My $99 and 1 Hour Laundry Room Spruce Up

Our laundry "room". My feelings about it are as follows:

As a homeowner who likes pretty and organized things - I hate it. As a mom who lives to do nothing but laundry - I hate it. As someone who doesn't like to feel claustrophobic - I hate it.  Now, I'm not one to harbor pessimism and hatred, but a poorly placed, cramped, and eyesore of a laundry room can change a person. Fo real. (All you moms, don't worry, I see your solidarity air fist pump.) So me and my little peanut went out and did some shopping to help gussy it up as much as possible.

Some real talk though: it's just lipstick on a pig.

However, $99 and 1 hour later (like 1 hour exactly because that's how long baby girl napped), I magically became proudish of my laundry room.

(WARNING: If you are a perfectionist, to avoid hyperventilating, just close your little eyes and scroll straight to the bottom to the pretty, final big pictures. I don't exactly measure things with precision.)

 The "before" picture of my sad midget laundry room.

The "before" picture of my sad midget laundry room.

Here are the four items I used to pretty up the space, including their URL's.

1. Removable peel and stick blue stripes

2. Woven storage baskets with chalkboard labels

3. Polka dot ironing board (the exact one I used is now out of stock, but this link is for a similar one)

4. Spray painted wood letters

 Step 1. Attach the peel and stick stripes from left to right (you can only use these on a smooth surface). I measured the distance between the stripes by spreading my fingers apart ... and squinting a little. Use a credit card to apply pressure and release bubbles as you apply.

Step 1. Attach the peel and stick stripes from left to right (you can only use these on a smooth surface). I measured the distance between the stripes by spreading my fingers apart ... and squinting a little. Use a credit card to apply pressure and release bubbles as you apply.

 Step 2: Paint wood letters with black spray paint, attach to wall with command strips. I used the word "WASH" to help remind me that that huge, ever-revolving pile of clothes on my dining table needs to be washed. I like subtlety.

Step 2: Paint wood letters with black spray paint, attach to wall with command strips. I used the word "WASH" to help remind me that that huge, ever-revolving pile of clothes on my dining table needs to be washed. I like subtlety.

 Step 3. Remove all your clutter (aka miscellaneous crap that you dump here as you walk in) and place in nice pretty storage bins for the perfect illusion of organization.

Step 3. Remove all your clutter (aka miscellaneous crap that you dump here as you walk in) and place in nice pretty storage bins for the perfect illusion of organization.

And ... donesies. Now off to do some laundry. Again.