My Last Monday Made It!!

Ahhh, summer.  It's almost over.  I think this will be my last Monday made it.  I'll be in full get the classroom ready mode pretty soon.  Pretty time is almost over.  Tara's link up has been so amazing.  I need a deadline, and this linky party has gotten my booty moving this summer!

This is really a Monday Made It Makeover.  It's semi school related.  Cause it has to do with my kids school stuff and it stresses me out before and after school.  That counts, right?  Here are my awesome before pictures.  This is real life, people.

This room is a source of major stress for me.  And not because I hate doing laundry.  I don't hate it.  I just don't love it.  It's really the right side of the room that makes me crazy.  You see those four hooks?  I bought that when my older daughter started PreK.  She hung her little backpack there and her jacket in the winter.  No prob.  Fast forward seven years.  Two kids, two large backpacks, two dance bags, two swim bags, and jackets in the winter.  I honestly don't know how that thing stays on the wall.

I had visions of this loveliness:

**Click on pictures to see original posts**

Well,  I did not reach Pinterest perfection.  But I am SUPER happy with what we were able to accomplish in just one weekend.

What a difference a weekend makes! We got a new cabinet from Ikea and shelving from the Container Store. Yes, I know the tall part of the cabinet is supposed to go on top.  My kitty boy has to have his litter box somewhere.  Hence the small cabinet on the bottom.  No chandelier, the boob light stayed.  Marriage is all about compromise.  Apparently one of us knocking our head on a light fixture calls for compromise.  My husband put everything up, including the beadboard and hooks.  Um, I made the magnet boards and the art.  Also, I went to the store and got stuff.  Somebody had to do the hard part.

More beauty shots:

Ah, the fabulousness of organization.  Some of those baskets are empty.  I didn't get my counter, but I was sick of looking at my washer/dryer connection ugliness AND all the stuff that falls behind.  This curtains solves the problem.

Need to make a template for putting on handles?  
             Painter's tape to the rescue! 

So now I am one happy Momma.  We're just going to ignore the concrete floors that we painted green. Three years ago.  They're getting tiled this fall.  Really.  And I'll probably add a curtain in the window at some point.  But for now, I'm completely satisfied.  The hooks already have our swim bags hanging from them and await the backpacks and dance bags that will replace them in four short weeks!


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  2. I love it! It looks really functional! Don't forget to repost with the tile!

  3. I'm jealous that you have a laundry room! My washer and dryer are in the basement with the furnace! I love the baskets and beadboard! Your kitty is lucky to have such a nice place for his litter box!

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  4. Wow! Looks fantastic. Doesn't it feel great to accomplish so much ao quickly?

  5. I love it!!! How does the kitty get to his litter box?? Lol. I wish my house had a laundry room. Instead, I have a laundry closet. It's in the hallway and doesn't really store much of anything...but it does hide my really nice washer and dryer! :)

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  7. Okay that is an AMAZING difference! Like I wish you guys could come redo my laundry room! It is a HOT disaster up in there... thankfully I have a door that I can close and pretend it doesn't exist. Seriously loooove it. Did y'all tear out those cabinets that use to be in the back? How fun. A little demo work! :)

    Reaching for the TOP!

  8. It looks super! Maybe you could get one of those mini-chandeliers they sell for the inside of lockers just to make a statement (He! He!). And I almost spit our my coffee when you called your light the "boob" light! Gotta love order in the laundry room!

    Teaching with Moxie

  9. I will be showing my hubster this makeover. LOVE it. Your laundry room looks wonderful...I really need to do something with mine and you have inspired me!


  10. I LOVE IT!!! Super cute! You have inspired me to go tackle the MESS that is my laundry room, ASAP, before the insanity of school begins.

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I can't wait to get my own house! I am so tired of renting!

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  12. That looks great!! I need to do my basement desperately!!
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  13. It looks so bright & clean! It almost makes me want to do laundry (in your house, not mine). Awesome!

  14. Gorgeous...and definitely Pinterest worthy! Great job!

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  15. Wow!! That looks fantastic!! I'm seriously jealous :)

  16. I'm seriously jealous too!!! I have that very thing on my to do list. I really hope to accomplish it before school starts back. Your post has inspired me!!!
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  17. Your laundry room looks fantastic - very chic! OMG - I had a boob light in my old house! I thought I was the only one who called it that! Too funny!

  18. I love getting my home more organized before heading back to school. Yours looks amazing and must feel so great! I still have my basement to get back in shape and memory box items to organize! Check out my Monday Made It where I gave a shout out to you:)
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  19. Hi Megan :) That looks fab! You must just feel so much better having everything neat and tidy in there. I especially love the little curtain and the lovely art.


  20. I love the transformation! It looks great! I have to tell you, I laughed out loud so hard when you called the light a boob light...we have some of those same style lights in our house, and that's exactly what I call them when I complain about them to my husband! lol =)

  21. Your laundry room looks great!! There seems to be so much more room than the before pictures. Flipping the cabinet was a genius idea for housing the stinky box! Great job! :)

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  22. Wow! Your laundry room looks like I'd actually WANT to do laundry!

  23. Megan, your laundry room redo turned out great! I totally planned to do lots of things in my house this summer but it hasn't quite happened yet, lol.

    One Happy Teacher

  24. Hah! I laughed out loud at your "boob light" label! I will never look at those lights in quite the same way again! I'm enjoying your blog, and now following ;)
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