Laundry Room Renovation

Welcome to the 75th Metamorphosis Monday!

Greetings! How was your weekend? I’ve been busy outdoors cleaning the deck where my grill and bistro table live, in preparation for staining it tomorrow morning. Whew…glad I’m almost done with this “cleaning and staining the decks” project!

Brenda recently shared some pics of her newly completed laundry room renovation. She describes her laundry room as more of a laundry “closet.” Despite the fact Brenda’s laundry room isn’t really large, she has made great use of the space. I think you’ll come away with a some pretty cool ideas you can use in your own laundry room.

Brenda told me, “I don’t have a before pic because it looked so bad, I never thought of it. I’m not a blogger, but I wanted to share my now cute laundry closet…small but it works.”

“My ironing board is not a normal size it’s very thin. I have had it for many years and it works so well in this small space. Of course, I had to get a red tool box from Sears to match. I’m a lady that likes her tools.”

Brenda…I love it! Maybe the tool-box-making companies should take note and start designing tool boxes in pretty colors to coordinate with any decor!

Brenda took the doors off her laundry room cabinets and painted everything white. She wallpapered the back of the cabinets with red and white striped paper to coordinate with her new washer and dryer. You’ll see those beauties in just a sec. I love this idea of wallpapering the back of the cabinets to coordinate with the rest of the room…and of course, the washer and dryer.

Brenda said, “I can store so much more in baskets since I took the doors off. The labels help me remember what is in them.”

Brenda told me, “I don’t mind if the door is left open now that the room looks better. It is off of the front hall so anyone coming to the front door can see into the laundry closet if the door is left open. After eight years of hating what it used to look like, now I like showing off my pretty new red machines. They are tall so you also don’t see the water facets, and they are never pretty.”

Brenda…thanks so much for sharing your wonderful laundry room. It just shows, you don’t have to have a really big laundry room to have a great looking space that functions beautifully for your needs.

Looking forward to seeing your, Before and After!


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  1. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Hi Susan,
    I really love that charming little laundry room! She did a fabulous job, so cute!
    Thanks for hostessing,

  2. says

    That is quite a transformation she did! Thanks for hosting MM!


  3. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says

    What a lovely laundry room. The striped cubbie backgrounds are adorable! Love the red and white! I love the boxwood topiaries – off to check out Pemberley! Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. Christi @ A Southern Life says

    I love anything you can do to make laundry more enjoyable! LOL! Love those topiary pots as well.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  5. Atticmag says

    Thanks, as always, Susan for hosting the party. Pretty topiaries. Do come see our Fishing Camp House if you have time. Lots of fun. Jane F.

  6. Cute laundry room and Wallpapering inside a cabinet, WOW my hat is off to Brenda!

    Looking forward to the give away!


  7. Susan, the front of your house looks beautiful and very welcoming.

  8. Nancy's Notes says

    Oh my, what a gorgeous entrance, your front porch, it's so inviting! Your laundry room is just awesome too, it's bright and so cheerful looking, I really love the bright look!


  9. The Thriftress says

    That laundry room is so cute now. I think it's a great idea to visit the links before and after you. Off to check 'em out.

  10. Michelle says

    That laundry room is cute! I love the striped wallpaper on the back of her cabinets!

    Also, I love your cheerful, red front door! Very pretty!

    Thanks for hosting! :o)

  11. Love your topiaries AND I'm so glad you posted about Brenda's laundry room re-do! Love the crisp red and white!

  12. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says

    I'm working on a laundry room make-over right now at my house. The one you featured is so cheerful with it's bright red accents!

  13. Bringing Pretty Back says

    I need a cute laundry room!

  14. My Cottage Charm says

    I'll be working on my laundry room next…right now I'm re-doing my little boys room- boy oh boy is this a doozy of a makeover I've gotten myself into! lol
    Thanks for hosting!

  15. I don't know Susan…I think that I still qualify for the smallest laundry room and mine is NOT a walk in closet…lol I do love that wall-paper and it would look so cute in my Love Shack laundry closet! Maybe I should just paint stripes since it's so tiny…hmmm Have a great week and I'll be back soon with some more Met Mon posts but this week was a big week for Where Bloggers Create.

  16. Dreams and Decor says

    I love all those baskets with tags in Brenda's laundry room—too cute!!! Can't wait to visit all the links! Patti

  17. My hubby recently got the same washer and dryer for me…I LOVE this idea for my own laundry room!
    Thank you for hosting another MM!!!

  18. Cute Laundry room. Thanks for hosting again.

  19. Susan, this is a great idea.
    Good luck with the project. Sounds like a lot of work.~ Sarah

  20. Fifi Flowers says

    LOVE the laundry room even if I don't like to do laundry!

  21. Amy @MaisonDecor says

    Hi Susan,
    Glad to join up to Metamorphis Monday for my first time. I am inspired by that fab laundry room…wallpaper is magic sometimes!

  22. Brambleberry Cottage says

    A very cute laundry area, Susan. I'm sure laundry is less of a chore for Brenda in this lively space.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:


    You can get the details here:

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  23. Thanks for hosting! This is my 1st link up/visit, so I'm a new follower, too. I especially love the baskets in the laundry room. The tags are adorable. πŸ™‚

  24. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    How wonderful this looks — I really need to come up with an idea to perk up my laundry pass through — I HATE that you have to go through it to get to the only downstairs powder room and it's a squeeze past the washer and dryer — I think the only thing that would help involves adding on my house!

  25. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! says

    Thanks for the laundry room inspiration…we are wanting to make a few updates in our pantry/laundry room, too, so this is a great reminder to take some "before" photos. Thanks for letting us show off our projects at your party! Rory

  26. colorchic says

    Nothing makes laundry more fun than a great room in which to do it! Thanks for hosting MM, I'm finally got my act together so I could participate. Have a great day!

  27. Hi Susan – I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving such sweet comment. I'm also happy to join your Met Monday for the first time. This is such a fun post coz I get to share my before and after photos of my master bath remodel. Thanks for hosting this lovely party!

  28. Linda@Coastal Charm says

    What a CUTE room…thanks so much for sharing it with all of us…Brenda did an awesome job on it! Hope you have a wonderful day!


  29. The Quintessential Magpie says

    Very snazzy and very cute, Susan! Love those stripes!!!


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  30. mississippi artist says

    Joining Met Monday for the first time-thanks to Lady Katherine and Christine for raving about your blog. They were right! Adorable laundry room-can you use adorable and laundry in the same sentence- YES you can.

  31. What a great-looking laundry closet she has. I love her gorgeous red washer and dryer and the red and white stripe wallpaper looks awesome. MM~

  32. Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage says

    Susan, WOW, love her laundry room makeover. And thanks for all the info in the post. I just want to say my post was inspired by you, I didn't not get all I wanted in there with my computer acting up. But I just want to say thank you for my new hutch cabinet.

  33. Thanks for hosting. I added your Metamorphosis Monday to my Linky Love Library :)There are some great ideas on here.

    ~Lori@live,laugh,love,create πŸ™‚

  34. Meet Virginia says

    Totally cute laundry room! She did a great job! Thanks so much for hosting!

  35. High Heeled Life says

    what a sweet laundry room! I love the labeling of baskets suggestion – I would never recall what was stored in them otherwise. Going to see some of the other B & As… HHL

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