lovin this laundry room

I love having a true blue laundry room.
In our other house, the laundry room was basically the breakfast area…. disguised by a settee, but still in the kitchen.
Now, having a laundry room actually lets me have a door to shut, a place for the ironing board, and more. 
Here’s the before shot:
A nice navy mural with celestial stars among James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and of course, Elvis. 
Painting was on the list of must-do’s, but I was also a little saddened by the look of these laminate cabinets. While it was nice to have the storage, they really weren’t very deep, and the plastic-y look wasn’t totally my cup of tea. 
While touring a show house, there was open shelving everywhere – laundry room, butlers pantry…
*light bulb*
…I asked our contractor to take them down and build me some open shelving….
Here’s the painting mid-primer.
They also took up the tile on the floor so that we could lay brick pavers. 

I showed our wood worker these inspiration shots…I was really drawn to the open shelving, and they look so good when styled well too.

This is a mud room, but I loved the built ins, moldings, and brick floor.

Be still my heart. A gray washer and dryer!!!! 

And now here is my AFTER:
Lots of open shelving with baskets for all of our things. I even found a little spot for the small shelf that had been in our other kitchen.

Now, I can see all of my extra entertaining pieces so that I will be able to grab them easily.
The color of the walls and shelving is Mascarpone and the door is Wrought Iron.

It’s a super plus to have a sink in here, but those plastic legs weren’t cutting it. Out came some extra burlap and my hot glue gun. Easy peasy.
And you can see the brick floors too – they’re so pretty! 

The little valance and flower vases add a splash of fun too!

Who knew I’d be so pumped about a laundry room?