Before and after — the laundry/mud room reveal

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

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
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 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
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


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

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