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Laundry Room

Laundry Room

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Our laundry room plays many roles in this house…. a mud room, a hallway out to the garage, and really just a catch all room.  It is not a very big room either so EVERY ounce of space is important.  
Last Saturday my husband decided to stack our washer and dryer.
{most front loading washers and dryers can be stack you just have to have the stacking kit, check with your manufacture}
And this is what came next!

This project has probably been one of my favorites!  We only bought 3 2×4’s, the rest came from our garage.  Our goal for this project was to reuse materials we had already torn out of the house.  
The hard part was achieving my wish list:
*Pedestal for Laundry Baskets
*Bench
*Baskets for the girls clean clothes
*Storage
*Place for hanging things
 *STYLISH
You can imagine the look on my Husbands face when I told him everything I wanted!  
After stacking the Washer and Dryer we built the pedestal {which doubles as a bench} and continued to work up.  I had drawn up a few plans, but nothing was going according to plan so we just started “winging it”.  

The hooks have been so nice!  I LOVE HOOKS…they are everywhere in my house.  Can you have too many?

The baskets for my girls clean clothes have been so wonderful, and has made folding much easier.  I love the texture the wicker brings to the space.

I painted the built in with Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue, I then glazed with it with Burnt Umber.  I love the color.  
 I love the end product and I got everything on my wish list.
I am so glad I have a husband that enjoys remodeling too.  It was fun to experiment.

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36 Comments

  1. Katie @ BurbTales
    March 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm
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    It looks fabulous!! I'm thinking very hard about doing something similar with our (pathetic) little laundry closet. Hope ours turns out as nice as yours did 🙂

    Katie

  2. Christine
    March 2, 2012 at 1:27 am
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    WOW!!! Now that's what I call a laundry room!! I could spend my entire day in there! Love it!

    Please come and share this over at The DIY Dreamer!! PLEASE!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/2012/02/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-5.html

  3. AliciaB
    March 2, 2012 at 4:07 am
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    Wow Brooke! Very impressive!

  4. AliciaB
    March 2, 2012 at 4:07 am
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    Wow Brooke! Very impressive!

  5. AliciaB
    March 2, 2012 at 4:07 am
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    Wow Brooke! Very impressive!

  6. AliciaB
    March 2, 2012 at 4:07 am
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    Wow Brooke! Very impressive!

  7. AliciaB
    March 2, 2012 at 4:07 am
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    Wow Brooke! Very impressive!

  8. Elyse
    March 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm
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    Okay. Be honest. Do you think the Annie Sloan would hold up well in a kitchen environment?? I am on the fence about painting mine with Duck Egg Blue. All advice welcomed!

    http://shabbysweettea.com

  9. Meg
    March 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm
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    I LOVE how this turned out! I want to stack mine so badly! I would love it if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/03/showoff-saturday-4.html

    Hope to see you there!

  10. Elyse
    March 3, 2012 at 1:09 am
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    Thanks for getting back to me! Seriously, your laundry room is to die for. Do you read the Young House Love blog?? They do a weekly reader re-do. You should think about submitting this project. I think I'm just going to go for it and paint the kitchen cupboards Duck Egg Blue!!! Another project to add to my list…

  11. Eve from Wood and Paint
    March 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm
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    Gorgeous

  12. Amanda
    March 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm
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    Amazing! How lucky are you to have such a handy hubby! I am going to show this to mine…our laundry room is in desperate need of a makeover! Maybe this will motivate him! I love the Duck Egg Blue for this room, too! It's perfect! I will be pinning this to my "Paint it Annie" inspiration board! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

  13. Terri
    March 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm
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    wow, great job! I wouldn't mind doing the laundry as much if my laundry room looked like this!

  14. Our Pinteresting Family
    March 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm
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    How beautiful! I love the colors and that you used mostly items you already had. Great job! Megan

  15. Amy Papale
    March 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm
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    This is awesome! I love how you used your space wisely and maximized your storage! Too clever!!

  16. Sara
    March 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm
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    This is gorgeous!! LOVE the colors. Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party on Tuesday! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

  17. Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer
    March 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm
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    stopping by from Nifty Thrifty. Well you must be happy to see you accomplished all your goals for your laundry room. It really is quite stylish and functional. What a great use of space that you did also. My fingers are crossed that you will share at Sunday's Best Par.tay going on now. Too cute not to share!

    • Brooke Larsen
      March 5, 2012 at 4:26 am

      Thank you..I am linking up!!!

  18. Craftygyrl
    March 5, 2012 at 3:36 am
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    This turned out so nice, now I feel motivated to do my laundry room!

  19. Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer
    March 6, 2012 at 1:47 am
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    Wow every time I see your laundry room it is so gorgeous. You guys must be so happy with your self's. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Party. Love having you join us!!!

  20. Natassia Butler
    March 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm
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    This is such a great transformation! And No, you can never have too many hooks 🙂

  21. jessica
    March 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm
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    wow that is so freakin cool! great job. i especially love the space where ya can fold clothes and of course the little chalkboard signs. ahh i love it!

    stopping by from turquoise tuesday.
    hope you'll check out my blog.
    mybagofsunshine.blogspot

  22. Sarah
    March 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm
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    This is adorable. So glad that I found you through Chrissy at Boerman Ramblings! Hubbs and I are working on our mud room at the moment and the laundry is NEXT! Love the way that your project turned out and kudos to you for recycling! 🙂 Newest friend, and follower…

  23. Honey at 2805
    March 7, 2012 at 2:27 am
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    Really great job! Magazine pretty! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I appreciated your participation!

  24. Honey at 2805
    March 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm
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    You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

  25. Mique (as in Mickey)
    March 9, 2012 at 4:44 am
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    I LOVE this laundry room!! Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party- you'll be featured tomorrow. xo

  26. Cristina Garay
    March 9, 2012 at 9:55 pm
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    I love how it turned out! Really good use of the space! and my favorite part the Duck Egg Blue color you chose! I'm following.

    http://www.remodelandolacasa.com

  27. Kelsey Yeck
    March 10, 2012 at 11:01 pm
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    This is inspiring! I love the great look you added and stacking the washer and dryer gives you so much more room! Organization doesn't have to be hard!

    Thanks for the post!

    2birdsinacage.blogspot.com

  28. Michelle L.
    March 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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    Just gorgeous! I am now dreaming of an elegant laundry room of my own…

  29. Elyse
    March 17, 2012 at 2:44 am
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    I'm back! Told you I loved this redo. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congrats. Stop by http://shabbysweettea.com/2012/03/liebster-award.html to claim the award and see your project in my post!

  30. Candy
    March 21, 2012 at 3:11 am
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    Hi. I saw your award over at Shabby Sweet Tea and had to come take a look. Love your laundry room redo…..so much storage. I've just become your newest follower. Please come visit me and maybe you'll follow back at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com.
    Thanks.

  31. [email protected]
    March 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm
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    Love this! I stacked my washer and dryer and just have a table to the side. I've always wanted shelves to stack laundry buckets…I'm going to have to get my husband to do something like this because the table just gets stacked with stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  32. IMFANTASTICA
    February 5, 2013 at 4:14 am
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    Lovely. The only thing I would add is a place for hangared items because I like to hang things right from the dryer. You might already have that, but it might not show up well in my little smartphone screen. Question: can you get stacking kits for older models, too?

  33. Nicki Parrish
    June 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm
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    Wow, What an awesoe transformation! I love everything about it! It makes me want to stack my washer and dryer!

  34. Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow
    June 14, 2013 at 3:02 am
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    I love your laundry room!

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