Hey y’all! Cody and I recently renovated our laundry room and I am in love with it! I videoed it in a little Tik Tok highlight HERE (and below)! I wanted to create a space that was more enjoyable to be in instead of just a bland room. Before, it just had a wire rack above the washer and dryer and no real character to it. We took the rack down a few days before we started everything else so that we could fill the holes in and give it time to dry. Then a couple trips to Lowe’s and we were ready to start! It took us about 4-5 days total for the entire renovation from removing the rack to the decor and final touches.
The first thing we installed were the cabinets. I wanted a place to store our broom, Swiffer wet jet, and things like that. We got a tall cabinet that had 2 doors. We took the shelf out of the bottom one so it could hold the floor-cleaning supplies. We also wanted to have 2 cabinets over both the washer and dryer to store detergent and things like that. Those were pretty easy to install. Make sure if you want ship lap as your wall to install cabinets first so you don’t have to worry about the cabinets pulling the ship lap off!
Ship Lap and Shelving
We decided we wanted a ship lap wall, so we picked out a white ship lap at Lowe’s, but before we put it up we sanded it to show some of the wood color and make some of the knots stand out to give it more of a rustic look instead of plain white. We used an nail gun to install it. Once the cabinets and ship lap was done, we added some shelves. There are 2 between the cabinets for decor and a long one going across the back of the washer and dryer. They are all 8 inches deep. Its enough space for detergent in the jar and other little decorative pieces.
I found everything to decorate on Amazon. I got 3 little fake plants to add some greenery. I got the cutest distressed white vase and added cotton stems in it to give it the rustic vibe I was going for. I got a wire basket to capture lone-socks and miscellaneous items that come out of pockets. We had an old mason jar that we put change in from the dryer. The large jar is perfect to hold detergent pods and makes it super convenient to get to them.
The laundry sign was a perfect touch to add some contrast to the white wall and cabinets. Then I thought the laundry symbols sign was something that could take some space as well. We needed a laundry basket to put dirty towels from the kitchen and the dogs, and the one we picked fit perfectly between our washer and dryer. Not pictured is a black metal rack that I wanted to use to hang clothes up to dry. For a wedding gift we received the last name sign which you can find on Etsy! Everything is linked below!
Enjoy Life With A Side of Laurel
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