Laundry Room Makeover - Reveal!

laundry room makeover
Laundry Room Makeover
The laundry room makeover - or as my husband calls it "the most complicated way to hang three hooks on the wall . . EVER!" is finally finished! 

In an earlier post I showed you how we were updating our laundry room and all week I've been showing you little projects I've done in the laundry room like updating the door knobs and labeling the laundry bags.  Are you ready to see what it looks like now that it's finished?  First, take a look at the old laundry room.

Old leaky door with giant pet door.
See how narrow that space is?  No storage room!

 No storage means laundry day is always a mess and looks like this!

This was just a very small, plain, utilitarian space.

Damaged trim by the door.

Damaged drywall from ugly and dated, gold door knobs.

So we rolled up our sleeves and got busy.  Here's what we did:

Replaced the damaged trim around the door.

Big improvement!


Added bead board and trim.

And painted.

I painted the trim and bead board with the existing off-white color, but didn't like it because the off-white color looked dirty and dingy to me.  There just wasn't enough contrast between the beige and the off-white. So even though I have a decent paint job in the above picture, I decided to change the color of the bead board to a crisp white.  I have to laugh and roll my eyes whenever someone says that painting a room is an inexpensive way to change the look of a room.  I've never correctly chosen the right paint color the first time around EVER!  

I had a heck of a time trying to get the white paint to go on smoothly.  This is usually the part of the project where I get frustrated, have a hissy fit, and don't finish the project.  I have a bathroom project I started a year ago that 's waiting to be finished for this very reason!  Instead, I went online and found the solution.  It's called Floetrol and it's wonderful stuff.

Just add this to the paint and it extends the drying time of latex paint.  Latex paint dries quickly which is why brush strokes show.  This really helps latex go on smoothy with no brush strokes.  

Finally, here are the after pictures with a new door, fresh paint, and laundry bags to keep clothes off the floor.  I'm so happy with it!  I keep going in here, not to do laundry, but just to look at it!

Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Makeover
I used Valspar Signature paint from Lowe's for both colors.
The beige is Waverly Home Classics Natural WV37001
The white is Bistro White 7006-4

I first saw these three dimensional flowers a few years ago while visiting my sister-in-law.  She had a set in her guest bedroom.  I pinned them to my Pinterest wish list board and promised myself I'd find a way to use them in my home.  I got these three dimensional flowers from Amazon along with the laundry bags.


After we were finished my husband said "all that for three hooks?"  Yes dear, all that for three hooks and it was worth it!  Now if only I can get the rest of the house looking this good!

* * * * Update * * * *

After completing the laundry room makeover, I added this vinyl decal to the wall.  For more pictures, product into, and complete directions on how to apply vinyl wall decals go here.

http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/09/how-to-apply-vinyl-wall-decals.html


Be sure to check out my bathroom makeover too!
bathroom makeover reveal

156 comments:

  1. Looks so fresh and lovely. Husbands may not always understand, but the good ones do it anyway. I think you have a keeper!

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    1. I love love the laundry bags. Does anyone know where you can purchase them?? Thanks

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  2. Very clean and bright. I'm drawn to every laundry room makeover I see because mine is soooo . . . bad. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Patti

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  3. Great job on the Laundry room! I need to follow your example! I love how you hung the laundry bags, and yes it was worth it for 3 hooks!

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  4. Jumped over from White Lights on Wednesday. We are just doing our laundry room right now too! Yours looks great - so fresh and clean! Love the flowers too, helped my friend add those to her bedroom wall. They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Very nice! Visiting from Down Home Blog Hop.

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  6. Looks fabulous!! I love your laundry bags, super cool!!
    Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

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  7. Nice job! I love the flowers and the laundry bags!

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  8. so bright and airy. Big difference and great job

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  9. Great job! I looks awesome! Isn't it amazing how differently you look at a laundry room when it's beautiful AND functional? :)
    Kelly

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  10. Great Job! Makes we want to do laundry.

    -Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend.com

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  11. This is really beautiful! Looks like a lot of work but it was worth it! I am going to have to try that Floetrol stuff...thanks for thr tip. I’m pinning this… Visiting from the Polka Dots on Parade Link Party! I love making new friends…come check out my space sometime!
    http://www.facebook.com/linleyhouse or http://www.linleyhouse.com/2013/03/easy-spring-wreath.html
    -Sarah

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  12. Very nice! Love those laundry bags! I use Floetrol, too. Love that stuff! :)

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  13. Fabulous! Such a lovely laundry make-over :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  14. I love the entire thing, but especially the laundry bags and their labels. I have the worst laundry space ever, so I always like to see others' spaces to remind myself it will get better :)

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  15. Very nice!

    Stopping by from The Busy Bee's Hop!
    Take care,
    Frances
    @ NotionsfromNonny.com

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  16. What a great idea for a small space! It looks so lovely now!
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  17. This is lovely! One day I'll have a laundry room...sigh!

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  18. Wow- your new laundry room looks great! I love bright and white in a laundry room:)

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  19. Your laundry room turned out beautifully!

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  20. your new laundry room looks great! thanks for the floetrol tip. i'll have to try it on the next project! xo

    -ashley
    ashleyrachelle.com

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  21. SUPER and I love Love LOVE the flowers on the wall!

    I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)

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  22. Oh wow! You worked hard! The transformation is terrific. I am LOVING those laundry bags. They will be so handy to use!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  23. wow your hard work payed off!!!Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  24. Your laundry room turned out great! I like the white and bright look of it!

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  25. Love your Laundry room redo. the bags are so clever - especially the "fussy" one. So glad I found you on the linky party. I am your newest follower (I love pinterest too) I do a post call Pinterest Inspired Fridays. Would love for you to stop by and visit.
    Leslie
    www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

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  26. Looks great. I love an organized laundry area. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-10.html

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! I linked up.

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  27. What a wonderful change! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  28. Looks great! Love the wall and those laundry bags are awesome!

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  29. Love those laundry bags! Super cute, but also functional. I laughed at your husbands comment. I think my hubby thinks Pinterest is the devil. =)

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    1. Ha-ha! I think a lot of husbands feel that way!

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  30. I was so looking forward to seeing the final result! Amazing! and I LOVE the laundry bags :) No price is to high to pay for awesome organization :)

    Blessings & Hugs ...
    Lani
    www.SimplyFreshVintage.com

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  31. Love the hooks and sorting colors bags. Saw you at the Pinteresting Party with Tutus & Tea Parties. :)

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  32. It looks great! I love how you've taken such a cramped, boring space and given it personality and pizazz!

    Tania

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  33. Marvelous job! Now it's fun to do laundry, right? ;)

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  34. Job well done.............looks wonderful.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  35. so beautiful!!!! the bead board looks so crisp and clean :)

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  36. You have done a great job! I recently remodeled my laundry room so I know all the work that it takes!! I love yours...nice clean and crisp!!
    ~~~rhonda~~~

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  37. Love the changes and your accents! Great job! :)

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  38. Great job! The hooks were a very creative way to add laundry bins in a tight space!

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  39. I would keep wandering in there too! It looks so fresh and lovely! The hanging laundry bag idea is a great idea for a small space.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  40. your laundry room is so pretty now. love how the white paint makes everything crisp and fresh. i guess White is the perfect color for a laundry room.
    your hooks and laundry bags are the cutest!
    rita

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  41. Love the flower touch! And I love the Fussy laundry bag! Too cute!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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  42. Oh I love it all! I hate doing laundry in my dark creepy basement!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

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  43. Love those laundry bags and the flowers! Such a beautiful makeover! Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!

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  44. I love that you called the delicate's bag "Fussy"!
    - Lora

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  45. Your laundry room is so pretty! Love the laundry bags.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  46. This turned out so beautifully! I found your blog over on Homemaker on a Dime and I will be following for sure!

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  47. I'm a big fan of beadboard. Enjoy your new space!

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  48. Love everything about it. A pleasant laundry room helps to get the laundry done I say.
    http://sistersplayinghouse.blogspot.com/

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  49. Look so great! We are in the middle of our laundry room makeover and seeing yours gives me inspiration to finish. Love those laundry bags!

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  50. Oh yeah! It turned out great! I'd wander in there too, it's so nice and fresh looking. Great, great redo!
    :o)
    Cecilia

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  51. Everything looks so good! I love the bags although with my crew they wouldn't hold up, I'm sure. I love the 3D flowers and all the colors you chose. Nice job!

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  52. What a beautiful transformation! I love those laundry bags too!

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  53. Looks great! Congratulations on a job well done! And thank you for sharing it at Wicked Good Wednesdays!

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  54. What a sweet room! I LOVE the laundry sorters and the 3D flowers! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  55. Wow! This turned out beautiful. What a transformation. I would keep going in there and staring at it too! :)

    Brie Joy
    Breezy Pink Daisies

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  56. The hooks and bags were definately worth the work. Love the new look! I put bead board on our basement wall just like that. Starting to paint tomorrow. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I love the way bead board looks! I hope you'll be sharing pictures! I'm wanting to do board and batten in the dining room next.

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  57. Fresh, clean and simple. What a successful redo, love the hanging hampers, you utilized this narrow space well!

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  58. I love the flowers, it adds so mauch to the room! Great job! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

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  59. Oh, I think you got much more than just three hooks -- a nice fresh room that should make the chore of doing laundry much less daunting. It looks great, and thanks for sharing the name of that painting product!

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  60. Wonderful laundry room! I love the bags and those flowers are perfection!

    Have an awesome and amazing day!
    karianne

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  61. Too cute! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  62. Great job on the makeover! Don't you love it when a room comes together and calls your name after it's been refreshed? It looks fantastic. I love those 3-d flowers above the door and have a set myself that I've been trying to figure out where to put. Hmmm...maybe over a door? Found you over at If It's Not Baroque. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Debbie

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  63. what a transformation! love those hanging laundry bins!

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  64. I think we share the same laundry space!!! This is such a darling idea and it really brightened up the room! LOVE the laundry bags and I totally agree with you ~ it was all worth it!!! Blessings ~ Judy

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  65. What a great idea for a small laundry room! Love it! Thanks for linking up to An Oldie but a Goodie link party! - Jessica (cutesycrafts.com)

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  66. Love the idea! Dropping by from the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.

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  67. I looks so fresh and and opened :D. a lovely space! Great job, love it!

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  68. Very cute! I'd love to re-do my laundry area!

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  69. Very cute~ I am glad you finished it! It look fantastic! Thanks for linking up last week on Made in a Day!

    Kim

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  70. Super idea with the baskets on the wall! They are adorable! All that work for "just 3 hooks" really paid off! Beautiful and functional space now!

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  71. Oh wow it looks great! I love the bags and the labels... fussy.. that one is perfect!

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  72. This looks amazing! Love the organization and the whimsical flowers! My daughter would love them! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Party - I appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Kathy! What a nice surprise!

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  73. I could just stick my kids in the fussy bin. It looks so nice. I just bought the plastic butterflies like your flowers- they look so cute in my daughter's room, too.

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  74. You did a Fabulous job on your laundry room!! Don't you wonder who designs these tiny spaces??
    Mary Alice

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  75. I love it, and LOOOOOOVE the three dimensional flowers. Very cute touch!

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  76. HUGE wonderful improvement on your small laundry space. Well worth the effort.
    Joy

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  77. Hi, I 'm visiting from The Scoop link party. Your laundry room looks great. I love the colors you chose..so soothing. And I adore those laundry bags. I think it's great that you love your new space! Congratulations on the completed project.

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  78. Is your laundry room off your kitchen? I just redid mine in a dark gray, changed out my waser and drier furor a stacked set and added shelves and it's like my kitchen grew! Laundry rooms are important!

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  79. Love! Great laundry bags, too!
    I'm co-hosting a Pinterest Linky party today and would love for you to stop by and Link Up!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  80. Oh my goodness...this is perfect! Love those bags so much! XO, Aimee

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  81. what a bright fresh look! almost too fancy for just a laundry room :o) . I hope the bags help you out, I use baskets and still get a mess, LOL. 1st time visiting. hopping over from Thursday Fav things. Faythe @GrammyMouseTails

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  82. Wow, the laundry room looks great! I really need to do some work in mine, but it's a (rather wonky) add on, and my husband wants to tear the whole thing down and build a new one, so I keep putting it off. I totally understand your frustration and then not finishing a project. I'm great at starting but not at finishing. I have a chalkboard cabinet door I started when we moved in (cough cough, nearly 5 years ago) and never finished the trim in the dining room...congrats on finishing and enjoy your new laundry room!

    Your newest follower,
    Buttons
    The Hot Toddies of Washington

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    1. We actually started this project the end of December / beginning of January and just recently finished. I have a bathroom that I started almost a year ago and still needs trim and molding to be finished! Hopefully I'll get to it soon!

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  83. LOVE the hanging bag idea! You did a fantastic job of making your laundry room feel bigger and brighter...I need to apply these ideas to my own laundry space! Thanks so much for linking up to Much Ado About Monday over at Huckleberry Love. We are featuring your post tomorrow so be sure to come and grab a button! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature! I appreciate it!

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    2. And by tomorrow, I mean Monday. Sorry about that! Pregnancy brain. :)

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  84. LOVE THIS!!!
    Jen @ Through My Creative Mind

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  85. The room looks amazing! Definitely needed to do all of that to hang the three hooks :)

    Hilary
    www.youngtexanmama.com

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  86. Awesome redo!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us. It looks great and the laundry bags ROCK!!!! hugs...sharing today : )

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  87. Adorable! Don't suppose you'd rent your husband out? Mine is hopeless around the house! Visiting from the blog hop.
    Terri at www.pushingonarope.com

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  88. This looks great!! I love those bags for the clothes

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  89. The flowers over the door are such a nice add. Love em. Your husband sounds so cute. He loves helping you. I can tell. Pinning this for sure.

    Thanks for adding it as a link on my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. See you next week?

    Blessings,
    Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

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  90. Great job! I love how it turned out! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party - I'm featuring this on my blog today! :)

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    1. Thanks for featuring my laundry room makeover Liz!

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  91. Gorgeous job on the makeover. Love the beadboard and flower decorations. Clean and cozy even in this utilitarian space. Great idea to hang the narrow laudry bags. Well done!

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  92. You did such an amazing job with every detail! Wow! Major laundry room envy over here! ;)

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  93. I love the fussy basket :o) I'm always jealous of these fabulous laundry rooms! My washer is in the kitchen and I don't even have a dryer... ahhh such is life in a small apartment in Hong kong :o) Would love for you to stop over and check out my blog sometime! www.nap-timecreations.com

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  94. WOW....what a transformation! With a laundry room like yours, I'd be doing laundry ALL the time! :D

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  95. Everything looks wonderful! I love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  96. You are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by this evening and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar. Pinned. Can’t wait to see what else you’ve been working on!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Charlene! I got your button and put it on my Featured page.

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  97. Pinning this for inspiration, great makeover! New follower, I found a couple different pins of your from Three Mango Seeds, great ideas. Can't wait to see more!

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  98. I love those laundry bags! You guys did a fabulous job! Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! Hugs, Clydia

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  99. Visiting from the link party...beautiful work! Blessings to you! Diane

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  100. This looks so great! Would love you have you share at our link party:
    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com/2013/03/give-me-goods-party-1.html

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! I linked up.

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  101. Loving your makeover! Thanks for sharing it at my party. Stop by tomorrow to see it featured!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  102. What a great transformation! I love the laundry bags and the flowers on the wall. So pretty, bright and clean looking!!

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  103. Makes me want to redo mine! I love how it turned out! Thanks for linking up & sharing @ Inspiration Spotlight.

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  104. I love it. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  105. AWESOME! I would love my laundry room to look like this! Great job, and I just love the bags! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  106. Great job!

    Would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great posts from your archive - there is a focus this week on laundry - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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  107. I laughed out loud, my husband would totally say the same thing! Your hubby is awesome though for doing the work ;) I love this! So simple but the effect is amazing!! Thank you so much for joining up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. My husband was really only joking when he said that. And yes, he is pretty wonderful to help me out with my crazy ideas.

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  108. Love it! So clean and bright, which is exactly what a laundry room should be! :)

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  109. Wow! What a transformation--it looks great! Stopping by from Inspire Me Please Blog Hop.

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  110. Where did you get the bags from and do they fold in when you open the door?

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    1. I got the bags from Amazon.com and they do fold against the wall so that you can open the door.

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  111. Its crazy how a few small changes can make a huge impact! Like switching out the trim! great job on this and it looks fabulous!

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  112. I love the idea of the color-separated baskets! How cute! As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here: http://www.anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-10.html

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  113. That looks great!!! Thanks so much for sharing this @ The SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  114. OMG i love those laundry bags and such a transformation! Sharing on FB tomorrow morning and pinning now!

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  115. What a great transformation! I love the laundry bags. Visiting from Before and After DIY contest @ Beneath My Heart.

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  116. hahaha, I love the fussy bag!! thank you for sharing this before and after, too!

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  117. What a beautiful new laundry room you have! And a great space saving solution.

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  118. I know I've commented on your post before but every time I come across your laundry room I love it more! Thanks so much for coming and linking it up to Throwback Thursday! Kim

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  119. I really need to redo my laundry room. You have done a great job! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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  120. The laundry baskets were place in a great place! Great job! I hope you are enjoying your updated space.

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  121. Visiting from Before and After- Wow on the laundry room! i like your basket hook up idea. The bead board is my favorite. I keep hoping to have some in mine some day. Paint is expensive these days isn't it!

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  122. So gorgeous. I'm building a new home and the laundry is tiny so I had the idea of hanging the laundry bags. A quick google search and your beautiful laundry caught my eye straight away. It looks exactly how I pictured mine and I can't wait until my home is ready to move into so I can make my laundry as beautiful as yours :) .... thanks heaps from Perth, Western Australia

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