Here's what we started with.
We knew that those shelves were definitely not going to work for us, so Mr. DIY headed off to Lowes the day after we moved in to pick up 2 wall cabinets and a tall cabinet. Since our garage was a lot smaller, we needed to store cat food and a lot of cleaning tools, batteries and light bulbs in the tall cabinet which we kept in the garage at our last house.
Lowes carries these cabinets in stock and they were affordable and simple to install.
That was about all we did until this month. We had a couple of spare weekends, so Mr. DIY painted the walls and ceiling Sherwin Williams Silver Strand (cut 25%) and installed 2 additional can lights.
What a difference those can lights make! It is now super bright in the laundry room and I enjoy being able to sort black socks easily!
I painted the baskets and made new liners a couple of years ago and they work perfectly and keep me organized. I use one basket for socks without a match, one for rags and one for miscellaneous things. You can find how I made the liners HERE.
I repainted the coat rack a couple of weeks ago while Mr. DIY was painting the room.
Here's how the laundry room looks now.
Here you can see the laundry room from the dining room. The door to the garage is around the corner in the hallway to the right, between the laundry room and dining room.
We still have some additions to make in this room...We might get a pendant light for ceiling, Mr. DIY will be installing a farmhouse sconce and a hanging rod over the sink and I'm working on a print for over the sink.
Here's the light we ordered from Amazon for over the sink:
For now, though, I think it's perfect!
Hope today is a good day for you!