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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    January 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    wow, I love how you changed the space! It looks terrific! The green is wonderful, too. Great job!

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    January 15, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Love the laundry and especially the curtain. Did you make it?…..if not, could you email me a detail of it? Thanks. Liz
    [email protected]

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    January 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Wow – I am jealous of that great laundry room! Great job on your B&B. And hold up – Ballard Designs OUTLET? Where can I find one of those?!

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    January 16, 2011 at 1:56 am

    What a beautiful use of batten board! I love that you incorporated the shelves and hooks!

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    January 16, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Great job! I love the room! I get it about the shoes, my kids have them all over the front room!

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    January 17, 2011 at 2:13 am

    love the little shoe dresser

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    January 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    What a fabulous makeover!!!!! I love the board and batten look. The hooks and shelf unit are fabulous – useful and pretty!!! The colors you chose are great, too. A room like that would make you WANT to do laundry!!!

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    January 17, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Gorgeous! I love how you brightened the room! The little shelf with drawers is super cute and a great way to keep things organized.

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    Gypsy Brocante
    January 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Only in my dreams … well done!

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    jeanne @ juNxtaposition
    January 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    oh i WAAANT the shoe shelf thingy…i love love love it ! great job !

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    Trisha @ The Sweet Survival
    January 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    So fabulous! The shoe shelf is great!!

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    Design Love
    January 18, 2011 at 4:06 am

    I love the clever use of space, shoes, hats, mitts, Nap-saks… dream to have this kind of organization!!!


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    Ashley@My Humble Abode
    January 18, 2011 at 5:40 am

    I just ran across your blog and wanted to say hello! The laundry room looks great! I love the green shelf! I will definitely be following your blog!

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    pk @ Room Remix
    January 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    The board and batten really does lighten and brighten the room! I really like the way you've used the two ballard pieces too.

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    Sawdust and Paperscraps
    January 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Love it! I'm totally jealous of the space. I always say "my next house will have a bigger laundry room," but it never comes true. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. 🙂 Sandra

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    January 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Your laundry room looks amazing! I'm planning on doing board and batten in my laundry room, too, but the whole room needs a complete overhaul so I'm not sure when it'll happen. Your gorgeous laundry room will go in my inspiration file for when we're ready to tackle the project.

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    The Inspired Nest
    January 19, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Your laundry room looks great and I am so jealous! Mine is the garage and I just hate that! That storage unit from Ballards is just perfect!

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    January 19, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Your laundry room looks marvelous! I love it!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

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    Vanessa@Southern In My Heart
    January 19, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Hi! I just found your blog through Kim's boring to better party and have to tell you that I think your laundry room transformation is FABULOUS! I love it! I'm so wanting to add some charm and character to ours but have been putting it off. Maybe this is the motivation I'm needing! 🙂 I'm enjoying going through your previous posts and getting to know you better and I'm now your newest follower. Stop by sometime and say 'hi' if you get a chance!

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    January 19, 2011 at 5:33 am

    This is an awesome post, I would really love it if you linked this up to Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage, the link will be up all Week! Take care, Mary :O)

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    Farmer's Wyfe
    January 19, 2011 at 6:11 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! Such a great laundry room!!

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    January 19, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Wow, what a dream laundry room you have. You get to do your laundry in style! I get to look at insulation, concrete and cobwebs and a leaky oil tank! No wonder my mountains of laundry never go away! What a great project though – really brightened up the room and made the beautiful cabinets pop by contrasting with the white!


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    January 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    It looks fabulous !! And, it's truly amazing what a difference the board and batten makes. So bright and cheery! We added beadboard in our mud room … love the difference. Have a great day, Becca

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    Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    January 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    What a great looking laundry room. Mine is a quarter of the size of yours and needs a makeover badly. I wish I could get the mister to add board and batten in there, but probably not. Thanks so much for joining the party and I hope you add a link to the party next time. Have a wonderful week.

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    January 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I just found your blog from Savvy Southern Style. Your laundry room looks absolutely lovely. Hmmm, maybe that's what I need to get inspired to do wash 🙂 Will come back soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Two Carolina Nesters
    January 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Great job! The board and batten really brightens up the space!

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    Kim @ Sand and Sisal
    January 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT (said in a high,sing-song voice)!!!! I am so inprired by all your board and batten! Great outcome!

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    Dear Sweet Home
    January 20, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Great laundry room! I love to see pretty laundry rooms!

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    January 20, 2011 at 2:41 am

    I LOVE this room! Great job and I love your blog too!

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    January 20, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    What a great idea! I'm loving the walls!

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    Courtney ~ French Country Cottage
    January 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hi there- what a fantastic transformation!! I love how it came out- the walls look fabulous in board and batten!! Stopping by from Kim's party today- stop by and say hello sometime! 🙂

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    Melissa Miller
    February 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Very well organized! It is large and bright as well. Gorgeous job! 🙂

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    Jen @
    February 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Beautiful room!!!! I love the wall treatments and hooks. Wow – it looks amazing!!


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    February 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    love the transformation! i didn't get my laundry room done, but this is great inspiration to keep on trucking!

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    February 4, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Love the board & batten! Love the storage bench & hooks! It turned out fabulous! Great job!

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    1 Funky Woman
    February 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I want one of those things for my kids shoes and hats/gloves. If that isn't what it is intended for it should be advertised as such. I love the pegs on the wall you added for coats.

    Great job in there and the wall treatment is fabulous!

    I linked up and would love you to stop over!


    New follower!

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    The Domestic Chick
    February 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I just love the shoe shelf/hutch…i don't know what do you call that:)…but it is such a lovely piece. The board and batten is such a classic look that adds a huge amount of character. Great job!

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    Traci@ Beneath My Heart
    February 4, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I love the board and batten and the hooks and the storage unit! Oh, I love it all!!! What a beautiful laundry room. Thank you so much for linking up to my party! 🙂

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    February 5, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I love your laundry room, especially the hooks and storage unit. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday through Saturday and would love for you to join the party if you get a chance.

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    Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    February 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I love it! The whole room has a great feel to it. Love the board and batten and the color. Everything looks great!

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