Sunday, January 31, 2010

Laundry Room Reveal

We did it! 
The laundry room is complete, at last!

Remember this:
I am so happy to say it doesn't look like this anymore!

My "laundry" list included:

Finish Laundry..... Done

Remove Washer and Dryer to Dining Room

Take off Base Boards

Pull up old flooring...
Done!  (Remember this?)

Paint Walls...
Install backer board..
Install Tile...

Grout tile..

Add Wall Treatment...
Reinstall Trim...

We also added a project...
replace our utilitarian laundry sink for
something slightly more dressy.

We found a lower cabinet base at a local
Pease Warehouse Store for $10.
It was the right size,
however not the prettiest of cabinets.
We looked for new doors to replace the 
original 4 inch openings and found a whole
cabinet facing that fit perfectly on the this little guy!
We only spent $20 for the new front!
Old facing with small opening.
We removed the old front and glued on the new one!
(see our little helper?)

We ended up having to purchase a larger sink that perfectly
fit in the base cabinet.
After a little sanding...
and 4 coats of paint..

Reinstall Washer and Dryer...

Remember this?
A Little paint is all it took...
Caribou looks guilty, even though he was not
the offending party!

We are so happy with our final result!
So the only thing left on my list was...
Do laundry!

We estimated that we spent about $350 for the entire project.
backer board
paint (had left over from other projects)
new laundry tub
decorative molding
new piping for sink.

Wayne and I supplied the labor!
I am still looking for two small metal
Oscar the Grouch type garbage cans,
one for dog food and one for trash!

I am linking this to Metamorphosis Monday at
to Make it Monday at

So, was it worth Wayne's week off?
Now we must both get back to work!

21 comments: said...

You are lucky you don't live many little time....Love you...Looks great!

Becca Bertotti said...

This looks wonderful ... crisp and clean and so functional. I'm sure you'll enjoy. Take care, Becca

Mama Thompson said...

Amazing...looks absolutely fantastic...great job!

Connie said...

Lookin' gooooood, sugar! I love it and I'm sure you do also. I loved it when I finished our laundry room. It's like a part of the house now that I've painted it pink and froufrou-ed it up, chick. Good job!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful transformation! Your laundry room has inspired me to work on mine!

Nancy said...

I'm a fan! Great job.

Jeanette said...

You did a great job! But then I knew you would. Was it hard cutting the tile?

Jane said...

So worth Wayne's week off. You guys did an outstanding job. The laundry room is gorgeous! You accomplished a lot in a week. Now enjoy doing that laundry.

Destination Seaborn said...

WOW...DeeDee that looks awesome! Yes, it was totally worth a week off! I love the wainscoting, tile, deep utility sink and wall color! Everything looks great! Have a great week! Lisa

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Your going to be in there doing laundry everyday with a smile on your face and a song in your heart! I LOVE IT!.
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anonymous said...

That looks great. I love the wall treatment. It's an inspiration for me to get a move on my laundry room!

Unknown said...

What a great transformation. Great place to do laundry!

Michelle said...

Wow, Dee Dee! That looks wonderful! I love everything...the tall library paneling, your wall color, your tile, your cabinet redo, even your dog's name. It looks fantastic!

Thanks for your notes. The weather got up to 57 that day, but it felt warmer because we were in the sun. It didn't last though because the next day we got hit with a storm and 7" of snow.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Looks lovely...Now laundry might not seem like a chore!

vanilla143 said...

Can you get into the cabinet beneath the sink? It dresses that sink up so nicely. De'Dee

Sue said...

Wow! It looks so much bigger...and better! You 2 should be very proud of yourselves.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thanks for the invite to your Art meme on Fridays...I will try to remember to sign up...I am such a scatter brain!

Christine said...

Dee Dee,
Your patience paid off. And all in a weeks time.

THE funniest picture I've seen in a long time, is your dog peeking around the door!!!
That cracks me up!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Deedee~ I love that name, it's my sis's nickname. I've just strolled in for my first visit. I really appreciated your sharing the remodel. We've got many remodeling projects going on in two homes. By chance did you post how you did the wall treatment?
I'll be by again.

Sweet wishes,

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love the whole make over. I sure wish I had a laundry sink next to my washer and drier.
Thanks for giving me some great ideas.

Wendy said...

Dee Dee, I just love it! What an amazing large laundry room and so many great ideas :)