Over the past six weeks we have been working on renovating our laundry room through the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home and House Beautiful, to create a space that it more efficient and aesthetically pleasing. We have moved plumbing, added molding, painted every surface of this room and I am happy to say that the work is finally complete! Hooray!! I cannot WAIT to show you all our modern farmhouse laundry room reveal! It is GORGEOUS! But before I do that, let’s take a look back.
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Yikes! I cannot believe I lived with it like that for nearly 2 years! You can check out each step of our progress over the past 5 weeks below.
You may remember I shared this inspiration board in my post from week 1. I wanted the room to be light, airy and neutral with lots of varying textures, and I believe I accomplished just that!
I am absolutely IN LOVE with how the room turned out! It has been a total transformation! Not only is the room more aesthetically pleasing, but it is so much more functional. We are using the room more efficiently, maximizing every inch of this small space! I love having a counter top to fold clothes and set my laundry baskets on as I work. And let’s not forget the hanging bar which will allow me to take clothes directly out of the dryer and put them straight on the hangers!
We decided to use a 3/4″ steel pipe and flanges for our hanging bar to give it a modern industrial feel. Then I spray painted them black to tie in with the cabinet hardware and my sign.
I love the way these clothespins look in the glass jars, they are the perfect laundry room jar filler! They may look old and worn, but they are actually brand new (find the tutorial on how I antiqued them here).
Every room needs a pop of greenery, so I grabbed one of my MANY faux potted plants I have around the house and brought it in here along with a glass spray bottle of my favorite Dr. Bronner’s cleaning solution and a black wire basket.
Make sure and visit the tutorial for my DIY Laundry Co. sign you won’t want to miss it, it includes a free SVG stencil cut file for you to make your own!
This room has definitely become one of my favorite rooms in my home (I never thought I would say that about a laundry room, EVER)! Having an efficient space to get our clothes clean is a huge blessing, and it allows me to get the chore done more quickly so I can spend more time on things that I love. I hope you all have enjoyed following along on this journey!
Laundry Co. Sign – DIY (you can find a tutorial here)
Unfinished Cabinets – Lowes
Butcher Block Countertops (30.25″ depth) – Southeastern Salvage (find out more about we sealed our countertops here)
Industrial Pipe Hanging Bar – Home Depot (spray painted black)
2″ Rubber Wood Butcher Block – Southeastern Salvage
Wall Color / Trim Color / Cabinet Color – Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee / Benjamin Moore Simply White / Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray
Hamper – HomeGoods
Thank you all for following along on this renovation journey, to see more talented bloggers’ room transformations visit
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Jennifer Gainer says
It turned out so nice I would not mind doing laundry in there at a l!!!!
what a great laundry room! it looks so awesome and i love that cabinet color so much!
I Loooooove it!! Looks so, so pretty. I’m totally going to steal the same cabinet layout when we do our laundry closet/room too 🙂
Nice work!! Such a classic pretty space that you’ll enjoy for a long time to come.
Lauren!! The laundry room looks AMAZING!! Nice job!
This transformation is beautiful!!! Love the colors
It looks amazing!!!! I love the countertop and the cabinets. Beautiful job!
This is so00 good! I can’t decide what part is my favorite but it’s a close tie between the cabinet color and that cute sign.But I love it all!
Aww thank you Tricia! You are so sweet! It IS so hard to pick a favorite part!! I love it all!
the anderson estate says
Looks so great! The laundry room is definitely high on my list of “nexts” at my house.
Thank you Suzanne! It has been so nice to have more functional space! Definitely worth the time and effort!
Jessica Vanderveen says
This looks so great! I love the tile and the wood countertops
Me too! I love how the wood brings in just the right amount of warmth to the room. Love the mix of textures!
Such a great makeover! Love it all especially that sign!
Thank you so much Bre! Your bathroom turned out SOO gorgeous! That shower door is AMAZING! 🙂
Nice work! The finishes look great!
Thank you Ola! 🙂
Jessica | Petal + Ply says
Lauren, you did a fabulous job!I would love to have this laundry room in my house. So pretty!
Thank you so much Jessica! It is wonderful!
Everything looks amazing! I love all of the finishes you chose – they’re perfect and that laundry room sign puts it all over the top. It’s just gorgeous! Hugs, Coco
Thank you Coco!! The sign is definitely the cherry on top! 🙂
Oh yes! I love this! love the backsplash and the butcher block! I have them in my laundry room too! Big fan!
I love your laundry room, Sara! I’m pretty sure I have it pinned! Your butcher block was definitely an inspiration! Big fan of your blog!
Angela @ Simply Beautiful By Angela says
Sooo pretty–I love every inch but especially the pipe bar and that subway tile. You did an awesome job 🙂
Thank you so much Angela! Those details are some of my favorite as well! I was going to do a different hanging bar but the pipe idea just came to me and I LOVE it!
Teresa Robinson says
Love it! Finishing touch on your containers would be to label them. Pins and Soap in that pretty farmhouse print from your sign. Use black vinyl and it will look awesome!
Jaclyn | One Thousand Oaks says
What a cute laundry room Lauren! It turned out so cute!!
Thank you friend!
Ok that’s a room I’d do laundry in! And ours is in desperate shape so this is fabulous inspiration! Beautiful work!!
Thank you Lidia! It is a definite improvement for sure! Makes the task a lot more bearable! 🙂
I love how your laundry room turned out! The cabinets are such a pretty color!
Thank you Emy! I am loving the BM Chelsea Gray! It is gorgeous! I may use it on the bathroom cabinets in the future!
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
This laundry room turned out beautifully! Love all the details.
Thank you Erin!!
I love the way your laundry room turned out. You did a great job, enjoy it! As much as one can possibly enjoy doing laundry, anyway! Ha!
Thank you Nicki! I will enjoy using the room I think! 😉
lesli devito says
This is spectacular! I am doing a round-upon laundry rooms on my site next week and yours will def be included!
Thank you so much Lesli! I’m honored!! 🙂
Hi! We are in the process of remodeling our laundry room and coming to such a halt because all of the front loaders we are finding are almost 39″ tall which makes the counter like 43″… and they are so deep I’m worried I won’t be able to reach the cabinets. How tall is your counter? And how deep? And mind me asking what washer/dryer you have? Thank you! It’s beautiful!
Hey Alexa! Our counter is 39.5″ tall and 30.25″ deep! I don’t have any trouble reaching the cabinets but then again I am nearly 6′. Our washer and dryer are whirlpool duet, they are probably 6-7 years old so the newer models might be taller. Hope this helps! Let me know if I can answer anymore questions! Feel free to send me an email! 🙂
Thank you for the quick response!!! We have newer ones, maybe we’ll have to buy an old set ?. Your laundry room is beautiful! I hope ours turns out that good!
Did you paint the cabinets with a paint sprayer, or brush?
The short answer is, both! I used my HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer for the doors and the sides of the cabinets that would be visible. And I used a brush to paint the front of the cabinet boxes. I LOVE LOVE my paint sprayer! They are so worth the investment! And I believe my HomeRight was under $75.
Two more question.sWhat finish did you choose for the cabinet paint- matte/ satin etc? And last, did you prime them first?Thanks!!
Beautiful job! How did you attach the butcher block counter?
Hi Cate! There are some 2″x4″s screwed into to the studs in the walls beneath the butcher block that support the butcher block. Then my husband screwed up through through 2″x4″s into the bottom of the butcher block to secure it! The 2x4s on the sides are just cut slightly shorter and my husband chamfered them so that they would not show.
Love this room!!! Why size are the cabinets??
We used two cabinets that were 30″H x 15″W x 12″D, and one cabinet that was 15″H x 30″W x 12″D. However they did not touch the walls, we used a couple filler pieces on the ends to fill in the gaps between the cabinets and the walls. Hope this helps!!
Absolutely beautiful laundry room! We are going to do something similar and I wanted to ask if there were any tricks to hanging the piping and flanges or just as simple as screwing them in after hanging the cabinets? Thanks!
No tricks, it’s as simple as it looks! The “hardest” part was going back and painting the tops of the screw black to match! 😉
Did you have to special order the middle cabinet (15x30x12)? All I can seem to fine is either 18x30x12 or 12x30x12 inch tall cabinets. Thanks!
No we did not custom order it we purchased it from Lowes. I just double-checked my measurements in case I misspoke, but it is definitely 15Hx30Wx12D. I just looked online though and I cannot seem to find that size either…hmmm. Perhaps you can call your local hardware stores and see if they carry that size and it’s just out of stock? Sorry I can’t be more help!
Luvvv this room, may I ask where you purchased your subway tile on the wall? I,m assuming it is adhesive? And the color of the cabinets? Thank you, again what a wonderful Room!
Our subway tile was purchased at Lowe’s and is linked at the end of the blog post! 🙂 It is not adhesive, it is just regular tile that has to be installed by applying tile adhesive and grout.
By chance do you have a utility sink in room? Just wanted to see how you incorporated this look with a sink. Thank you for giving all these helpful hints and where to purchase everything.
Hi Kim! Unfortunately, I do not have a utility sink! My laundry room is tiny, so what you are looking at in my photos is all there is to it! Not much room to move around in there. If you look at my first inspiration post I have linked to the sink I would have chosen for the room if I had the space! Hope this helps!
What are the dimensions of your laundry room? This room is gorgeous by the way!!
Jena Marshall says
Beautiful laundry room! We have been remodeling our laundry room for the last few months and using this as our main source or inspiration! Thank you! Can I ask where you got your butcher block? We are having a hard time finding anything wider than standard counter top depth 25”. My husband was actually just arguing with me that that must be what you guys used and I said there was no way because it wouldn’t cover the washer and dryer… I was very pleased to find your comment confirming it was 30.25” depth. I got to win this one! Joking of course.
We got our butcher block countertops at a local place called Southeastern Salvage! If they don’t have that in your area, try looking for a Lumber Liquidators! My SIL did butcher block countertops in her laundry room as well, and that is where they purchased theirs. Hope this helps settle the debate! 😉
I need to do this to my laundry room! Did you use gallon size jars or half gallon?
I used gallon size jars!
What color did you paint the walls?
The walls are Sherwin Williams Swiss Coffee. 🙂
I notice in your before pictures, the facets were visible and appear at above counter height. We have the same situation. How were you able to conceal them? Did you have to move?
We had to move them down so that they would not be visible above the countertop. My husband did this himself, but I would highly recommend having a professional plumber do it, especially if your home is on the older side.
Anne-Marie Taylor says
Hi, did you paint the ceiling the same colour as the walls?
We just used a general white ceiling paint for the ceiling. No specific color. Hope that helps!