Sunday, February 8, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

You can see more Met Monday before and afters by visiting Susan's blog here

Hubby said the laundry room didn't look that bad and at first I didn't think so either...then I took a picture..typical builder wire shelving left everything open for viewing and I hated that..so a visit to Home Depot was in order.

Some paint, these cabinets, new lighting and a bit of work and voila! A completely new look! All for less than $300.00!!



The only thing that is new now, a new washer and dryer since mine went kaput a few months later! This is an easy do-it-yourself project that we managed over a weekend! Eventually we plan on actually expanding the size of the room to add cabinets and a counter for folding and extra baskets as well as a place for a larger pantry!
Hope you enjoy all the other Met Monday make-overs!!
Hugs French;)
xoxox



53 comments:

"Blossom" said...

French, my looks like yours use to.
I am going to do something like you did. At least make it so I'll want to do the wash.

~CC Catherine said...

Hugs back Ma`dame French! ;) Have missed seeing your lil face the past few days! Hope all is getting better with the job search! Love the Laundry Room face lift, what a difference. I've been considering the same thing at my place. Same scenario of my before...I gotta do something this year, hopefully! ;) Time..time...time... ;) ~CC Catherine

bj said...

Oh, it looks just GREAT !! A really nice room!
xo bj

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooo. I am impressed! I was awake last night planning our laundry re-do. I s'pose it would help to get through the HUGE pile of dirty clothes!

French Cupboard said...

Oh it's wonderful! My husband wants those washer/dryer units so badly. I think he just like the new tech/gadgets ~ not the laundry end of it. =) Blessings... Polly

Cass said...

I have washday envy! Wow, what a wonderful place that is now, such a difference! Thank you for sharing it! -- Cass

kiakai / Kelly said...

Wow! What at difference! I don't remember the before, from RMS. I may have to borrow you and Gordon when I figure out how to do my laundry room. ;)
I love the transformation.
xoxoxo Kelly

SchmeckyGirl said...

Wow! What a difference! It's so pretty! And what a great price. I bet you love doing laundry now. Okay... I won't go THAT far. lol.

marty39 said...

The cabinets and the new paint and decorations look just gorgeous, and all the new storage is so wonderful. Great job Hugs, Marty

Helen said...

Good morning Ms. French! I know just how you felt ... everything seemed fine - until you took a photo and studied 'the look.' Your after is just terrific. So much easier to wash and dry those clothes I imagine!

Donna Marie said...

Wow!!!!!!!! Now that's a Transformation if I have ever saw one! :)

I am sooo loving the work that you and Gman put into your Laundry room!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Natalie said...

Gorgeous.

I have serious laundry room envy.

*sigh*

Melissa Miller said...

French this is A-MA-ZING!!!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

It looks terrific! I just wish I had a laundry room to makeover! We just have a stackable washer/dryer in a space only as big as the washer/dryer...stupid man builder!

xinex said...

Very nice, French! No clutter and very organized. So pleasing to the eye...Christine

Mama said...

Happy MM French, Your laundry room is gorgeous, I love the "laundry" picture above the cabinets. Love your new WM and TD. The first thing we bought when we came to the USA was the front loaders (top loaders are quite rare in England) :). another beautiful Metamorphosis. hugs, Kathy.

MeganSloan said...

Love the cabinets and how bright and pretty it is! And nice new washer and dryer combo. I'm jealous!

Paula said...

Wow! I love it.

Steph said...

Oh wow, I am envious too! That is a fantastic makeover and laundry space.

Susan said...

Looks great! We have shelves over our washer and dryer..and I am hoping to reuse our kitchen cabinet doors when we redo those...for our laundry area!

Love your washer and dryer...they are too large for our laundry "closet" (I measured and re-measured!)

Susan

Kim Chalfant said...

Looks fabulous!! I know what you mean about thinking our space looks OK until you take a photo. Wowza, then you can see what it really looks like. The cabinets make the area look sooooo much better. Love the new washer & dryer too. I need to do this in my laundry room.

An Accomplished Woman said...

Your laundry room is so beautiful. I love the new washer and dryer, of course. What a difference some cabinets make.

Jill said...

HUGE DIFFERENCE! It looks great! Now you have so much storage space to hide your goodys!!

Bo said...

Lisa...you need to forget that nursing business and skeedaddle directly into home design!! You could probably go for "Design Star" tryouts if you wanted to...
remember, life is SHORT...do what makes you HAPPY...or in my case, eat dessert FIRST! Hugs, ♥ Bo

claudie said...

OK I must say that looks SO MUCH BETTER.
You did a great job (oh let's not forget hubby).
Happy MET Day
Have a great week.
Love Claudie
xo

Linda said...

What a classy laundry room! Fantastic job! Linda

mbkatc230 said...

Wow, this looks great. Amazing transformation for the money. Much more pleasant for you I'm sure! Kathy

artis1111 said...

I looks so good French. My washer is going going..... not dead yet. Kathy

nikkicrumpet said...

It sure makes a HUGE impact to have a place to store and hide the less pretty things you have to have in your laundry room...and I am so jealous of your beautiful front loaders!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Incredible transformation! It might even make doing laundry less of a chore. So pretty. laurie

Maryrose said...

Great makeover! What a difference a weekend makes. Nice when hubby helps. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

DesignTies said...

Maybe I'm weird, but I'm crazy about a good looking laundry area... and your's looks terrific! I mean - if you've got to spend time in this area several times a week, why not make the experience pleasant! You've done just that.
Excellent!!
Victoria (one half of Design Ties)

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Lisa a simple but oh, so effective makeover! Love the idea, and love the new washer and dryer too! lol!!!

Shelia said...

Beautiful transformation, Frenchieness! Oh, I'm working on my laundry room too, but it ain't gonna be as pretty as yours!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Ooh, I heart your laundry room! I don't think there would ever be a chance in hell that Jimmy would spend money on, and then work on the laundry room. Nope, wouldn't happen here!

Justine :o )

Susan said...

Love the new laundry room! Beautiful!

~Mary said...

wow! what a difference!
I love it!!!
I wish I had talent like that!

squawmama said...

Hey French... Wow your makeover was awesome... what a difference it made in your laundry room... It is so much more elegant. I haven't been on for over a week and missed everyone terribly but when we RV with our group I am such a busy body I am out around 7:30 AM and don’t settle down till 11 PM... Then I am exhausted... LOL LOL you know Happy Hour and all...

Love YA
Hugs & Kisses
Donna

The Norwegian said...

Wow! What a difference. Everything behind closed doors!
Inspiring. Makes doing the laundry seem fun. Great post.

Twice as Nice said...

I have the same cabinets and love mine. What a difference a few cabinets can make. Wish I had the washer and dryer!!

DesignTies said...

Whoops, I missed your Met Monday post yesterday, sorry....

The cabinets are a HUGE improvement over the wire shelves!! It looks like a completely different space. Nice new washer & dryer, too. I'm hoping ours will break down soon so we can get some good-looking front loaders too!! ;-)

Kelly (the other half of DesignTies)

Envoy-ette said...

Much better! Affordable as well! (funny how a picture shows things differently then how we see it!)

Chris said...

WOW a huge difference. You did good girl. Hope you are feeling much better by now. Love Ya,
Chris

mrsben said...

GRRRRRRRREAT JOB, Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael said...

Ok, I'm majorly jealous of your laundry room...I've had grand plans for mine for 6 1/2 years now and it's never gotten past painting.

How do you like the LG appliances? Any trouble? My top load washer sounds like a jet engine when it's spinning...I imagine it will be the next thing to break.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

WOW girl.. this turned out fantastic... I'm sorry I'm so late in getting around.. way too many jobs and doctors visits.. more tomorrow.. thanks for the visit to see the creamy hutch full of blue memories.. I always enjoy your visits.. I hope all is well your way.. hugs ~lynne~

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa! Just wanted you to know I can't get to Blogge'ville... something is not working. - SherylCanadianGirl

janet said...

now Lisa, that is a laundry room, i just have a nook....lol very very nice. When you get a minute i could use your opinions on my dilemma, please and thank you. How have you been feeling these days
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

Anonymous said...

Whoops, false alarm! I am able 'now' to get through to Bloggville, although I wasn't able to do so last evening or today.

Wondering why there are only 3 comments on chapter 25? Perhaps, most don't know it is posted.
- SherylCanadianGirl

sue said...

Hi French, i unveiled my new blog tonight and will be deleting canwetalk-sue, come by and add your name to my followers! astitchinthyme-sue, TTYL!! xo

Picket said...

Oh I love this Frenchie...I remember it from RMS and have even showed it to Bill many a time...mine isn't wide enough to put the tall cabinet on the side...so for now I still have the shelves over the top of my washer & dryer. One day I shall have cabinets!!!!! lol

janet said...

aww lisa, im so sorry to hear that you still are not feeling well and you were much to kind to come by and post a comment on my corner, thanks for that, but next time girl, dont you worry about it. Take care of you
hugs
janet

Karen said...

Hi French, I just found your wonderful Blog!

I LOVE, LOVE, your laundry area...it turned out beautifully.

Karne

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