Hello again! We are back for week 3 of the $100 Room Makeover Challenge where we are restyling my laundry room! Like the title states, we only have $100 and one month to finish the Challenge! If you missed the first couple weeks or need a little refresher take a peek back by clicking below.
First off: Thank you all for the prayers. My grandma is doing a lot better after her stroke. She is doing therapy for her left sided weakness and the doctors are impressed with her progress!
But back to the challenge – we were able to get a little more done this week! It has been an extremely busy January for Vicki and I which has made it difficult to find time to work on this room. That being said we have started painting behind our faux shiplap wall as well as the folding counter!
All of the 1 x 8 planks for the folding counter were put together using a biscuit joiner (now my new favorite tool!) and wood glue. We first cut all of the boards to the correct length. Then using the biscuit joiner we cut really shallow holes in the sides of the boards. You then use wood glue and little “biscuits” (oval disc like things) that go into the grooves on each board. That then joins them together! Seriously – it’s a wonderful tool.
By creating the folding counter with that method I was able to get the boards really flat and very close together.
We did paint the feature wall so it is all ready for the shiplap, and ripped down the 1/4″ plywood into strips.
Also, the cabinet frames are completely painted! Yay! Just have to finish the doors. So when it’s all written down we actually did get a lot accomplished! It just doesn’t really look like it…Ha!
Here is what it looks like so far.
So let’s take a look back at the list of everything I need to get accomplished yet.
- 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
Even though only one item is crossed out, we have almost everything else started! I even started gathering some items I could use for decorating!
Don’t forget to see what everyone else from the challenge was up to for this week! (See the links below) And next week we hope to have the shiplap wall completed! Whoohoo!!