Well this is it. I have finished my laundry room. Time for the big reveal! Everything but the drying rack that I am hoping to build soon and a few things I am thinking of adding down the road. But for all intents and purposes it is done, I can’t wait to show you!
This post is the reveal from how I took my laundry room from this…
…to Laundry awesomeness! Huh. It is a thing! (you’ll have to scroll down to see!)
So, after the painting was all finished, I then had to hang some cabinets that I purchased from IKEA. Wasn’t really sure that I was going to be able to do this as I have never hung wall cabinets before. And you want to make sure they are up there good so they don’t come off the wall and wreck you or the hard work you put into your room.
I ended up watching multiple videos on You Tube to see if it was something I could accomplish with just me and Neal (aka my husband). It seemed like something we could pull off.
So we went to IKEA to purchase some cabinets. I just wanted some inexpensive ones that I could maybe fancy up at some point. So we went with the SEKTION.
NOTE: When looking up how to hang cabinets, know what type you are hanging before you do a lot of video watching. I found out that the videos that I first watched were of no use as they were for standard kitchen wall cabinets. Not IKEA cabinets. They have their own hanging system. So then I just looked up how to hang IKEA cabinets. Again… of no use! I didn’t look up the correct type of cabinet. Apparently IKEA likes to keep you on your toes with building and figuring out their products. I needed to look up specifically the way to hang SEKTION cabinets.
But once I figured that all out it was actually a breeze!! These are so simple to hang. Hey if we can figure it out and get them level, anyone can! Seriously! The hardest part was cutting the rail it sits on. You will need a proper saw for this. Or borrow your neighbours like we did.
Here is a quick picture gallery of the cabinet building and hanging process.
I didn’t go into detail here about how to hang them because you are probably better off watching a video than watching me hang them.
But now for the fun part of the whole process. Pulling it all together.
Time to decorate!
My new soap and fabric softener containers.
I cut some vinyl with my Cricut machine and added it to some cute jars to hold my soap and fabric softener.
**update** I no longer use fabric softener and am slowly trying to cut out the store bought soap for a more healthy and environmentally friendly option. Check out how to make your own dryer balls here.
And when I get a good recipe for the soap I will let you know. If you are not up for making your own dryer balls, it’s all good! You can purchase some stinkin’ cute ones here! ⇓
A place for all my sad little lost ‘soles’.
Sometimes the basket is not big enough. LOL! Seriously where do sock mates go?
A new spot for my sad ironing board.
It’s so much nicer than having it in my bedroom.
Some cute little painted Coke bottle vases and those stinkin’ cute clothes pins. They turned out to be just a cute decoration in the window for now but that may change.
And a spot to hang my wet clothes!!
And now… for the before and after…
I have to say I still don’t think laundry is awesome. But I think my laundry room is. Hopefully my clothes won’t go missing as much anymore. Ha! Who am I kidding I have teenage girls!
It’s nice to see that even though the room changes the laundry doesn’t.
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Check out some of my other ‘before and after’ projects
Chalk paint table here.
How I made my own built-in window bench here.