Thursday, August 15, 2013

$60 Mini Laundry Room Makeover

When we lived in Florida I used to think I had the worst laundry room in the world. I would always take my laundry room anger out on Justin and I don't think he appreciated that too much. Shortly after we got married phrases like "Why would you even buy this house?! This laundry room SUCKS!!!" would be thrown around. I know, I'm a drama queen. So when we moved to the apartment new phrases like "Why did you have to come here for work? This apartment SUCKS!!!" got thrown around a little, too. :p Poor Brittaney went from a 2,200 square foot home where everything was bigger than we needed it to be, (yet I still found reasons to complain) to an 1,100 square foot apartment where we are just fitting in with all of our stuff. LOTS of adjustments (especially the attitude kind) had to be made. {Thanks for putting up with all of my temper tantrums, honey. I promise I'm working on that. ;) }

So back to the laundry room. Our laundry room is the tinest thing you've ever seen. A hole in the wall. Literally. And it quickly became a dumping ground for everything I didn't want to take the time to find a real spot for. Extra paint, laundry baskets we didn't need, random storage I threw on the top shelf. It was HORRIBLE. I would just shut the door and refuse to think about it. So this week I was getting really antsy to work on some kind of project and I knew what I needed to do. Are you ready to see some of the ugliest, most embarrassing before pictures of all time? Followed by some beautiful, keep the door of the laundry room open worthy pictures? Bring. Them. On.

Even Hudson was embarrassed to be seen near this room. Just look at those ears.

Are you ready for the afters?!

I cant stop smiling every time I walk past this little hole int he wall. I haven't even shut the doors yet because that's how happy this room makes me. Who knows? Maybe I'll even love doing laundry now! Too far? Yeah I thought so.

Quick little list of the things I bought to spruce up the room:

Drink Dispensers for Soap- Walmart-$12 each
Colorful Storage Boxes- Ikea $22 for the set of four
Glass containers for extra storage-Walmart- $5 each
Blue Mason Jar to hold Borax-  Already had from Target
Baskets on top shelf for extra storage- Already had from Homegoods, Marshalls, etc. 
Chalkboard Labels- Already had from Walmart
Wooden Laundry Room Sign- Made it from a scrap of wood, wood stain, paint & stencils 

So that's about it- a quick shopping day and $60 later I have a laundry room I'm not embarrassed of anymore. I just wish I would have done this sooner!

Happy Thursday!!!