Monday, January 21, 2013

$100 Laundry Room Makeover

Back in November I started getting the itch to change our laundry room up. With a tight budget ,holidays trips, broken washing machine, and more holiday festivities I was unable to make any head way. Over the past two weeks I kicked it into high gear though and I am excited to say that I have finally completed our laundry room makeover. The best part is that I only spent $100!
Welcome to our newly renovated laundry room. 
Sorry it is so bright but the lighting was a challenge. I could not turn the overhead lighting off and with it on it is really bright. I need to get lower watt bulbs. Let me start off by saying that I am NOT including our new washer and dryer in my renovation total. They were replaced on necessity and had no bearing on my decision to change things up in here.  After the new washer and dryer arrived the first thing I did was paint. To save money I picked out my color and then went to WalMart and had them color match it for me. I am the only one who uses this room so I did not feel the need for a $30 gallon of paint. Paint and supplies cost me about $20. The color is called Autumn Haze by Glidden. It is a great creamy neutral.
I was able to talk The Hubster into taking down our fluorescent light. I hunted high and low for a new light for in here to no avail. Nothing really jumped out at me. Last week I came across a french chandy and two matching sconces for just $86 for all three on the local yard sale site. What I ended up doing after bouncing ideas around and talking to my mama was to take down the chandy that was in our dining room and place it in here. To be fare I will say that it cost me $43 for a new light for in here. I just split the cost of the new chandy for the dining room and sconces in half. 
Back in December I won a $250 gift certificate to a local decor shop Laurie's. This architectural piece was one of the things that I purchased with it. I had no idea where I was going to put it but after I took down the vinyl saying I had on the wall up there this turned out to be the perfect spot for the piece. Cost to me free.
I painted our cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint that I already had on hand from other projects. I used Country Grey and Vintage White. Cost to paint cabinets nothing since I already had the paint. 
I changed out the cabinet knobs which I already on hand as well. Whenever HobbyLobby has 50% off knobs I always snag some for a rainy day. If I had not already had them it would have cost me less than $7 for all four.
I made my own chalk board labels with supplies on hand.
I have had this decorative self feeder for awhile now just waiting for a use. It dawned on me that it would be perfect to hold my fabric softener sheets. BEFORE anybody points it out YES I already see that I spelled softener wrong!;) I just didn't have time to correct it. Once I do I will replace the pic.
I took down two of the iron pieces I had up here and replaced them with mirrors I had bought back in July when antiquing with my mama. They were just laying around collecting dust.
I love the detail on them!
I put back up my drying racks. These originally came from HobLob.
I already had this french linen looking table runner and decided it looked perfect in here. I bought it a few weeks back at HomeGoods for just $12. I did not include it in my $100 total though because I already had it on hand. 
My mama had bought me this vintage baptism gown back in July. It use to hang on the back of the guest room door.
I spent $13 on lumber to create faux wood beams.

The old window use to hang in our master bath and I had all the supplies already on hand for the wreath.


I already shared how I transformed this vintage dresser into a retreat for our Little Lady's kennel. If you missed that post you can see it here.
Cost for that makeover was nothing since I already all of the supplies on hand again. These knobs are from HobLob and are my favorite!
I spent $25 on iron brackets from HobLob and lumber to create the new shelving.
Frame from my frame collection and flowers I have had since our first home back in 2002.
Rustic bird cage I bought back in the fall.
Vintage cow I bought back in the summer. Can you tell I love cows!;)
Little gold frames my mama gave me for Christmas.
Vintage scale I purchased back in July.
Old washboard that I had in here previously. I just turned it around because I liked the black writing on it instead of the red that is on the other side.
Note that my before pic here is really awful. I could not find one where I had the new accessories and stuff in there from the previous makeover in 2010 so trust me when I say it did look much better than that. You can see more pics of what the laundry room looked like before here.
 $100 later and lots of sweat equity I have the laundry room of my dreams and you can too! Just come up with a vision for your space by browsing places like blogs, FaceBook, HomeTalk, and Pinterest. After months of browsing inspirations my final inspiration came from the blog Faded Charm. I fell head over heels for Kathleen's laundry room. You can see it here. Next just look around your house for items you already have on hand and hunt down bargains for the items you do not. It may take a little longer but trust me it will be well worth it in the end!
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99 comments:

  1. Love the laundry room makeover!! you have shared some helpful ideas, have been slowoly working on my laundry room too! This is my kind of makeover!! Love everything that you have done!!!!

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  2. Totally awesome...I am in a stunted mode with decor on the floor all around me...I am stuck...I need resurrection! Can you please come to near Canyon Lake in New Braunfels and help me please :) You are incredible!! Love love your style, your decor smartness, your everything...thank you for sharing...you are such inspiration! Pamie G.

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  3. It looks absolutely beautiful. It's so nice to have a pretty space to do something not so fun in. HA!

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  4. Wow Pamela, your laundry room looks wonderful! I love your new chandelier all the way to your sweet cow wreath. If my laundry room looked this nice, maybe I'd enjoy doing it?
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. love love love the two toned cabinets!! Awesome job, your laundry room looks gorgeous!

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  6. So pretty - that chandelier just makes the room!
    -Shelley

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  7. Wow Pamela!!! Love everything about the laundry room, great job!!!!

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  8. Love your redo, your laundry room is gorgeous. I really like the way you've accessorized it. So fun and so pretty. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Your laundry room would actually make me want to do laundry! Just beautiful!
    melinda

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  10. I would love doing laundry in a room like that! It turned out beautiful.

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  11. Pamela! Okay... I'm loading all my laundry into baskets and I'll be there tomorrow night. ;) What a beautiful transformation! With each picture I was oohing and aahing!!! What a great repurposing idea for that self-feeder. I have a smaller one like that for matches, in my kitchen. I was craning my neck and looking at it, but it's too small for dryer sheets. DARN! LOL! Girlfriend! This is one fabtastic makeover. I bet you'll keep all the laundry clean from now on because doing laundry in that room would be a pleasure!!!!!

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  12. Wow! What a beautiful transformation! Does it make you enjoy doing laundry more? Haha I think I would be looking for reasons to hang out in there:)

    Christy
    www.confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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  13. LOVE IT! My laundry room is about the same size. I have not updated since we moved in 13 years ago. I just thought I didn't have enough room to really do anything. You have inspired me.

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  14. Great transformation. I have that same cow. It is part of a vintage nativity scene I inherited from my grandmother.

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  15. Just lovely, Pamela! You made this space so pretty, I wouldn't mind spending some extra time in the laundry room. : ) Love the color especially. You've accessorized really nicely. Love the idea of a runner across the top of the washer and dryer. I'd love to put some things on top of ours, but know my husband would freak over "you're going to scratch them". We will be adding some counter top in our laundry room this year that will go over the clothes hampers. I've already got plans to skirt the front.

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  16. what a pretty place you made Pamela. even I wouldnt mind doing laundry in there.
    love all the adorable touches you added.

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  17. I would purposely make more laundry just to spend time in there!!
    Love love love the makeover!

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  18. Wow! What a transformation! You have turned this space into a room I wouldn't want to leave! This is such an inspiration! Love it all!

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  19. I am swooning over your laundry room. Mine is in such need of a makeover and I want to start today! (No, Patti . . . finish the kitchen first, then the bedroom . . . then the entry hall . . .) I love everything about it and was so amazed that you did the whole thing for under $100. Blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

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  20. Oh Pam I just love it all. The faux beams came out great. Nice job!!!

    http://fernavenueblog.blogspot.com/

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  21. Pamela your laundry room transformation is gorgeous! I am working on mine too! It is large but kind of an awkward size so it is hard to decorate.When I share you will see what I mean.
    LOVE that chandy,shelves,dresser and that color on your cabinets too!Yes Kathleen's laundry is an inspiration for mine and now I have added you to my list of inspirations too :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  22. Oh my, what a gorgeous laundry. I LOVE it.

    Have a nice day

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  23. Amazing charming remake for $100! I'm so inspired by your creativity and style.

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  24. prettiest laundry room I have seen before! Gives me ideas to change mine up a bit. The cabinets in my laundry room have a laminate finish though, I wonder if they could be painted with chalk paint?

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  25. Hi there adorable redo in the laundry room, really darling makes doing laundry so enjoyable. Goes to show how creativity works. So cute
    x...Debra

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  26. So pretty!! It is hard to believe it is a Laundry Room!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  27. What a gorgeous place you created! I love all those little details that make it so unique! I love it!

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  28. You did such a lovely job!!!! I just love the chandelier!! I too have a local Yard sale site where ladies sell stuff and I do too! Its great fun, and you can make a bit of money and find some treasures at good deals!!

    Again every so lovely!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  29. I love the new look and all the special touches! The "headers" sure do make a statement! Blessings, Tammy

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  30. I like it! The vintage touches/cows are so sweet. I enjoy doing laundry so I like for my laundry room to be clean and pretty too.

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  31. Oh Pamela! Let me say ~ gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous! You really kicked it up a gazillion notches! Love your chandy and the boards. Everything is just perfect. You don't do laundry in here, do you? :)
    Your new machines are gorgeous too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  32. I love your laundry room....you have not left out any detail...so many gorgeous ones!!...and love the chandy...I truly want to change mine out too!!!

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  33. That is a seriously pretty laundry room! Love the chandelier and how you created the wood beams.

    Angela

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  34. Just a lil touch of paint and lil blings, it make a whole thing different.

    This is more elegant and so dear to my eyes. You give my hubby goosebumps coz I showed your laundry room. He is worried for his next project §:-)

    TY a mill for sharing and your inspirations, I will bring back this in Sweden. LoL*

    Greetings from a freezing Stockholm,
    /CC girl

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  35. Love it!!! Especially the chandelier....such a difference they can make in a room. That is one thing I'm still on the lookout for in my laundry room. Great job for little money:-)

    Thanks for the shout out in your post.

    Enjoy your week,
    Kathleen

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  36. Pamela, this is just beautiful!!! I am so inspired! I have a laundry room that is just so-so... I would love to create a beautiful space like yours... and do it inexpensively!

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  37. Wow, Pamela. It looks great! I'd hate to mess it up with dirty clothes! Lol. Love the shelves and Chaney especially. And the wall and cabinet colors really brighten up the space.

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  38. What a great room...love all the details!

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  39. Can my laundry room inspiration be yours ;) So pretty! I love all the little details and the chandy is just so far removed from the bare bulb in mine. I really need to get to work on it. Love the cow and the bull, the gold frames and the wood beam pieces... I could go on forever but instead I will just go back and admire your photos a bit longer.

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  40. I would love to do laundry if my room looked like that.

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/strut-your-stuff-social-hop.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  41. Great work, Pamela! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! ;-)
    Fabrizia @ www.fabtwigs.com

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  42. Your laundry room is just gorgeous!
    I love all the details and every little touch.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  43. Beautiful laundry room Pamela! I love the faux wood beams!
    This week I've checked both Homegoods and TJ Maxx for grain sack runners, like the ones you've found, but no luck. :(

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  44. Pamela,
    You have really done one fine job on this makeover..LOVE that chandy in there!!! Thanks so much for sharing it at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  45. Beautiful transformation...you go girl...you did great! Luv it. Tiff
    The castle door is always open over at my "royal blog".

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  46. What a great job. I am looking for ideas for my laundry area and I got some good ideas from you.

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  47. Wonderful makeover, Pamela! I love the chandie ... your shelves ... and the beams are awesome! You've given it such character ... great job!

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  48. Your laundry room is so pretty! Such good ideas. I really like the wood "beams."

    Stopping by from Nana Diana

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  49. Love love it! Makes the chore of doing laundry more enjoyable! :)

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  50. Wow! What a great laundry room. It's so fancy! That chandy makes it so grand looking. I love how you did most of your shopping from materials and items you already had at home. What a great way to keep costs down.

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  51. Great laundry room makeover, I love all the accessories and the two toned cabinets. It is a great place to do laundry.

    Cynthia

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  52. Awesome makeover! I love the softness of the room. That chandy sets the whole tone. The little feeder for softener sheets is perfect!

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  53. I love it all...but especially the chandelier! Gorgeous!
    Kelly

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  54. Your laundry room looks absolutely beautiful. I'm loving the neutral color scheme, shelves and the chandelier.

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  55. The best $100 ever spent! Any laundry room with a blinged out chandelier is my kind of space!

    Love your cow wreath - how fun!
    Kelly

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  56. This is a gorgeous makeover, great inspiration for my laundry room redo.

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  57. You did a really beautiful job. I hope it makes doing laundry better! I have to do mine in my basement dungeon and it is never fun!

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  58. Pamela....you created the cutest laundry room. I just might want to hang out there all day long...teehee!! Great job!!

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  59. Your laundry room looks AMAZING! I can't believe you accomplished all that for less than $100!!!! I love the old window with the wreath....
    Fabulous!
    ~Des

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  60. I am thoroughly wowed! I loved the way you included each and every detail! with a laundry room like this, I'd never get behind! Heck, just throw a tv in there and I could lots of laundry!

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  61. Absolutely remarkable!
    I think it is amazing what you were able to do with $100!
    Love everything...what a big laundry room. Mine is a tiny little space and of course that can't be changed.
    What a great space you created!
    Come for a visit!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  62. How totally adorable is this! I love it and you have inspired me to think about doing something with my laundry room! Come link up to centerpiece wed and share your idea! I am going to pin this too! Karin

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  63. Oh how pretty is that. I love all the colors. Your making my wheels spin with ideas! That laundry room is too pretty to close the door!

    Thanks for sharing!
    God bless....Brooke

    http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/
    My home and garden site...

    http://brookekroeger.blogspot.com/
    My Vintage Art and Printables site...

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  64. You did so many cute things that were clever and pretty. I like the way you speak so dearly about your Mama. I know she is special and I can tell you are too! I have an architectural piece similar to yours and it is stuck in a cabinet somewhere. Seeing yours makes me realize I need to get it out and find a place for it.

    Your chandy adds atmosphere to your room and I bet doing laundry doesn't seem as much like work in such pleasant surroundings. You have so many charming touches.

    As I was reading I thought your other room was going to be very basic. But it was nice and had personality too ! I totally understand creative people crave change and love to create. You did a great job.

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  65. Pamela, it looks gorgeous! My favorite part is the wreath/window. Seriously love it all though!

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  66. Oh my goodness! I love your laundry room, it looks great! All the little details you've added like the new cabinet knobs and the cows are what make it! Great job!

    Tania

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  67. I totally love your laundry room and all of its personality.

    The cows are wonderful additions. I have to tell you that I have a similar galvanized feeder that I really haven't known what to do with. I might just try your fabric softener sheets holder idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Oh my girl your laundry room turned out gorgeous..just gorgeous. Happy place to do that dreaded chore.

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  69. Love, love your laundry room! It just doesn't get any better than this. Gorgeous!

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  70. To pretty for a laundry room!!! Love what you have done, Celeste

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  71. This has been such an inspiration!!! Although we dont have a laundry room I feel like there areso many options to make our laudry area more appealing. Maybe this will take the pain out of doing the laudry!
    I will be sure to post my before and after on my website. www.curlyhairedmama.com
    I cant wait to read through the rest of your site

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  72. That is one lovely laundry room!!! What is the color of the stain you used for the faux beams?

    I am glad I found your blog through Savvy Southern Style.

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  73. Wow - what a great transformation! I am dying to redo my laundry room too, but have to keep reminding myself to finish one room at a time!

    Thanks for the inspiration... visiting from Jennifer Rizzo.

    Rhonda @ home.made.

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  74. Oh wow! I love the transformation and the chandy is beautiful. A room like that makes doing the laundry a little more enjoyable.

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  75. Pamela, that is the most gorgeous laundry room I've ever seen! I love everything - you're attention to detail (pretty detail) is amazing. Beautiful job! Thank you so much for your patience and kindness this past week too...sorry about the scare.

    xo

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  76. Great looking laundry room, Pamela! Beautiful Chaney, too!

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  77. Stopping in to pin. You've set the bar pretty darn high for us laundry mavens with that chandelier!

    Bliss

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  78. Amazing....love all the little details...the frame with the wreath and cow...genious...

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  79. I love all of it and can only see one thing you may want to consider! Home Depot sells Formica counter remnants. We found one to complement our laundry room (you can check periodically if you don't find what you like the first time). We bought some of that Rubbermaid waffle shelf liner to put on top of the washer and dryer to cut down in vibration noise and to protect from scratches. The new counter has a small "backsplash" that will help prevent socks, etc from slipping over the back. My husband trimmed about a foot off the unfinished end so that it just covers the washer and dryer. Oh yes, that backsplash also helps hide the faucets and hoses! Our total cost was about $60, far less than the fancy name brand one offered by my appliance manufacturer! I already had the shelf liner and the fact that the pieces don't match doesn't matter since they don't show!

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  81. Girlfriend. Dang! This makeover is AWESOME! I love everything about it. I most certainly will be following your blog! Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Oh it is lovely. I loved all your ideas, how you came up with things....put it all together. It is just so beautiful. I love it. And your blog is wonderful too. Beauty from within usually creates beauty on the outside. Lovely post.
    Blessings,
    debie

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  83. Your laundry room is outstanding! I love it ♥

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  84. What a beautiful Laundry Room, Pamela!

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  85. LOVE it! Very inspiring. My laundry room is next on my make-over list.

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  86. I am just drooling over this beautiful room! I might actually want to do laundry if I had this, lol. It's gorgeous!
    xo, Andrea

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  87. Pamela,
    This is just gorgeous!!!
    I love the fact that you HAD or MADE or REDID so that you were able to keep cost at a minimal!!!
    Great creativity!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Visiting from Marty's!!!

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  88. Your laundry room is incredible. The fact that you did it all for under $100 is really amazing. I would love for you to come and link this up tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Hope to see you there.

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  89. I am loving your laundry room! I love that it's so bright and cheery. And the fact that it didn't break the bank,is a plus also. Have a wonderful day..... Jenny

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  90. $100 and you made it look this fabulous?! It's gorgeous!

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  91. So gorgeous Pamela!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  92. I love what you have done to your laundry room. I have been slowly working on mine and you have inspired me to take charge and finish~ Thank you!

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  93. Absolutely lovely! Great job! :-D
    -Shayna
    www.TheWoodGrainCottage.com

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