Thursday, March 25, 2010

Laundry Room Reveal!


I'm finally finished with the Laundry Room! I have seen so many fabulous laundry rooms lately that I thought it was time to get cracken! I had my artist friend come in and do some magic. I had this blank wall so I told her that I wanted the water hose to look like it was spraying out of control. I also knew I needed "my" bra floating and a couple other pieces of clothing floating around, so this is what we came up with!

The shelving is just unfinished wooden shelves from Hobby Lobby. I then painted them a fun pink. I found these glass jars and put my laundry detergent in them. The two white milk glass containers I found at the Goodwill and they hold dryer sheets and a bleach pen!


I'd like to introduce you to Stella and Clyde. Stella is my washer and Clyde is my dryer. Oldies but goodies! Doesn't everyone name their machines?


Up above the cabinets are some fun cake plates and boxes that look like presents. I just loved all the colors and thought they were too cute to store them in a drawer. I have used them at Claire's birthday with cupcakes on them. I found that pillar with the bird house and painted it green and added pink swirls. The bird house is from an artist in Illinois. And that's just an old window with some fun painted swirls. I love the colors!


This is my laundry folding and catchall area. I hung this JUNK cubby to hold my Swiffer wipes that I use all the time and some other things I might need as I fly out the door. Who doesn't need a spritz of perfume, sunglasses and gum? I have a flip flop bank to collect the loose change found in clothing and the milk glass bowl (found at the Goodwill) is used to collect random things my children have in their pockets. The fun lamp I found at a thrift store!


This is the opposite wall. Since my kids do artwork all the time I knew I needed a place that I could display their work. I took three bulletin boards and painted the trim aqua and then found letters to spell out ART and I painted them the same great pink color as the shelving!


My laundry is to the left as you enter from the garage, so it has a ton of pegs to hold jackets and backpacks.

Maybe I will find a bench to put under the pegs sometime, but for now my room is complete! I'd love to hear what you think of it! I love comments!

32 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

Oh' My GOSH~ its incredible! I LOVE IT ALL! how cute with the painted clothing flying around from the water hose. LOVE all its whimsy and color. THE ART WALL IS AWESOME... PEFECT FOR THE KIDDOS.. AND THE HOOKS for their backpacks. Love THE JUNK baskets.... THAT IS PEFECT TOO, FOR LAST MINUTE STUFF OR TOSSING. JOB WELL DONE! ;) jenn

Susan S. said...

That looks great! Such fun and cleaver ideas. Your laundry room is HUGE!

Sabrina said...

LOVED how it turned out! I wish I had room for all of those pegs and the art area is a fantastic idea. Good job!!! BTW...the bra! Classic!

Vintage Sassy said...

Oh yah, I can see why you are loving it. I would be happy to have a laundry room. I have my washer and dryer down in the dungeon but I am going to make it a happy place someday:)

LeAnn

Mandi said...

Megan I love this! So totally awesome! I love the clothes on the wall! Why didn't I think of that?

House of Smith's said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
It's so original! I love that about you!
Totally fun and funky! :)
I'm totally loving the hanging boards on the back wall! SO cute. And the pegs!
Nice work! Looks AWESOME!
Shelley

Kerry said...

Are you kidding me! That is amazing. Well done to you and your friend...so wish I had a laundry and not an alcove behind a door with just a stacked washer and dryer..sigh.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Looks fab!! Love the "j.u.n.k" baskets. :)Thanks for stopping by to enter my Giveaway today. Hope you'll come visit again soon. :)

missy said...

Love it!!!!!! Now laundry will be soooo much fun!!!!!!!! :)

Kate said...

Megan
I heart your pink bra on the wall. So very cool indeed. This is by far the best laundry reveal I have ever seen. Very whimsy and very you!!! How fun to have such a happy spot where we have to do something so ho hum. Great reveal awesome post. You rock girl

Have a wonderful Friday
Kate

Manuela@TPOH said...

This is the cutest laundry room! I love the busted water hose and clothes on the wall - too cute! That's such a creative idea. Love the whole room!

Manuela

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Love it!!! Not only would the world be a better place if everyone would use clear, plastic bins, but also those big, clear, glass jar things. I have one for my flour and I LOOOOVE it. It is perfect for your detergent and I have seen other stuff look great in it.
I love your colors and how you incorporated your kids art and other cute things that are too cute to put away. Again, LOOOOVVVEEEE it!!!

the vintage wren said...

Love it, what a fun place to do laundry. You did a great job.

fairfieldhouse said...

Megan,

What a whimsical laundry room! All the energy takes the boredom out of this chore. The A R T area is a clever way to display masterpieces.
You've inspired me to get moving on my laundry/pantry.

Also, you linked in to my post card exchange. Please email me your address at Deborah@FairfieldHouseNJ.com or let me know if you've decided not to participate.

- Deborah

Mandi said...

Hey Megan! Requesting permission to kinda sorta copy you. . . I love those clothes on the wall! I had seen a vinyl hoodie cut out for someone's closet and I.loved.it. . . .but then when I saw your clothes on the wall. . . I was like man. . . the laundry room! But it is really copying you. And I hate it when people copy me sometimes. So I'm requesting your permission. Thanks.

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

some very cute ideas in here. and it seems very functional too. Great Job!

My Notting Hill said...

How fun! Love the disconnected water hose.

Hana said...

It looks wonderful! Makes me want to make-over my laundry room...although it is sooo tiny...zero room to move around!
On another note, I'm not sure if you noticed my blog post the other day but you won a copy of the FMS magazine. You commented on the photo in the post but not on the fact you were a winner. LOL! Maybe you missed that part! Anyway, contact me if you'd like me to send it out!! Happy friday!

Dana said...

This laundry room is to die for. So happy. I might even enjoy doing my laundry with an ambience such as this! Nah, I'm just kidding. But it sure beats what I have currently in my dungeon basement. I will be bookmarking this for ideas when we finally tackle my space.
Thanks,
Dana

Melanie said...

I love how you made an area for the kids artwork.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a good weekend.

Stephanie said...

That came out great! Love your ideas - especially the art wall and the painted wall! Fantastic!
Best,
Stephanie

Katie said...

This looks awesome!!! Love it!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is the cutest laundry room I have ever seen! So creative and fun!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I know this is an old post but I just found it and Oh my, I love the laundry room. Darling wall.
Brooke

Michelle said...

so fun! I love this!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

You know I think I'm stealing the art idea for my laundry room. I have a big wall in there across from the washer & dryer with pegs similar to you and nothing above it. With the mounds of fun art they make - it would be perfect to put it in there :)

The Domestic Chick said...

WOW...what a great space! You have an uncanny ability to use color and combine it with creativity. Wonderful Work!

Leanne said...

What a great laundry/mudroom. I love all the original ideas you have. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday through Saturday and would love for you to join the party if you get the chance.

Tonya said...

Megan-
Your laundry room is fabulous! Love the art work above your washer & dryer! Love the display area for your kids' artwork & the pegs underneath! So cute!

I see that you are from Iowa & you mentioned Illinois in your post..are you in the Quad City area? My hubby is from Galesburg, IL which is really close to that area. It was so nice to meet you!

Thank you for visiting my blog & for the comment you left earlier! I also really appreciate your follow!

Tonya

Leanne said...

Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I'm featuring this tomorrow.

Christi said...

I'm in love with the hooks, bulletin boards, and C.U.T.E. labels on your washer and drier...I've got the wheels in my head spinning as I type! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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Anne said...

Love it! those clothes on the wall are such a hoot, what fun!

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