Pinterest Partayy: Entire Room Makeover!!!

Well, today’s the day! Just a short two weeks from when Jami at What the Graham called a few of us blogging ladies together, it’s time to reveal your projects!

In the announcement, we said that we weren’t sure what project we’d be doing, but after a bit of thought, Eric and I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to make over an entire room! We just figured… go big or go home!!! After deciding to do an entire room, we settled on our laundry room.

Our laundry room is one of two main entries into our home.  You see… our laundry room suffers from a case of the “pass-through’s”!  What does that mean?  That means that it is the narrow corridor that you pass through when entering our home from the garage and it dumps you into the kitchen!  Because of this, the laundry room has been a horrible dumping ground for miscellaneous junk ever since we moved in, and it gets seen all the time since it’s right off our kitchen. On top of being very tight on usable space, the one shelf that was in the laundry room was literally out-of-reach for my 5’2″ frame, making its use nearly impossible! So, it was settled… LAUNDRY ROOM IT IS!!!

Here’s my main inspiration for the laundry room makeover:

Picnik collage

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This is what I started with…

Clearly the room is so small and awkward that it’s super hard to photograph!  Please don’t judge the terribly difficult/awful pictures, but you get the gist!

Picnik collage

In the end, this is what I came up with:

  • Painted herringbone, color-blocked accent wall
  • Fresh paint for entire room
  • Custom DIY-built shelves and brackets
  • DIY’d wall art and shelf decor
  • More efficient storage
  • Easier access to frequently used items








Tutorials for each part of the project coming this week and next, including the color-blocked herringbone wall! :)

Picnik collage

Hope y’all enjoyed and I can’t wait to see what you came up with! And don’t forget to visit these ladies’ lovely blogs and share your projects there too: What the Graham, Baby Gators DenHernando House, Merrypad,  Mrs Priss, and The Stucco Bungalow.


Enter our Linky Party so everyone can check out your handiwork!  No real rules here, but please place a link somewhere in your blog post that you’re sharing your project here. :)

Linking up…

Tip Junkie handmade projects
Polly Want a Crafter
Skip to My Lou
Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Momnivores Dilemma
The Shabby Creek Cottage
A Crafty Soiree
Somewhat Simple
Home Stories A2Z
Young House Love
Bower Power
Hi Sugarplum
The Great Indoors
IHeart Organizing

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  1. Great job, Ashley! I love the transformation!

  2. OBSESSED!! I love it! I really like the laundry signs, I’m actually going to use my Silhouette and make vinyl for our wall with them!

  3. I showed Todd and he said you kicked ass and took names! :)

    • LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! Love you guys! I had to read this comment to Eric for sure! Thanks and tell Todd thanks too! btw… Giant’s season is quickly approaching, so we need to get some games on the calendar! :)

  4. Awesome job! Our laundry room is a wasteland.

    • Thanks so much!!! I totally know how you feel! Tackling the laundry room has been on my list for two years (since we bought the house), but waiting was a good idea because we were able to really realize what it needed to become to work for us! :) Good luck with yours!

  5. Wow, it looks FANTASTIC! Great job. I love that paint treatment, so fabulous!

  6. Your laundry room looks so clean and tidy! You’ve inspired me to go pick up mine. I can’t wait to read the tutorials, I especially love the herringbone accent wall! Great job :)

    • Thanks so much Joanna! I’m literally beyond pleased with how it came out… every time I walk through the room I’m still shocked that at it’s present state! :) The accent wall treatment tutorial will definitely be coming this week. :) And… if you tackle your laundry room (not that it is in a horrid state like mine was), you will not regret it! It might become your favorite room of the home, just like mine. ;)

  7. Very nice! Liking the new wall paint.

  8. Ooooo, I like the herringbone!! A lot. A lot.

    • Thanks Michelle! I actually am BEYOND in love with it and am a little bummed at how much it’s covered up… so you might see me do this somewhere else in the house so we can enjoy it some more for sure! :)

  9. Definitely a rock star transformation – great job!!

  10. Super functional and cute! I love the painting technique you did behind the washer and dryer!

  11. Love it! Your laundry room is not only organized, but pretty, too! I bet it feels so good to walk in there now. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!


  12. You guys did a fabulous job! I was curious on what the dimensions of your laundry room are. We are getting ready to build a laundry room on our first floor, but due to the small size of our home, and limited budget, I want to build a laundry area that won’t have wasted space. You guys really hit it home making the room not only super functional, but utilizing all the space available! Thank you for your time. :)

    • Hi there- our laundry room is 6’x6′. It’s a small room and felt insufficient before, but now, since we redid the space, the room is completely sufficient in its current dimensions! :) There is absolutely no wasted space here! Good luck with your laundry room project!!!

  13. This is so fantastic! I saw this over on IHeart Organizing and I had to come over and see the whole thing. The pinterest inspiration pics are great (many of my pins are also laundry related), and i love the way you took off from there to create your space.

    The herringbone wall is spectacular!

  14. It looks fantastic! Where did you find the brackets with the circle design?? …it totally dresses up what is normally a pretty plain bracket.

    • Thanks Cher!!!! The brackets are actually from Ikea- I blogged about them yesterday, here. I am going to do a full supply list and cost summary for this makeover, so please feel free to stop by tomorrow and check that out for more details (and as many product-specific links as possible)!

  15. I was wondering where you found that hanging bar for clothes. I NEED one!

    • I’m seconding this. I clicked through from iheartorganizing’s blog to find out if you mentioned the source. I’ve been looking for one of these for 2 years and have never seen one. Of course, I don’t know what it’s called so its difficult to ask about it!

      • Hi Lisa! Apparently, this IS a popular question! The bar is from Ikea and only cost about $5, and is adjustable!!! I am going to do a full supply list and cost summary for this makeover, so please feel free to stop by tomorrow and check that out for more details (and as many product-specific links as possible, including the clothing bar)!

    • Hi Melanie! The bar is from Ikea and only cost about $5, and is adjustable!!! I am going to do a full supply list and cost summary for this makeover, so please feel free to stop by tomorrow and check that out for more details (and as many product-specific links as possible)!

  16. I saw your photos of the makeover on I Heart Organizing. I had to come on over & post a comment telling you how much I liked it. The first words out of my mouth were “That’s freaking cool.” :)

  17. Hi! Popping over from iheartorganizing. This post is so perfect and timely for me, because we are about to close on a new house next week and it has a “pass-through” laundry room. I have spent loads of time thinking about it because it is even more tiny and awkward than yours and I am trying to figure out what exctly to do with it. What wonderful inspiration you have given me! I love, love the paint! Nice job.

    • Hi Roxanne! Thank you for the sweet words and I’m glad we could help out a bit with the inspiration portion! I definitely understand the frustrations of small laundry room spaces that also get tons of foot traffic! :) Best of luck with your new home and laundry room! Cheers to home ownership!!!

  18. Hello! I found your post from iHeart Organizing and just had to comment. What a wonderful way to make this room so pretty and functional at the same time! My laundry is in my garage (unfortunately), so I’m still trying to think of a way to make that area of the garage cuter. :) Great job!

    • Thanks for stopping by and the sweet compliments! As with any room, if you want to beautify your garage laundry room, think about separating the space the same way you would in a home- curtains, rugs, shelves, paint- I’m happy to share ideas if you want to shoot me some pictures! good luck! :)

  19. I love your ideas in this laundry room. Where did you find the laundry hanging bar? I could use it in my existing laundry space to hang clothes on when I get them out of the dryer. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Such a great job!! Absolutely loving that herringbone wall. You should be proud of the whole space!!! Talk about motivation for my laundry room makeover ; )

    • Thanks Michelle and thanks so much for stopping by! :) I really am proud of the space and feel like it’s my favorite room in the house at the moment… LOL I can’t wait to see your laundry room makeover!

  21. What a great job you did! I love the “empty your pockets” jar and the shelves are gorgeous!

  22. That little jar for emptying your pockets is so cute!

    ~em at small girl, big world

  23. Another awesome project!! What a cheery way to do laundry. :-) Thanks for linking up again!


  24. Love your laundry room! Just curious where did you get the laundry symbol paper from?


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