Our laundry room makeover made some progress this weekend. I originally planned on just painting the walls white and reusing the existing metal shelves and brackets but once I started painting, I decided to change the shelving units. Why do I always do that? I initially plan on a simple makeover project and mid stream, I change my mind and complicate things.
Do you ever do that?
My dad saw me attempting to remove striped screws and shelving that was over forty years old from the previous owner and he said, “what the heck are you doing, why don’t you leave the shelving brackets?” Of course, once the shelves and brackets were removed, the holes in wall were enormous and the marks from the existing brackets required sanding. The metal brackets below were rusted to the wall in some spots. They were basically engrained in the wall.
Small Space Laundry Room
Our Laundry Room Wall and how I removed the old brackets
Our laundry room is in a small closet in our half bathroom off of our kitchen. Here is how it looked before I painted it.
Here is how it looks once I got the brackets removed.
Our laundry room is about the size of this laundry room below. The idea of a tv in a laundry room is brilliant.
I despise folding laundry but this would certainly help motivate me. ha
Subway Tile Idea in a small laundry room
I am hoping that we have enough room to put the washer and dryer side by side but if not, this stackable design below with the side shelves is a good alternative. The problem with this though is I wouldn’t have a folding station.
If we stacked our washer and dryer, we would most likely have enough room to create a sorting station with baskets on the side.
I think this laundry room is so pretty. The striped rug coordinates perfectly with the washer and dryer.
I like the idea of white walls and warm chocolate toned shelves, similar to the counter below.
We need a new light fixture as the existing one is 40 years old and outdated. I think something like this would be perfect.
The counter space below is ideal in this small space laundry room. I think the built in closed door cabinets around the window is clever and a great use of space.
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UPDATE: See our full laundry reveal, it is finished!
My goal is to create a laundry room that is functional and stylish. The main objective is to have a folding station and by placing our units side by side, we could accomplish this by adding a counter on top. If the units will not fit side by side, then we will obviously need to stack them which will most likely allow us a small sorting bin and some shelves on the side. We have measured twice and are convinced they will fit side by side but we only have 2 inches to spare. The new washer and dryer will be here soon so time will tell!