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The Laundry Closet

You are not the first to ask; “why renovate a laundry and linen closet first, when you have a whole house to do?”. Well as you might know I like my things tidy and because the house in general is very liveable I wanted to do the rooms where all the tidiness happens to be done first. I love doing laundry and folding my linens so I want these rooms (closets) to be pretty, organised and functional. It gives me peace and onwards I’ll go to make the rest of the house pretty.

I want to show you what we have done to the laundry closet with minimal effort and money.

This is what it looked like when we moved in. There’s too much going on here that’s not really working. A black tiled floor, 3 different sorts of wall, shelves that don’t match and no surface to fold on.

We started off by painting the ceiling white, cleaning the wall tiles, removing the shelves and Bo wallpapered the sloped wall with fibreglass wallpaper and painted it in the same white as the rest of the closet. He also made a proper door for the storage area in the back and cut out a heart that is not just cute but also functions as a door handle.

 

By that point I thought to myself; I’m going to live with the black floor, I SAID I’M GOING TO LIVE WITH THE BLACK FLOOR! I’m so not going to live with a black floor. So I picked out white matte hexagon tiles, Bo thought were the devils work but he went for it as I reassured him that it was going to look great.

We glued them over the black tile using a primer and tile on tile paste. As the hexagon tiles come in square mats it’s just sort of a jigsaw puzzle and in no-time the whole closet was tiled and Bo was really excited and loved the floor. That night we wanted to put our bed in the closet and sleep on the pretty white tiled floor.

We used light grey grout, an IKEA oak kitchen worktop and an IKEA SΓ„VEDAL kitchen cupboard that Bo pimped with crown moulding and tongue and groove panelling.

We spent about €550 to update this closet and a few days. I’m super pleased with the result.

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7 Comments

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    Michelle
    28/04/2017 at 11:11

    Fantastic, looks like you worked your usual magic in there! Great inspiration as always.

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    LauraVW
    28/04/2017 at 11:12

    I love it! Really, really love it. And I completely understand the wish to get a room like this looking its best – and making it work better for you.

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    Leslie-Anne
    28/04/2017 at 12:59

    This looks great. I love the tile. You have inspired me to look for hexagonal tiles for my bathroom renovation. Thanks.

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    Jacqueline Oostdijk
    28/04/2017 at 16:15

    I get this. Laundry first! Well done. Looks splendid and fresh. Linens will be happy here.

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    Meredithe
    29/04/2017 at 02:00

    it looks lovely.

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    Gerlien
    29/04/2017 at 17:59

    It looks so pretty and functional! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us with your ideas!

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    Maria Julia
    08/05/2017 at 18:48

    Beautiful!

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