I am a huge fan of Shiplap walls. If my husband would let me, I think I would cover my entire house in it. So, it wouldn’t surprise you if I said that my Shiplap Laundry Room is one of my favorite spaces in my house. However, this space is small. The room is 6′ X 6’9 with an additional door alcove area. It was a challenge to design because it had to serve as a mudroom, laundry room and offer great storage solutions. You can see how I made all that happen below.
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Built in Cabinets
When we moved in this room was empty with just a wire closet shelf going across this wall and an ugly utility tub mounted to the wall. There was no storage or function in the space. The first update to this room was adding stock cabinets from Home Depot. I added the hardware and crown molding to the top of the cupboards and put some spacers along the sides to cover the gap between the cupboard and the wall. The cut file for this Laundry Sign is available for free, just subscribe to receive the password. Then go to this page and enter it.
Shiplap and Coat Hooks
The shiplap was purchased from a big box store and attached using a brad nailer. At the top of the wall I added a primed 1×6 board for the coat hooks. I used screws to attach them to the studs so they were secure enough to support the coats. The top cap is a 1 x 2 attached with glue and brad nails. I made the Laundry Sign out of pine boards and used my Silhouette Cameo to design and cut out the letters. To learn how to build the sign, go to this post.
I had a lot of angles in this room, so to cover the edges of the shiplap boards, I ripped the shiplap in half and framed each section out. The above picture shows the detail.
I purchased and installed this laundry tub from Home Depot.
Laundry Room Counter
The counter top is from the Home Depot, I just gave them my measurements and picked out the finish. They cut a small area out of the back of the counter for plumbing/electrical access. Then I built a white shelf to cover it (you can see part of it in the picture below). To install the counter, I added cleats to the left and back wall. To support the right side of the counter I built a small support wall out of 2 X 4’s and covered it with bead board. Then I attached the counter from underneath with (L) brackets. I also added that beautiful light fixture from Overstock. The flooring is Pergo XP, Hand Sawn Oak.
Key Hooks & Paint Color
I added some hooks to keep track of our car keys, since this room leads strait to the garage. The paint color is Sherwin-Williams, Riverway 6222 in Satin.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my laundry room update. I hope you found some ideas for your own laundry room update.
List of resources:
Paint: Behr Snowy Pine (White) & Sherwin-Williams Riverway 6222
Stock Cabinets: Home Depot
Countertop: Home Depot
Laundry Tub: Home Depot
Light Fixture: Overstock
Flooring: Pergo XP, Hand Sawn Oak
Silhouette Cameo: to design & cut vinyl
Vinyl: Cricut Black Viny
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