Laundry Room Love

While I love the look of board and batten, I must say, of all rooms in the house, I think I loathe painting the laundry room the most.  I become “Crouching Mother, Hidden Painter” working behind the washer and dryer, but there is just no easy way around it. (Especially since I didn’t think to do it before we moved in.  When the room was empty.) 
You may remember, we started with the hallway, since it was a good place for us to get our feet wet.  Again, like the hallway, the laundry room had flat paint, and the board and batten treatment was a good way to not only make the walls bright and cheery, but also much easier to clean and maintain!  While I still plan on some more repainting in this new house of ours, for the moment, I like the laundry room color, since it looks so cute with the window treatment.  Ok enough chit chat – on to the eye candy. 
Here is the true “Before” of this room – we had not yet moved in and it looks nice and spacious with no washer and dryer.  See, cute window treatment, right?

Here is the laundry room with the boards up – sorry about the blown highlights of the window, but you get the idea…

And the finished product – took the photos last night, I couldn’t wait any longer! 
The hook-thingy on the wall as well as the green shelving unit are both from Ballard Designs Outlet.  I honestly don’t know exactly what the intended use is for either of them, but for my purposes, they work.

This is an edited-for-blog version of the amount of shoes/coats/backpacks that pass through this room on a daily basis.  Trust me when I tell you we use MANY of the hooks on the wall hook thingy, and if I could get my kids to corral their shoes to a central location, the shelves would be overflowing (assuming the shoes made it to the shelves, that is).

I do love the drawers that come with this unit.  Perfect for hats, gloves and scarves!  And yes, those are slippers sitting there.  Part of my attempt at getting my kids to take their shoes off vs. traipsing dirt through our new house.  It’s a work in progress…
Thanks for looking.  Now I need to tackle the laundry that has been piling up in my dining room during this project!  Seriously, if someone showed up at my front door, I would turn off all of the lights and pretend I wasn’t home.  It’s that bad.


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    February 7, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

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    Handy Man, Crafty Woman
    February 12, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Looks so great! I LOVE that piece of furniture. That is so perfect for the shoes, hats, etc. I need to find something better for our shoes.

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    Inspire Me Heather
    April 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Fabulous job! It turned out gorgeous and I linked this to my laundry rooms post too today!

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    Jena @ Involving Color
    April 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Jenny, this looks amazing! Your entire home is just gorgeous. I'd love to add a few of your room images to my inspiration galleries and include you in a feature post. Let me know if you're interested!

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    April 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I have searched high and low for that type of shoe bench and cannot find it. I looked all over the Ballard Designs Website. Do you have a helpful hint as to where I can find one or what it's called so I can search for it?

    Jennifer – [email protected]

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    Stacey B
    March 24, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Love it!!! I wish I had more space in my laundry room to corral shoes etc.

    Alton Low Console from Ballard Designs Outlet for $299

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