11.06.2014

ORC Laundry Room Reveal

Thanks for stopping by today to see my laundry room reveal for the Linda's ORC. For six weeks I've planned and worked on our laundry room with my husband to make a fresh start. Our room was great because it was a blank slate of possibilities. You can catch up on the progress of the room here:

                      week 1       /       week 2      /       week 3       /       week 4     /       week 5

                                         Let's review what the room looked like before we got started:
AFTER:
                 This room is definitely an improvement from where it started. I love how it turned out! 
I made this sink skirt to pretty up the not-so pretty pipes under the washtub. I added some instagram prints of my loved ones above to remind me why I do laundry in the first place. 
We added a ship lap wall with hooks on the other side of the washer and dryer to give some variety to the room. The laundry room is an extension of our small hallway "mudroom" so the hooks will be used for hanging lots of things. Did I mention we have four girls? I can just see all their snow gear now lined up on those pretty hooks. Above the hooks I added some art hanging from pants hangers. The quotes I made and printed off myself. 
My husband made the cabinets, the two shelves and the folding table on top of the washer and dryer. This will definitely help with storage! I found two vintage botanical prints at an antique barn sale and put them on the shelves. I love how they match the three green containers. 
Now onto the chandy!
We used a chandelier we already had from our house. I spray painted it and added beads. I'm going to feel extra fancy in my laundry room now that I have a chandy! I'll give you the tutorial of that soon. 
New cover for the ironing board spruces things up. Above, I framed a beautiful baby sweater all my girls have worn. I really enjoy meaningful art. 
There you have it! A happy, more organized and colorful laundry room. Everything in this room was done on a budget and I'll show you the total cost and different projects next week. Thank you Linda for extending the One Room Challenge. There are so many others who were involved in the challenge too, please go see what they did HERE. They will not disappoint! 

You can check out my last ORC project HERE where I did a make-over for our pre-teen daughter's room.


Thanks to my readers who have been so kind to support me! I'll be putting up tutorials of all our DIY projects this coming week. Now, I'm off to do laundry (for real)!

SOURCES:
Coral art, baskets, green containers, hooks ... IKEA
Stripe rug... Overstock
Ironing board cover, baskets ... Target
Instagram pictures... Printsagram
fabric (P/Kaufmann)... Hobby Lobby

52 comments:

  1. Great job! I love all the pretty details. I have the same sink and bought fabric about a year (or maybe two) ago and still haven't made the sink skirt because I can't sew! Now you have me motivated again because yours came out so nice!
    Shelley

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    1. Shelley, thanks for your kind words. I actually didn't even sew my sink skirt. It's velchro, a hot iron and super glue. I'll give the tutorial on my blog soon. You should do one too! I love it.

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  2. It looks great! I love the pants hangers for artwork clips. I would love doing laundry in that space - great job!

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    1. Thanks Lia! I love the pants hangers too and having pretty things in a space where I work is uplifting.

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  3. What a charming, cheerful spot you created,Tracy! And, that baby sweater is too precious! LOVE that you framed it! My laundry room is big, but so ugly - think 1938 basement, you've motivated me to add a little pretty! :)

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    1. Thanks Pam! I'm LOVING this new space. I can actually fold our clothes and look at pretty and inspiring things around me as I work instead of dumping clothes on our bed to fold. So happy we did the challenge.

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  4. it looks beautiful, tracy! i love the touches of color!

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    1. Thanks Cassie. I'm loving doing laundry now!

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  5. Great job! It would be a pleasure to do laundry in there!

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  6. It looks fabulous! I love it and what a transformation. I really like the striped runner. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Aubrey! I'm loving folding laundry in there now. And of course you like the stripe runner- a girl after my own heart. #weheartstripes

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  7. LOVE your new space!! I can't believe that you guys made those cabinets and shelves. Love all of the decorations, especially the art hung by the pants hangers - that's genius! With four girls I'm sure you spend some serious time doing laundry - your awesome new room will hopefully make it a more enjoyable task!

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    1. Thanks Kris! I do love our new and improved laundry room space. It's a happy place to be, especially with a folding table and more storage! I didn't get to painting the floor, but felt like it was ok with a rug for now. Thanks for your sweet compliments.

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  8. Love the fabric on the sink. Great way to dress it up a bit. And I am already thinking of ways to use your idea of hanging pictures, in my house. Great job on the room.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet compliments. I love that fabric too and I'm so glad I have some pretty and inspiring things to look at when I fold laundry.

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  9. Tracy your laundry room is so pretty! I love the fabric you chose for the sink skirt, it's so cheerful and happy, and the chandelier definitely makes the room feel less utilitarian. And don't even get me started about your ship lap wall and cabinets your husband MADE?!!! Wow. I like your art too.....the sweater (too cute) and the photos over the sink - cute and personal additions that will make you enjoy your time in there a little more I hope!

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    1. Lisa, you are a girl after my own heart- those ship lap walls get me every time too. I usually help my hubby with building things, but he totally built those cabinets and they turned out so great! I'm in laundry room bliss. Thanks for your encouragement and compliments!

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  10. where do I begin with this room... the wall with hooks, the fabric sink, the framed sweater and the homemade cabinets... so many wonderful/beautiful things to look at!! Great job on pulling it all together, it really looks inviting and a place I'd like to do laundry. It's the highest compliment!!!

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    1. Thanks Trisha! I used the new and improved laundry room yesterday and had a great time folding clothes on an actual folding table. So happy on how it turned out! Thanks for your sweet compliments.

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  11. Beautiful! Hope to be doing something similar to my own laundry room soon. Can you tell me where you got the metal hooks for the wall on the left and also the bar that hangs under the open shelving above the w/d?

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. I got the hooks and the bars from IKEA. I am in laundry bliss!

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  12. Your laundry room turned out so nice! Your husband did a great job on those cabinets! I also really like all the "laundry decor" you used (hangers, sweater, clothespins). We have that same chandelier in our house. I'll have to come back to see how you embellished it! It looks great!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I will put a tutorial of the chandelier this coming week. I feel like almost all houses come with this standard chandelier. It was fun to dress it up, along with everything else in the room.

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  13. That ship lap wall slays me each time. Love how this room turned out! Isn't it nice to have a handy mister?! He did a great job!

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    1. Glad you feel slayed by the ship lap wall. Ditto for me too. My mister is handy, which I'm so grateful for everyday.

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  14. Wow~ An absolutely stunning space! I love the chandelier and colors . As a fellow 6 week participant the six weeks was indeed a challenge and you rose up. Well done!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I love how our room came out too and love folding laundry in there now.

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  15. this is so lovely! where do i start? that ship lap is amaze....think you just gave me inspiration for our bathroom that's off our laundry room, it would be perfect for hanging kid ski gear! candy....simply awesome, love nothing more than re-purposing something old! framing the sweater? genius! i have three girls and finally got a boy but I have jeans that they all wore, think i may need to do this. just love it all {and of course I am partial to the laundry room since I did mine as well}. job WELL done!!

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    1. Tara, I loved your laundry room too. Thanks for all the nice things things you said. I love our ship lap wall too- it was so easy to put up. You should do one too. I'll put the tutorial up on my blog this week.

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  16. What a great space! It's all in the details. Love the rug and chandelier. If that were my laundry room, I'd put a big comfy chair in there and tell the family that I'm "doing laundry" but really I'd just sit and read a magazine and totally enjoy that space! ;)
    Way to go!

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    1. I did bring in a bar stool the other day to our laundry room and folded while I watched a movie! It was so fun! Thanks for your kind words and encouragement.

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  17. I like that we both did laundry rooms and we both used meaningful clothing as art in our rooms. Now in terms of where we differ, that ship lap wall is amazing. A really nice detail. Good job!

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  18. What a fancy laundry room! I love the personal touches you've added! Love the new wall and the chandelier! Great job!

    Shelia @ House of Highlands

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    1. Thanks Shelia! I love the chandy too and some happy art and photos to spruce things up.

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  19. Every time I see a great laundry room I wonder why mine looks so bad! I guess I need another ORC to start that project:) Great job on this space it is so much more cheerful!

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    1. Thanks Sherry! The ORC is definitely the motivation I needed for this space, or else it would still look like the before shot. Onto more rooms!

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  20. It looks fantastic! I love the ship lap wall and the new cabinets! Such a pretty laundry room! Great work!

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  21. Love the final result Tracy! I am just now getting around to looking at all the ORC's. I particularly love the chandy!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! It feels great to have this room looking happy and bright.

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  22. Tracy, this laundry room is perfect. I love the planks on the wall and the hooks. What a fun chandelier! I think I have the only husband who can't do a thing. I would definitely love doing laundry in this room.

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  23. Inspiring! I love the framed baby sweater and sink skirt. Pretty and functional!

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  24. Looks great! What did you use on top of the washer and dryer?

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  25. Love this space!! Do you know the color of the paint you used for the walls? It's a perfect muted tone!

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  26. I'd love to get more information about the counter over the washer/dryer. We are pricing one and it seems a bit high. What material did you use and how did you install it? How's the material holding up?

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  27. What an inspiring post!! I'm wondering what color you used on your walls - I think it would be perfect for my laundry room too :) Thanks!

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  28. Where did you get the counter over the washer/dryer. What material did you use? How did you install it?

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  29. I love this laundry room! I've been thinking about adding fabric to my laundry sink also! How did you attach the fabric to the sink?

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  30. What are the dimensions of your space? I love the idea and was curious if it would work in our laundry room?

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  31. Is the folding table basically a piece of countertop placed on top of your washer and dryer? Is it secured in any way? Thank you!!!

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  32. What a great room and use of space. I love the runner rug, it adds so much personality. I cannot wait to start the renovation on my laundry room!

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  33. It is beautiful! The folding table on top of the W/D - is it just resting on top of them or is it installed into the wall? Whichever way that is, can you share the how to's of how you did it?

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  34. What did you use on the top of the washer and dryer? It really finishes the look and makes it look like a neat space.

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