Laundry room cabinets painted with SW Naval in Laundry/Mudroom Reveal

Laundry/Mudroom reveal is here!

Hello Everyone!  I cannot tell you how excited I am to share our Laundry/Mudroom makeover.  If this is your first visit to A Life Unfolding, welcome, and thank you for stopping by!

 To get you up to speed:

The One Room Challenge is a twice-a-year event hosted by Linda @callingithome along with media sponsor House Beautiful.  The challenge invites 20 Design bloggers and over 150 Guest bloggers, each of whom chooses a room to design/update in 6 weeks (7 this round) and blog about their journey along the way!

Catch up on the last 6 weeks here:

Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3/ Week 4/ Week 5/ Week 6

And without further ado…

I truly cannot stop staring at the navy!!!  Plus, I love the wood folding counter against the navy blue.

I truly cannot stop staring at the navy!!!  Plus, I love the wood folding counter against the navy blue.

Remember where we started:

Laundry/Mudroom Before Collage

The room is so small it was REALLY hard to photograph. So basically, I have to show you guys one wall at a time.

I wrote last week about how much I have fallen in love with the navy cabinets, and now you can see why.  What an impact it made in the space.  I mean SERIOUSLY! Look at that luscious NAVY!

The wood counter looks great but also gives me space to fold clothes and prevents things from falling in between and behind the washer and dryer.

West Elm Baskets

Wood folding counter

My favorite part of the space is the accent wall we made from rope.  It gives the tiny space a much warmer feel, and I adore the texture.  As a bonus, it added a touch of a nautical feel to the Lake House.  The Rope wall truly KICKED our butt; it’s 13 ft high and was a beast to assemble but so worth it.

Rope Wall

The Laundry/Mudroom space is a pass-through at our house. Here is the view walking in from the garage. Here is an article from that gives suggestions on defining entryway and. mudrooms

Garage Entry

As always, it’s all about the details…in this case, it’s a reclaimed shelf with leather straps.

Reclaimed shelf and letter board.

Reclaimed shelf and letter board.

We added some new sexy hardware too.

Antique Brass Hardware

Antique Brass Hardware

Pottery Barn Bench ties together the straps on the shelf.

Kirkham tufted leather stool by Pottery Barn

A couple of last peeks from the living room.

Phoenix Wool Dhurrie Rug from West Elm

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I have sooo enjoyed participating in the ORC.  Lots of laughs, a few tears, and time spent working side by side with my darling husband.  What more could a woman ask for!?!  I also want to take a moment to thank Linda @callingithome, as I have had such an amazing experience getting to know my fellow participants and this design community at large. I will be back next spring! Don’t forget to stop and see the Featured Designers here and My fellow Guest Bloggers here.  I have been so inspired by all the beautiful spaces they have done, and I am sure you will be too.

ORC Logo

Until next time,


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  1. sherry says:

    I love this laundry room and the blue cabinets are perfect! I think I want to paint my cabinets blue now. You did a great job!

  2. I love your laundry room, that shelve is so yummy, a nice thick rustic wood. That fantastic rope wall was worth all the hard work, so unique and beautiful. Great job!

  3. Dark cabinet gorgeousness!! Well done!

  4. Susanne says:

    Now this is a space I would enjoy doing laundry in! That rope wall and the navy of those cabinets…I am all heart eyes!! Congrats on a wonderful space!!!

  5. Jeanie says:

    I have to agree – my favorite part is that amazing rope wall! Beautiful makeover!

  6. Dannyelle says:

    What a great makeover! Love how your new laundry room turned out. That new hardware is awesome.

  7. Shelly says:

    Navy, rope, leather? Perfection!!

  8. Susie says:

    Oh wow! What an incredible space! Love the wood folding table over the washer and dryer ~~~and that rope wall. whoooeee! Awesome, girl. Please come and do my laundry room. It needs your very special touch. XOXO ~~~Susie from The Chelsea Project

  9. mary says:

    Love the paint color on your cabinets and that rug!

  10. Tina Bousu says:

    Holy Hallelujah! That countertop turned out stunning with the navy paint and brass pulls. Seriously, drooling over here. And that rope wall…..WHAAATTTT??!!! Incredible Libbie, my friend, just incredible!!

  11. Kat Calavera says:

    Love the way it turned out! Paying attention to small spaces can make a huge differences in the feel of a house. That wooden countertop is just to die for. How clever that it also keeps things from falling behind the washer and dryer! Well done on the ORC!

  12. Joy says:

    WOW!!! What a space! I am with you- the navy cabinets are divine and I so love the rope accent wall – so clever! Nicely done, great attention to detail.

  13. Tracey / Porch Daydreamer says:

    That rope wall is stunning! Of course I love the luscious navy cabinets. What a beautiful transformation to a laundry room that now has lots of personality and fun! Congratulations 🙌🏻

  14. Deb says:

    Oh, the navy with that textured wood shelf – love that wood! It should make folding and sorting nearly enjoyable!! And what a 13 foot wall of rope? That is awesome!

  15. So beautiful! I love the navy cabinets!

  16. What a great space! The navy cabinets bring so much contrast to the space compared to the white and the wood counter accents everything so nicely 🙂

  17. Laura says:

    I LOVE those navy cabinets! They are stunning. And that wood counter is such a beautiful element. I am totally jealous!

  18. Brandi says:

    Wow Libbie, Such a great makeover. I love the rope wall too. The wood counter is beautiful. You created a beautiful laundry space.

  19. Ruthie says:

    Your laundry room turned out great! I love the rope wall and cabinet colors!

  20. Allison says:

    That rope wall is really creative and adds so much interest to the space. Great job!

  21. Kristen says:

    I love your navy cabinets! And that rope accent wall is fantastic!!

  22. Kalila says:

    It turned out wonderful, Libbie! I love the color of the cabinets and the hardware is amazing. What a great space! Awesome job!

  23. Luciani says:

    I have lots of ideas for my room and you also added some inspiration. By the way, I really love how you do it on your own. Great job. I also want to ask if someone of you familiar in house renovation.

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