Thursday, July 10, 2014

Laundry Room Re-Do - Before and After

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I've painted, cleaned and it's DONE

(Updated POST, added the paint color and how I used this color in my kitchen) 

Our little condo has a closet for the Laundry Room and I just didn't like it, plus I couldn't reach the shelf without being on my tip toes !

laundry room closet redo

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I've been showing bit and pieces over the past week, 
but here it is all in one ! All Done !
before and after of a laundry room closet

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before and after of a laundry room closet
 I moved everything out of our little kitchen dining area,
 we don't use it. Than went to Lowes

Want to see a grown man shiver in his work boots ?
Walk into Lowes with a yellow legal pad, tape measure and pictures from pinterest ! ! ! Yes, it was a metal tape measure not cloth, I've learned, they will laugh out loud at you, I know I did it....once. 

before and after of a laundry room closet

My drying time was less with the cabinets in the air conditioning, in the garage and in Florida, it would have taken quite a bit longer for them to dry. 

This is 3 coats of the Valspar Latex Enamel Paint
white nylon paint brushes

Trick ONEI get the better brushes HERE, NOT the cheap ones from Lowes.
They wash great and no hairs come out like the other ones !
brown paper sack as sand paper

Trick TWO is a BROWN paper sack, paper is the finest sand paper. BUT, it must be a BROWN sack. The only one I had in the house was from a little quilt shop in McKinney, TX, Stitched with Love, their site.  Cut the sack open and I like to fold it in and use just as sand paper, it makes the paint and wood soft ! 

painted kitchen cabinets

This is the "BEFORE" of the closet

Everything out ! CLEANED and Taped walls
How often do you move your washer and dryer?
I'm going to have to do it more's been 5 years for me. And, from the looks of it, too LONG !

LOVE the Blue 

laundry room closet

First Cabinet up ! 

laundry room closet

This is the "AFTER" I love it. Besides time this was not that expensive of a project, cabinets and paint about 150 dollars, 
I like !  
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Post Update:

Our little condo kitchen

Paint I used from Lowe's

Paint Color tag Crystal Aqua

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  1. Looks wonderful! I have an ugly basement for my laundry room. Ugh. Someday, when we move, I want a pretty laundry room =)

  2. What a pretty and inviting place to work!!! I love the color and the cabinets and the hanger rack. How clever to turn an ugly utilitarian closet into an attractive and useful work place. Thank you for sharing this. :)

  3. What size cabinets did you use?

  4. I love your laundry closet! I too have one in my condo in Lake Placid Fl . I have a coupe questions. Did you leave the doors on after you were done? Also did you use the paper bag to sand the cupboards before or after painting or both? I plan on replacing my washer & dryer as mine is too noisy being close to the living room. I may get the front loader and put a counter over both. Thank you for your idea and for sharing how you did it.

    1. Hello, use the brown paper sack, before paint and after if you like a smoother feel. And yes the doors are on, our guest bath door is right across from laundry closet makes it a bit hidden. Good luck, go slow and enjoy the process.

  5. Can you tell me what size the closest was.

    1. Standard laundry closet, it was already my laundry!

  6. Where did you get the cabinets and what size are they? Thanks!


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