Tuesday, November 16, 2010

From Drab to Fab!!

Welcome, so glad you decided to stop by! I am joining in on several linky parties this week  because  I am soo excited to share with y'all my laundry room. Why my laundry room you may be wondering!? Because it is the keeper of a fabulous piece I just finished giving new life to! If ya wanna see how our laundry room looked like before you can go here. It is quite a transformation on a very little budget and with really very little effort involved.


This is my fave doorstop ever! I purchased it at HobLob in the clearance isle sometime last year. I think I paid all of $3 for it. 
These are my drying racks. The builder did not install any sort any hanging rod so I had to come up with my own. I saw this on another blog and a light bulb went off. I had to have them which again come from HobLob. 
The top of the cabinets are still being fluffed but I think I have a good start on it. My lil bird house came from Cracker Barrel back in the summer. It was suppose to have ended up outside but the tree it was going on was chopped down by the power company. 
Loving my lil' trey. I still need to make a label for the detergent though.
Here is what ya saw when you first walked in the laundry room that is after I kicked the cats to the curb. Well not really the curb! I would never do that to my furry babies. They relocated upstairs to a rarely ever used bathroom. I think all parties involved are much happier now. I was SOOOO tired of seeing the automatic pooper scooper every time I walked in here that I HATED walking in here.
This area I am still working on as well. I actually will be raising the shelf up some and placing two wrought iron hooks below it to hang extra hangers. And what is that at the bottom you may be wondering? 
Why it is this beauty that I purchased last week from the local yard sale site. I hunted for almost two months for a dresser that was the perfect size. It needed ALOT of work and even had some water damage but nothing a lil' ol paint couldn't hide!;) See those wooden knobs? I spent almost thirty minutes trying to get the one off. Needless to say I gave up and they all met the fate of a hammer which went much much quicker!
Here is what she looks like today!! I am soo thrilled to have this piece done! I actually set a record by having her done and back in the house within three days of buying her! Usually I hem and haw and debate on what I want to do with a piece but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her which made the process go very smoothly.
At first I attempted mixing up some paint samples I already had to achieve a yellow. Well it came out more like butter and so the next day I went to SW and purchased a sample size of Midday. I used the dry brush technique and just brushed it  on lightly to give it a subtle two tone effect. After that I used an antiquing glaze that I purchased at HobLob for less than $2 with a coupon.
Even though the top shows sooo much wear and tear I decided to just sand it down and re stain it with some walnut stain. I wanted to keep some of its old charm.
I went to yes HobLob yet again in search of some knobs yesterday. I was originally thinking glass vintage looking knobs but some lady form out of town was literally grabbing up almost every knob she could put her hands on because one they were half off and two she did not have a HobLob. Part of me was soooo irritated at her cause every one I wanted she grabbed but then the other side of me completely understood and would have being the same thing! It all ended well because I am just loving the knobs I did come home with!
I decided on the bottom to do a contrasting knob. They are very heavy and a steal at just $2.50 a knob! Not quite sure why the lady was not grabbing these up but glad she left um alone!;)
So there ya have it y'all! A tour of my laundry room and newest revamped addition! I can not tell you how  much I am LOVING the dresser in here!! I literally do abt two loads a day now! Well okay I do one load and fold it while the next dries and waits to be folded till the next day. So I guess one and half loads!;)
Thanx for stopping by and be sure to pay a visit to the wonderful Linky parties I have joined in on! I am sure I will be adding a few more by weeks end!;)
Between Naps On The Porch-Metamorphosis Monday
Savvy Southern Style- Boring To Better Party
French Country Cottage- Feathered Nest Friday
Southern In My Heart- Inspiration Friday
Miss Mustard Seed- Furniture Feature Friday
Kelly's Korner- Show Us  Your Life Friday
Funky Junk Interiors- Saturday Nite Special


49 comments:

  1. Love the little chest of drawers in your laundry room and how you redid it.

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  2. This looks great, Pamela! I love it! It fitst that spot so well, too. Love the color, love that you left the top stained {it does make for a nice contrast} and love the knobs. Nice job!

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  3. Oh, Pamela, I love this wonderful transformation. I would love to laundry in this beautiful room, too. Love, love, love the yellow chest makeover. You are quite good, my lady! I am loving this so much because I am in the ugly before stage and have got to tackle that room. It is quite pathetic. You are pushing me in that direction for sure. I have guests next week and then Christmas decorating, but maybe I can squeezed some time in somewhere. I have the cat box problem, too, but it has to stay since my cat is getting quite old and will not be able to go to a place further away. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  4. I love your laundry room. I've been looking for a solution to my hanger problem, and you just solved it with those wonderful Hobby Lobby racks. I love the vignette above your shelf, and my favorite vinyl saying is laundry today or naked tomorrow!!

    Bravo!
    :)
    ButterYum

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  5. This is beautiful! I wouldn't mind one bit doing the chore of laundry in here. The paint color is so pretty. And, the chest is fab! *Becca*

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  6. I think I just might enjoy doing laundry in this room! You have done a great job and that yellow chest is gorgeous! I also love the "Laundry Today or Naked Tomorrow"! Too cute!
    Lacy

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  7. Loving it! What an awesome color for the dresser and it fits perfect! I love the character it add to the space. Your accessories are beautiful, too! I wouldn't mind having to laundry there!

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  8. I love it! You did such a great job on your chest!

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  9. Thank you for stopping by my lil blog and leaving a comment. I went to take a look at your linky party item and was so inspired. I love, love, love your old dresser and would just LOVE to have it. You laundry room looks so inviting that I would love doing laundry in there. Thank you for the inspiration.

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  10. I love your laundry room! And your makeover dresser turned out amazing. Love IT!!

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  11. Stopping by from Kim's Boring to Better party!! What a beautiful laundry room! Love the dresser transformation! I redid my laundry room because I figured it should be pretty since we spend so much time in there!!

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  12. Pamela, honey, you didn't do good, you did GREAT!! I love your room. It's simply gorgeous and who wouldn't want to do laundry with a room like that?

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  13. Oh my, I love this room. That dresser just added so much to the room. I am in the process of doing my laundry room and you have definately made me jealous.
    Great job on the dresser, so beautiful.
    Brooke

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  14. Oh my wonderful Pam!! I love it! That dresser is absolutely gorgeous! You did a beautiful job on it! I am loving the idea for the drying rack, great idea!!! I could do laundry all day in that room!:)

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  15. Hi Pamela - Before I place an order with HL, would you mind telling me how deep the dryer rack thingies are (from the wall to the bar)? Are they sturdy enough to hang several items at a time on? I'd like to use them to hang my clothes on hangers as I pull them out of the dryer.

    Thanks for your help!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  16. Wow, Pamela! How in the world did you have a 3-day turnaround time on that?! Your laundry room is too pretty to do laundry in, that's for sure! It's almost like a mini-retreat...and I bet it smells like Tide or some other yummy deliciousness. GORGEOUS. Can you come do my house??? We need help!

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  17. What a darling laundry room! I love that you put a tray with the lamp on your dryer! Our dryer is always used for folding space so it probably wouldn't go over very well at my house but I love the idea!
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new dresser. There is a dresser very similar to yours that belonged to my grandparents. When asked what I'd like to have I asked for that dresser. For now my Aunt has it. Which is FINE! I'm glad she has it but I'm still hoping one of these days it will get passed along to me. Your's turned out beautifully!
    And perfect for your space.
    Enjoy your new laundry room!

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  18. Hi Pamela! I'm so glad you popped in to see me and gave me the chance to come and see your laundry room! It's beautiful! I'm in love with your dresser! I'm looking for something just like this! You did a beautiful job on it. Poor lady and the knobs. She did leave you some lovely ones! I know you're loving your remade space! Your little tray on top of your dryer looks wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. What a dream laundry room, so very inspiring and I love what you did to that dresser, it is gorgeous now...You have an amazing sense of style and by the looks the skillz to bring it to life.

    I am a new follower and can't wait to see more of what you have done.

    Kelsie

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  20. Pamela, honey, you are always welcome in my home!

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  21. You're quote cracked me up, yet it is so true :) Just dropping by from Inspiration Friday. I'm a follower now and I hope you'll follow me, too, for more mutual blog visits :D

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  22. Loved the sign. It made me smile.

    That piece that you redid if fabulous! Wonderful job!

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  23. the color is perfect. You did such a fantastic job, I seriously Love the redo!

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  24. I just hopped over from MMS furniture friday party-- love your new laundry room and especially that little dresser!
    The yellow looks great! I like that you left the top natural and didn't paint it.
    perfect fit-

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  25. Love it. I really need to do some sprucing up in my laundry room. You have inspired me. Now all I need is time! Love the dresser.

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  26. That is the most perfect shade of butter yellow! Wow! I'm showing this one to my engineer hubby for inspiration!

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  27. The dresser is adorable! You did such a nice job painting and antiquing it! Great knobs! Funny story about the HOB LOB knob lady! :)

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  28. Wow, beautiful! I love the color you chose, and that stained top is gorgeous. I just saw those exact knobs for the first time at HL yesterday and bought them to use on a future project. This is the first time I've seen your blog - I am your newest follower!

    Christa

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  29. Oh my goodness, what a fab room! I'm terribly envious since I only have a laundry closet, but at least it's inside & not in the garage. Mine has wire shelves, but I did hang a couple of pictures & have a small bouquet of silk flowers. Hard to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, but I tried. You really did an awesome job on your laundry facility.
    CAS

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  30. OMG! I would not hide that piece in the laundry! That has to be on display! Great job.

    Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm

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  31. That re-done dresser is a cute addition to your cozy laundry room. Mine stays looking nice like yours for about one day a week! Cleaning day. LOL The rest of the time, it is full of stuff! Your paint job turned out very nice- I like the glazed buttery yellow. Stopping by from Vanessa's party. :-)
    Sue

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  32. Pam, this laundry room must be the envy of all the neighborhood. You did a fantastic job. The dresser too, is just amazing, I think that piece would sell for a small fortune in a shop. I have the pleasure of stopping over from Vanessa's link party, to say...Well Done! xoxo tami

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  33. Really lovely! That dresser is great, reminds me a lot of mine
    http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2010/10/mellow-yellow.html

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  34. That small dresser turned out wonderful. Your laundry room is so neat and tidy. I love it.
    ♥ Joy

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  35. Good morning Pamela~
    Your laundry room is absolutely charming!! That little sign above your cupboards is too cute! :) & the dresser came out FABULOUS in it's yellow paint, glaze and stained top! It is perfect for your space- love everything you did- well done!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week!! :)

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  36. Pamela!!!! That looks so amazing! Truly beautiful! The cabinet is unreal and you should be so proud of yourself! How many more exclamation points do you think I could use??!! :-) Thanks so much for linking this up to the party this week!
    Vanessa
    P.S. I think the lettering should say "laundry today or 'nekked' tomorrow!" :-)

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  37. I love how your finish turned out! and the knobs are brilliant! totally impressed ~ what a pretty laundry room.
    :)Heidi

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  38. that yellow dresser is soooo gorgeous! love the finish!

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  39. What a beautiful laundry room! I am feeling very inspired to do something with mine now. Thank you. Will be making a list for the next time I can get to Hobby Lobby - great finds! I absolutely LOVE your dresser , you did an amazing job. Just wondering. What colour did you paint the walls of the room? It's very comforting.

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  40. You are just the inspiration that I need to get started on my laundry room. Yours looks fabulous. And a $3.oo rooster door stop? I am so jealous.:) And that dresser, I don't even know how to describe it. My mouth dropped when I saw it. It rocks!!!

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  41. Great transformation....really like the yellow chest. Yellow is always so cheerful.

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  42. A beautiful laundry room. For those that have the room for a sink but don't find the need for one, this dress redo is the perfect solution. I think it all came out stunning. What a pleasure to be in there doing LAUNDRY! thanks for sharing, Terry

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  43. I love your laundry room!! Its so pretty!! Nice job, now I need mine made over.....just don't tell my hubby ;)

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  44. Wow, that makes me want to come over and do some laundry! I love what you did with the dresser! It turned out so great. Wonderful job with all of it! (I have that same tray from HL! I like how you put paper down inside of it! Great idea!)

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  45. Looks fantastic!! I really need to dry glazing something but I'm scared its not going to turn out good..

    Yours is perfect!!

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  46. I don't believe that dresser could be any more perfect....well, IF it were mine it would be! I have a dresser VERY similar to it and have wanted to paint it for a long time. I LOVE the look and may do that sometime during this long winter.

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  47. I am absolutely LOVING your laundry room! It's every bit of what I dream of when I have a house of my own one day! Great Job~

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  48. Love your laundry room! The dresser you redid is great. I have one that I really should get done soon, it has been in our house waiting for quite some time, more like a couple of years.

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