Rustic Industrial Laundry Room Reveal

June 29, 2016

Y’all. I can’t even believe I’m saying this. The laundry room is DONE! Finally! It seriously has been the project that never ends! It was the first big build project my husband and I have ever done, and that, combined with a rough start to pregnancy, and now a new baby, it has taken us almost a year and a half to complete it! But, it’s done! It’s over! It’s complete! I have so many emotions about this from excitement to relief! And I am sooooo happy with how it all came together. Pretend my face looks like the heart eyes emoji because that’s exactly the face I’m making over here!!!

Tons of DIY ideas for a rustic industrial laundry room makeover

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It was so long ago that you probably don't remember what our laundry looked like before. Let me refresh your memory....

This laundry room got a beautiful makeover! Great before and after!


YUCK.

So, in our kitchen, there were bi-fold doors which opened to a washer, dryer, laundry tub, and cabinets. It was too moist to store any food there, so the previous owners stored food in the basement. I thought that sounded like a whole lot of up and down the stairs, so we stored our food in the main kitchen cabinets. I daydreamed about one day having an actual pantry instead of overflowing cupboards and of having a more functional (and maybe a little pretty, of course) laundry room. 

So, my husband and I knocked out the wall of the old laundry room and expanded into the garage. (For this to make more sense, you can check out my laundry room progress post from forever ago). We created a doorway to create some separation between the new laundry room and pantry. All of it was not without difficulty and a bit of a learning curve (hello, plumbing and electric!), and took a little help from some family and great friends.

I would love to say there is a brand spankin' new washer and dryer set in our new space, but we decided to keep the current ones until they croak (they're from the 70s, so I'm banking on them croaking any day now ;) But, despite the old appliances, I am thrilled with how everything turned out. And besides, they just add to that antique charm, right? ;)

Okay, okay, enough chit chat. I have a zillion more progress pictures I could show you, but you've waited long enough, I've waited long enough, let's just cut to the chase. Here's what I've been talking about for the last year and a half!

DIY rustic industrial light fixture for laundry room

Those cabinets are stock cabinets from Home Depot with these knobs in "Bedford Nickel." The cabinets give us the perfect amount of space to store laundry detergent, stain removers, the iron, our garment steamer, and some infrequently used linens.

I think the chicken wire light fixture might be my favorite DIY in this space. It turned out so much better than I pictured it!!!

Love this rustic ironing board hanger and DIY wood-trimmed canvas laundry room art!

I've shared with you how I made that rustic ironing board hanger and the wood trimmed canvas art. (I swear, the stain color itself is what makes me love it all so much!!!)

Great idea to use a shadow box for dryer sheet storage in the laundry room!

On top of the dryer, I have a galvanized bucket as a trash can to empty dryer lint into. I stained an unfinished wooden shadow box and put dryer sheets in it. Now they can be easily accessible and pretty! ;)

DIY rustic industrial laundry room shelving

I'm kind of obsessed with these shelves we made. We stained some 1" x 8" pine boards with my favorite stain and installed them using these brackets.

DIY rustic industrial laundry room shelving

I, of course, had a ton of fun picking out accessories for the shelving! (Many of them are no longer available, so I have linked to some similar items for you. I bought those spools at HomeGoods (similar item). I bought a craft washboard from Michaels (similar item) and stained it. The pitchers are from Ikea and Michaels. On the second shelf, the plant is from Ikea. The ampersand is from Michaels. The "wash" print was found on Saved By Love Creations and the frame is from Hobby Lobby. I filled a jar with clothespins. And that gorgeous vintage scale was found at a local vintage market (you can find similar ones on Ebay). 

DIY rustic industrial laundry room shelving idea. Love those laundry hampers!

I searched and searched for laundry bins that fit the look I was going for. I finally found these hampers at Walmart, and I love them!

A rustic industrial style laundry makeover with lots of easy DIY decor ideas!

I'm SO in love with this view. It's so me. And there's something special about it just knowing it's the only space in our home that we have actually created ourselves from top to bottom, every inch. <3

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Wall color: Sherwin Williams "Heron Plume"
Trim color: Sherwin Williams "Frosty White"


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A rustic industrial style laundry makeover with lots of easy DIY decor ideas!

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18 comments

  1. I am in LOVE with your new laundry room, Nicole! All of the wood accents and the adorable accessories are just perfect! You guys did such a fantastic job. It's absolutely stunning!

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    1. Thank you SO much, Sarah! I'm really happy with how it all came together!

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  2. Such a beautiful space to work in now Nicole!! Great job y'all!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! Now, doing laundry won't seem like such a chore!

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  3. Wow! Love it Nicole, it looks so good!! It was well worth the wait!!

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    1. Thanks, Bre! It took way longer than expected, but it was SO worthh it!

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  4. Fabulous!! It's so crisp and clean and functional....and those shelves are just the thing! Congrats on a job well done :)

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    1. Thank you, Erin! The shelves are one of my favorite parts!

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  5. WOW! What a transformation! It looks so great. I love all of the gorgeous accessories you used on the shelves, too! I bet you cannot wait to do laundry - ha!

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend! I can'ttttt wait to do laundry lol

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  6. Love love love this room!! We are about to redo our laundry room so I'll definitely be taking some inspiration from this room!

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    1. Thanks, Madison!! I can't wait to see your new laundry room too!! :)

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  8. Awe this is soo great! i put together a list of deco for our new laundry room we will be getting and your room has almost all the same things! i was inspired by ur cotton flowers!! ill hafto try and steal that idea except im not sure where to start looking for those? : ) anyways thank you for the post! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it! I hope it works well for your new laundry room too :)

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  9. Nicole -- It came out so beautifully and I think it was well worth the wait. :-) Life threw you guys some loops, and that's okay! You got there in the end. Enjoy your time with your family and this laundry room for years to come.

    Also -- super impressed that washer/dryer set is still kicking! They don't build them to last that long anymore. Haha.

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    1. Thank you so much, Megan! :) It took us a while to get this project done, but it was well worth it!! I can't believe our washer and dryer are still going either!!! But until they decide to kick the bucket, I can save that money for more projects instead ;)

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