Happy Monday friends! I am so happy to finally share our laundry room. There will always be little things I'd like to add but the majority of the room is done. It's crazy how one room could produce so much work. Before, this space felt like a dark and dreary place to do laundry and certainly not welcoming. lol... I don't need any deterrents in that area. Ha, so I tried my best to transform it into a cheery & charming mudroom that I actually want to be in.
You all know how much I love shiplap, so once that was done, I needed to address the floor. Nothing really wrong with them other than the color. It felt dark in this space. To lighten them up as I shared here before, called for another DIY painting project. You can check that out here to see how I used Chalk Paint to achieve this look.
(I know, it was a mess!)
To help mask some of the not so pretty mechanics of our wall here, I decided to build a shelf on the back wall and countertop over the dryer. Using a basic cleat system, I simply cut and attached the wood to the wall using screws and ran them into the studs. Keeping in mind I may need to get to the electrical or plumbing, or even replace our 13 year old dryer ;), everything is removable.
The small dresser here to the right, I found thrifting. It was just the right height for our sink that I also picked up at a salvage yard.
After measuring the bottom of the sink drain, I used my jigsaw to cut out a circle in the top.
Ok, lets talk about the sink here for a minute. Yep, a diamond in the rough, but the character is amazing. These old mop sinks have always been my favorite. After it was loaded in my truck though, I knew I would be up to my elbows in cleaning & refinishing it. No joke! Worth it? Absolutely. A quick tip in finding these gems, search Craigslist, Salvage yards, FB marketplace, antique stores, using key word searches for example: old sink, antique sink, cast iron sink, vintage, etc.
Now, that's better! To refinish it, I used Homax Tough as Tile. I would recommend this product to be used outside, as it was quite potent, but got the job done. *Important to follow all of the directions.
My Dad installed the sink. It took his knowledge and ingenuity, honestly, if we didn't have my Dad's help here (thank you Dad), I'd recommend a professional to install it. The faucet is my other favorite part of this combo. You can find the link here if you're interested.
Ted and I trying to learn a few things from my Dad.
She is just so pretty now. New jewelry and everything...
I love mixing modern farmhouse with cottage French country. This chandelier gives me all the feels and it was just $7 at a garage sale. After fixing it up with crystals, a little polish, and new LED light bulbs, she is ready to shine.
The sign is another fun DIY that I will post a video on soon. It's made from an antique headboard.
This sweet metal sign, that I couldn't love more..., is from Metal Unlimited and the hook rack is from World Market.
A few details in case you guys were wondering... the wood shelf was made from an eight ft. basic shelf board, add stain & brackets and voila! The curtain was another DIY (basically sewing a large rectangle with a hem on all sides), clip rings and a tension rod and you are done.
The rug is from Target, and most of the baskets are from Homegoods. The wall color is Benjamin Moore Simply white, the black door & back shelf is painted in Sherwin Williams Tricorn black. If y'all have any more questions though, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Ted says welcome to Squeaky's y'all!
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