Laundry Mud Room Dream Makeover!

It’s been a long time coming….

After nearly 9 years of going up and down the basement stairs of my home to do the household laundry I FINALLY have the laundry mudroom of my dreams!

Are you ready to see the BEFORE????

The before was actually an covered small outdoor patio directly off of our porte-cochere.

Our contractor closed off the walls so we could convert the small patio into our laundry mudroom.

We never used the small patio space so it made sense to close it off and utilize it.

Why did it take nine long years to finally move my laundry room from the basement?

Well, all it took was me slipping and falling down the basement stairs one day with a pile of laundry

in my arms for my husband to say “Oh S*#@!!!. I best we do something NOW to fix this situation. πŸ˜‰

The results turned our better than I could have ever imagined!

Our door from the garage to the mudroom.

I commissioned the lovely and super talented Debi Coules to hand paint my Hayslip Cottage sign.

She did a gorgeous job! I absolutely love it!

The hall tree I found at the Big Peach Antiques Mall. It was a dark mahogany wood that I painted and added pretty shabby appliques from Do It Yourself Chic.

I knew from the very beginning that I wanted pale mint green walls with black and white tile floors.

The paint is called “Mint Fizz” by Behr paint.

I have storage baskets for umbrellas and linens.

While the cute lamb planter hold my car keys.

The candy apple red machines look GREAT in the laundry room!

The cabinets are ThomasvilleΒ cabinetry from Home Depot.

Of course I added pink depression knobs!

The floral tole chandelier I purchased on Ebay.

I love my drying rack.

I purchased it from Ballard Designs.

I had fun decorating the room with vintage laundry items from the past.

This old washboard makes the perfect magnet holder!

Im starting to collect old laundry ad’s from the 50’s.

I thought they would be fun to frame and hang up.

I had my contractor custom build this bead board cabinet.

It’s perfect to hold laundry items and collectables.

The pink elephant planter hold safety pins and the clear jar is for hubbies loose pocket change that I always manage to fish out from his pockets.

Old tin containers and packaging.

How adorable is this pink W&D?

Lastly, I have to show and tell this book that I found on Ebay.

I don’t know about you but I always wear a big formal dress and fancy updo when doing my laundry. πŸ˜‰

I cannot even begin to describe how nice it is to finally Β have a real laundry room that’s bright, cheery, and super convenient.

It was long overdue but worth the wait!

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Good morning little friend! You know how precious I think this is! I have been in your basement and yes, you desperately needed this room! It turned out beautiful! I’m glad you don’t have to go up and down those stairs now! xoxo J.

This is so pretty! My hubby would never let me go pink but I love the mint walls! Awesome!


The mud room/ laundry room turned out fantastic. I only dream of having one completed in the future. My laundry is currently in the garage πŸ™

Great job!! Miss you!

Looks great! It’s always nicer to do household chores in a space that is bright and cheery.
I just completed a master closet project (painting, new carpet, organizing) that I’ve wanted to do for the past 5 years. Now I’m wondering what took me so long! It looks and feels so much better.
Thanks for sharing with us. πŸ™‚

I love it! I hate my laundry room and cannot wait to show Billy what you’ve done with yours!

I love it Jennifer! It is so adorable! So sorry about your accident on the stairs though. I love the wall color and of course all the pink and the chandy! The vintage touches are perfect! What a delightful place to do the wash:)

It looks lovely So much your style! Love that you made it yours!! Looks great!I enjoy all your Vintage finds…I only have an updo for laundry no jewels and gown…though would that make it fun?

Mel Watkins

Wow its just gorgeous!! i love it all – what a stunning laundry room ! xoxo

Jenn, Love your new laundry room! So many fab vintage touches, I especially love the embroidered laundry bag and your idea to use the washboard as a magnet board ~ brilliant! Enjoy! xo, Jen


Absolutely adorable! Looks like it should be in a magazine….romantic homes or ????…have yourself photographed wearing one of your cute outfits doing the laundry in the laundry room and then it will be perfect!

Its been a long time,but I have found you again. Love your new laundry/mudroom….you have decorated it wonderfully….blessings

Oneida Goldstein

Lovely room. Good use for the space. Always happy to see your decorating ideas, and always look forward to them. Thank you, Oneida


Love it! Turned out great!

Jenn! OMG! It’s amazing!!!!!
But girlfriend, I hope you didn’t get hurt falling down the stairs?
And I wanted to ask you – what is the thing on the right of your tap? You’ve got the spout and hot and cold tap and there’s a thing on the right, what is it? It looks like a periscope!?
And yeah, I totally see you doing your laundry in a long formal gown with an up-do!
Gorgeous job girlfriend xxx

Love your precious room. Just adorable. With a cheerful space like that, laundry is a pleasure not a chore. Thanks for sharing.

Lulu Luna

Love the new laundry room. Very cute!

I just love your blog! So many pretties! I am having a wonderful time browsing through all of your posts. πŸ™‚

How wonderful for you! Good things come to those who wait!

I love the mixing up of the red and pink. That’s what I’m doing these days. I’m glad to see that you added a little elephant planter because every laundry room needs that! πŸ˜‰

I had a basement laundry once and it helped keep me in shape but it wasn’t fun when I was in a hurry!

Jennifer Sylvester

It’s all just darling!


Where is the hall tree from? Did you build it? Adorable!!


Hi Teri!
I bought hall tree at an antique store and I painted it myself. I added a few shabby chic appliques and “TA~DA”. πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by! xo

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