Dolling up the Laundry Space (Laundry Makeover Part 3)

I keep playing in my new laundry space - even though it's mostly upside down with all the clutter from the bathroom reno.  Whenever I can't bring myself to work on the bathroom, I procrastinate by making something pretty for one of the other spaces.

So with Shirley at Housepitality Designs goading me on in my aqua-fest, I pulled out that can of paint again :).

I had just picked up a cute little turquoise lantern at the grocery store for $5, and decided to hang it from my hat rack.  That decided me to paint the countertop to match... and then the barstools that I am going to use for my crafting/breakfast/bar table when I get it built.   Soooo cute!!  I love it.  Here are the photos:
I had to touch up the paint on the turquoise rose chalkboard I won because I could never see what I was writing with the two different colours of paint on it.  So I painted it to match the counter top.  It seems you can write with chalk on any paint surface...

Command Central!!
I had an old plastic clock from Century 21 that I pulled apart and refaced with a printable from White Life blog.  I painted the black plastic frame the same white as the legs of my barstools.
I didn't take a before shot of the bar stools so here they are in the kitchen of my last home.

How's THAT for a laundry tub??  I can't wait to use it!

and the counter is deep enough for me to store both the barstools, nicely tucked out of the way.  Pretty soon now I'll be finishing the bathroom and tidying everything up.   So glad this project is almost finished.

Have a happy and creative week!


  1. Hey Anne!!!.....Love, love, love the I have stated before, you are a super woman/hero...You never cease to amaze me with your ever so creative changes to your home...for you ARE "Aqua Woman" !!...

    Your creative talents are amazing...from the clock to the "command center"...every super hero needs a "command center"....The laundry room is fantastic..Great job and I cannot believe you do all of this on your your spare time!

    Thanks for the "mention" are way too funny!!
    You made my day!!!....and you have a great one!

  2. You and your aqua paint! Loving that little lantern and your super duper organized laundry space ...



  3. OH..P.S. I noticed that glove and ball in the basket above the counter....You are making me feel bad that I do not have my hubby's baseball glove and ball in my laundry room!!!....and that sink...will be asking your for info on that!!

  4. Such a fabulous area and that sink is unreal. Love it. Your laundry is beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  5. Anne, I love the laundry room. Love the metal storage basket and the print next to it, it rally pops. Great job.


  6. That laundry tub.....seriously Anne. It needs a much fancier name aquagirl :)

    Like nickel-plated washateria :)


    PS I love those stools!

  7. Anne,
    You have a awesome laundry room.Love that pop of color.You are as bad as I am.I ALWAYS forget to take photos of the before.Sometimes I remember when I am in the process.And sometimes I forget all together LOL.

  8. Hi Anne,
    The laundry room is looking great! I love the colors that you've used, because I ADORE aqua, as you probably know.
    But also, because you have incorporated some very pretty touches. The stools are very sweet in their new paint color, as well as that fabulous sink! Where did you find that? It looks like a scrub board on one side, what a smart addition to a sink.
    Have a beautiful day,
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. I too would like to know where you got that laundry sink? It's fantastic.

    A great space. You should put off your bathroom reno indefinitely, and every other room will be complete before you know it :)

  10. Anne, you are so good at getting projects done, you are really inspiring me. I love the colours that you have going on here. Great job as always.

  11. Anne this is lovely! Good job once again!

  12. it looks fabulous, anne! i love the two toned stools- the green on top is so pretty!

  13. Your laundry room looks so cheerful and bright. I love the stools and the aqua paint. Well done indeed!


  14. You make doing laundry almost seem fun. Love the clock too.


  15. I might start doing laundry if my laundry room looked like that! Thanks so much for sharing at Cowgirl Up! Hope you will join us again next week!
    Amanda @ The Ivy Cottage Blog

  16. Love your laundry room, so cute! That aqua paint is just perfect. So creative!!


  17. Everything looks so great! I want to see that stacked W&D!!

  18. I love what you've done here - would actually want to do laundry in this room.

    Thanks for joining our All Stars Block Party blog hop!!

  19. Hi, I'm your newest follower from New House! All Star Block Party Blog Hop! Love your new space, especially the "command center". It would be great if you could follow me back at

  20. You pulled it together very well, Anne. What a transformation you made on those bar stools. So pretty. And that clock, you clever girl. Great job!

  21. So so cute... I love the make over.. love the aqua, thanks so much for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOGGING BLOCK PARTY ... I adore your are an ALL STAR!! =)


  22. Anne, the color is amazing and I love the little chalkboard too :)

    Hugs, Tanya :)

  23. Cute corner! Was the lantern already that color? It looks just like the galvanized ones you can get from Ikea. I also love what you did with the clock!, Very cool!

  24. I just love your laundry room! and all the aqua...Love, Love, the Clock and the stools!! Great job!

  25. Such a pretty space. With nice laundry space like that, it must make you actually want to work on laundry! LOL! Enjoying you from the Block Party!

  26. How pretty! Love the aqua paint in here. Would almost, almost, make me happy doing laundry in such a great room!

    Big TX Hugs,

  27. Love the aqua barstools! So fresh looking!

  28. Awesome job, everything looks wonderful!! I LOVE the lantern.

    Happy to be your newest follower :) Found you on the blog hop!

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog :)

    xo, Jersey Girl

  29. Love the laundry room. I don't have a laundry room, mine are located in the cellar and it's not pretty or nice but at least I have a washer and dryer. But if I had your laundry room, I'd be happy!

    Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party.


  30. LOvely laundry area Anne! Your saddle stools ROCK!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  31. The Cinderella of a laundry room is definitely ready to go to the ball. I am certain I can see glass slippers sparkling on the counter. Virginia

  32. Very nice space! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  33. I know that procrastination trick -- go work somewhere else because it's still "progress"! I only wish I had such a beautiful place to work! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

  34. So envious! What an awesome laundry space! You are so talented - amazing job AGAIN! :)

  35. Oh wow what a great job!

    Would love for you to link it up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great posts from your archive - there is a focus this week on laundry - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  36. where did you get the laundry sink? Aqua rocks!


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