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A Very Revealing Look at Our Laundry Mud Room Revamp

Here are pictures of our laundry/mud room.

Done! Today is all about pictures, not words. For additional details, I will put links to previous posts at the bottom of the page. Here we go!

Laundry Mud Room Reveal at thehappyhousie.


Remember when the laundry room looked like this…

Laundry room before collage with a little boy by the door.

And now…

The after pictures of a blue door, and updated decor.

Come on in and hang up your coat…

There are black coat hooks by the door.

Laundry Mud Room after shadow boxes display baby clothing at thehappyhousie

Hooks on wall underneath the shadow boxes.

There is a yellow jacket hanging off the hook by the door.


It’s time to do some serious laundry people…

Laundry Mud Room after countertop laundry area at thehappyhousie


Dryer sheets, soap in containers on the counter.


Laundry Room after closeup storage shelf woven basket jar storage turqouise chalk paint cabinets at thehappyhousie


Glass knobs on the cabinets in the laundry room.


A woven basket on the counter.


There is a yellow and white printed cover on the bottom shelf in the laundry room.

lLaundry room printable sign


Laundry Mud Room Revamp before and after reveal at thehappyhousie


Want more details on anything? Check out these posts:

Installing Horizontal Paneling: a Few Tips

DIY Chalk Painted Cabinets

DIY Chalkboard Painted Interior Back Door

Craftin’ a Picture Frame Twine Wreath

Upcycled Vintage Oar Keyhooks and a Hook Hanging How-To

DIY No-Sew Curtains for the Laundry Room

Art Ideas for the Laundry Room

How-To Revamp a Laundry Room/Mud Room on a Budget


That was fun! What have you been up to at your house lately? Any major revamps in the works (or in the plans??). I’d love to hear from you so leave a comment!

Thanks for reading! And remember, my housie friends, HOME isn’t built in a day. Enjoy the journey.


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  1. Krista, do you recall your paint color names and the brand you used? My house seriously needs some of these perky color, to help offset all our purple and grey.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I have been having a hard time selling my husband on a look for our main floor laundry, but you sold him 🙂

    1. Hi Heather! Thanks so much for your kind comments about the laundry room – glad you found some ideas you like. The walls above the paneling are painted Buttermilk, the turquoise (mixed into my DIY chalk paint) is a colour called Ash Blue and all the trim and shelf/countertop is painted Cloud White – all of the colours are Benjamin Moore colors. To read more about how I made chalk paint for the back door and laundry room doors you can read here and here. Hope that helps- I would love to hear about how your projects turns out!

  2. Ummm, Krista! This laundry room/mudroom reveal is AMAZING. I absolutely love everything about it, especially your color choices and the horizontal wood wall treatment. Just perfect. I had to check it out after you told me it led to your blogging! So glad I did. Pinning it to my laundry room board right now!

    1. Hi Tara!
      So glad you came to visit- it does make doing laundry a little cheerier:) How exciting to build a house- I have always wanted to do that!!

  3. I love what you’ve done and the colors are super! Just one question. I have a top loading washer, and I can’t quite see how this works with the shelf over the machines. Do you have an “in use” picture or description?

    1. Hi Brenda!
      We have front loading machines so we are able to have a countertop/shelf right over top of them. I think that with top loaders you would have to put your shelf above the machines and it couldn’t be so deep or you wouldn’t be able to access your machines properly. You could definitely move your cabinetry up to the ceiling like we did and put a storage shelf below it, you could also have a curtain if you wanted… but you would definitely need to keep the top of your machines available for top loading:)

      1. Thanks. I just love what you did here. My washer/dryer is in our mudroom in a nook just like this, and right now I just have Rubbermaid shelves over them. Too cluttered for my eye!

      2. Hi Brenda! You could always check a restore for some cabinetry that might fit and paint it to suit your taste… I love having the closed storage above our washer/dryer for all the stuff I don’t want to see!

    1. Thank you Danielle! The yellow and blue are two of my favourites as well. I love how they look together, and it inspired me to bring more yellow into the rest of the house. Thanks again for hosting your fabulous party!

  4. I wish you could have seen me as I scrolled through your photos, taking in the beauty of your makeover…and then I saw the shadow boxes, stopped and exclaimed “Oh, how cute is that”. Pinned it right away. What an adorable idea. Unless a lot of people visit you in your laundry room, the location will not do it justice. We all will have to pin it for you so the world can see it. What an awesome idea.

    New follower and FB fan here. Would LOVE it if you’d visit my site and pages and especially if you would join us for Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hops. Maybe you could add this link? Please do stop by!
    Ducks ‘n a Row

    1. Oh Sinea, that is so sweet! I am so thrilled you found my blog and I will definitely hop over to yours! Thank you so much for you kind, kind comments! Made my day:)

    1. Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for your kind comments:) The white planked walls are my favourite too… they balance the rest of the colour and make it feel fresh and clean. The coat hooks are from Home Depot. They come in black and a nickel/chrome finish. Thanks so much for your visit!!

  5. Krista that is the happiest laundry room EVER! I don’t even like doing laundry but with 3 little girls there’s always plenty. With your bright and cheery set up, I might not mind throwing another load in;)
    Congrats to you for this awesomeness being featured on That DIY Party. So Happy for you.
    Cheers to you and yours,

    1. Thank you Therese, your comments are so kind and thoughtful! I don’t much care for laundry myself, but at least it is a little cheerier now… Actually, its not the washing I don’t like -more the folding and putting away!

  6. That turned out great! I’m in the process of redoing my laundry room/pantry at the farm so love looking at other people’s projects. Love the colors you used – I was thinking of yellow for my walls. Now following you!

    1. That is wonderful Cecilia, so glad to meet you! I love the yellow… I had steered away from yellow for several years but the love affair is back on. I will check out your progress on your blog:) See you soon,

  7. This is gorgeous! It actually makes you WANT to do laundry! I love all the bright colors and cute little accessories you added.

    1. Hi Cristina,
      I am so thrilled you came to visit!!! I love your DIY projects over at your blog:) Thanks for your kind comments,

  8. Love this, too! I love that you embrace color… It really does make your home feel like a happy place 🙂

    1. Hi Britt! Thanks so much for your visit today! I love bright and cheerful… especially this time of year when it seems to fit perfectly with the bright new colours of spring:)

    1. Thank you Sonya! I LOVE the door… probably my favourite feature (or maybe I love the fabric the best…). Anyhow it has inspired me to paint my interior front door too, as soon as I can get to it. I am so thrilled that you came to visit today!!

  9. Wow! You’ve done such a fantastic job!! It’s so cute!! Can I come help with laundry lol. Pinning;)

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

  10. Your space is so lovely. I love the colors, patterns, and textures you used. I am getting ready to take on my laundry space as well which is connected to a half bath so I am looking for inspiration. I would love to feature this space on my blog, if that’s all right with you?

  11. Oh!! WOW Krista!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing your next creation tomorrow evening!

  12. Love how you redid your laundry room! The colors you used makes it look like a happy place! – found you from Weekend Wonder blog party.

    1. Thanks Lisa,
      I knew I loved the colours but didn’t realize how much I would fall back in love with yellow until I saw it in the room. I see a lot more yellow in my future. Thank you for your kind comments and for coming by!
      Krista @thehappyhousie

  13. This looks great. You didn’t miss anything! I love the colors you used. Visiting from home stories a to z and loving your blog. Great pics, great layout, great site. Have a great weekend! ~ Angie

  14. O.MY.GOSH. This is GORGEOUS!! I am soooo in love with the colors you used! the Beach theme is so much fun!! GREAT job!! I totally want my laundry room to look like this now! 🙂 thanks for sharing!! Coming over from Mom on Timeout.

    1. Thanks Megan! I love the beachy theme too, chose it because we are going for a modern cottage lake house style… think the laundry room fits that a little better now:) Thrilled you came by!

  15. Checking in with you from the UBP! Wow! LOOOOVE your Laundry/Mudroom! I’m so envious, my Laundry Room is on the second floor and I can’t combine it as a mudroom 🙁 Great job!

    1. Thanks Christy! The ‘mud room’ is kind of a loose term because we actually leave our shoes in the garage… and there is no sink to wash up in. It is more of a laundry room doubling as a hallway into the house, with a few hooks thrown up on the wall;)
      Thrilled you came by to visit, hope to see you again!!

  16. Wow Krista! Your Laundry room si just so pretty! love all the blues and yellows and the little details are all so cute! you did a fantastic job!

  17. Super cute mudroom/laundry! I am jealous of your space – I have a laundry closet and no mudroom. I might create a mudroom like area in the garage – I love the hooks you put in!

    1. Hi Heather, you can do some amazing things with a laundry closet. My friend Danielle recently redid hers for FREE! Check it out at 2 Little Superheroes: My Completely Free Laundry Room

      I love the hooks, but our shoes still all live outside in the garage. Helps cut down on the dirt in the house too. I think that a mudroom area in the garage is a fabulous idea!!

      So thrilled that you came by today!
      Krista @thehappyhousie

    1. Thanks Mary Alice! It is a happy place now, I am really pleased with how cheerful it feels to come home to! Thank you so much for your kind comments and for coming by!!

  18. Beautiful. I thought just getting my dream washer and dryer would make my laundry room happier. But now I want YOUR laundry room. It’s amazing how it went from simply functional, to a space to spend quality time in! I love that fabric too. It would be perfect for my family room 🙂

    1. Thanks Andrea!! I LOVE that fabric too and have been ogling it online for months… finally found a perfect spot for it. In fact it kinda ran the whole inspiration board… Now I have leftovers to use in the living room too, yay!

    1. Thanks! Yellow used to be a mainstay… haven’t done it for a while but it feels good to go back again:) Thanks so much for coming by!

    1. Thanks Mandy! It seems like a room that gets ignored a lot but I am loving walking into my new cheery space from our garage everyday. I am sooo thrilled that you came by!!

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