Laundry Room Make Over

I jump around projects like crazy!  I just start working on whatever sounds fun at the  moment so this week I tackled more of my laundry room.

If you remember my last Laundry Room post this is what I started with…

This is where I’m at now!  Not done but getting there!  I added crown molding this week:) This was my first experience with molding and I’m pretty pleased with it!

I painted the walls Gray Area by Bher and the ceiling with a white to match my trim.  Our texture is very thick and there was not a tape on the face of the earth that made a smooth line between the two.  So… molding it was!

I painted the molding before I put it on the walls and this made my job sooooo much easier!

I purchased these little cuties at Home Depot ($4.00 each).  They are no miter corner pieces and these also made my job soooo much easier!  Straight cuts, no mitering ~ yes please!  ( I also painted these before I put them up).

I used Liquid Nails and 2″ finishing nails to put the corner pieces up first and then i measured the cuts for the trim.

I also used Liquid Nails on the trim and then hammered it up with 2″ finishing nails.

This was so quick and easy and only cost me $16!!!


So, what started out as a cover-up ended up better than expected!  I love it so much that I’m ready to start in my other rooms!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!



  1. Amy {The Idea Room} on August 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Love the new look! I love crown molding too! Gives the room a great finished look! Love your paint color choice as well!!

  2. Megan Camp on July 29, 2011 at 2:32 am

    My uncle, who is a professional painter, gave us a great tip to use when painting walls next to rough ceilings. You tape off the ceiling as best you can. Then, as you paint, take clear caulk and squirt it into the crease of the ceiling. Spread it flat with either your finger or a paper towel. We used paper towels and they worked quite well. Then, paint on the wall making sure to go over the caulk line and onto the tape. Once painted, remove tape carefully. You need to do this in small sections before the caulk dries. This will give you a perfect line as the caulk fills in all the little holes along the ceiling and the paint then goes on top of the caulk and tape. When you remove the tape you have a perfect line. My husband and I teamed up to paint along all the ceilings in our new home. They looked awesome! I love your crown molding though. 🙂 It looks beautiful.

  3. Sparkle Cupcakes on July 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Could you give more details on exactly how to do this…I had gotten quotes as high as 1500 and I do not have high ceilings, slopes or lots of twists& turns. I am determined to educate myself and you make it sound so incredibly easy!

  4. Katie on July 25, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I love all of the finishing touches you make to your house. It looks awesome!

  5. FABBY on July 25, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Wow, you’re inspiring me to finish mine up! I want to put on top of the machines some cabinets for more storage. I love the way this is coming along…can’t wait to see the finish job! Have a terrific week, pretty girl. FABBY

  6. Maria on July 25, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Clever solution for your ceiling with wonderful results! The room looks so fresh and updated now. I love white appliances!

  7. Sandra on July 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You’re room looks great and it sounds like an easy job. My husband and I want to try putting crown up…would you mind letting me know what kind of molding you used?

  8. Genia on July 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Did you use caulk between the ceiling and the molding? I have super thick popcorn celing stuff as well and that’s what’s been stopping me…

    • Ashley on July 18, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      I did use caulk between the ceiling and the molding:)

  9. Janice & Heather on July 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Love it, especially for $16 WOW! I so wish I had a laundry room! Great idea can not wait to see what you do next!

    • Ashley on July 18, 2011 at 1:02 am

      Thank you Janice:)))

  10. Lindz on July 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    You inspired me! After I saw this post, I realized that crown moulding was exactly what my half bathroom needed. We headed to Home Depot today and picked up similar pieces to those that you used. Now I just have to motivate myself to put it up… I think I can I think I can. I’ve never done anything quite this ambitious before.

  11. Jan on July 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    You are so handy. You inspre me. I finally finished a very simple spray painting job On vaca for a week, then hopefully starting the crafting table project!

  12. Tonya @ Love of Family & Home on July 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Love the crown molding!! You are so handy….I would have never thought that I could do this, but after seeing this maybe (just maybe) I can!

  13. Ashley @ on July 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Nice touch!!!

  14. Laura on July 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    That looks fantastic! If you have a chance, would you mind emailing me the color of paint you used? I’m looking to paint our bathroom grey-toned and having a hard time finding a good shade. I love what you used. My email is [email protected], thanks! 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on July 16, 2011 at 1:41 am

      Just emailed you. Thanks!

  15. Kelley on July 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Gorgeous! I discovered those corner pieces a few years back. My hubby headed up to Dallas to watch the race at TMS, so I decided I’d put up crown molding myself in our daughter’s room. I jacked up the miter cuts (naturally; the last time we did crown, he was around to help for that part), so I went out to get more trim. Found the corner blocks and was done in NO time. And it looks SO much better than trying to cut in. And it makes repainting so much easier in the future!

  16. Julie on July 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Looks awesome! I’ve been dying to do crown moulding but have put it off due to the miters. I need to find those little corner pieces! Thanks as always for the inspiration!

  17. Cindy on July 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Looks great! Just had a thought…if you switch your washer and drier places wouldn’t the doors open towards each other making switching the laundry a lot easier?? Your hook-ups may not reach but just a thought. 😉

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you Cindy! I can actually take my doors off and have them swing the other way. Pretty cool feature but of course I haven’t gotten around to it in over two years;) Every time I unload the washer I think ‘I really need to switch these doors out’….. but then I move on to something else:) I may tackle that today! Thanks for motivating me!

  18. Amber on July 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love it so very much! Thanks for the idea!

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you Amber! It was EASY!

  19. Stephanie Mullen on July 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    So inspiring!! Love what you are doing. You are so creative! This is a fabulous laundry room. Makes me want to redo mine!

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      Thank you Stephanie! I can’t wait to have it finished!!

  20. Nancy on July 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I jump around from project to project too! Once in a while I actually complete one 😉 Your room looks great!! And I love the corner pieces. I just might have to try that. Good job!!

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy! It makes DIY’ing more fun when it is sporadic;) I love the corner pieces too! It was a very simple project!

  21. PJ on July 15, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I love the idea of no miter corners! Great job!!!

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks so much! It made the cost a little higher but it was worth it!

  22. Jenny on July 15, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Very nice! That’s gotta feel good to accomplish a project like that!

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you Jenny! I want to add the molding in my other rooms now! They look so bare now:)

  23. jbr on July 15, 2011 at 4:14 am

    looks great. you sound like me on your projects today i work on the chalkboard, tomorrow the nursery, the next day the den…haha

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks! It keeps everything fun and interesting:) Probably not the most efficient but it’s fun!!!

  24. Katie @ Newcomb Home on July 15, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I love it! It looks so great… I’ve never seen those corner pieces before, what a great idea!

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you Katie! They make it so easy!!!!

  25. Jennifer on July 15, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Looks great! Love your homemade pedestals! Unfortunately I paid the unnecessary bucks for the matching ones when I got my wm and dryer. I saw a tutorial for how to make a pedestal shortly after. Ugh, why didn’t i think of that?!

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you Jen!

  26. Stephanie on July 15, 2011 at 3:20 am

    I love it! I totally forgot about those corner pieces! I just spent an hour cutting mitered edges for frames I made. I wonder if they make really small corner pieces?!?! I also used Liquid Nails for the first time…not too bad! 🙂

    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you Stephanie! They do make smaller corner pieces…like tiny! LOVE liquid nails btw:))))

  27. Lori on July 15, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Your laundry room came out wonderful !! I need to redo mine soooo badly!
    I love those corner thingies !! How cool is that ~


    • Ashley on July 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Aw Thank you Lori! They were a little pricier but well worth the time saved!!!!

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