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A DIY Laundry Room makeover on a budget & using antique & vintage finds for decor to spruce it up!
Within a few weeks, we got the plumbing & electricity installed for the laundry room makeover and we had custom shelving built.
Our home was purchased almost three years ago, and I was thrilled to have a mudroom off to the kitchen. Along the way, we added a drying rack & decor. I just love how everything came together.
A bit of an issue
When the plumbing & electricity were getting installed, and we learned that the contractor was not able to insert them into the wall because behind the drywall was brick. Because of that, we did not want to cut into the brick, so we were ok with it being attached to the outs of the wall. It’s not necessarily how I envisioned it to be but it works!
I had a friend of mine who was selling items for a charitable cause and she knew I loved antiques & vintage finds, so she messaged me & asked me if I was interested in an old washboard made with wood & glass and I was like “um, yes please!” I was so excited.
Later in the week, I found out that my brother-in-law who also collects antiques was parting with some of his collection & ask if I wanted to come by & purchase some things to add to my collection.
Washboards are perfect for laundry room decor
He had some washboards (not that I needed more, but why not!) and I ended up purchasing two and he generously gave me a smaller one! One of the washboards had glass & the other one was metal. They look great in my laundry room displayed with some of the other treasures I collected along the way.
He also had an antique wash wringer that was in pristine condition. It was incredibly heavy too. I definitely had to have it and even got a bargain with a price tag of $45. My brother-in-law didn’t make a profit, but hey, what’s family for? At some point, I want to find more details on the wringer to see how old it is because I’m sure the price was well worth the investment.
And, of course, I had to add some plants & curtains to brighten up the space.
The transformation is amazing, and I just love how the laundry room came together & how all my treasures are displayed. Of course, it makes doing laundry much more enjoyable.
What do you think of the transformation? Leave me a comment & tell me what you think!
Have a fabulous day y’all!
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