Vintage Laundry Room Mini Makeover

I changed my laundry room wall color in November from yellow to Sherwin Williams Dover White.  It was a great opportunity to change up the decor.  It's still vintage but less kitschy and more farmhouse.

Here are the before and afters:

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Looking in from the hallway before.

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Here is the after.  I painted the red bowl shelf with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White".  I joined the washboards into a piece of wall art.  I also painted an old ironing board top with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Cream" and hung it on the door to my kitchen.


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I painted the frames on these embroidered pictures with "Old White" and hung them on the ironing board.  Before.

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After.

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Moving left this old spice rack got an Annie Sloan makeover in "Old White" as well.  Before.

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After.

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The telephone is a 1940's reconditioned wall phone that really works. 

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A grain sack towel hangs on a crank handle that I repurposed here.

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Most of these kitschy vintage items were packed away from this before photo.

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Here is the cabinet top after.

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I had a large old family photo put on canvas to cover up my electric box in this before.

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I added a shutter above the canvas with more old family photos in this after.  The canvas was done by Canvas on Demand, and includes my grandparents, my mom and her sisters and my great grandparents circa WWII.

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All of this stuff hanging or standing under the clothes bar (tension shower rod) got in the way in this before.

So the new and improved after is less cluttered and works much better.

And more cabinets for a pantry right off the kitchen.  My laundry room is in the middle of my 1950's rambler and gets a lot of through traffic!

Thanks for looking at my laundry room makeover!




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17 comments:

  1. Love your makeover........looks great!

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  2. WOW, it looks great Carlene. My laundry room is in the garage and I HATE IT! Not appealing at all and I cannot get out of there quick enough. You really did a terrific job with all your items.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  3. Super cute! Love the green PICNIC tin! All of the makeovers and the added shutter picture holder are just perfect.
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

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  4. Hi Carlene! Oh, your laundry room looks great. I liked it before too. Love all of your sweet vintage things and I do love the new paint job on your sweet little shelves. I'm sure you're enjoying.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Carlene, Love love love this makeover! It looks great! Your vintage touches are always so right on!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. I really love your laundry room!!
    If I had a laundry room, I would love to decorate it like you have with wonderful vintage items!!
    Well done!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. I just love to see what you come up with! EVERYTHING is so creative and one of a kind. You are amazing!!!

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  8. I love that you lightened everything up! It all looks great Carlene... love the shelf with the chicken wire.. .I want it!

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  9. I like what you did with your laundry room it looks so fresh and airy.
    Have a great week.
    Denise

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  10. I love it! Looks all fresh. Great job!

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  11. I like it. It looked good before but I like the changes. I like the clothespin and washboard needlework.

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  12. I love how you kept the charm but without the clutter. I like the new paint job on your shelf and the iron-board art work on the door is delightful. Our home is a little 1905 cottage and I'm always looking for ideas and ways to keep and enhance it's charm. I am your newest follower. I would be totally honored if you were to visit my blog and even consider following me back. Love, love, love your little corner of blog-land.
    Connie :)

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  13. Love your laundry room makeover.
    ~Cindy

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  14. Love your redo! Especially the washboards. Cute idea.

    Judy

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  15. Found your blog through Pinterest! Glad I did! You're a woman after my own heart! Love the way you put the washboards right up next to eachother. Creates a whole new visual appeal of texture! I hope you take a moment to check out my blog and see what things I've repurposed. Love checking out your other posts!!

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  16. Very nice! It all looks fabulous and I love the new look.

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