Friday, July 27, 2012

Laundry Room Reveal

I say laundry 'room' tongue-in-cheek, because it's actually a laundry 'closet'!  The laundry 'closet' is in one of our second floor bathrooms.  I like having it upstairs as it's very convenient (except that the washer, dryer, and shelves are behind those bi-fold doors, which I don't care for, and would like to replace with a fun curtain someday!) The shelves have been one of those projects that for some reason I kept putting off...we'd gotten lazy and just sorta kept throwing everything up there, and I wanted them to be organized, and well, pretty.  So, in 'keeping it real', here's the scary 'before'...
Pretty, huh?  A mish-mash of lightbulbs, laundry/cleaning supplies, toilet paper, towels, etc.  A hot mess! (I know none of you have hidden storage that looks like this! :)
When I spied these baskets at Homegoods last week, I snapped up every one, hoping they would work in this space. (I mean, metal baskets + words=love in my book :)  Within an hour, everything on the shelves was given a new 'home.'  This is what it looks like now...

Just a wee bit better, don't ya think?

 I was so excited that they fit perfectly!

I don't know why I waited so long!

Ahhh, the magic of baskets!!

 
  Hope you all have a wonderful week! 
I'm linking to theses wonderful parties:
                                                 Twigg Studios
                                                 The Tablescaper
                                                 i should be mopping the floor
                                                 my 1929 charmer 
                                                 Alderberry Hill
                                                 You are Talking Too Much
                                                 Joy 2 Journey 
                                                 Boogieboard Cottage 
                                                 Between Naps on the Porch
                                                 The Dedicated House
                                                 Common Ground
                                                 Cozy Little House 
                                                 Kathe with an E
                                                 A Stroll Thru Life
                                                 Coastal Charm 
                                                 Farmhouse Porch
                                                 Knick of Time
                                                 My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
                                                 The Ironstone Nest
                                                 Jennifer Rizzo
                                                 Primp
                                                 Restore Interiors
                                                 Family Home and Life
                                                 Faded Charm
                                                 Delightsome Life
                                                 No Minimalist Here
                                                 From My Front Porch To Yours
                                                 Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen
                                                 Ivy and Elephants
                                                 Savvy Southern Style
                                                 The Vintage Farmhouse
                                                 The Charm of Home
                                                 French Country Cottage
                                                 At the Picket Fence
                                                 Rooted in Thyme
                                                 Stuff and Nonsense 
                                                 Homespun Happenings

59 comments:

  1. how fun! those look great on the shelves! did you write "storage" and "stuff"? perfect for storage and stuff :)

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  2. Those look great! Outta sight..outta mind!

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  3. Great baskets! Wonderful storage!

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  4. Sweetness. It is always fun to have something transformed into something new. Great job..

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  5. They look wonderful- so organised and tidy!

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  6. I've got plenty of the "before" closets and storage areas in our house. I need to work on the after look. Great transformation!

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  7. I love to organize with fun, cute baskets. Yours are perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  8. Looks mush more organized. I just adore those baskets.

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  9. Very cute, love those baskets! Did they come with the words or did you make that part? I think little pleated or ruffled shelf edging would be cute too!

    Tania

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  10. Great idea! LOVE those baskets.I need to get to our homegoods.I have not been there in awhile.
    xx
    Anne

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  11. I love the industrial-looking baskets. You have me wanting to visit Home Goods today. Thanks for sharing this inspiration. Your laundry room looks great!

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  12. That is an awesome makeover! And so quick and easy too! It is so wonderful how great 'stuff' can look when concealed in a basket:)

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  13. oh, yes, I DO have a storage shelf above washer/dryer that looks like that (before picture)! I like your idea and may have to steal it ! Thanks, Susan, for showing us it can be done !

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  14. LOVE those baskets!! I saw them in our HG too.

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  15. Perfect fix...and yes I do have 'many' areas of our home that get like your 'before' pics!Love your baskets!

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  16. Oh Susan, I'm glad to see that you are human. I was wondering a little with all your fabulousness. One never knows what aliens might be lurking out here in blog land. lol! I LOVE the baskets! They are so great. They worked perfect for your laundry closet. I have to go to Home Goods tomorrow to return a curling iron. Wonder if they would have any. If so I would snatch them up in one big hurry. I would love them for my craft room. One that I don't even have yet. lol! In the future plans so one can always be prepared.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  17. One of my favorite things...baskets! They look so nice and hold the "stuff". I found you at Seasonal Sundays.

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  18. I love love love Home Goods!!! I am also working on my Mudroom/Laundry Room and am just about finished :) It was fun to see yours. Big Change on the shelves! Thank you for sharing on The "Sunday Stop" and Welcome to a first timer :)
    Hugs,
    Bj

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  19. I was just at Homegoods, seen baskets but no words, so did you whip them up? Everything looks for much better hidden! Well almost everything! All you stuff looks so pretty now. Maybe I should head down to mine. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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  20. Great job and totally creative way to keep everything in its place!! Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.. HHL

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  21. ahhhhh- my laundry area looks worse than your before! UGH. You made this look easy and maybe I need to do a bit of prettifying and organizing!
    xxx
    Kim
    Too Much Time On My Hands

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  22. Love the transformation! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  23. Minimum effort, huge WOW factor!

    That's the kind of projects I love.

    It looks stunning and so well organised Susan:)

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  24. Love it! Those wire baskets are beautiful. I love simple beauty in laundry rooms. It makes a space feel so clean. -Tabitha

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  25. Super organized & creative!

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  26. LOVE those baskets!!!! I like how they really helped organize and spruce up the space!

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  27. That is just brilliant! I need to do this soooo badly! I found you through Brenda's, thanks for a great idea. Cheers, Andrea

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  28. What great storage! This is a great idea, and a good-looking one for storage!

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  29. That is absolutely adorable! Gives it a vintage industrial look.
    Brenda

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  30. What a difference! I love Homegoods, they never disappoint on the baskets. I really love what you have done to the shelves.
    Newly following you back!! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

    ~Shanon

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  31. WOW! What a great makeover! I think those baskets are just fabulous... so cheeky!

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  32. Love the baskets for storage ... they make such a difference. Love the white pitcher too :) I hope you will stop in tomorrow for my monthly button swap party ... I would love to have you there :)
    Have a great week, Francine

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  33. what a great AFTER!! it is so crisp & organized now - well done!

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  34. I love the baskets! The one atop the washer is my fav!

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  35. Omigosh so good! I have to do this!! I saw some great wire baskets at Marshalls the other day too:)

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  36. awesome transformation! doesn't it make such a difference when doing laundry?!?! love it!

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  37. I love your wire baskets! Woo hoo!!!
    Kelly

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  38. LOVE those baskets! Amazing how much better "stuff" looks when it's contained! Wow! Great Transformation! Kimberly

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  39. Love your baskets, they are such a great idea. Looks amazing. Thanks for joining TTT.

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  40. The baskets made a huge difference Susan! It's so nice when you organize a space and hide the chaos, isn't it?! Thanks for visiting me ... I'll keep up on you too - I'm thoroughly addicted to vintage/distressed pieces :~)

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  41. hi i found your blog from http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com

    your laundry room...errr laundry closet, looks nice now...baskets will really take us very far when it comes to organizing...it is now clutter-free!! awesome!

    huggies ***
    smart momma

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  42. Hi Susan!
    thanks for your sweet comment at cottage4c. i am following you back and can't wait to get caught up on what you've done! you have some awesome treasures!
    Brenda

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  43. Great idea, great organized a space:-) I am your newest follower too, hugs Biljana

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  44. Awesome makeover! I would need a basket that said Crap I have No Idea What to Do With :) Thanks for sharing.

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  45. This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. I also have a laundry closet! This storage looks fantastic! I need to get to work on mine!

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  46. Amazing how cute storage baskets can transform a space! Congrats on having a laundry room that's now inspiring! -diane

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  47. I love, love, love the baskets! Adding the words to the canvas liner was genius & the perfect finishing touch. Oh how I wish I could find the time to makeover my laundry room. Now that I have seen this I am itching to go grab some baskets & start organizing. I agree, metal baskets + words = much love! You did an excellent job on this little makeover, what an impact! Visiting from PRIMP

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  48. I need to do something like this! This is such a great improvement! Good job!
    ~Liz

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  49. Thanks for making it real! Love the baskets and jar! It looks great! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  50. I, too, love wire baskets and words - and i have a laundry closet that looks EXACTLY like yours (in the before picture). Well mine is messier and the walls are old and junky looking. This is really giving me inspiration to tackle it!! Thanks!

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  51. I love your baskets. Thanks for linking up at Making Space Mondays! Hope to see you at the next party. -Tabitha

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  52. Love this creative project. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays!

    Jody

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  53. I used to have a laundry closet in our old house - now we have a small room - it doubles as storage and holds our water heater too - LOVE your labeled containers - they look amazing! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  54. Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  55. Thanks for stopping by and I am a new follower too! Love the baskets in your laundry!

    www.lifelovelarson.blogspot.com

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