hosting! The corrugated metal idea is genius! My philosophy is, whatever gets it done in there. Personally I wish a laundry fairy!

  11. Great laundry room. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

  12. love the galvanized farm house style going on in your laundry room. it turned out great.
    thank you for hosting this wonderful party. i’ve enjoyed browsing the links.

  13. Now that’s what I call a laundry room! I could definitely get used to that!

    Jeanine

  14. Yea you did it! LOVE LOVE LOVE the laundry room reveal! I’ve been holding out on painting my kitchen door black; I keep arguing with myself that it would look so much better but that by the time I finally get around to it, black will be too out of style. But after seeing your door, I’m off to get the paint can!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Cute transformation in your laundry room! Thank you for hosting. Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  16. The laundry room looks fabulous, Gina! The cabinets are amazing!

  17. Looking good Gina. Thanks for hosting.

  18. Thanks for hosting the party!

  19. okay, that is one hot laundry room now. i love the corrugated metal…but was it crazy expensive??

    regardless, it looks AMAZING!

  20. You’re laundry room looks so good, Gina. I like the cabinet doors.

  21. It looks great Gina! Reading through your post makes me want to work on my own laundry room. :)

  22. Your laundry room looks great. I love the cabinet doors and the corrugated walls. Perfect place to do laundry! xo Diana

  23. I dont think my laundry room could ever look so nice! Thanks for hosting!

  24. I am FREAKIN OUT about that corrugated metal! PINNING!

  25. Holy awesome! I love the black door and the metal looks fantastic!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  26. It looks great! Love the black door! Thanks for hosting!

  27. The laundry room looks a-mazing. Great great job! Lisa~

  28. I am going to redo our laundry room sometime this year and I am loving all the inspiration! Your room is very nice and big and it really turned out gorgeous!

  29. It looks great and I especially love the corrugated metal. I can’t remember where, but, I once saw a bathroom shower lined with it and I’ve been in love ever since.

    Thanks for hosting too!

  30. Wow I am loving your laundry room!!! Great job!

    Thank you so much for the party!

  31. it’s so farmhouse fantastic – wonderful job! thank you for mentioning and linking up to the Impossibilities Challenge as well!

  32. LOVE the way you hung the rod for hanging clothes!!! SO creative! Nice work – the laundry room looks beautiful!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

  33. Gina, your laundry room is really beautiful!

    Really love the tin walls!

    Oh, and congrats on catching up on laundry.

    I’m not sure that’s ever going to happen around here! : )

    Thanks for hosting a great party as always!

    I linked up a few posts, but I think I’m most excited to share about how we literally built 95% of our house all by ourselves (#230). Hope you enjoy and have a great Friday!

    ~Abbie

  34. Gina, the laundry room is pretty darn wonderful! I am really liking the farmhouse look and you guys nailed it.

    We also spiffed up our laundry room ~ a lot! Had to move out a makeshift pantry and pretty up the place without spending much. You’ll have to let me know what you think..let’s see…193 & 194 are the laundry and the pantry completed.

    Thanks bunches for the link!!!

  35. Amazing, it’s only Wednesday night – not even Thursday – and I’m still #269! Oh well, it’s great to be part of something amazing! Thanks for hosting, and wonderful laundry redo!!
    btw, I’ve been reading the mom blogging for dummies book, and when I got to the part where you are featured, I wanted to say to my hubby, “Hey! I know this lady!” :) Okay, not really, but love your blog every day!

    Leanne @ because (i think) i can

  36. The metal wall is really neat and I love the door black! Thanks for hosting!

  37. Love how the laundry room turned out… thank you for hosting!

  38. I’m really loving the metal wall, was it hard to cut? I think this might be one to show the hubby so we can recreate our laundry room!

  39. Awesome! Looks fantastic- very clean, modern and classic all in one.

  40. Your laundry room looks great! I love your new hamper :) thanks for hosting!

  41. Good Morning! I linked up two projects today:
    When life gives you too many scarves-make a shirt! My Springy, Silky Scarf Shirt. It’s easy to make, fun to wear and looks good on everyone.
    And I created Free Bachelor Bingo that accompanies watching the Bachelor on Monday nights. It’s a great way to interact with friends or family while you’re watching!
    Have a great week!
    Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

  42. Love, love, love the garbage can as a hamper. I just spruced up my laundry room and a garbage can hamper would fit right in!! Thanks for the great idea and for hosting!!

  43. I absolutely love your laundry room! Oh the metal on the wall is my favorite.

    Question: I am curious about the metal versus damp/wet clothing resulting in rust spots.
    Did you just use a liner of some sort to avoid this?

    Hope you enjoy my antique lace napkin rings.

  44. thanks for hosting, the laundry room is adorable!

  45. Thanks for hosting! I love your blog and ideas! I’m your newest follower!!!

    Stop by sometime and say hello!

    Sarah
    http://www.dumpedanddiscovered.com

  46. I love the industrial accents! If the room did laundry on its own, it’s be super perfect :)

  47. OMG! I love your laundry room reveal!!!

  48. this reminds me I really need to update my laundry room

  49. Whoa! LOVE it! Can i come do my laundry at your house? :)

  50. Wow, your laundry room is beautiful! I love it.
    Thanks for hosting the link party.
    Krista
    krista-artista.com

  51. It looks great! I love your laundry hamper idea.

  52. Thank you for hosting! I hope you stop by tomorrow and link up to my I Love Fridays link party :)

  53. Oh I love the clean simple look of your laundry. Rustic but elegant, functional but beautiful. Well done! I am inspired.

  54. Great job! Can you tell me what color black you used to paint your door?

  55. Your laundry room looks terrific. And clean! Love the corrugated ‘backsplash’…what a great idea!

  56. I love this look and this idea. I would love to do this to my laundry room in our manufactured home. I would love to know how you hung the corrugated metal. I can’t see any screws in the picture. Any advice would be great.

    • It is screwed to the wall, I’m not quite sure why you can’t see them though. We just put up strips of wood on the walls for support, then attached it to the wood strips – similar to how you would do a metal roof.

  57. If you tint the primer the same color as your paint, it helps cover the existing color. Nice job on the laundry room.

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