Free printable artwork plus our nearly complete laundry room makeover.
This past week has been a rough one at our house with some awful plumbing
issues and I’m so glad I had this little oasis of a laundry room to look at.
Who would have thought a laundry room could make me smile so
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UPDATE: Makeover is complete and can be seen here LAUNDRY ROOM REFRESH
In case you missed the previous posts, I’m participating in a 4-week, $100
room makeover challenge with over 20 other home bloggers organized by
Erin at Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry. You can see all the projects at the bottom of the post.
Last week I finished painting the walls and hanging the paintable brick
wallpaper. You can see how it looked at that point
in this post. And you can see the original plan (that’s been tweaked just a tiny bit)
And here’s how it looked before I started this room refresh.
This week I painted the wallpaper, reinstalled the
drying rack, shelf, and ironing board rack, and shopped the house for some no-cost
goodies. It’s pretty much finished in here except painting the trim around the
door, and that shouldn’t take more than an hour. WOOHOO!
I stole a
large woven basket
from the family room for corralling our laundry supplies.
And would you believe that I had the kitty’s bag of food stashed in the
metal LAUNDRY box? Yep. It got a good washing and now it has dryer sheets and a bottle of
bleach hidden inside. Kitty doesn’t seem to mind. I honestly hadn’t thought
about using it in here before because we don’t use powder for our laundry, but
instead use the little pods.
I bought the bin several years ago because I thought it was cute and just kept
the kitty food in it, because
isn’t that where everyone keeps the cat food? Lol. Now it’s
right where it belongs. And nobody is confused about why the cat food is in
the laundry detergent bin.
has turned out even better than I had hoped. The texture on it is very
realistic and it adds a nice cozy feeling to the space.
for a while now and added this cute one for a pop of color on the drying rack.
Isn’t it fun?
And since I’ve been able to shop my stash and the house for most of the items
I’ve used and have come in way under my $100 budget, I splurged on a
new ironing board cover. The old one was looking a bit tired and this one is nice and fresh. Plus it
was 20% off with free shipping when I ordered it. Gotta love a sale.
I hung the iron and freshly recovered ironing board on an ironing
board wall rack that I already had. (you can find the same one
All that’s left to do is finish the trim around the door. It has been primed but
now needs to be painted. I might also prime and paint the door. I haven’t
decided for sure about that yet.
Here’s the complete to-do list for the $100 Laundry Room Makeover:
✓ Remove shelves, baskets, drying rack, and everything except washer and
- ✓ Patch nail holes and sand them when dry
- ✓Paint walls
✓ Prime accent wall for
Paintable Brick Wallpaper
- ✓ Paint the wallpaper
- Prime and paint wood door and surrounding trim
✓Reinstall shelf over the washer and dryer, wall mounted drying rack,
ironing board rack
- ✓Add artwork and baskets
- ✓Bring laundry supplies back into the space
- ✓Add rug and accessories
- Celebrate with a glass of wine and a massage
Go here to see the previous weeks’ posts:
Stay tuned next week for the final reveal.
Here’s the final design board with sources in case you’re interested in bringing
a similar look to your laundry room. I’ll include all the costs next week with
the final reveal, but I’m definitely below budget since I shopped my stash and
house and used rewards points and gift cards for almost everything used in this
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Wall Paint – Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, eggshell finish
Trim color – Benjamin Moore White Dove, eggshell finish
I created some vintage style laundry room printables for the room also.
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You can print them on white paper or on this paper to get more of a vintage look.
What do you think so far? Isn’t looking fresh and clean? It
actually makes doing laundry more enjoyable, if you can imagine that!
Here are some of my other low budget projects that you might enjoy.
A messy junk closet is transformed into a mini office here:
An unused space gets a fresh makeover and is converted into a craft
Don’t forget to keep scrolling to the bottom of the page to see ALL of
the $100 room makeovers. You won’t believe how creative my blogging