Laundry Room Makeover

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What is it about the New Year that makes me want to tear every room in my house apart and reorganize it?  This year, certainly was no exception. Before I even began to think about taking Christmas Decor down, I dove head first into a little makeover of the smallest room in our house.  

The Laundry Room.

Not only is it teeny-tiny, but it has/had zero storage space and is easily the least functional room in the house.  And since I may have gotten a tad behind in doing laundry over the holidays, I finally had ENOUGH. 

Here is what our Laundry Room has looked like since we moved into this rental house almost 3 years ago.

(still can’t believe that we have been here for this long, but that is another story for another day.) 

Laundry Room Before


Not much to look at right? Lots of Laundry Paraphernalia, Washer, Dryer, Ugly Black Tension Rod with the wrong size curtains, Dirty floor, and a broken shelf that falls down anytime I put anything on it.  Awesome.

So I took matters into my own hands, and made a trip to Lowe’s and found the PERFECT answer to my disorganized mess.

Rubbermaid HomeFree Closet System

Rubbermade HomeFree Closet System. 

Remember.  This is a Rental House, so I am very limited on what I can do.But, I was desperate to add some more shelving and storage to the wall above the washer and dryer.  And well, while I was at it, I decided to make it cute too!

Laundry Room After

From looking at the box, and at the display in the store, I thought that this was going to go together in a snap!

So I got it home opened the box, and started sorting all the pieces. I am not going to lie I started to feel slightly over-whelmed and may have had the thought to just call my Dad and have him come over and put it up.

IMG_7092 At least my assistant was cute right?

Well, after I took a minute and actually read the directions, I discovered that I didn’t need my Dad after all.  That I could EASILY do this by myself.  

Sure enough, within an hour or so, it was up, and I finally had storage that I so desperately needed!

The best part is, The Rubbermaid HomeFree Closet System can completely customized  to exactly the way you want it. It comes in 3 different sizes, so if your space isn’t as small as my closet sized laundry room,  there is one big enough to cover your needs too! Plus, There was no cutting, and all the hardware was included.  

It was Easy Peasy.

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I had those shelves filled with storage in minutes, perfect for all my laundry paraphernalia, cleaning supplies, towels, and various other things.  Now they are with in arms reach and hidden away in cute clean containers!  This, allowed me more time to work on a few other projects I had planned for this room.  Like building the Counter top for my washer and dryer, ( yep, I built it! Make sure to come back later this week for a FULL tutorial on how I built this for under $40)  sewing a new curtain panel for the window, vinyl decals for the walls, and a few cute signs to finish the space. 

Laundry Room Makeover 2

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I can’t walk past or in this room without feeling happy! Of course I stuck with my traditional black and white color combo, but I was worried after I got the curtains and the walls done, that it might look a bit too sterile.  So with the addition of the counter top stained in Minwax Early American, it really warmed up!   Last, I accessorized it with a few pops of Kelly Green and Hot Pink .  These Green Bins that I picked up at Lowe’s were the PERFECT color!

Laundry Room Makeover 4

Now if I can just get my Christmas Decor taken down and boxed away, I will be good to go!  So tell me, are you organizing for the new year too? Where have you started? 




  1. Looks great! I’m hoping that a post on that countertop is in the works

  2. I love how you have a flat surface not only on top of the washer and dryer, but a shelf right at that level as well – makes folding easier, and getting the laundry started easier!

    • It is SO nice. Before the top of the washer and dryer were always cluttered with stuff! Now I can easily pull things out and still have the things I need at my finger tips!♥

  3. I just put this up in my master bedroom closet but this is making me TOTALLY want to do my laundry room!

  4. Lisa Cooper says:

    Love it! I would love to know about the countertop that you built for the washer dryer.

  5. Great makeover, love seeing your little helper too! 🙂

  6. This laundry room is perfect!! Who wouldn’t want to do laundry in there. It looks like a nice place to hide when you need a few minutes to yourself LOL! I would love if you shared this at my Crafty Chaos Tuesdays Party. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. I love it! It turned out really cute and I can’t believe all the storage!

  8. Ohhhhh I love it!! We have been in this house for 6 months & the laundry room has been nagging at the back of my mind all this time. You have inspired me!

  9. Laundry room looks so good! You definitely have a designer’s thinking! Great job! 🙂

  10. What a beautiful little laundry room! I just used that same closet system in my bedroom closet and I thought it was easy peasy too, it looks great in the laundry! I recently redid my laundry room and have a very similar wood counter over my washer/dryer too… looks to me like great minds think alike! =)


  11. Very nice laundry room makeover! I’m currently in the process of my own laundry room makeover and I really liked your baskets and the rod idea hanging from your shelf. Thanks for sharing.

  12. love the color combo, so fresh.

  13. LOVE YOUR BLOG !!!!!! Please send me updates………..Thanks and Blessings…..dee

  14. I’m starting a laundry room make over next month..its an 8 x 8 room, which would be enough space if it didn’t have FIVE DOORS in it leading to other rooms–hardly any wall space…so I am putting my thinking cap on and coming up with ideas to use every square inch, starting with stacking my front-loaders.

  15. Such a wonderful laundry room! Great job! It looks fantastic! 🙂


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