Shield your eyes, because I’m about to share the horrible before shot of our laundry room yet again!
It’s bad, right? Sort of like a run down insane asylum meets a set from any of the Saw movies. I hated it, but never made it a priority, because it was just a laundry room and so many other rooms in the house needed attention first.
Then less than a month ago LG contacted me to tell me all about their LG SideKick™ and asked me if I wanted to try it out and share it with all of you! I jumped at the chance and then thought to myself how am I ever going to take photos of that laundry room!
So, I quickly got to work and in 3 weeks I transformed the space!
Much better, right? Emptying out most of the junk in there made all the difference. The previous home owners had two pieces of furniture in there that lacked storage so items simply got put on top of them. Cleaning up the space, changing the location of the dryer and adding a little color made for a whole lot of change!
I also finally ordered an ironing board wall mount because typically the ironing board is just leaning against a wall. Can’t believe I waiting this long to order one, because it’s amazing!
We had a window above that didn’t provide any light so I made a faux roman shade to fix the ugly window frame. Then we painted the walls, Dolphin Fin by Behr to lighten everything up. I added a lack shelf for storage and got rid of the clutter, by using two large glass storage jars normally reserved for kitchens with my laundry supplies.
One of the biggest changes was the sink. I loved that it was vintage and I even loved the original color. I was going to try to paint it white with black trim, but when it came time to pick out the paint I wanted something to pull out the blue/green shade from the rug and I went with a pretty metallic aqua spray paint.
The inside of the sink was a disaster so I used a tub and tile refinishing spray paint and it worked wonders!
Let’s get a close up of that amazing runner! It really makes the space. I wanted a little more pink so I added a small basket from TJ Maxx as my garbage can. Don’t worry I added a liner after the photo shoot.
Did you check out this beauty? The LG SideKick™ arrived right when we finished up the flooring. Jon is an amazing man that was able to figure out how to lift up the washer by himself and install the LG SideKick™ without ruining the tiles.
I quickly got to work using the LG SideKick™! Since it’s pool season I pretty much always have a batch of wet bathing suits ready to get washed. Seriously these kids are going in some sort of water on a daily basis. The LG SideKick™ is a dream, because I can use it for mini loads without having to use my main washer. So, I can leave that hamper of dirty clothes unattended for another day. You don’t need to run your main washer in order to run the LG SideKick™! It works completely separate! I can’t wait for my yoga class to start up again, because I know it will come in handy in between classes as well. Plus let’s be honest with two little boys that constantly spill and attract dirt it will be great when Hudson needs to wear that Iron Man t-shirt again to school that got trashed the day before.
I was able to do the whole reveal for around $200, which was amazing for me! Now for the best part! I have a LG SideKick™ to give-away! It’s compatible with LG front-load washers as far back as 2009, making this the perfect complement for any existing LG washer from the past seven years.
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All beautiful after photos have been taken by Elizabeth Kristin Photography.