storage, and I definitely accomplished that.
And even with all of that new storage, this has become the prettiest room in
the house! It is so lovely! Marrying form and function is my
This side of the room was where I focused most of my time:
We had the countertop to start with, and I added a curtain around the bottom
to hide the kitty litter.
Problem was, the counter was usually a MESS of stuff that didn’t have a home
or needed to go out to the garage:
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I decided early on that I would need to fill in that space above the
cabinets. More on that in a bit!
These upper cabinets were the ones we moved to the other wall — they didn’t
function well for us in this spot:
It works SO much better for us! I also did this at our old house and we
A few have asked where we keep coats and outdoor stuff. The coats go in a coat closet most of the year, and on the bench hooks during the winter. Most of our outdoor gear is in the cubbies above the bench.
Now for my favorite part — the before and after pics! Here’s the folding
table wall before:
And this is how it looks now!:
our last house. It’s really just building a big box and trim to make it look built in. I secure it to the beams in the ceiling as
well so the weight is not directly on the cabinets.
Here’s a way back photo of how that wall looked after we moved in:
And after all the added storage and pretty touches!:
The washer and dryer on that long wall before:
And how this spot looks now, with the cabinets moved and the long shelf that
creates easy access to our laundry supplies:
We’ve had that drying rack for years — I just built a simple wood frame for
it so it pops on the wallpaper background. I’ll link all of the items in this
room at the bottom of the post!
This is truly the laundry/mud room of my dreams now! I absolutely ADORE this space. Funny thing — having a clean, organized (and yes, pretty) spot
for laundry really does make a difference. I find it much more enjoyable to do
As you can see, Colby followed me around as I took photos. He clearly thinks
this is his room now:
Other than the cat door and crown molding, this part of the room didn’t change
The changes weren’t difficult, but they were a lot of work! If that makes
sense. 😉 I’m super proud of everything I did in here — I don’t think I could
love it more.
As always, thank you for following along on my DIY journeys! I hope this room
inspires you as well:
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!
You can find
links to the projects and products below:
Decor in this space:
Base cabinets in Cyberspace
Trim is Pure White
Walls are Whitestone