Friday, May 20, 2011

Beach Theme Laundry Room

As some may know, we moved into our new home just a few months ago so this will be our first Summer here at Spottswood Place.  Because the back yard patio and pool are just outside the laundry room, I wanted to give a "Beach" theme to our laundry room.  My hubby, grandma and guests will walk through the laundry room into the bathroom to change from their wet bathing suits into some dry clothes, I thought giving the laundry room a beach theme was a brilliant idea if I may say so myself.

I start out to show you my laundry room.  Since I was off of work this whole past week, this was one of my projects.  I started out by giving the laundry room a new color.  It was an eggshell color and now has a sandy brown tone.  My laundry room is off the kitchen.

Opposite view from last picture.  This is a fairly good size laundry room but it does have 4 doors.  One leads into the kitchen, another to the back patio/pool, another one to the garage and the last one into a bathroom.  There's still plenty of room for the washer and dryer.

This is the view of the outdoors as I stand in front of the washer & dryer.

This is the wall I'm going to decorate today (please excuse my laundry loads)

The wall I want to decorate is to the right.  That door there leads into the bathroom as my back is to the outdoors.

I plan to build a two-shelf unit above the washer and dryer but not today.

My daughter Elise's idea, I bought this box of 3 mason jars with a twisted metal handle for only $7.99 at Kirklands.  When we visited Pottery Barn an hour later, they were selling the jars individually for $7.99!!  Yay for Kirklands!!

The shells and sand I bought at Hobby Lobby.

So simple, I poured the sand in all three jars and threw in a couple of shells in each.  How good does that look?

Top view of one jar

and here they all are.  Aren't they adorable?

I bought these pictures at Kirklands.  Perfect for my beach theme project!!

I also included the best picture of all, a recent picture of my grandson.  His parents took him to VA Beach a couple of weekends ago and his mom is quite the photographer.  Isn't it perfect?  Anyway, I laid out the pictures on the floor, the way I wanted to lay them out on the wall.

From the floor to the wall with a fishnet

I could stare at this picture all day!

I moved the laundry soap and other junk off this shelf and put my beach jars on there, don't they look fantastic?

I also plan to add a lighthouse and some starfish as well as paint the bathroom a very light, soft sky blue and give it a nautical theme.   Can't wait!!!  A lot of the stores that we went shopping too had a great variety of beach theme and nautical decorations. Must be the thing this year and I am thrilled!!  This whole project including the wall paint cost around $75.00  ~isavortheweekend

I partied at:
Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. I like the idea of a beach themed laundry room. Having a pretty space makes an unpleasant job a lot more fun, too.

  2. Haha! You're exactly right Paula ~ I've already done several loads since then :)

  3. I love it!!! I like the netting on the wall, it looks neat. I'd love for you to come link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @
    Thrifty 101

  4. Now that is clever. Looks great, and smells fresh too. Thanks for sharing. See you next week for my regular as scheduled newbie party.

  5. LOVE this!!!! Thanks for sharing....stopping by from DebbieDoo's

  6. Super cute idea. I absolutely love. Doing laundry won't seem so my like a chore...more like a day at the beach. Beautiful!


  7. A day at the beach...laundry no longer a chore. Fabulous idea!



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