Laundry rooms are such workhorses of the home. Day in and day out, we use our laundry rooms (or closets, or corners), often with little thought to design or even sometimes to organizing! I mean, if you're like me, you try to think of the laundry as little as possible… But, no matter how much we detest the laundry chore, we love pretty and organized laundry rooms, and we have featured oodles of them! Our guest today made over her walk-through laundry room and added these awesome hanging laundry bags to help things stay organized:
Every laundry room has its own quirks, so getting organized and making it pretty means getting creative! (Scroll down to see how our guest, Bonnie, got creative with her laundry room.) Some of our favorite ideas for organizing and decorating the laundry room include
Looking for more ideas? Check out our 13 favorite organized and storage-packed laundry rooms and our collection of nearly 40 ideas for those small and awkward laundry spaces. And now, I'll turn you over to Bonnie so she can show you how she updated her laundry room.
Laundry Room Makeover with Hanging Laundry Bags
by Bonnie, The Pin Junkie
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from this . . . to this!
The previous owner of the house had a dog that damaged the trim around one of the doors.
So my husband and I rolled up our sleeves and got busy. The first thing we did was to buy a new door to replace the old leaky one. We had someone install the door for us and we did everything else ourselves.
We removed and replaced the damaged trim around the door.
Then we added bead board and trim to those plain walls.
Just add this to the paint and it extends the drying time of latex paint. Latex paint dries quickly which is why brush strokes show. This really helps latex paint go on smoothly with no brush strokes.
Once the bead board was installed and the paint was dry, it was time to add some hooks to hold the laundry bags. I purchased the laundry bags at Amazon.com (Remodelaholic note: find them here) and added my own labels with iron on transfers.
I also gave the door knobs an update by spraying them with Rust-Oleum metallic paint, another idea I discovered on Pinterest!
I just put the door knobs on some cardboard and sprayed them outside. The paint dries really quickly. These door knobs get a lot of use. People are constantly going in and out of this room to go outside or to go the garage. The paint has held up very well and this is a great temporary solution while you're saving up for pricey new hardware.
The laundry room was starting to look better, but it still needed something. I wanted to add something to the big blank wall over the laundry bags, but I felt like anything I hung there would be in the way with all those doors opening and closing.
Products I used:
- I used Valspar Signature paint from Lowe's for both colors.
- The beige on the wall is Waverly Home Classics Natural WV3700.
- The white on the bead board and trim is Bistro White 7006-4.
- The laundry bags and wall flowers were purchased on Amazon.com.
- The vinyl decal is from Icon Wall Stickers.com.
Go visit Bonnie at The Pin Junkie and see what else she's been pinning and doing!