Thursday, January 19, 2012

Laundry Room Makeover

The laundry room in our house is the entrance to our castle, which means that is where everybody drops their stuff before going into the rest of the house. Shoes, backpacks, purses, socks, jackets & everything in between. I just don't like how messy it always seems to look even when things are put away, so i did a little revamping.

Starting with the shoes, I made this counter skirt to hide our basket of shoes (can I just say I love having a utility sink in the laundry room. This is the best when you cloth diaper. It also doubles as a great bathtub for the little ones)

These beauties are a gift from my wonderful hubby. I love the color, the fact that it has a steam option cuts way down on my ironing & I love the storage underneath. The Bins on top say Donate, Toss, & Put Away, I take them down when I am organizing a room or a space.

I also made a curtain for the shelving that was built into the house, I like that the curtains give it a much cleaner look. I also recovered the cedar chest with fabric to match the room.

Of course with my OCD the containers needed to match the room as well, I cut the side to make a template, I printed and laminated it on a sticker sheet so I could adhere it to the laundry soap containers.

Since we make our own laundry soap & fabric softener we will use these containers over and over again.

How to you organize the entry to your castle?


  1. Love it! All the way down to the matching laundry soap buckets!

  2. Looks great! I make my own laundry soap but it's powder and it looks like yours is liquid...could I have your recipe? And the fabric softener too? Thanks for sharing this cute blog! Maybe I'll actually get crafty with inspiration from you :). Love ya!