Thursday, July 15, 2010

[Transformation Thursday: Laundry/Craft Room]

After much deliberation, I can finally say that I am finished with my laundry/craft room transformation. Well...sort of. I know there will always be more that I may want to add later, but isn't that how it always is? An ongoing progression? So without further adieu, here it is!

[This is the "before" pic of the laundry room the day we signed on the house. Pretty yucky, huh?]

[Before we moved everything in, we decided to rip up the linoleum floor and replace it with some nice laminate. Here is the under lament.]

[And here is half of the laminate laid down. It's looking better so far!]

[Ahh...much better! This is the view as soon as you walk into the laundry/craft room. My framed art was talked about in a previous post here.]

[To the left is the utility sink my husband installed. I would like to add a wrap-around curtain to soften it up a bit. But like I said earlier...progression!]

[Next to the sink is the washer/dryer. We installed the shelf directly above it to hold detergent, fabric softener, etc. We replaced the bar hanging below the top shelf (since I never used it) with a clothes line. I am planning on using it to display lost socks, but for now a picture of my daughter and a laundry sign will just have to do. Notice the numbered jars?? I talked about them in a previous post here. Oh, and do you see that framed chalkboard waaaayyy in the back? I talked about that in a previous post here.]

[Across from the washer/dryer is my "craft area". This is a shelf my husband and I built to hold all of my craft supplies.]

[Below the shelf is a magnetic wall hanging that I can use to display my scrapbook pages, cards, etc. Those magnetic canisters are actually spice jars, but I decided to use them to hold miscellaneous craft embellishments. All of these magnetic products I bought at Ikea.]

[Hidden behind the door are my paper cutters and ALL of my scrapbook paper. I bought those 12x12 file cases from Hobby Lobby. They have been a real space savor!

[The lighting in this room has character of its own. As you saw in the previous photos, I have over-the-shelf lighting and under-the-shelf lighting. And in this photo is a light fixture I bought at Lowe's (with energy efficient light bulbs, of course!). Why so many lights you ask? Well, I believe that a small room with no windows should be well lit. It really opens up the room and makes it appear larger.]

Well, that concludes the majority of this transformation. I will probably be posting more pics as I slowly update the room. But before you go, check out my "leaning tower of ribbon"! :0)
                     

I will be linking this transformation up to these parties. Happy Thursday!


[Jen]

34 comments:

  1. Looks great. I love the paint color and the shelves your husband built. =]

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  2. I love the way the room turned out. I am slowly working on creating a craft area for myslef. One with a door that I can walk away and close and no little hands can get into my stuff. Thanks for sharing your cool space.

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  3. What a great space... it looks like you've really utilized every inch perfectly!

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  4. You did a great job wiht such a small space. I'm in desperate need of creating my own crafting space..somehwhere. :)

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  5. Thanks for your kind words about my laundry room on Remodelaholic! Wanted to drop by and say that yours looks awesome!!

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  6. wow, this is super nice! Makes me want a craft room, rather than just a dining room table! Well done!

    Here from Tidy Mom, come visit me if you get a sec. Happy Friday!

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  7. That is so pretty! Waaah, I wanna laundry room too! (stomping foot) :)

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  8. Um...seriously. Why can't I have this room in my house. Great job. Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello.

    Great job.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  9. This looks fantastic! I'm jealous!

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  10. Congratulations on your beautiful, functional workspace! It looks fantastic...

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  11. Wow! What an amazing laundry room. Love it! The minute I saw the containers I recognized them from Ikea--fun store.

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  12. Wow the room turned out great! I love what you did with it and your ideas of organizing it was so cute!! Great job :)

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  13. Amazing. Love the clothes line above the washer dryer! Great idea!

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  14. I love the little magnetic canisters. What a great and handy way to keep little things organized!

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  15. I am in the midst of a laundry room redo myself. Where did you get those little metal buckets?

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  16. Wow! Everything looks wonderful! Can you come over? ha ha
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Leticia
    www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

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  17. What a perfect use of space. Love all the added touches - I bet you are thrilled! Fantastic make over! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  18. wow!....what a great space!...i love all the little tin buckets!...super cute!...

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  19. nice work! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  20. Visiting from the DIY show off...this looks awesome!! Love that light fixture and may have to go to Lowe's and see about getting one for my laundry room! :)

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  21. You just combined two of my favorite things...crafting and laundry. I'm overwhelmed (and a little green with envy).

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  22. Your laundry room looks great. Happy to have found your blog. :)

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  23. Love your redo! I really need to work on mine...ofcourse if I do then it will look better than the rest of my house! lol...LONG list!

    Off to check out the rest of your blog. Thanks for sharing...found you thru remodelaholic link party!

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  24. Hi Jen. It looks great and so much fresher. I would so like to have a dedicated craft/sewing room...Sigh, maybe one day. I love your soap powder jars too.

    Have a fun, fun weekend. Hugs...Tracy :)


    P.S. I'm having a giveaway ~ hope you'll come enter.

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  25. I looove your style and love how everything is so organized! Great job, girl! I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you stop by Frou Frou Decor..I love new friends! I would also like to invite you to my Fabulous Friday Finds link party, every Friday...hope to see you there!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  26. We love this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring it. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.

    www.remodelaholic.com

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  27. LOVE love love it!! I am still looking at the 'before' of my laundry room story - (http://housebynumbers.blogspot.com/2010/08/credit-for-laundry.html) - and dreaming about my 'after'! Totally love how you utilized every inch of your small space! Love the clothes line! Well done. I'm sure you just *can't get enough of doing laundry now hey?? ;)

    Ralna

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  28. This is fantastic, you did a fabulous job and I love the floor too!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  29. Beautiful!!! SO many great ideas in this space. And the frame art? LOVE it! Would love it if you linked up to my Laundry Room Inspiration linky party! :)

    http://bellacreativekatie.blogspot.com

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  30. You did an amazing job utilizing every inch of space. This is so close to what I want for my laundry room. Practical & pretty. Great job!

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  31. Love it!!! I have a laundry/craft room shared space also I maybe need to copy some of these ideas.

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  32. Thanks for linking up at the Workspace Showcase at WWC! What a great workspace you have!! I sooo wish I had room for a utility sink somewhere in the house. So many inspiring space-saving and organization ideas, too!!

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  33. Your workspace is so beautiful, functional workspace! It looks fantastic...

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