THE FIVE THINGS YOU’LL NEED TO CREATE A RUSTIC, COZY, LAUNDRY ROOM WITH PAINTED CABINETS! It’s all part of the Cozy Living Series put together by our wonderful host Jennifer from Town and Country Living. Once you’ve read my post scroll to the bottom and start clicking away at all the other stunning cozy ideas for January!
Our laundry room went through a few changes here lately. I was tired of the open shelves that I felt had to be hidden behind a curtain if they weren’t completely organized and clutter free at all times. So I asked my hubby if he minded putting up cupboards for me instead. As you know my Mom passed away recently and tackling the laundry room would keep my mind and hands busy for a while instead of thinking.
Originally we had open wire shelves (you can see that look here) that I took down and discarded into the recycle pile. Next hubby put up 2 stock cupboards be purchased at Lowes. Not having the time to wait for our Amish builder to make cabinets we decided to purchase them off the shelf.
Rather than buy a new paint color I went with what I had leftover from my kitchen island (you can see that here). There was just enough to give the cabinets two coats of paint, apparently it was meant to be. Are you like me picking a paint color is worse than the actual painting ? I’m glad I went with a color I already liked and it also ties into the rest of the cabin.
Knowing I’d need at least one open shelf, because let’s face it who’s going to open the cabinets and take care of the laundry detergent every time you use it? Laundry is done constantly in our home so I need easy access to the things I use daily and the overflow can be concealed behind the cupboards.
Digging through the wood pile yielded two 1X8’s that got painted with leftover paint also (you can see that color here) making the job super easy with no paint color picking again. I’m on a role here! Hubby put them up after the cupboards were in place. Happy dance I had room for 2 shelves, it filled the space and looked better with two.
If stuff has to sit out I at least want it took look organized and pretty. Shopping the house was the most logical place to start and in the pantry I found glass canisters to store my laundry detergent and close-pins in. This space is also the bathroom on the main level and is used the most so making it look neat and tidy was a must.
Hangers being accessible when doing the laundry is a time saver. I’m the type that hangs things up right out of the dryer and then takes them to everyone’s room. No one wants to do the job twice, especially me, so rods for hangers just had to squeeze in someplace. Between the cabinets two small 12” tension rods can be moved to the desired height whenever I want.
Painted cabinets make the room feel cozier and less industrial in my opinion. After all when I’m in there I don’t want it to feel like the dreaded room that no one wants to enter.
When we built the cabin hubby wanted to put the laundry room in the basement. No way was I about to climb up and down two flights of stairs every time I had to wash a load and then back up and down those stairs to dry a load. The laundry needed to be on the main level where I could hear the timer while working in the kitchen.
Since I’m the laundry person in this house I found a way to make it work in the the floor plan and I’m so glad I did. As I get older all those stairs would have been a nightmare.
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