I had one goal for my garage laundry room- to make it pretty. It’s what you see right when you come into the back door of the house and it was an eye sore before. I wanted to show you the ideas I have for making a tiny laundry space functional and really great to look at and work in with this garage laundry room reveal. Life is short- do your washing in style ;).
Here’s the laundry room before. Like I said, it’s in a garage so all the plumbing and wires showed on the walls. The washer and dryer were mismatched. The dryer was on it’s last leg and didn’t stop automatically when the door opened. It worked, but wasn’t anything special.
So we did a few key things to help it feel like it’s own space. And by we- I mean my husband. He’s a DIY genius and takes my ideas and makes them happen.
He added a pony wall to separate the space from the garage. The washer and dryer were put on a raised platform to make doing laundry easier. The ceiling was dropped just enough to hide the electrical. And drywall was added to the walls so the plumbing and wires were no longer visible. Ready for the garage laundry room reveal?!
GARAGE LAUNDRY room reveal
Let’s start with the video tour so you get an overview of the space. I thought it’d be fun to share my favorite details from the room. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:
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And here, my friends, is the after of the laundry room!!! Let me tell you, it’s the most glorious view to walk into now! It has personality and texture. Since the house is in Florida, I embraced some coastal touches.
It’s such a pretty little space and I’m excited to share about the pretty little details with you!
For example, this laundry rack that pulls out! My husband built it 99% from scrap lumber we had on hand. The bottom perfectly holds our drying rack and the top is for laundry soap, bleach, pre-treating spray, etc.
When it’s closed, it perfectly blends into the space. When it’s open, it serves as key storage. Everything we need is in a very convenient spot.
Here’s what the top of the washer and dryer looks like. I’m SO happy with how it all came together!
After- the details
This little section of decor is one of my favorites! I framed some vintage botanical pink cockatoos- my favorites! Below, I have a vase of fiddle leaf figs- they grow happily outside in Florida. I have a vase of scrubby brushes to help with laundry stain removal. Plus, don’t they add such nice texture?!
Note, I’ll have every source at the bottom of the post in case you want to replicate this look.
On the other side of the folding counter, I have some faux peonies on top of some Chatbooks (from their Rifle Paper Co. collection), a cut glass bowl of dryer balls, and a vintage chess clock.
The dryer balls are obviously functional, while the rest is fun and interesting. I found the chess clock thrifting and it reminded me of my grandpa- he’s always had a chess board in his living room and taught me how to play.
Hanging to the left of the laundry nook is a care symbol guide I bought as a printable on Etsy really affordably. It’s simple and is beautiful and graphic while being functional too- the whole theme of the space!
Above the art, I hung a vintage bow I found on eBay. It adds some sparkle and elevates the simple art.
On the other side of the wall, I hung this amazing bow soap holder. This was the first thing I bought for the room. I love it! Once again it’s really pretty- the bow motif is fun. It holds laundry pre-treating soap. Which makes the whole nook smell divine.
In the window sill, I have some pretty little vintage chairs. When I was in college for Interior Design, my school had a display of mini chairs that are well known. This is my nod to that and my love of all things miniature. Aren’t these a fun, happy little detail?!
After- lighting, tile, wallpaper
The pendant and sconce are both from Kichler lighting. I love how the pendant resembles a pagoda shape. The sconce had the same finish and they both give the prettiest glow for evening washing. I used lighting to delineate this space from the rest of the garage. Plus, they are so pretty too! The jewelry for the space.
The pink palm tree wallpaper is from Wallpaper Direct and a really pretty combination of some of my favorite things- light pink, palm trees, flowers, and mint accents. There’s bamboo too which I really like.
Wallpaper works so nicely in a laundry room since it soften things up and gives pattern where there’s lots cold, hard items.
The tile is a show stopper in this room! It’s from The Tile Shop and is marble subway tile topped with pink pencil tile and cornice tile. It’s traditional with a wink of fun from the pink. The marble has natural variations and grey veiling. It’s absolutely gorgeous! The whole laundry room looks high end because of this amazing tile.
before and after photos
It took us about 20 days of hard work, and now look at this beautiful before and after! We now have a sweet little laundry nook that’s pretty and interesting and most of all, such a joyful space to do laundry in!
Here’s another angle! You can see from here that we moved the door over to the powder bathroom so it’s no longer behind the washer and dryer. Isn’t it so much better?!
Below are links to all products in the laundry room. If something isn’t listed, it probably isn’t available anymore. If you have any questions on the sources, please leave a comment and I’ll let you know.
Vintage sources- Rattan vase, chess clock, brass dollhouse chairs, brass bow soap holder, and brass bow wall hanging. Try searching eBay of Etsy for these!
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Click on any of the photos for the other blog posts for how this room came together-
To the left of the laundry room, I added this framed watercolor that I found thrifting. I think it works perfectly and was only $10! Plus from this view, you can see a little into the garage. It’s still a space where we store things like our tools. I’m hoping to work on the rest of the garage and have some fun plans for it!
Here’s the thing, if you have a boring laundry room and it works for you- great! I find joy in creating spaces that inspire me and feel special. But you don’t have to start over with a room to do that! Hang a piece of art. Tidy up. Add in a functional decor item. Honestly, little things make such a difference in a happy space!
OK, I’d love to hear from you your favorite part of the room! What inspired you most? What makes you smile about the space?
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