33 In Room Makeover/ $100 Room Challenge

A Laundry Room Makeover – $100 Room Challenge

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Happy New Year and welcome to another $100 Room Challenge! We are so fortunate to have been a part of this blogger challenge from the beginning! It was a year ago now that our friend, Erin, from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry invited some blogger friends to take on this challenge along with her! And from there it has exploded! She was just recently featured on the Rachel Ray Show and a local Minneapolis show called “The Jason Show”.

$100 Room Challenge: Vicki's Bathroom Makeover

The Challenge is pretty self explanatory – you get $100 to makeover one room in your home. This usually means reusing items you have, or DIY’ing projects!

Last  year we made over Vicki’s Bathroom as well as her Living Room. For the next month we will be moving it over to Kristen’s house and making over her laundry room!


On to my laundry room! It isn’t a large room, but it’s at least on the first floor and has some storage. Here is a picture of what it looked like when we moved in to our house last February.

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And here is what we are working with today!

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As you can see all we have done to it is change the appliances, and add a couple items to the wall. Pretty boring! Luckily it doesn’t need any major changes (Yay!) but it could definitely use some sprucing up. I thought it would be perfect for this $100 Room Challenge!

I’m hoping to make it over into a more farmhouse style laundry room to match the rest of my house. Something along the lines of the inspiration pictures below.

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Source: raisingrustic.com

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Source: dearlillieblog.blogspot.com

And here is my (rather large) list of items I would like to accomplish for this months challenge.

  • Add a Shiplap feature wall (faux shiplap of course)
  • Paint the cabinets
  • Paint the trim
  • Build a folding counter
  • Do…something…for around the utility sink (I know…what a plan!)
  • DIY a light fixture
  • Decorate

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The budget may prove tricky since I have quite a few building materials I will need to buy. But I do have leftover paint from my Kitchen Makeover I plan to use for the cabinets and hopefully the shiplap. And almost all of the decorations are going to have to come from around the house, luckily I have some ideas already!

Well, we have a lot of work to get to for this $100 Room Challenge! We hope you stay with us until the end, but for now, have a peek at all the other rooms the rest of the Challengers are taking on! (Links are below) It’s going to be a fun month!

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  • Reply
    January 3, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Hi Kristen,

    Your laundry room looks like mine but a little better. lol Maybe I’ll tackle that room next. I love the look you’re going for and it seems super doable. Can’t wait to see it.

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    January 3, 2018 at 8:54 am

    I’m always jealous of laundry rooms with actual walls. Mine is in a creepy basement with cinderblock walls. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you do with the space!

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    January 3, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I love your design plan for this space! The shiplap will look awesome, and I can’t wait to see what you decide to do for the sink area! I’m excited to follow along!

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    Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    January 3, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Your inspiration pictures are amazing! I can’t wait to see what you decide to do in this space! I’m so excited to have you joining the $100 Room Challenge again!

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    Gabrielle McGraw
    January 3, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Oh fun! My laundry room us a future makeover for me. I can’t wait to see what you do.

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    Meredith @ The Palette Muse
    January 3, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I love laundry room makeovers! I can’t wait to see this transformation. And I like your plan for your utility sink! 😉

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    Kim Young
    January 3, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    I can’t wait to see your vision come to life – I can picture it! I want to tackle my laundry “room” – which is actually a closet but I’ve always dreamed of having a full laundry room! I’m super excited to see how you pull this together!

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    Natalie @ NeliDesign
    January 3, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Love the inspiration pictures! I’m doing kind of a faux shiplap too! Can’t wait to see!Na

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    Maria - House by the Preserve
    January 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Love the inspiration pictures and you have a great space to make it all happen! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    Nikki Gwin
    January 3, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I am excited to see how it turns out! I am checking out all the laundry rooms I can because I sure hope I can get me one built. My washer and dryer are in the basement and I don’t mind that but I want walls. I want separation from the dirtiness of a husbands workshop. I want to decorate!
    🙂 gwingal

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    January 3, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I love that your laundry room has a sink in it!! I can’t wait to see the finished room.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 11, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      I love that it has a sink too! Hopefully I can make it look nicer now!

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    January 3, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out! I love your inspiration rooms.

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    January 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    It looks like a great room to makeover and I LOVE your inspo pics!

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    Nicki Parrish
    January 3, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Yu have the perfect space for that type of makeover, I can’t wait to follow along!

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    January 4, 2018 at 9:49 am

    You’ve got a room with great bones to work with! Can’t wait to see more!

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    January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    It’s going to look amazing when you’re done! I love the inspiration photos!

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    January 7, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Can’t wait to see what you do!! I did my laundry room last year and it has been one of my favorite DIY projects around here!!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      I will feel so much better when this is done how I want it, instead of just blah.

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    Wendy Duffy
    January 8, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Oh my gosh I am doing the same thing in my laundry room! I put up the shiplap last weekend and it kicked my butt! Two coffees for me today;) I hope yours goes well, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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    Brittany Serowski
    January 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I am in love with your inspo pictures and you definitely have great bones to begin with!! I am in dire need of a makeover in my laundry room as well And looks extremely similar to yours – can’t wait to see the result and get some more inspiration!!! 😁

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    January 28, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I love the inspiration pics you’ve chosen. They are just perfect for your laundry room – I could really envision it. Can’t wait to see the final results!

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