Before + After Laundry Room

Last week I was in the process of redoing my laundry room. Finally. I have been contemplating this redo for a long time. Just needed to get motivated. I mentioned on Friday that my home was on a home tour for charity in my neighborhood on Saturday. Believe me, there is nothing more motivating than 1000+ people walking through your house to get things done!

Here are the before photos…

 Look how gross this sink was. Terrible. I did NOT want to do any hand washing in here. Yuck…
 My fabulous hubby took out the sink and did all the plumbing. He's awesome in that way…
 This in one of the photos I posted last week. This was the existing counter top. Dated blue formica…
 And, the ugly linoleum floor…
As you can see, the installers cut the linoleum too short so it didn't even go under the baseboards. Arg…
After! I now love going in my laundry room! It turned out to be such a clean, fresh place, which is what we all want from our laundry, isn't it? The best part is, this redo cost me less than $575 total!

Let's start with the chandelier. Remember I was painting it back here? A steal at $20 from my neighborhood Facebook page. I redid the existing countertops with the tutorial from Little Green Notebook. The supplies for this DIY cost about $45.
I had a hard time deciding what to do about the flooring. Obviously the linoleum was a disaster, but the thought of taking everything out of the room to put in tile was more time and money than I wanted to spend. I really love how the Flor tiles have held up in my entry way. I went back to the Flor site and poked around for a good deal. I found the green tiles (Peter in Grass) in the outlet section for only $5.99/each. The striped tiles (Fall in Line Jade) were in the sale section for only $8.48/each. I ordered equal numbers of both and crossed my fingers that they would match! Total for the Flor tiles was about $200.

It took me approximately 2 hours to cut the tiles and line them up. I even cut out a hole in one of the tiles below the window for the heating vent. So easy and I'm thrilled with how they look! The Flor tiles do not go under the washer/dryer or the freezer in the room but cover all the rest of the flooring. You can't see any of the old linoleum unless you look closely to the sides of the dryer and freezer.
 The sink is from Lowe's and was about $170.
Bins were on clearance from Target for about $6/each. $126 total. (they were on clearance in store, showing full price on line FYI)
I'm so happy with how this turned out. I love going into my laundry room now! The organized bins are wonderful. Hubby and I took the doors off the cupboard right above the washer, removed the center devider piece off and covered the shelves. Three of the bins fit perfectly across. They hold rags, cleaning supplies, bags, etc. What do you think? Teresa

11 comments:

sweetpea said...

love it! So happy to see the canvas in there!!!

CrochetnQuilt said...

Very Nice!

Tami C said...

Oh wow Teresa! It really turned out great! I can't wait to see that counter in person.

Danielle Stanford said...

stylish & cozy,love it!

MissesStitches said...

Such a beautiful transformation. Very well done, Teresa! I love it! Who wouldn't want to do laundry in this room?!?

J.K. Sasse said...

Freakin' awesome!!! you both are so talented!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Yes! You are a part of the room Sweetpea!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks CrochetnQuilt!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

I agree MissesStitches! :)

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks much Danielle!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

Thanks JK Sasse, fun project!