Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Laundry room re-do

We just finished our laundry/mudroom re-do!
Come and take a peek
Here are a few before pictures

I taped off and painted the stripes a shade darker then the walls
{hubby said "I just want you to know I totally protest this"}
{He didn't want to get stuck helping me}
but he did! :-)

Remember this from my last post?
The old dresser drawer front!

Hubby added molding to the sides to cover the dove tail edges,
I painted it, shabbied it up a little bit, added 2 vintage glass door knobs, and cast iron hooks.
Now it is a great looking coat rack
I love it!

Cute little vignette....
the chippy vintage molding piece I purchased from Holly Abston awhile ago!
I added a glass knob and turned it into a hanger, love the chippy vintage frame and baby dress hanging from the drip dry hanger!

This door leads to the small guest bath!

sorry for the bad was dark n rainy and I had to use the over head light!
The border was a last minute purchase from ebay!
I planned to use the same border I used in the front room {since they open to each other} but didn't have enough so I got on ebay searching for something to coordinate! I like it!

Got these jars from Wal-Mart.... attached vintage laundry pictures on the fronts to hold dryer sheets, powdered oxy and clothes pegs.
{click pic to enlarge}

There are 3 doors and an entry in this small room!

Thank you for visiting!
Until Next time!



Carolyn said...

Great job! I love the striped paint and the drawer front with hooks. Great idea for the jars too.


stefanie said...

what a great job its gorgeous...i know how hard stripes are, but they are soooo worth it!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Dolly!! I love your laundry room! It turned out so cute! I am so inspired by you to get mine done..after the bathroom...and living room...ha.

Great idea for the jars!! Mind if I borrow that idea sometime?

Have a sweet day...your hearts are
in the mail!


kandeland said...

Oh my holy laundryroom! Unbeleiveable! Mine is a basement room- blahhack!
So glad you like your journal- that makes me so happy! Thank you so much Dolly!
xoxo natalea

Faye said...

Dolly, I love it! Beautiful job.You had some great ideas.Hope you have a great day! Blessings

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh wow what a wonderful job you have done. Its amazing. I love the hook hangers on the side there I always need to put things on the door knobs what a insightful idea. It really turned out wonderfully.

Stop by soon for a visit to enter my holiday giveaway.

Many blessings,

someplace in thyme said...

Oh Dolly, you and your hubby did a perfect job on that room. It is so pretty that I bet you look forward to doing the laundry. So calm and serene in there, I love green and love the stripes too. I remember the drawer front. I commented that I knew it was a drawer front, but I don't remember what I thought you were going to do with it, love that look, Char

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The room turned out gorgeous. Love the stripes and the pretty border. Your accessories are just wonderful. I really LOVE the drawer front turned into a coat hook. Just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Connie said...

Ooooh, Dolly, Dolly, Dolly!!! How gorgeous is that, sugar???? Aaaaaaaah, what you did is fantastic. I've been extolling the virtues of a laundry room redo since I did mine last year and even updated it this year. Actually, I'm working on even more stuff for it in there. But isn't it neat to have such a beautiful place to do your laundry, sweet chick??
Love to you and Miss Emma.

texasdaisey said...

It turned out so beautiful. Great job with those shabby finds!

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

Oh it looks gorgeous!! You did a great job, I love the old drawer turned hanger!

Sheryn xox

Lori said...

Dolly, your room looks totally adorable!!! i love what you did with the drawer, that is the sweet is a lovely coat rack...and your jars for holding your supplies are SO cute!!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh my goodness, Dolly! I love what you did with that drawer! the whole room looks great! Way to go! ♥

Becky from Tennessee said...

Oh Dolly, I'm visiting from Cherry
Hill Cottage and absolutely LOVE
your laundry room! The cute little
clothes dryer with the dress is
adorable. I want to redo my
laundry room now. Please tell me
who you got the wallpaper border
from. It is so pretty. I also
love the pretty rose painting??
If my laundry room looked like
yours, it would make doing the
laundry a lot more fun!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Dolly I just gasped when I saw your lovely post today!! What a fantastic job - the stripes are just perfect and the border goes so well. I love what you did with the old drawer front!!! Oh you have me so wanting to do something with my little walk through laundry room!

Enjoying my goodies! I can't remember if I had told you that I did a post about the swap-


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is fabulous! Did you paint the jar lids? I love that color. Even on a dark and dreary day it looks cozy. I could do many a load of laundry in that room.

Julie Harward said...

Ohhhh..that is so cute! Love what you did with that piece of beautiful wood too, great as a coat rack! It all looks so pretty..don't wash your cloths to death just so you can use the cute room! haha Come say hi :D

The Rustic Victorian said...

What a nice job you did Miz Dolly! Very inspirational.

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Dolly, PJ here from the Amazon giveaway, checking out your digs and WOWWW! My jaw dropped when I saw the beautiful stripes and imagined the effort involved. By the time I'd seen the rest I considered you a design goddess! Mercy! Glad to have found you! I'm your newest follower!

Jacqueline said...

Isn't it fun to redecorate and see what comes out of it. The dresser drawer turned out great and functional too! I'm a new follow, lead here by Holly...she said she liked Dolly...I felt left out so I said I'd be Molly...but I'm actually Jacqueline from Once Upon a Fairyland. Smile, great job Dolly!

Dolly said...

Thank you all for the sweet encourage me to go on creating!
The kitchen is do for a make over!

Sweet Bee Cottage the jar lids I spray painted an heirloom white by painters touch, Yes Becky you can borrow my jar idea only if you promise to show us them when you finish :-), Becky from Tennessee, thank you so is the wallpaper number from ebay Item number: 250420644061 I hope this helps! If you do use it I'd love to see your laundry room when you are done!
Miss Connie our laundry room is also the mudroom /walk thru so its a multi purpose room but much nicer to walk into now! {Miss Emma sends hugz}

You girls make me smile....thank you!
I am on a roll!
Watch for kitchen make over next!


mishebe said...

love the stripes

Leann said...

Well Hello Dolly

Sorry I just couldn't resisit:)

I love the new look of your laundry room. the colors are lovely and all of your vintage accessories are fantastic - love the idea of the jars with vintage images.

Thanks for becoming a follower, I just followed you right back!



I LOVE IT!! So charming and lovely! Great job painting the stripes. Come help me decorate, you have a great eye:)

Angie said...

What a beautiful laundry room!!!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a lovely laundry room! Love the color.

Darlene said...

Oh WOW...what a gorgeous laundry room. It must be a pleasure doing laundry there! LOVE the painted stipes on the wall.

Claudia said...

I am crazy about your laundry room! Fabulous - I think my favorite thing is the dresser drawer re-do! What a perfect idea! Happy Pink Saturday!

Mollye said...

I adore the vignette especially the little dress. What a beauty! Hugs, Mollye

Bertie said...

Oh Dolly!! This is just gorgeous!! I love everything about it and your drawer front is amazing. What a great idea.

I did stripes once and said "NEVER AGAIN" What a pain! They do look great, tho.

You must love to do laundry now??

Aunt May's Cottage

Patricia said...

Just to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday - your laundry room is beautiful. Have a wonderful new week.

CC said...

Oh my!!! I love,love your laundry room. You did a wonderful's just lovely.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Dolly could you tell me what program you use to put your watermark on your pictures? I have no idea how to do this!!


I still have my little boo swag up- just hate to take it down it is so darling!

Jenglamgirl said...

beautiful, sweet, soft and perfect. You did a great job, I LOVE IT!

Katie said...

Wow! The stripes are awesome (I am glad that hubby caved! :)). And the coat hook is beautiful. What a luxurious laundry room (usually an oxy moron, but so true here)!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Dolly,
I love, love, love it! how very sweet and pretty!I really need to re-do my laundry room. I have enjoyed catching up with you today,

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

That turned out very nice! I love the green stripes. We are thinking about the stackables too, so that we can have more space to add a folding table, etc.
Great Job-I love it!

Andi's English Attic said...

I'm in the process of doing up my laundry room/larder (I'm calling it a Lardry). I think I've got a few ideas from your post. Particularly liked the idea of adding vintage laundry pics to the front of the storage jars. xx

susan said...

This is way too cute to be hidden! That drawer front is just beautiful. I have never attempted stripes but LOVE yours. Now I don't want to go in MY laundry to get that last load out :) Great job!

peppermint said...

Oh I absolutely love it! Can I bring my laundry over? Enjoy it! and have a wonderful week!
Hugs and glitter, Patti

Miss Mustard Seed said...

So cute! I love the baby dress and the moulding in the frame. I wish I had a laundry room. M y washer and dryer are in the basement...not much I can do to make that space cute. Well, not without about $30 grand!

Patricia said...

I am just dropping by to thank you for stopping by my blog for Cottage Mondays. Thanks very much.

Lallee said...

Dolly, this is a great redo! Lots of inspiration there. None of us will look at drawer fronts the same again. You are too clever. (We don't mind protesting hubbies as long as they still help ;-)

Cottage on the Hill said...

Wonderful job! I especially love those Walmart jars..great idea!!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

How sweet this is! Love this room. Great ideas.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Dolly dear! That is the cutest laundry room I have ever seen! What a great job you (& hubby) did! Love the colors and all the pretty little touches! I would be in there everyday doing laundry!


Inspired Tokens said...

What a beautiful outcome! I love it! How great it must be to do laundry in such a beautiful room.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Absolutely charming...what a pleasure it must be to do laundry in there!! The stripes are wonderful and I love what you have done with the cool drawer front and other very interesting architectural (sp?) doo dads --very cool! Makes me want to cry when I go down into my dungeon to do laundry, lol!
Smiles, Karen

P.S. I would love to see your picture of the Holy Family!!! yes, yes, yes!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Love love the remodel, wow it turned out so wonderful, love the color and the detail...I am a new follower of yours, I will be back, come for a visit

prashant said...

Great job! I love the striped paint Work from home India

Lori said...

Now who wouldn't love doing laundry there?? I would and even iron too! LOL Lori