I know that the word farmhouse has been overused as of late, but I am here to show you that this modern farmhouse laundry room renovation can withstand the current decor trend for many years.
6 items that absolutely create a farmhouse laundry room vibe:
Having a vintage porcelain utility sink was priority #1 when I was designing this space. I was lucky enough to score one off of Craigslist for $150.00. Since the sink was in mint condition, a good cleaning was literally all it needed to shine.
We added a faucet from Wayfair to be able to easily give our small dogs a bath and to spray out stains on our clothes. We also bought these table legs which were attached underneath the sink to give it some additional support. I painted them black using Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Shiplap. Yes, shiplap is definitely a must for all of us Joanna Gaines fans! I just love the texture and feel it gives a room. We bought ours from Home Depot in 4×8 sheets of plywood and had a millwork associate cut 6″ wide planks for us.
My husband installed the planks. I used Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint that I had custom matched in Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore. Behr Premium Plus Ultra is my favorite line of paint for interior and exterior painting projects. This paint covers beautifully and often with just one coat.
When we were designing this space, I knew I wanted to incorporate barn doors on our utility area. We needed doors that were able to hide the furnace, water heater and plumbing that are all eyesores. The barn doors not only hide all that, but they also allow for easy access in case any of those items ever need servicing or replaced.
These barn doors are the real deal. They came off an old barn that was being torn down. These doors are legit and extremely solid. My husband cut the doors down to size and I painted them in color Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore. These iron handles from Magnolia Market were added for easy opening. You can also find the sliding track we installed to hang the barn doors on Amazon.
I fell in love with patterned tile recently. I know that it can go in and out of style; however, it was a component I definitely wanted to add to the laundry room to liven it up. Choosing a black and white pattern is classic and will last through changing trends. This one from Home Depot was an excellent price and exactly what I was looking for.
The laundry room was my first solo tiling gig and it was such a fun experience. My husband was out of town working and I surprised him when I sent him photos of my progress. I’m a little biased; but for my first time, I don’t think it looks too bad!
When we were finished with the walls and installing the sink, I knew there was space on the other side of the dryer to install some kind of storage unit. I love uniqueness and a standard box storage cabinet wasn’t going to work for me. So, I stored the dimensions of the space in my notes on my phone to have it handy when I was out shopping. I also knew I wanted to add some blue to the room because it is one of my favorite colors.
So, you can only imagine my excitement when I came in sight of this dresser at the Hobnob Market. I was completely blown away by the original crystal knobs, as well as, the layers upon layers of paint. BUT–that gorgeous blue, along with the excellent price, was what sealed the deal. Plus, its dimensions were perfect for our space! It was definitely meant to be ~ love it when that happens!!
And last, but not least, a jute rug. The texture that this style of rug adds to the room is so amazing. I really like how thick it is too. The color is perfect for bringing all the elements of the room together. It also feels incredible to walk on with bare feet. Just a little side bonus while you are working hard on the dirty laundry! There are many different styles of jute rugs available ~ this one from Overstock is similar to the one shown in our laundry room.
Creating a space you love to look at and that feels cozy sure makes completing a daily chore more enjoyable! Don’t you agree?
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