DIY Laundry and Mud Room Makeover Reveal

April 13, 2021

Mud room and laundry makeover with tons of added storage. 

Whoohoo, the reveal day is here -- I'm done with the laundry and mud room makeover! The main goal of these updates was to add more functional storage, and I definitely accomplished that. 

And even with all of that new storage, this has become the prettiest room in the house! It is so lovely! Marrying form and function is my favorite thing. 

Before I share a million pictures, let's recap where we started and what I've added over the past couple of months. You can see my plan to add more storage to this mud/laundry room combo here.

This side of the room was where I focused most of my time: 
hiding kitty litter under folding table

We had the countertop to start with, and I added a curtain around the bottom to hide the kitty litter. 

Those metal brackets and simple wood shelves were the same that I had in our kitchen for awhile. 

Problem was, the counter was usually a MESS of stuff that didn't have a home or needed to go out to the garage: 
adding pretty storage mud room

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So I had a couple of upper cabinets moved over to this spot, and I installed the four base cabinets with drawers: 
Four drawer base cabinets with uppers

I later installed that gorgeous herringbone countertop, added some much needed character to the front of those cabinets, installed new hardware and the tile backsplash and shelves

blue base cabinets uppers with shelves in between

I decided early on that I would need to fill in that space above the cabinets. More on that in a bit! 

These upper cabinets were the ones we moved to the other wall -- they didn't function well for us in this laundry space:  
washer and dryer with cabinets above

DIY long shelf built in over washer dryer

It works SO much better for us! I also did this at our old house and we missed it.

The final piece of this pretty puzzle was the blue and cream floral wallpaper I picked for the long wall in here: 

I can't forget the extra storage in this closet as well! 

I added those floating shelves in that dead space and moved the kitty litter into this closet: 

A few have asked where we keep coats and outdoor stuff. The coats go in a coat closet most of the year, and on the bench hooks during the winter. Most of our outdoor gear is in the cubbies above the bench. 

Now for my favorite part -- the before and after pics! 

Here's the folding table wall before: 
folding table laundry room with shelves

And this is how it looks now!: 
dark blue base cabinets white uppers

That open shelving in between the cabinets is the perfect way to make cabinet spacing work!: 
dark blue and white cabinets with brass hardware

mud room folding counter with wallpaper

Blue floral wallpaper mud room cabinets

I filled in that space above the cabinets just like I did in the kitchen at our last house. It's really just building a big box and trim to make it look built in. 

I secure it to the beams in the ceiling as well so the weight is not directly on the cabinets. 

Here's a way back photo of how that wall looked after we moved in: 
folding table laundry room

And after all the added storage and pretty touches!: 
DIY shaker front cabinets white uppers

adding pretty storage to laundry room

Do you see my creeper in the doorway? 😂

And now we have a place to put everything, so the counter is free to fold clothes. 

The washer and dryer on that long wall before: 
cabinets above top loader washer

And how this spot looks now, with the cabinets moved and the long shelf that creates easy access to our laundry supplies: 
Pretty laundry room storage shelf

That little hook I added for hanging pants and shirts is one of my favorite parts!:
Pretty storage for laundry needs

Pretty glass jars for laundry detergent

botanical fantasty peel and stick wallpaper

We've had that drying rack for years -- I just built a simple wood frame for it so it pops on the peel and stick wallpaper background. 

I'll link all of the items in this room at the bottom of the post! 

This is truly the laundry/mud room of my dreams now! I absolutely ADORE this space. 

Funny thing -- having a clean, organized (and yes, pretty) spot for laundry really does make a difference. I find it much more enjoyable to do laundry now: 
Laundry room with blue white cabinets for storage
Our ceiling lights are the Suzette Ceiling Mounts.

As you can see, Colby followed me around as I took photos. He clearly thinks this is his room now: 
Wallpaper accent wall laundry mud room

Other than the cat door and crown molding, this part of the room didn't change much: 
Shiplap gray wall mud room

Whitestone Benjamin Moore paint color

The changes weren't difficult, but they were a lot of work! If that makes sense. ;) I'm super proud of everything I did in here -- I don't think I could love it more.  

As always, thank you for following along on my DIY journeys! I hope this room inspires you as well: 

Botanical fantasy blue beige wallpaper

mud room folding counter with wallpaper

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments! 

You can find links to the projects and products below: 

Decor in this space: 
Brass lamp on counter
Find all of the glass jars I used here
Magnetic lint bin for dryer 
Creamy square backsplash tile

DIY projects 

Paint colors
Base cabinets in Cyberspace
Trim is Pure White 
Walls are Whitestone 

See my small space laundry room makeover in our last home here!:
small laundry room storage shelves

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  1. Beautiful! You've created another lovely (and functional) space. Laundry will definitely be more enjoyable now.

  2. Looks amazing as always!

  3. Gorgeous! And always so impressed by how much you do yourself. And always love a cat photo bomb. My cat's litter box is in the guest bath (it's okay because it's just the two of us.) And the laundry is in the garage (Florida). So while I can't do much because of lack of space, I love following along.

  4. Your additions to this room are really nice and I love the function! Way to go!

  5. Looks amazing! I understand completely the clutter on the counter. I have that same issue in my laundry room even though I have tons of cabinets. Love the wallpaper too.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE Your laundry room is beautiful! I just recently did mine as well but now I want to paint my vanity! The pop of blue color is beautiful!

  7. WOW! STUNNING! I would love doing laundry a lot more in that room, too! Truly, a beautiful job!

  8. Yet another beautiful TDC transformation! And this one looks like it should have always been there, too! The navy cabinets are gorgeous - I really love it all! Such a happy place to be! Congratulations, can't wait to see what's next!

  9. Amazing! Have to admit that I envy your skills!

  10. Absolutely beautiful! What a transformation!

  11. I love it! I have followed you for years...and have attempted many of your DIYs. Or roped my dad or hubs into doing it...haha. We will be moving into a new home within a year or so and I'm so excited to go back through your archives and find inspiration to make it our own. Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Beautiful! I need a laundry room to diy! The tiles are gorgeous.

  13. Beautiful! I don't blame Colby for claiming the room as his very own. He clearly has impeccable taste.

  14. The wallpaper is out of bounds soooo pretty & fresh!!! The cat door- genius!!!


  15. This is an incredible transformation, you are so creative and your vision for a space is impressive! I do laundry in my 52 year old garage, so this is a total dream space for me!

  16. Fantastic!!! I love seeing your DIY additions to your home! I was looking for the link to the shelves between the is probably right in front of me

  17. It's all so nice! Looks like a very roomy area. Do you actually use the folding area to fold laundry? (I remember when you first started referring to it as a folding table, I was confused thinking a table that folds up. Ha) - Chrissy


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