When we first moved into our house there were certain things we wanted to change the very first day, like moving our washer and dryer from the kitchen to the basement. I don't know about you but I definitely did not like the idea of cooking and doing laundry in the same place. So hubby used his muscles and brought those babies downstairs. Agh! I thought to myself, so much better. Until we had to go into the dark basement to do laundry. Yikes!!! "One day, one step at a time we are going to have a beautiful laundry room and our laundry days will get a bit more pleasant." Fast forward a few years later and our dream came true. 😊
Here is what the area looked like before we started breaking down our basement walls. Very old, very 1960's.
Hubby took out the hammer and the rest is history...I present to you our pride and joy. No more darkness, no more 1960's. Just a beautiful, light laundry room.
The cabinets in the laundry room were kitchen cabinets that we bought at a tag sale a few years ago for $20 total. They were brown, ugly and were 10 inches short from fitting into our space. So hubby, so smart, added 2 inch spacers in between the cabinets and ta-da as if they were custom built for this area. Brown had to go too, so we cleaned, sanded, primed and painted with beautiful warm white paint. We added crown molding to the top and bottom of the cabinets to make it a bit more fancier, and for the final touch we replaced the knobs.
COUNTER-TOP & SIGN
The counter -top we bought at Home Depot. We got a crazy deal on it, because it was damaged towards the bottom. The counter was 12 ft long and we only needed about 10 ft so we cut the damaged part and ta-da perfect counter for half price. We also made this Laundry Room sign with EST date, the year we bought our house. So it could always remind us of how far we've come along. We used the same paint we painted our cabinets with and for lettering the same color we painted our walls with.
We had to cover that ugly plumbing on the wall, so we made another sign and hung it from the shelf. Fun little sign and plumbing is hidden! Score! We added a clothes string with baby clothes for a fun little decor.