Before & After: Laundry Nook Refresh

published Jan 20, 2014
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Potential can be a dangerous thing. Like when I sell myself on a fixer-upper accent chair from Goodwill, convinced I’ll watch a YouTube video one day and learn how to upholster it back to glory. “But it’s got so much potential,” I tell myself, while the chair collects dust in the basement. Bri of Emerson Grey designs saw similar potential in this laundry nook in a potential new home…

Thankfully, her story ends better. Since the laundry area in her previous rental was a multi-purpose space shared with the pantry, Bri was excited to turn this bland space (with potential!) into a bright and cheerful spot to wash and fold laundry (not an easy feat for those of us who hate the task).

(Image credit: Emerson Grey Designs)

Mission accomplished. The whole project cost practically nothing for Bri and her husband. After a coat of paint on the walls and the cabinets, they moved themselves and their previously owned front-loading laundry machines into the house. The countertop is an extraneous door repurposed from the bathroom, which got plugged and painted before being mounted to the wall with inexpensive shelf hardware. Add a few accessories and bam, brand new bright and cheery laundry nook.

Check out more photos of the finished space on Emerson Grey Designs.

Re-edited from a post originally published 1.20.14-NT