Sharing my Vintage Eclectic Laundry Room Reveal.
OMG, we reach the finish line for the New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. I am so happy to be basically finished. All I have to do is organize the cabinets. LOL. Basically, I am just going to share some pretty photos of my space with you, but before we get into that, I would like to say thank you to Steph for hosting and for all the sponsors for collaborating with us on this challenge.
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Throughout this challenge I was sick and taking care of sick kids and I felt lost like I did not know what direction I wanted to take in this makeover. It was honestly stressing me out. I love rooms that come together on a whim, but I have hard time doing that because I have been trained to plan out my spaces and source them down to the nail. This room, I just went with the flow, changed things on a whim, and just tried to let the room speak for itself…with some assistance from the kids…and the mister (but mainly from the kids).
Washing Area: Before
Laundry Room Washing Area: After
I spent half of my January searching for a dresser or cabinet for this area. I was searching estate sales, FB Marketplace, Craig, and whatnot when I ended up having a dresser in my own home. So this was FREE to me! I used a secretary’s desk, you can use it as a folding table. The inside of me desk comes out so it can be easily gutted. I really wanted glass dispensers for laundry soap. You can read up more on this in laundry room essentials post.
I used a mixture of secondhand art and art from Unsplash. I wanted something modern but a vintage touch.
I switched out the hardware using cabinet pulls from Hobby Lobby, something I wanted to do, but y’all…I dread cabinet makeovers. Thankfully, Velvet finish came to my rescue. I mixed Soulful and Rococo together to create a mixture that matched the color of my walls which is Farrow and Ball’s, Clunch. I used Clunch in my kitchen makeover. You can see exactly how I mixed Velvet Finishes paint colors in my Instagram Highlights.
I purchased my cabinet hardware at 90% off and let me just say…I know why they were 90% off. They were hella hard to install and I can attest that one of my cabinet doors kept eating my screws. Not gonna name any names, but 4 screws are permanently stuck within the wood of one of the doors on this side of the laundry room. Don’t ask me how I am hiding it, I just going to say, “hopefully no one pulls too hard!”
Please excuse the lighting. Depending on which side of the room I take the picture will determine how creamy the space looks. Not sure why.
Do y’all remember when I added shiplap to the ceiling? Yeah, I absolutely hated it!! So I added black molding to add depth. I almost painted the whole ceiling black, but since I don’t really do laundry, my vote did not count. However, I did get to decide on the light fixtures in this space. Hudson Valley sponsored all of the participants light fixtures. I needed a flush mount for this space that was large enough to fill the ceiling and illuminate the space. This fixture is called Rye and it is gorgeous. I love this fixture so much I wrote a post on the coolest flush mount light fixtures from Hudson Valley.
Water Closet: Before
Water Closet: After
Okay guys, hold on to your panties because this space is beyond sexy!! There is only so much you can do in this space, but damn, I lit it up!!!
I new I was going to makeover this space so last year when I worked on my kitchen, I worked with Nostalgic Warehouse and I had them send me an extra knob. This is a vintage reproduction Egg and Dart glass knob and it literally ties the room together.
My kids picked out this wallpaper and man do I love it. This wallpaper is called Lepidoptera from Milton and King. I originally wanted a different wallpaper but clearly, my kids have taste. I covered over the popcorn ceiling and painted a nice salmon color. The light fixture was purchased off of Facebook Marketplace. The black wheat sconce was also purchased secondhand. I added a bit of Jessica to it by spray painting it black, but does it not like surprise you. I bet you thought I would have hung a mirror or something in here.
While working in this space, I broke the toilet seat so I had to replace it and you know, I always wanted a black toilet seat. This was perfect!
Seriously guys, you know this wallpaper is FIRE! I want to do a photoshoot of some sort in here…still scheming…
Dryer Area: Before
Laundry Room Dryer Area: After
Those chunky pulls just make me smile, I kid you not. When I originally planned out this space, I was thinking concrete like in the kitchen, but I got lazy…and sick and I did not feel like it. So then I thought shiplap, then I hated it and the rest is history. This area is the drying area and the sink area that I use for projects. I really wanted the laundry room to feel like an extension of our house. While searching for laundry room inspiration, I realized I want my laundry room to be as lived in and loved like the rest of my home. I may not spend that much time in here, but I want it to bring a smile to my face.
Let us discuss the elephant in the room…the zebra. Well, the ear is broken nothing more to discuss. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I use the word “magic” a lot. So this image instantly caught my eye. I downloaded it off of Unsplash. I purchased this oversized wooden shell from an estate sale and since we are trying to go natural with certain things, I purchased these wool balls to help with the drying of our clothes.
I think the mister’s favorite part of this makeover is the towel bar. When I shop at estate sales, I don’t only look for pretty stuff, but also functional stuff. I bought this towel bar and had vintage curtain clips that weren’t being used, so I decided to make them useful.
I always thought a sink skirt would look amazing in this space, so I added one. Velvet isn’t really a go-to sink skirt material, but I love the color and had this on hand. #winning
This image right here is perfection to me. I could not have dreamt of a better color combination. I am not an orange person and who would have thought that orange and cranberry complement each other.
For more New Year, New Room Refresh challenge makeovers be sure to check out the lovely ladies below!!!