Friday, August 22, 2014

Nautical Inspired Blue and white Laundry / Mudroom Reveal

So when we bought this house.. I knew this laundry room was too big to just be used for laundry. So I thought since it was right off the garage why not make it a mud room too.. My husband was in charge of buying the washer and dryer HIMSELF! Keep in mind I am a neutral girl.. and he bought BLUE ones! Sooo the blue and white theme began.. I actually LOVE them now!! 
We kept the wall colour. It was painted in BM Natural Linen. We also kept the cabinets, sink and shelf. And Changed out the white plastic Cabinet hardware to Chrome handles to match with the faucet. See Before Pic below:

We Hung a wooden Laundry sign above the closet doors. I used some Vintage Mason Jars I had picked up a a Garage sale a few years back to hold various sewing items like White Cotton thread spools and spare loose buttons.
A Blue Wooden Seahorse is one of the first things you see when you walk into the room. I used the extra height above the Mudroom Benches to display Vintage Glass Bottles with a Antique Wash board and a Antique Iron.
Here is our LG Blue washer. More Vintage Glass Jugs with Vintage cloths pins inside are displayed above the Mudroom Bench units. The laundry Tin was a is the perfect hiding spot for all our Random Missing socks.. How does that even happen???
The mudroom benches is a great spot for extra storage. I love them so much! Inside the big drawers are small tools, hardware and spare paint... It saves me from running into our cold garage every time I need a measuring tape. The greyish wicker baskets above are from Ikea, they hold some of our extra winter gear like mittens and hats And the hooks are fabulous for hanging our hang-to-dry laundry
Source List:
Laundry sign- Vintage shop a few years ago
Wooden Blue Seahorse- Homesense
Blue and White Rug- Alslev Ikea
Mudroom Storage Units- Walmart.ca
Wicker Baskets- Byholma Ikea
Antique Wash Board- Antique Fair
Vintage Glass Jugs- Garage Sale
Antique Iron- Antique Store
White Laundry Tin- The Bay
Mason Jars- Garage Sale finds
Mason jar soap dispenser- Etsy


  1. What is the name of the storage unit that you used in this room? I am looking for something similar and would love your help!

  2. Hi Meg.. I bought them from Walmart.. The company is called Akadahome Decor. They don't carry the exact model at Walmart anymore but they do have one similar but it says out of stock right now :(
    Overall they do the trick.. But they could be a bit better in quality?? And you do have to put them together yourself which can take a while..
    I would check Joss and Main when they have a Mudroom/storage shop event OR wayfair.com for affordable storage unit options.

    Hope this helps.