I have ALWAYS wanted first floor laundry. When I bought my home (12 years ago) it was located in the basement. That is two flights of stairs down and two flights up, EACH load of laundry. After years, let me tell you, it has gotten OLD! This year we decided to tackle refinishing our basement and moving the laundry upstairs, FINALLY!! I have partnered with Mean Green to bring you these DIY related posts!! Hope you continue to enjoy them;
you can check out our last project: refinishing our basement here.
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The first step, to our new laundry room, was moving the appliances upstairs. Ok, I hired someone to do that because it required electric and plumbing hookups. Next we needed to clean out the old extra “3rd bedroom”. The fact someone ACTUALLY considered this room a “bedroom” is laughable! You can’t even fit a bed in it let alone furniture. It does come with a walk in closet which is nice. Other than that it has always been a “catch ALL” room.
Here are the few things I used to get this little laundry room makeover underway:
Paint (we used the color Grey blue from Kilz)
Bins (found these at the Dollar store)
Metal shelf to house our detergents (you can find it here)
This room was an AWFUL green color (see above).
We decided to go a little lighter and use a neutral color.
This paint was fairly inexpensive at around $7 a half gallon. Believe it or not it actually brightened the room up a bit. Even though it is a grey blue it still pulled light into the space. I also added 2 mirrors in the room to make it look larger!
I also started to paint a mural on one of the walls. I love to encourage reading where ever we go. After seeing a few Laundry signs, I knew I just had to continue our love of the Wizarding World and reading into this room!
It is not complete just yet but well on it’s way. I was also lucky enough to have my Mother-in Law create these two Laundry signs for us! The first helps tie the Magical theme ( House Elf Liberation Station) and gives us a practical place for our mismatched socks!
The other sign (LOVED) was a gift she gave to us last Christmas that gave me the inspiration for this room.
With our new Laundry room made over, it was time to fill it with quality products! I have to say when you do anywhere between 5 to 8 loads of laundry a week (like I do) products matter!! Above are just a few essentials like, the BIZ laundry collection, that have helped us keep the Hockey smell out of our clothes and house!!
PLUS this DRYEL makes cleaning delicates at home so easy! I can have the guys suits cleaned without making an extra trip to the dry cleaners.
Do you have a Laundry Room Theme?
What house projects are you tackling?
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