Colleen's house

Laundry Room After

Well we finished the laundry room and it was every bit as magical as I hoped.  Mostly because there are no longer random pieces of furniture strewn all over the hallway being in my way.  We haven’t quite put the doors back on the closet/room but that is a minor detail that I can’t be bothered with right now.  Because look how glorious!


Please keep in mind that this is obnoxiously difficult to photograph.  The light sources aren’t great and it is super cramped so I couldn’t find an angle that would really capture it’s beauty.  But that’s ok.  As per usual, I forgot to take a real before picture because we get so excited about the project that we jump right in….and then take 5 months to finish. Here is a picture I took while we were painting after I realized that I hadn’t taken a before picture.  There were those standard metal racks at the very top of the closet with lots and lots of crap on them.  And you can see the paint situation.  Also, we got a new washer and dryer because the old ones were made in approximately 1975 and took 5 times to wash and dry one load of clothes.  Obnoxious.


We painted the room the same color as our front living room and downstairs powder room – Benjamin Moore Opal Essence.  The shelving unit and drying rack are from Ikea, the striped bins are from the Container Store, and the painting is by Clare Elsaesser.  And that is actually sugar in the glass container.  Because I thought it would look pretty but didn’t want to pour actual detergent in it.  Don’t tell anyone.




  1. Kat Faux

    I really felt the article should of focused on the pain and suffering that the installer of the shelf went through.

  2. Taylor

    This is glorious! Looks like something from a magazine.

    • Colleen

      Aww thanks love!

  3. marilyn

    Looks good.

    • Colleen

      Thanks pops!

  4. Stephanie

    It turned out beautiful!!!!

    • Colleen

      Thanks Mom G!

  5. Jean Wilks

    GREAT JOB!!!
    So proud of you and Corey!

    • Colleen

      Thanks Jean 🙂

  6. Carolyn

    Such a smart idea to add in the cube shelving. My laundry room has so much dead wall space.
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