A small space with big ideas...


Laundry rooms can be fun if you show them some love. I was going for a clean crisp feel and this is what I came up with. Soft blue for the walls...

Remember that wire conservatory that I found for just dollars.

This jar was my Grandmothers

I painted this sign just for this spot. My etsy shop has a couple in case you like

A very old basket

I cant stand those plastic laundry baskets. I have had this one for years and I love them~ You can pick them up at Wal mart for a few dollars

For a soft touch..a lamp. I found this jar at WalMart and added my laundry soap. The scoup came from an old ice bucket.

Just by adding a few sticky letters the jar is transformed

So much better than that old box

Do you decorate your laundry room? I would love to see it..

63 comments:

  1. Awesome! I just started my laundrey room make over last week, I put some piccies up so you can go see!
    I love the sign....question would you be able to send to South africa? If not no worries.
    x

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  2. That's great but where is all of your stuff??!! Maybe that's the problem...I have too much stuff! It really looks beautiful and a quick declutter would probably help mine!

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  3. Love it! I redid my laundry room last spring and just last week revisited that makeover on my blog during the '2008 Top Projects' event hosted by Rhoda. Having a pretty laundry room makes a dreaded chore much more pleasant, doesn't it?
    Have a wonderful Monday,
    Tam

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  4. I am with Jenny, I have to much stuff/junk that has to be in my small laundry room. I don't think I could ever have a pretty one :(

    Yours is BEAUTIFUL...looks great!

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  5. I haven't done anything with the laundry room since we moved in but you've inspired me.
    I just may have to tackle it soon.
    Love the wash jar & the basket (I hate those plastic things too).

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  6. My well loved cats share the laundry room ...their feed tray and litter boxes are located there. Have wall paper border of cats doing laundry...plus pictures on the wall of cats, cat figurines, etc. To cover the large door on the electrical switch box I made a collage of cats.

    I did this several years ago and have enjoyed since.

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  7. I posted my laundry room today too! Great minds think alike. However, I'm just starting. Gave it a really good cleaning this weekend. I feel better already.

    Love your soft blue.

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  8. That's beautiful! I wish mine could look that way. But my machines are in the unfinished side of my basement, surrounded by the heater, water heater, cat stuff, dog stuff, and a ton of other stuff. Nothing pretty. Nothing even a can of paint would fix. Until that day where we do something different, I will dream of a pretty room like yours!

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  9. so funny! i just re-did my laundry room...in a blue...and i copied your laundry sign. [don't hate me]. it was so cute!

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  10. So simple and pretty!!!! Looks like....no better... than a magazine layout!!!
    I love your signs too!

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  11. I love it. The sign is perfect! I've been thinking about doing something about the laundry "closet" at the condo. You've inspired me to give it a try!

    I have a small laundry at home. I've accessorized it. Makes the chore of laundry a bit more fun!

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  12. i would...but it's where the furnace and water heater are. it's literally the last room in the house to redo...and it's time is very near. maybe if i show this to hubs it will inspire him! woot woot!

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  13. Cute!!

    No, I don't decorate my laundry room. To me, it's just a room that holds my washer dryer, and has shelves with all kinds of supplies and hanging clothes. The door to the laundry room is always closed, so I don't really care about that room and would rather spend my time/money on the rest of the house.

    But yours is wonderful! :)

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  14. Our laundry room is a catch all, too as well as the dog's room. I would love to spiff it up. I am inspired and would like to give it a little re-do...
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Suzanne

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  15. Very cute! mine needs a little help. Needs a new laundry tub and I am off to get a shoe organizer today. I have a closet to hide most and there is an old long shelf that could probably use a switch of decor:) Inspiration!

    That lamp I LOVE, where did you find that?

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  16. Beautiful room! I'm sure it makes doing laundry a little easier. :) I love the color that you used! Do you mind sharing the brand/color? Thanks! :)

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  17. I'm so glad I saw this today! I was just telling hubby the other day that I wanted to fix up or laundry room. There are so many creative things you can do to a laundry room. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can come up with!

    Mandy

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  18. Your laundry room is fabulous. Very good job!

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  19. I haven't...until now! What an inspirational post!

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  20. I was inspired awhile back to decorate my laundry room. I just love having a lamp in there. It gives a nice soft light and makes me love doing laundry. Love the wash stickers.

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  21. Well no I never thought of it but since I have seen so many that do I want to now...I actully went to Lowes to get me a cabinet to put in between my washer and dryer so I can start doing some little things as this...I did find me something to keep my liquid soap in but I will share when I get it all done...Love yours!

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  22. LOVE it! Wish I had a big enough laundry room to decorate. You have inspired me to spruce it up a little though....I'll share pics when I am done :)

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  23. I have a little laundry room work to do too. Yours looks great. Jackie

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  24. We must run on the same wavelength. I was JUST planning out my "new" laundry room last night. The only problem is that I want to go in 15 different directions. I'll post about it when it's ready. Until then...yes, I decorate my laundry room. ;)

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  25. Cute LR, Susie! and yes, mine is all dolled up in lime green, black & white. One of my favorite spaces in the house. I loved doing that room, first time I had a large LR, so I went crazy with it. I think you've seen it, but I do have pics posted of it all.

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  26. Hi Suzie, this is adorable! I have been keeping up with your blog and girl you have been busy creating. I love all your wonderful posts, ideas and family pictures!
    Have a blessed day!

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  27. Love it!! I love the "WASH" stickers on the jar! I'll have to do that.

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  28. LOVE it all! I have that same jar and right now it has nothing in it. Now I know exactly what to put in it. I want to decorate my laundry room soooo bad. but first I want to rip out the two very random cabinets that are in there and put up open shelving. I have grand plans in my head...we'll see if they ever come to fruition.

    xoxoxo ~ Amanda

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  29. Love the detergent jar!!!

    Okay - so I probably posted the best and funniest post I have ever done on my blog...my riding lesson photographed! ..and don't laugh so loud that I might hear you!

    Have a great week!

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  30. Oh yes...my laundry room was a labor of love. You can see it on my blog back in October...or it's on Rate My Space too..I have a link from my blog. I just love your soft blue walls and I love that chicken wire conservatory! Your detergent jar is darling also. Well done!

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  31. How funny, I have been working on my laundry room most of the day. :o) It serves a couple of purposes, so wanting it organized as such.
    Your laundry room feels relaxed and pretty! :o) Your pictures are great!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  32. I would love to redo my laundry room. I might actually do laundry if I did! Yours is so pretty!

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  33. Omigosh, now you have motivated me!!! I want to fix up my laundry room and make it cute!!! You have to go THRU it to the garage! THANKS for the fun idea!!!

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  34. Love your room! I love the signs that you make and I am going to have to order one (or two). I also love the detergent container. What kind of letters did you use?

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  35. That fish pond isn't actually mine. I don't have one. Sorry for the confusion! Blogger was being weird last night so I couldn't finish it and publishing seemed to be my only option. I'm going to try to post the rest of the entry today. :)

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  36. Hi There!
    Everything looks beautiful, crisp and ready to tackle the loads and loads of laundry I'm sure you do on a weekly basis! I posted pics of our laundry room this past year, you can find it here...
    http://casitadealaniz.blogspot.com/2008/11/fun-fridaysmy-favorite-things.html
    We chose almost the same wall color! I HEART the way mine turned out as well! Blessings :)

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  37. You are just too cute! My laundry room sports lots of items that won't fit into my kitchen cabinets! Like...the crock pot, wok, blender, smoothie machine, etc.!!! It needs a redo--come visit, and we'll paint!
    hugs,
    Susan

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  38. Oh, it looks great!!! I love that laundry powder jar. Oh, and the sign is too cute.
    If you get a chance to stop by my place, I have asked a question of you that I would love to get your great opinion on.

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  39. Oh, Dear Susie! Everything you do is loverly! I need to spiff my laundry room up! Maybe you could come and help me!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. I love your laundry room!!!! My laundry room is in my garage. Right next to the hot water heater. There is nothing cute or lovely about it. And it's all covered in lint. I hate my dryer. lol

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  41. Oh my goodness, that is gorgeous, as is everything you do.

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  42. Just wanted to let you know you inspired me to try an initial canvas. Mine's not nearly as professional as yours, but I posted a pic on my blog. Thanks for the idea!

    P.S. I'm jealous of your laundry room, so cute!

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  43. Love the lettering on your jar! I have jars like that in my kitchen that aren't labeled, but you've given me an idea...thank you!

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  44. It looks soooo much better than my laundry room! Mine is in need of a makeover...but I'm loath to start because it will be a PROJECT!

    ~ Sarah

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  45. Oh yes! We have many laundry rooms during our marriage and various moves but each one has had a laundry room of some sort. It was always painted, decorated just like the rest of the house and at times, even wallpapered! Hey, it's a room we ladies spend a lot of time in and we need to always feel pampered ;)

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  46. Never thought about adding letters to glass jars...that looks great!! Wish I had a laundry room, but all we have is a stackable washer/dryer in a space made only for it.

    I'm having a GIVEAWAY over at my blog...so come on by and enter...it's a biggie!!

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  47. Hi Susie...Sarah from Clover Lane. I don't know who that Use it Up quote is by...I think it came to light during the war a long time ago??? I tried to google the author but no luck...
    Great blog you have here...love your Etsy shop! And I'm working on my laundry room now!

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  48. That's adorable. Unfortunately I have my washer and dryer in the dungeon. We live in a house built in 1911 that we love except for the dungeon. I just posted that I was going to somehow spiff her up. Great job.

    LeAnn:)

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  49. Oh it's lovely! I especially like your Grandmother's old jar.

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  50. Susie,

    Your laundry room looks great. We did ours in beadboard.

    Love the letters on your laundry detergent jar.

    I was at Michael's today and they had that laundry basket for $3.99 with 40% off. For $2.39, I'm a "Susie wannabee".

    Gretchen

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  51. This is so cute. I'm gonna have to take some of these ideas and use them in my laundry room...too cute!

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  52. this is a great idea! We have been chatting about re-doing the laudry room for a while, and I think you just gave me the inspiration to do it! I love the clips in the jar!! SOO CUTE! :)

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  53. Looks fantastic...i love it!!! :) Great job! My laundry room will be moved someday into our addition that we built on...so I am not getting too crazy about decorating just yet. Once the washer and dryer are moved...I may make that a breakfast nook...or turn it into a pantry...I am not sure yet!!! :)
    I love what you did with yours! Beautiful inspiration! Thank you!

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  54. love your redo of the laundry room. And the jar for wash powder is such a great idea.

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  55. The wash soap is the BEST! That is just adorable!

    Some etsy love is happening over at my place!

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  56. I might like to do laundry in that laundry room. Very warm and welcoming. Mimi

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  57. I just have to tell you that I have been dreaming of how I'm going to fix up my little laundry room ever since I saw this post! I'm so inspired!!

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  58. The laundry room is the forgotten spot in my home. This was a creative transformation. Thanks for sharing.


    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  59. Too funny--the bones of our laundry rooms look similiar! I just "redecorated" mine recently and posted about it. I love your dressed up Walmart jar :)

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  60. Hi Bienvenue! My name is Jess from Just a Blink.

    I just gave my laundry room an upheaval. I think even my dirty socks were about to revolt.

    You can check out my laundry room post that I linked up to The Masked Mommy's Laundry Pow Wow.

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