Stebbins Remodel – The Laundry Room

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July 2, 2017

I am SO happy to say that this will probably be the last remodel post for a while!! We have officially crossed off the last room remodel on our list!


So, if you’re up to date on our remodels, you’ll see that we recently transformed the small bedroom downstairs into a bathroom, and our goal was to turn the old bathroom into our laundry room.
When we moved into our house, the washer and dryer hook up was actually in the kitchen beside the fridge. However, we added on to the house out past the kitchen, so we tore out the laundry hook up from the kitchen.

Here’s the room the day we moved into the house.
Some of you might remember my little mini-makeover that I did with this bathroom. It definitely helped give the room a little bit more life, but I’m not going to lie, I’ve been anxious to rip out this room from the day we bought the house!
FINALLY, after all this time, it was time for the transformation to start. We saved and moved the toilet, which was in great condition, to our new bathroom, and I gave that sink a facelift in the new bathroom. Never underestimate the power of a paint job, a prayer and a new faucet! I actually made that mirror, because A) the prices of mirrors in stores are INSANE and B) I couldn’t find one that I loved that fit my “vibe”, so of course, the mirror made the cut to the new bathroom as well πŸ™‚
As we were working on the new bathroom, this soon-to-be laundry room became our junk room. haha!
THEN, we started ripping shit out, which was extremely satisfying. My favorite part, other than decorating the finished room πŸ™‚
Dustin ripped out the old tub, and as you can see, there was some serious mold growing behind the toilet. Scub-a-dub-dub!
So……then this happened…..years and years of water damage from the sink and toilet left the floor rotted out……and in case you don’t have your glasses on, let me zoom this real quick…
Yes. A hole straight through the floor to the basement…..this was a bad day.
Dustin repaired the floor (obviously) And then FINALLY!!!! Water and power ran to the room, obviously there was already water and power, but Dustin had to re-work all of the plumbing and add 2 outlets. We also put down a floating vinyl floor. Super cost effective and water resistant. Honestly, I didn’t really care what it looked like, I was just happy to get rid of the sticky tile!!
TA-DAA!!!!! I can’t even tell you how happy looking at this photo and being able to finally post this blog entry!! I’m SO happy with how everything came together, and this tiny room actually feels MUCH bigger with the tub, toilet and sink out of there!
That cabinet was just a regular wood cabinet that was actually in the kitchen when we moved in. I saved it because it was in great condition, and I painted it white and gave er’ some new hardware! The shelves were $10 at a thrift store!! I can’t emphasis enough how much I LOVE thrift/antique shops!! Also, that sign says “welcome to the land of the lost socks” hahaha!
As you can see, we also painted! I actually painted this room the same color that I painted the bathroom. It’s warm, but it’s still light and neutral! It’s called Lambs Ear by Valspar!
It’s funny because a year ago, my mom and I were shopping around on of my favorite antique stores, and I was telling her how much I wanted to get one of those old washboards to hang in the laundry room, and just last week, I went to the same antique store, and snagged this little guy for $7! SCORE!
So, theres’s kind of an awkward space between the wall and the washer. I’m not entirely sure what to do with the space, but this will definitely do for now πŸ™‚
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT : The lamp and table were $20  each at Christmas Tree Shop!!!! GO GRAB ONE!! So cute!
I refurbished this mirror, and I LOVE the results!! A little paint, a cute sign and some branches can do a lot!! I also chose to hang this big mirror in here because it bounces the light, which causes the room to feel and look bigger than it is! Also, I actually get dressed in here quite a bit now, grabbing clothes from the dryer because honestly, I don’t fold clothes. haha! So, the big mirror and great lighting serve two purposes in this room.
You might remember that big star from the once-bathroom. It’s still in the same place, BUT I painted it navy! πŸ™‚
And there you have it! My laundry room renovation is DONE!!!!
A big thanks to my parents for letting me do my laundry at their house, for what seemed to be forever, and a big big thank you to Dustin for making 100% of this possible!!!
– Cristina