A Cute & Organized ‘Laundry Room’ in a Closet!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

Ever since she moved in to her new place last year, my daughter Courtney and I had been talking about how cute and organized her laundry area could be with a few accessories. While her laundry “room” is actually just a small closet with louvered doors, she’s very lucky to have her own washer and dryer IN her apartment!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

One day we got inspired to take action, so we headed off to Homegoods and got the goods for a little makeover! In addition to a few items we already had, we found a couple of new art canvases, a rug, a rack for the wall and shoe pockets for organizing products.

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

We set everything up, hung the art, organized the space and the makeover was complete before dinner time. Easy peasy!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

I’m a big believer in simplifying everything as much as possible so you can make progress without feeling overwhelmed. If you have larger rooms, break bigger projects down into smaller tasks you can complete. You’ll feel empowered by progress and inspired by the momentum!

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!
I remember having my laundry room in a closet in two of our houses when my kids were small. It seemed like the only way to keep it tidy would be to do laundry every day. And WHO IN THE WORLD WOULD WANT TO DO LAUNDRY EVERY DAY? Not me (or so I thought). I did everything I could possibly do to avoid doing laundry. I could stuff dirty laundry in that closet like a BOSS. Until one day I realized that actually doing the laundry wasn’t nearly as frustrating as NOT doing the laundry. :)

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

Do you have a small space you could organize and beautify this week?

You might have seen a peek at this laundry space in my brand new book Simple Organizing. Simple Organizing is about making the most of the space you have, whether you live in an apartment or a house! You can make every area of your home prettier, tidier and more functional.

Click here to get your copy of Simple Organizing!

Take a tour of Courtney’s new place (move in tour!) and follow her Instagram for more updates.

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet!

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}BHG

Many years ago my mom put a really cool deep white sink with a black undercoating in our beach house laundry room. I loved it! Ever since then I’ve had my eye out for an opportunity to use a sink like it.

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}My mom’s beach house laundry sink – Sink source (does not include wood stand)

I think trough style wall hung sinks are so fun in a laundry room or bathroom, don’t you?

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}Design Sponge

One fun little tip I learned in our English Tudor was that you can “powder coat” things such as the underside of wall hung sinks, tubs, and even heat registers, appliances, outdoor furniture or millions of other things to give them a fresh new solid coating to restore it or even just to change the color to suit your decor.

There are so many colors available you can really get creative!

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}
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Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}Traditional Home

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}

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Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}Apartment Therapy photo: Ashley Poskin

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}
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Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}Williams and Spade: Jeanne Racioppi, Williams & Spade Interior Design

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}
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Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}
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Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}

Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}
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Trough Sinks {+ Colored Powder Coating}
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Even though these sinks may have been new to begin with, they were probably powder coated to be those pretty shades on the undersides.

We took all of our 1930s house boiler wall heat registers to be powder coated when we first moved into that house. They were covered with layers and layers of grime and old paint and I thought they might be beyond hope of being salvaged before we took them in to a local powder coating or auto body type shop. After a brand new powder coat, they were like new (almost better than new)!

A trough sink is definitely on my house goals and dreams list, I can’t imagine a more charming addition to a bathroom or laundry room!

Happy Monday!

Sources: You can find these trough sinks online HERE with options for double and triple faucets.

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