Laundry Room Oak Cabinet Upgrade
Elisa at Re-Designing Real Life updated her plain oak cabinets with a nice coat of paint! Doesn’t paint make almost anything better?
Here is the Before shot.
Here is the before pictures. When we had our cookie cutter house built, we had them install cabinets in the laundry room, but went with the basic, simple, oak cabinets that are in every other house. One of the things on my to do list, is to change all the cabinets, but instead of buying new ones (that is SOO not in the budget), I want to redo them all. So, I started with the Laundry room. And I LOVE the outcome. First of all, the room is SMALL, basically only room for the washer and dryer. And it felt as small as it looked. And we were using every nook and cranny for storage in that room. It was really starting to bug me having the clutter up on top of the cabinets showing. So I used a tentsion rod, and some fabric out of my craft room to hide the junk up top. The fabric is actually a clearance shower curtain I found at Ross awhile ago for like$1.99 or something crazy like that. I also made a curtain to go on my folding table that used to be a bookshelf, to contain more items being stored in there. And I Love the bright color it adds. I have always been a fan of the color yellow. It is such a happy color, and when you are folding laundry, you need to have some happy reminders. I used some leftover blue paint from one of my friends projects (thanks Jess!), so that was free. The bookshelf turned folding table was given to me by my sister in law, so that was also free. The paint was used for another project, so you can say that was free to! I did have to purchase The soap jar (goodwill for $5), the polyurethane ($9) and the deglosser ($6). (More on painting cabinets soon) So the grand total for the makeover was around $22. Not bad, I think. And the room feels soo much bigger, and put to better use.
>This is pretty much the exact same laundry room that I have in my new house. I am grateful to finally be getting a laundry room but there's not a lot of space. I like the curtain idea because the laundry room looks right into the rest of the house! Good job!
>It's fabulous … and so cheerful too! Another inspirational, budget-friendly redo. Love the results…
>Great transformation! I love the curtain to hide things, very clever!!
>I adore the vintage ads framed. I design cards that try to get that look, but the originals are always better.
>I love the ads. The shelf is cute to! And I like that it has a hook on the side to hang clothes when they come out of the dryer.