Turquoise and Red Laundry Room and a Winner!

Submitted by Bees Knees Bungalow


The Laundry Room – Done!

 It’s quite possible…..
The laundry room will never be this clean again, so take a good long look.
 Actually, I’m caught up on laundry.
Maybe it’s because it’s so much more enjoyable to be down here:
The doll house is over 80 years old.
The dresser, I painted red. I bought it a few weeks ago at Goodwill for $25.
I used vintage cookie cutters as drawer pulls.
A vintage scoop and strainer for the upper cabinets door pulls.
The cherry breadbox, I’ve had for a few years.
I painted ‘launderette’ by hand.
I’ll show a side by side before and after in a following post.
Also all the details and how they got that way.
I wanted to get the pics all out to you first, then explain it all later.
You like?
How’s this little contraption to catch our laundry from the chute:
The wire basket is attached the the stool,
to avoid tipping over when laundry falls from above.
I’m loving this little piece.
I put it together from odds and ends.
Oh! The lights!
The electrical was totally redone to move the dryer and accommodate the lighting.
2 turquoise Ball jars and 3 Colanders. 60 watt bulbs. Super Fun.
I’ll explain how we made them in the next post.
 There’s a handy ladder  to hold hang-to-dry clothes.
And I painted and old metal locker to hold towels. Love that ‘2.’
  Linda picked up this glass washboard for me at a garage sale.
I found a little dress potholder at Oronoco.
The now-open stairs are handy for holding the laundry bins.
Whew. A big job.  If you need to see how far it’s come,
It’s hard to believe it’s the same place.
A few things have to be tweaked.
On the dresser – the top set of biscuit cutters looks like giant nipples.
(have to be replaced.. too ‘Barbarella’…ewww..)
I’ll give a run down on how the floor and ceiling were painted.
Both are pretty time consuming, but worth it.
Also, how we made the light fixtures.
During the mess, there was one major run to the laundry mat.
Clean underwear and 4 kids becomes a priority.
Going commando was not an option.
xo jeanne.
(I just love the little red step stool.)

What a colorful makeover–it looks great!  Take a look at some other laundry room makeovers here:

Renovated Laundry Room:  New Flooring and Paint Job

Colorful Blue Laundry Room Makeover

Striped Wall Laundry Room



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  1. cant wait for the light post- I was thinking of doing this over my sewing desk and was wondering if it would give off enough light to sew by?

    love the laundry chute- we SO need one!

    looks great!

  2. I am in LOVE with this laundry room!! This really does give me inspiration to fix up mine!! Thank you for the GiGis!!! Can’t wait, I am so excited, I <3 GiGisPetals!

  3. I love the turquoise and red! That is currently my favorite color combination…have it in my living room and will be posting a blog about that soon! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colander lights! Can you post how to make them?