Vintage Inspired Laundry Room – Final Reveal!

Vintage Inspired Laundry Room – Final Reveal! November 10, 2016

ORC: Vintage Inspired Laundry Room Makeover Before and Mood board

We are finally here – Week 6 of Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge!

It’s reveal day!! (imagine fanfare, trumpets blaring, confetti flying)

When we started this challenge 6 weeks ago, I was a bit hesitant, worried that I wouldn’t make it to today – the Big Reveal, but we’re finally here and we have finished the room, folks! I may or may not be running on fumes wrapping up all the little details these past few days. A few bunny trails here and there, a sore back and knees, and lots of trips to the Home Improvement store were all worth the stunning result.

Our main goal for this Laundry/Mudroom was to have it flow seamlessly from our adjacent Farmhouse Kitchen since the two rooms are connected and is a pass through for the half bath when company visits.

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By using the same color scheme and paint from our Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel, and tying in similar, farmhouse-y elements, we were able to have both rooms compliment each other beautifully.

Before I show you the big reveal, let’s take a step back in time for a moment to see where we began with our room:

ORC: Vintage Inspired Laundry Room Makeover Before and Mood board

We started with a dated laundry room, weathered and worn floors, and 2 ugly eyesores with the breaker/utility box and ginormous water heater.

Ready to see how it looks?

Give us a drumroll, Trent!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

I stand in this room amazed at how it turned out!

It’s as if I can hear the house give a huge sigh of relief to have all that ugly gone!

Or is that just me?

Here’s how our transformation happened:

  • Week 1: Painting ceiling, walls and upper cabinets and adding shelves

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

  • Week 3: Creating the Mudroom Built-in Cabinets and Bench

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

  • Week 4: Building the Drying Rack and installing the folding table and painting all the built-ins

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

  • Week 5: Painting, painting, painting. Installing a new insulated door to our garage, installing the light box, and adding all the finishing touches.

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

Adding the insulated door was another bunny trail that happened during this project, but so worth it.  This room doesn’t have any windows and is rather dark, so by installing a door with a built in window, it allows light from our garage to come in, where we have 2 huge windows bringing in loads of light!

Plus, it’ll save us money down the road in heating and cooling costs!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

See that cute little key rack? We’ve had that for years and I came across these little metal numbers the other day while rummaging through my craft drawer.

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

I purchased these a long time ago, but never used them! Can you believe it?

It was fate that I stumbled upon them this week. I knew I had to add them to our key rack and I just adore how it turned out!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

Most of my design plan came from this gorgeous General Store sign that my dear friend Tiffany gave to me! It spoke to my vintage-loving heart and it means the world that she saw this sign and knew it would look great in my home.

Isn’t it the cutest?

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

We installed the hooks for our mudroom built-in bench and it changed how this entire room looked.

Now I have a place to put my purse when I come in, and my kids have a spot to hang their coats and let’s not forget the beautiful shoe bench!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

I know this shoe bench will put me back on speaking terms with my boys shoes! (wink)

In our kitchen, we made a Pallet Light Box and I wanted a similar fixture for this room, but with a slight change. Same, but different. That way they aren’t twinsies, but more like cousins! We followed the same build as we did for our Pallet Light Box, but instead of pallet wood, we used Weathered Wall Boards from Weaber Lumber.

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

The color of their boards are gorgeous and I opted for a fun stripe down the center. It is such an easy DIY and looks Ah-May-Zing!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

All the vintage elements are treasures I’ve collected over the years while junkin’.

My favorite is the old letter holder.

The lady who sold it to me said it came from an old farmhouse that was being torn down. It’s built all wonky and crooked and I imagine the farmer hand carving this piece for his wife for a gift. I am so happy to have rescued it and am proud to lovingly display it in my home!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

Now y’all know we’re all about repurposing and upcycling! We opted to reuse the top that came off of our old kitchen island as the topper for this folding table. No waste and budget-friendly!

My folding table turned out beautifully!

And can I toot my own horn? I cut all the top pieces to fit, sanded and stained them all by myself! I’m typically a scaredy-cat when it comes to power tools, but I’m slowly getting over that fear and I am rather proud of myself!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

And how amazing is it that the ugly breaker box is hidden away?! Plus, I have a working drying rack that doesn’t involve me turning into a contortionist to open it!

See that sad, empty glass jar? It was the one tiny thing I just didn’t have time to complete.  I’m planning on filling it with cute little washing detergent pods. This year has been the year of filling my boys tool belts.  Ya know, give them the tools to make it in the real world and one of those tools is learning to wash their own laundry. Those detergent pods will be very handy for teaching them, once I get them.  But if filling my glass jar with detergent pods was the only thing lacking in this room challenge – I’ll take it!

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

The other thing I have been thinking about getting is a cushion for my bench.  I’m still figuring out how rough my boys will be on it, so investing in a cloth cover scares me a bit, knowing it will be ruined within the first week, so I’m undecided on that one.

For now, I have this cute pillow I won in a giveaway from Farmhouse on Boone on Instagram.

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These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

Now, I just love how it flows from the kitchen into the laundry room. It’s as if this room has been like this all along.

It’s a joy to do laundry.

It’s the room that greets me when I walk in my door.

It’s a wonderful extension of our farmhouse kitchen and I think it compliments it nicely.

These homeowners transformed their dated laundry room into a gorgeous, vintage inspired mudroom! I love the drying rack!

Source List

(Some affiliate links are provided below. For more information, see my full disclosure)

Wall Color: Crushed Ice by Sherwin Williams (SW 7647) in eggshell finish.  We used leftover paint from our Farmhouse Kitchen makeover, so this was like a freebie $0

Upper Cabinet Color: Sherwin Williams Dovetail (SW 7013) in Gloss – leftover paint – $0

Built in Mudroom and Drying Rack: Sherwin Williams Pure White (SW7005) Oil Based Paint in Gloss – 1 gallon $38

Moving the Water Heater: Plumber $500

Flooring: See this post for our entire flooring breakdown, but for this room it was around $100

Built in Cabinet and Bench: Reused a DIY Cabinet and scrap wood. One piece of trim purchased $10.00

Light Box: from Weaber Lumber received for free as a brand rep, but you can replicate this for free using pallet wood $0

Light Fixture: Reused this light kit from an old kitchen light and purchased a match with Wire Industrial metal Pendant light cages. Lowe’s $53.44

Drying Rack: Reused an old drying rack and scrap wood. Purchased trim pieces to built the drying rack frame and trim it in $18.98

Folding Table: Repurposed an old sink base and reused wood from an old Pallet Kitchen Island for the topper $0

Door: Reliabuilt Insulated Door with Blinds from Lowe’s $329

Rug: Walmart Mainstays Sheridan Ogee Runner Rug in Gray $19.96

Enamel Toilet Sign: Faded Farmhouse Orig. $12, but I got this one on clearance for all the dings in the enamel – which I LOVE! $3.60

Gray Cloth Boxes: Ikea Kvarnvik series – Floor models from their clearance bins $5

Vintage Newpaper Print Shirt Box: Gift $0

Mudroom Hooks: from Hobby Lobby on sale 40% off – $9.57

Wooden Caddy: Junking Find $3.00

General Store Sign: Gift from a friend, but can be purchased here. $0

Vintage Elements: Items I’ve had from collecting over the years $0

Farmhouse Pillow Cover: won in a giveaway from Farmhouse on Boone $0

Burlap Tote: I’ve had it for years from Trader Joe’s $0

Grand Total: $1090.55

(FYI: if we didn’t have to move a major plumbing appliance, or install a new insulated door, this remodel would only have cost $261.55AMAZING!)

Here was our Plan

  • DONE: Move the Water Heater.
  • DONE: Paint the existing cabinets, walls, trim and door.
  • DONE: Replace the floors.
  • DONE: Add to existing upper cabinets to increase storage.
  • DONE: Create a built-in mudroom cabinet and bench.
  • DONE: Repurpose an old sink base into a folding table.
  • DONE: Find a way to hide the breaker box and hang a DIY drying rack.
  • DONE: Replace the lighting with a Pallet Light Box to match the kitchen.
  • DONE: Add vintage elements to tie it all together.

I can’t believe we have completed this room challenge and was able to tie it all together.  I have loved every minute of this and can’t wait to join in for another challenge! Hmmm…. finish up the 1/2 bath behind that door? Or maybe tackle something even bigger, like redoing our master bath? The wheels are churning!

Have you checked out the other participants in this challenge? You have head over to Calling it Home, and see all the other bloggers big reveals! Serious rock stars over there and I’m honored to be a part of it!

A special thank you to Linda, creator of this challenge. You’ve inspired me to create a beautiful space in my home and made me stick to a tight schedule to complete it in record time. I loved every. single. drop!

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  • Oh my goodness, you did a great job. And you did it all yourself! Love the floors 😉

  • Thank you so much Amy!! This makes my heart happy!

  • Wow, Jen – what a transformation! I literally had to scroll back and forth between the before and after pics cos it’s so difficult to believe that it’s the same space! I love all the vintage pieces – and those numbers on the key rack look original to it. It was definitely meant to be.
    BTW, I got wipeable acrylic-coated fabric in Ikea recently that might work for your bench cushion? I got this grey and white check/gingham, but they have other patterns too.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50304382/

  • Karen Simon Peterson

    Your laundry room looks wonderful. You did such an amazing job – I just love it.

  • Heather @ Encouraged at Home

    Your new laundry room is fantastic! I have 3 boys; that bench is great as is. 🙂

  • Kelly@chickadeeartandco

    I LOVE it! My current laundry room looks very similar to your before pictures. We have the water heater and all. I am truly inspired!!!!

  • Norma! Thank you so much for the link! I will definitely be checking that out!! Thanks for taking the time to check out my room and leave a comment.

  • Thank you so much Karen!!

  • Yes!! LOL I knew that other mommas would get it! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Thank you so much Kelly!!

  • Your laundry room is fantastic Jen! I love all the farmhouse touches and it compliments your beautiful kitchen so well now! Great job!

  • Jenn, You nailed that laundry room! It’s perfect! What every laundry room should look like! Nice, clean and organized! Wish mine looked like that! Congratulations!
    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay

  • Lisa Shatzer

    Oh Jenn…I love this room!!What a transformation! It is just the prettiest laundry room I’ve ever seen! (ferncreekcottage

  • Preciously Me

    Wow, love your laundry!
    So fresh!!! Beautiful 🙂
    Congratulations

  • Thank you so much Tara!! I just love how it turned out!

  • Thanks so much Jeannee! Let’s hope the boys keep it nice, clean and organized! LOL

  • Lisa – you are the sweetest! This has been a blast doing this challenge with you!

  • Thank you so much!! We are so pleased with the results!

  • so beautiful! love the lighting and flooring especially but the whole thing is gorgeous!

  • 2 Bees in a Pod

    This laundry room is gorgeous! Lots of inspiration and your personal touches put it over the top!

  • Mary Kaiser

    Love it. How beautiful. How do I subscribe to your blog. I love everything you do and want to get all your post.

  • Thank you so much Cassie!! Hasn’t this been a blast following other fellow bloggers? This was my first ORC and I’m already looking forward to the next!

  • Thank you so much!! That means the world to me!

  • Hi Mary! I’m so glad you like my blog! There are lots of ways to subscribe, but the easiest option in on the right hand side of my blog. If you scroll down, you should see a blue bar that reads “Follow Noting Grace” If you click that, you can use whatever social media you like, or subscribe by email. Hope that helps and thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Jen, I’ve absolutely have fallen in love with your laundry room! You’ve thought out everything and have the perfect accessories and details to bring this room together. Now if I can do something similar to our laundry “closet”, I just might enjoy doing laundry all the time…LOL!

  • Carol!! You just made my day! Thank you so much for your sweet words!

  • Emily @ TwoPurpleCouches

    Oh my goodness!!! I can’t believe it’s the same room! Wow!!! I would be finding excuses to do laundry (I can’t believe I’m saying this!) just to spend time in this gorgeous space. You did an amazing job!

  • This space is just perfect! It flows perfectly with your kitchen, and it doesn’t even look like the same room! I love every little detail you so lovingly added!

  • Jen, you did such a great job! What a major transformation and you ended up with the extra bonus of new flooring in your kitchen! It all ties together so nicely, with a crisp clean, farmhouse feel! Congrats!

  • Wow, your laundry room is amazing! Are you sure it’s the same space?! I love the light, the built ins are perfect, the drying rack, the tiles, the new door…all so good. You did so much, and it’s all gorgeous. Congratulations!

  • Thank you so much Emily!! It’s amazing – I even find my husband in this room beaming at his accomplishment! We are so excited with the results and hope to participate in the next one room challenge!

  • Thank you so much Nicki! We are so pleased with how it all turned out!

  • Thanks Karrie – now we’re going to continue that flow into the 1/2 bath in this room!! It really is true – one project births another! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment – it means the world to me!

  • Thank you so much Lizzie! I can’t believe we were able to accomplish this in 6 weeks time! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment. What a fun way to connect with other DIY bloggers!!

  • Emy Flint

    It’s so bright and happy now! What a transformation! Great job!

  • Jen it is such an amazing transformation. I love all the little attention to details, like the key rack and the General Store sign. Well done.

  • Your laundry room turned out really great Jen. Your vintage finds are just perfect – my favorites are the washboard and the light. You did great with your budget too! Love that.

  • Kristine B

    What an amazing transformation! Those floors are still one of my favorite parts. I absolutely love the gray and white palette! The hint of wood and vintage touches add the perfect amount of warmth. Love everything you did!!!

  • Oh. My. Goodness! This is unbelievable in such a good way. I am taken back by all the work and details you put in this space. WOW The key rack and general store sign are devine. It’s all stunning. Love it!

  • Thank you so much Emy!!

  • Thank you Andi! I’m kinda crushing hard on that General Store sign!

  • Thank you so much Nikki! We are pleased with the results. So glad to connect with fellow bloggers like you!

  • Thank you so much Kristine! It warms my heart that you took the time to check out my reveal!

  • Thank you so much Jennifer! We are so pleased with how it turned out! Thanks for checking out my reveal and taking the time to comment!

  • Loveland Lodge

    Jen – this is AMAZING! I love love it. The floor, the cabinets, the storage – all absolutely wonderful!

  • Lucille

    What a beautiful laundry room! I really like everything, especially the shoe bench and the paneled wall up above with the black hooks! I love how you used what you had by re-purposing and recycling! Thanks for some much needed inspiration! I really need to work on our laundry closet so I’ll love(?) doing laundry, too!

  • Well, I have to say I don’t LOVE doing laundry more, but the prettier space does make it less abhorring! LOL

  • Thank you so much – I still go in this room and stand amazed at it’s transformation!

  • Debbie Wesselman

    Almost makes me want to do a load of laundry. Beautiful job on this make over. So glad you got the new door to let in more light to the room and also help with insulation from heat and cold. Great job on this project.

  • You can come do laundry anytime!

  • laura stewart

    Omg stop it!!!! This is so great! What a huge transformation!!! Great job Jen!

  • I still can’t believe this is the same room! Thanks for your sweet words!