Sharing all the details of how I gave our farmhouse laundry room an update with white subway tile over our laundry room utility sink for just $11 and lots of laundry room organization with pictures!
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Our Farmhouse Laundry Room – DIY Tiling & Organization
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The laundry room in our century old farmhouse was the first major DIY project we tackled.
It was in terrible shape and we quickly gutted and renovated it.
To see the whole laundry room renovation from the beginning with before and after pictures, check that out here.
How to Add a Laundry Room Tile Backsplash
The one thing I had really wanted to do in our original laundry room renovation was add a tile backsplash to our laundry room sink.
Adding tile to the utility sink backsplash was a great way to hide the bumpy old plaster walls and for only $11 worth of tile and less than 4 hours of work, it was totally worth it!
Laundry Utility Apron Sink Before
Painting the Open Shelving White over the Utility Sink
The first thing I did was paint the open shelves around the laundry apron sink a bright white semi gloss paint so they would match the simple white subway tile perfectly.
Adding the Subway Tile with Thin Set
I mixed up the thin set and started buttering the back of each white subway tile.
I staggered the tiles into a running bond pattern and added spacers in between each tile.
Because Jason had leveled the apron laundry sink when we put it in I didn’t have to worry about the Carrera Tile Backsplash not being level.
After the tiles were dry I added white grout to the spaces in between the tiles.
Jason cut a few boards of wood for me to add around the tile rather than having to cut some really small tiles.
Laundry Room Sink with Subway Tile Backspash & Carrara Marble Tile Countertops
I just love the look of the white subway tile next to our Carrara marble tile countertops.
Laundry Room Organization & Decor Ideas
The goose painting I found at Home Goods a few years ago still makes me smile!
I was so happy with how the tile turned out I wanted to make the rest of the room a little prettier.
I had so much fun styling my laundry room shelves and organizing the cabinets.
Pretty Cleaning Supplies on the Open Shelving
I kept out my pretty cleaning supplies above our apron sink while I put the rest of my cleaning supplies in my laundry room cabinets.
Mrs. Meyers cleaning Supplies are my favorite!
Ball Mason Jars to Store Clothespins & Spare Change
Ball jars do a great job storing my clothespins as well as the spare change I find in my hubby’s pockets.
Laundry Sink & Cabinets from Ikea
I love the deep apron sink we added from Ikea.
It is the perfect spot to soak the kids dirty clothes.
We also added 4 simple chrome knobs to the laundry cabinets which makes opening the cabinet doors a whole lot easier.
I organized the inside of all of our laundry cabinets too.
Sewing Supply Organzation in the Laundry
Our laundry room also stores our sewing supplies for some double duty organization.
Jason made me two shelves to store my sewing machine and sewing books.
Under the floating shelves our ironing board fits perfectly.
A good friend gave me this wooden spool storage.
I love how pretty the spools of thread look on our wall and it so easy to find the color thread I need.
Sliding Barn Door to the Farmhouse Laundry
I also added a hook to the laundry room pocket sliding barn door.
We love sliding barn doors at our farmhouse!
To see a sliding barn door made from pallet wood, see it HERE)
It is the perfect spot to hang shirts and also our basket of wool dryer balls.
There is also 2 hidden shelves behind the sliding barn door for my iron and more cleaning supplies.
It is my belief that laundry rooms should be pretty as well as functional and organized since we spent so much time in them.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our newly organized and tiled farmhouse laundry room!
I hope this inspires you with ideas to organize and tile the laundry area in your home.
by Tara Lehman
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