Did you know that StoneGable has a laundry room? Well, if you didn’t it’s probably because I have never taken one picture of it before now. When we moved into our home 20 years ago our laundry room was very basic… green checked vinyl flooring, plastic wash tub and a washer and dryer. Not much changed over the years but the wall color. Over the last months, Bobby and I have been busy making over the laundry room ourselves. So for the first time, I’m sharing our new farmhouse laundry room…
As you know diy makeovers are a l o n g and s l o w process here at StoneGable because we do them ourselves. And it’s really NOT makeover season. Right now (so Bobby says) it is golf and yard and garden season. He was so sweet to fit this makeover into his busy after work and golf and yard and garden schedule!
The inspiration for our laundry room makeover was beautiful Samsung STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES from hhgregg. We replaced our 25 year old washer and dryer and we are so thrilled we did! What a gorgeous new pair… and what an inspiration!
Our laundry room is a small, square, very bright room having a door with a window to the back porch, a skylight and a door to the mudroom. Even on the most stormy day it is nice and cheery!
My idea for this laundry room makeover was to keep it very functional and minimal, but also bright and light. And of course, I wanted to give it farmhouse charm.
We replaced the green and white checked vinyl flooring with a synthetic bleached wood flooring. It is waterproof and installed just like regular plank flooring. We (and when I say “we” I mean Bobby) installed the flooring in one afternoon. What a difference!
Here’s how the floor looked before… can you tell it was installed in the 90’s?
And here is what it looks like now.
- I’ve had so many questions about the flooring. It’s TRANQUILITY Resilient Flooring from Lumber Liquidators. The style is Grizzly Bay Oak.
We also replaced the plastic utility tub with a utility tub and vanity. The cabinet above the vanity was one we already had and I repainted it and added hardware to match the vanity.
The sink is nice and deep. Great for handwashing and cleaning up after painting projects and washing dogs!
Flowers and vintage clothespins… a perfect laundry room combination!
The two pendant lights have a textured glass globe and oil rubbed bronze accents. Very quaint and lots of farmhouse style!
Folding clothes is a whole lot more fun when I can put them in a chippy iron laundry basket!
The door behind the laundry basket goes to another downstairs powder room. We are also making that over too. I’ll show you all the details as soon as it is done.
My new Samsung Black Stainless AddWash Front Load Steam Washer has lots of cycles and settings that make washing anything easy! It even has special cycles for active wear, bedding, deep steam, allergens, and eco wash. The dryer has some pretty amazing cycles too like active wear, delicates, heavy duty, wrinkle away and steam sanitize. I love love love this amazing pair!!!!!
The new Samsung washer has an “add a load” feature that I use so often. Don’t you love that little door? I can just add any forgotten or dropped wash in the machine after the cycle has started!!
The washer is self-cleaning so no musty washer odors!
Smart care lets me troubleshoot any issues from my smartphone, but I’ve not had to use that yet.
And when the washer and dryer are done they play a tune. Great appliances, clean clothes and a little concert! So cool!
Oh, I can’t forget to mention the roomy storage in the pedestals! And I love storage!
The jury is still out about adding cabinets over the washer and dryer. Right now I have a fun sign!
The baskets on top of the washers serve as extra storage.
I’ve had this Amish drying rack for a couple decades. It gets used almost daily!
It got a little freshening up too with a white chalk paint!
My gardening apron hangs on one of the pegs waiting for me each morning. I’ve used this apron longer than we have lived at StoneGable. Every year it gets better and better!
My little laundry room became brighter and more updated. And it’s a whole lot more fun to do laundry now!
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This post was sponsored by hhgregg.