A Colorful Laundry Room Makeover

Brooke from <a href="http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/" target="_blank">All Things Thrifty</a> takes her ignored laundry space and makes it a colorful center of storage for her kids. Brooke from <a href="http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/" target="_blank">All Things Thrifty</a> takes her ignored laundry space and makes it a colorful center of storage for her kids.
Brooke from All Things Thrifty turns her laundry room into a colorful storage center for her kids. #BrightIdeas

Brooke from All Things Thrifty takes her ignored laundry space and makes it a colorful center of storage for her kids.

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Brooke's laundry room had become the catch-all room for junk. If something didn't have a proper spot, it ended up piled on the shelves in the laundry room. It was a room that she never intended to really do anything with - a cluttered space that she always kept the door closed on. In fact, most of the time it stunk like sour towels.
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As space became a commodity in her growing household, she realized that the room could work for something more than laundry. She did spend a great deal of time in there.

Did you know that the average family does around 400 loads of laundry a year? Brooke thinks her family doubles that. So she ran to the Home Depot for inspiration as well as cleaning supplies - because the sour smell needed to go away.
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She wanted the room to be a place that the kids enjoyed too. After all, laundry is part of life, and it's time to enlist the older kids to help out. She started out by unpacking all the stuff from the room.
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Then, she gave the entire room a good scrub. She felt good about finally wiping down the shelves that had been cluttered for so long. She used a solution with Mr. Clean® Summer Citrus Multi-Surface Cleaner. It brings the crisp clean smell of the outdoors and sun to the stale laundry room.
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After the space was good and clean, she started out by painting the backs of the cubbies with chalkboard paint. It took a few coats to cover, but the kids were already excited about the room.
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Then they headed to The Home Depot again and began picking out colors for the cubbies. She let the kids pick out the color they wanted in their cubby and then helped guide them to a coordinating color palette that was bright like the outdoors.
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They chose: Lipstick 170B-6, Watermelon Pink 120B-6, Emerald Coast 490B-6, Lemon Lime 390B-7, and Jazzy Jade T13-12.

She got $3.00 samples of each color. Taping off each cubby with blue painter's tape, she got busy painting away. She painted each cubby its respective color, and then painted the edges with the Jazzy Jade.
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After the painting was complete, she took the kids along to buy a few accessories. They had a blast helping her choose the art and containers for the room. Check out Brooke's blog All Things Thrifty for the full tutorial.