I am actually finished with the Laundry Room


That is right.  One of the easiest projects in the house turned into one of the longest.  Basically, we just got lazy.  Here are a couple of befores on some things I used in the laundry room.


 This is an unattractive Goodwill find.


Here is a flea market find that I settled on since I couldn't get this beauty.

And here is the laundry room after... 


I painted the walls a soft grey.  


One of the only window sills safe from little fingers.


We ripped down the metal wire shelving and added these that Mr. Hughes originally made for baby hughes's  nursery.  But, we ended up going with some smaller ones from Pottery Barn Kids.  So, these were collecting dust in the garage.  


I put all our lightbulbs in a fish bowl that I found out by a dumpster 4 years ago.


Just a shot of a recent find, lined it with a grain sack and it is perfect!


 That little blue towel on the wall is hung on a vintage glass towel rod (something I obsess over) and it is covering up the water hookup for the washer.  Plus, it is great to wipe my hands on.


Here is where we used the Goodwill frame.  Mr. Hughes made me a a peg board.  Now I just need some cute tools.


I found a cool old jar and a scoop to put our laundry powder in.


This house doesn't have any medicine cabinets.  And, I really wanted all the medicine up and away from my little monster.  So, I cleaned up the nasty cabinet and taped off a cross (by me, I mean Mr Hughes) and sprayed frosted glass spray paint.  And, I am pretty pleased with it.


Here is another shot of my find from this past weekend (our weekend was fabulous, thanks for asking!)  It holds all our towels that we use for cleaning up major messes.


And, this has nothing to do with laundry rooms, but I am loving moss in these loaf pans... check out the design on the pan.

So, all in all, we bought paint, rug, ironing board cover, and the laundry powder jar.  Oh, and the new crate.  But, everything together was under $100, maybe even less.   Mr. Hughes also replaced the ugly light fixture with a cute one that we already had.... I will have to get a photo of that and add it later.
Everything else, we had around the house already.  So, it is finally, finally finished.  Now, I have a whole bunch of laundry to do, so bye for now!



56 comments:

  1. So sweet!!! I love it all! (especially the medicine cabinet- great job on the cross!) Everything looks so wonderful, I bet you'll be a lot happier doing laundry now!

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  2. It looks great! I love all the little details and vintage pieces, especially the crates.

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  3. Light bulbs in a fish bowl! Brilliant!!! I love it, organized and they look great. I will be doing this asap. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love it! I love your medicine cabinet. Great idea.

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  5. wonderful! i love all the character and warmth you brought into the laundry room, and i'm in love with your medicine cabinet. it turned out fantastic!

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  6. fantastic, as usual! I might have to steal the medicine cabinet idea! ::)

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  7. the medicine cabinet is so smart! very cool cross.....and the fishbowl container for bulbs--looks great!

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  8. Looks great!!! Isn't it great to use all your stuff you already have?
    xoxo,
    Carol

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  9. I love the medicine cabinet. It would also be a cute place to keep first aid. I also love the wood bins with towels in them...now where could I put that?

    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh my gosh oh my gosh i want your medicine cabinet!!! I just dragged hubby out early Saturday morning looking for medicine cabinets.... so you can just imagine my excitement when i saw yours!!! The room is sooooo perfect! Great job,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  11. Laundry rooms. I hate doing my own laundry. But this might....nahhhh...
    Its real nice though!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my gosh...this looks so good!! Love the soft grey color. It's perfect. I'm looking for a grey to paint my china cabinet. Do you mind sharing what color that is??? Mr Hughes' shelves are awesome!! Everything looks great. Good job!

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  13. What a great laundry room! Every little touch you added is perfect, I looooove the medicine cabinet! Very cool! Theresa

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  14. This looks GREAT! Love, love the medicine cabinet! The shelves look amazing and the jar for the powder in so cool! Also loving the fishbowl for the light bulbs, too cool! Such great ideas...

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  15. Wow. SUPER cute ideas! It all is so practical, but beautiful- my favorite combination! I especially am now coveting the jar idea to hold your detergent. And the box that holds your towels. And your medicine cabinet. Really, I'm coveting it all. Well done!

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  16. Hi
    Love the laundry room - so many great ideas especially the peg board. I love pegs and S hooks and clips to hang stuff on.

    I'll be doing this for sure, after my date with the TAXMAN at 2 pm today. Then I'll be free to blog, visit, and start tackling the details for the wedding.

    Thanks for the inspiration-
    Marsha

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  17. The laundry room is perfect!! Just the right touches. And I love the loaf pans with moss!!! So cute :) Great job!!

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  18. WOW so much beauty to look at while doing laundry. I'm jealous. Great job.

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  19. Oh I love it!!!! Now you have inspired me to get mine organized.

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  20. LOOVE it. I love the medicine cabinet! What a great idea! AND those clock faces in the moss....I'm obsessed with clock faces right now. haha!

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  21. How incredibly cute. I don't think I would want to do laundry, I'd want to sit and read a book or just look at how beautiful everything is!

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  22. ohh la la, now that is my kind of laundry room, I bet doing laundry is fun in there!!! Love the cross on the medicine cabinet, what a great idea and the little crate with your sweet linens, swoon!! I only wish my laundry room was bigger, it is like a fish bowl! :) but I don't look as cute in it as your lightbulbs!

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  23. It's so clean and vintagey and perfect! I also love the medicine cabinet. Great work!

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  24. Oh, laundry rooms must be in all of our minds lately. I just posted about my own "laundry room makeover". It's not completely finished yet, but it is getting there. Love what you did with your laundry room. It is super functional. :)

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  25. So lovin your laundry room, friend! ;) I see you found a place for your vintage medicine cabinet...love it! I adore the shelves.

    Smiles,
    rachel

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  26. It looks great and I love all of the little details you've added to personalize the space. Love your taste!

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  27. Love your laundry room--fresh and soothing at once. You have a fabulous eye! Whose paint/what color gray is that on the walls? I love it.

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  28. Beautiful job on the laundry room! Fantastic! Great choice of color! Have a great day ~lulu

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  29. ooooohhhh! i love it! it turned out wonderful! i took down our awful wired shelving too! the medicine cabinet is perfect! i will be copying alot of your ideas! hope you dont mind! xo

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  30. Hi Michelle,

    What a difference a few objects and paint make. Don't you just love it now, because I do and I don't even live there! I really love the jar with the laundry powder and all the clever uses of boxes and crates. Really, really pretty.

    ~janet

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  31. That medicine cabinet is the bomb diggety!
    Oh my, did I really just say that? Gah, I'm so corny!

    I loves it, that's what I meant! :-)

    Anne

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  32. Oh it looks great! Great job! It's the little things that do such a big differance!! I love the light gray!! And OMG the bomb diggety above his histarical!!!

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  33. You did an excellent job with your laundry room - congratulations! I can't even decide which piece is my favorite, probably the medicine cabinet. You're lucky to have a creative husband too, you make a good team.
    I could help you with some cute tools - check it out. www.tomboytools.info/cherwood

    Cheryl

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  34. Love the new room! It's beautiful, I could do my laundry in there!!!
    Kate

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  35. The room is beautiful! I am loving what you did to that mirror! And the moss and loafpans??? So cool!

    Thanks for yet another kick in the right direction. My laundryroom will be the last room I play with too it seems.

    Donna

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  36. It turned out SUPER cute!!!! I love all the attention to detail!! Love the medicine cabinet! You (I mean, Mr. Hughes..;) ) did a fantastic job! Ok, now I need to redo mine....it's red & white toile, but I n e e d light grey....right? That color grows on ya! We did our bedroom in it & now I want to just keep going!

    Shellagh

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  37. Somebody else put moss in loaf pans?! And here I thought that was unique to me! =) See how I did it.... http://hgcountrygirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/post-christmas-mantle.html

    Your laundry room turned out so nice! The pretty pictures just kept coming - thanks for sharing!

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  38. One question: When can you be here to do mine?! This is the best laundry room I've seen on the internet. Not only is it beautiful but it's functional. I love your ideas of storing light bulbs in a fish bowl. Also love the laundry soap in the wide mouthed vintage jar. Loving it all - the medicine cabinet, the vignette on your windowsill, the pegboard - all of it is simply stunning.

    Deborah

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  39. Im in love with your first aid frosted glass idea...genius!!

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  40. I love your finished laundry room -
    especially the medicene cabinet -
    i probably would have overlooked it at the sale but it cleaned up great!!!
    Thanks for sharing your pictures

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  41. Great Job!!! Love how you used some vintage items in there! "HONEY!!! I Have a job for you!!!" you hear me calling!!! I just saw this awesome laundry room idea, and.......
    (can't you see the face of my husband as I show him MY ideas for our laundry room???)
    Love what you did!
    Doni

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  42. You laundry room turned out perfect. I love the color!

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  43. Hello sweet Michelle - love your laundry room makeover! It is so FAB! Great job friend. Will you come do mine?

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  44. Totally stealing the lightbulb idea!
    Love the room.
    Liz
    http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

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  45. great job! I love the fish bowl with the light bulbs...so useful and so clever!

    The medicine cabinet is adorable with the cross etched on it.

    Natalie

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  46. GORGEOUS pictures...everything here looks soooo old and dreamy, like its all from another time and era!

    Persis
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com/

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  47. So beautiful! Wondering where you found the frosted spray paint and what its called? Thanks for the inspiration!

    Stephanie
    http://mostazaseed.blogspot.com

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  48. I love old vintage boxes. I use them a lot for organizing. They are great for stacking and making small bookcases, and great for the mud room to place shoes.

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  49. That's a laundry room I wouldnt mind working in

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  50. honestly, I like your medicine cabinet a WHOLE lot better than the one in Australia. Great job! I might have to use that lightbulb idea! Kelly

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  51. LOTS of eye candy! LOVE the fish bowl of bulbs!

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  52. AGH!!! The bulbs in the fishbowl, the first aid medicine cabinet, I love it all!
    P.S. My parents have those old glass towel bars in their dinky old cottage on a lake. Ive always loved them too.

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  53. Love the room! Ready to make the switch to powdered detergent simply so I can store it in a glass container. It's all about the looks; right? I'm going to use a vintage teacup as my scoop (she said with excitement!). Enjoyed perusing your posts. I'll check out your booth next time I'm in Franklin!

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  54. Hello - researching a painting that was found in the 90's at my in-laws farm in Indiana and it s the same one listed at the top of this page... "This is an unattractive Goodwill find". Wondering if you ever researched it or have any information on it. I know it has to be about 50 years old. My husband remembers it at the farm when he was growing up. Just curious and thought I'd ask. Thanks so much. (regiaz@timeoforigin.com)

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  55. Hello - researching a painting that was found in the 90's at my in-laws farm in Indiana and it s the same one listed at the top of this page... "This is an unattractive Goodwill find". Wondering if you ever researched it or have any information on it. I know it has to be about 50 years old. My husband remembers it at the farm when he was growing up. Just curious and thought I'd ask. Thanks so much. (regiaz@timeoforigin.com)

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