Hey All! And welcome to the last week of the One Room Challenge – the REVEAL! This is our second laundry room makeover and the first room to get an uplift in Kristen’s new house. We loved having a full 8 weeks to complete this room restyle and thoroughly enjoyed following along with many other designers and bloggers during this One Room Challenge. If you want to see even MORE room makeovers just click on the link to go to the One Room Challenge website to see them all.
First and foremost let’s take a look back at the “Before” photos as well as the list of everything we needed to get accomplish.
This was what the laundry room looked like on move-in day! We snapped a couple photos before bringing all the rest of our furniture and boxes in. The first photo is looking from the doorway to go outside to the garage. The second photo is the doorway to go into the rest of the house.
Let’s take a quick look at what we have accomplished in this room!
- Paint the walls
- Paint the cabinets
- New light fixture
- New rug(s)
- Paint drop leaf table and use for a folding table
- Paint the mirror or replace
- Paint the gold towel bar
Projects we added
- Board and Batten wall
- Painted Counter
I am so happy to say that we accomplished EVERYTHING on that list! Whoohoo!
We began by painting the walls a lovely shade of what I would call an aqua. It was a custom blend of mine. This photo was taken after the walls were painted but the cabinets were still original wood. It gives you a great representation of the transformation of this room!
But after painting all of the walls I just wasn’t happy with the overall feel of it. I kept coming back and looking at the room and decided it needed some sort of wall treatment. I did a faux shiplap wall in my old laundry room and absolutely loved it! But I wasn’t sold on shiplap in this room. So after seeing an inspiration photo of board and batten I decided to add that to the walls for some lovely texture and pizzazz. (See that post here)
Come on into the new laundry room!
Below is a little peek into the room from where you walk in from outside. You can see we kept that custom aqua color on the top half and DIY’ed a super easy board and batten look for the bottom half.
My old vintage drop leaf table that was previously collecting dust in the garage got a super cute makeover with some “chippy” white milk paint and is now a folding table for my laundry!
I just absolutely love it now. I wanted to keep the vintage-y feel to it so chippy was the way to go. I then added in that old metal toolbox in a bright aqua color to the top and decorated the wall with some fun tin tiles and an antique washboard. The faux fiddle leaf fig brings in a pop of green and some different texture.
Then on the opposite side of the folding table, where the washer and dryer are located we ended up painting the oak cabinets white. YES! We painted them! I paint ALL the things…!
No I just really like the looks of white cabinets and the laundry room was a good place to start. If you look at the before photos of the new home I moved into you can see that everything is the same oak. The floors, all the trim and all the cabinets. It’s quite a lot of the same and while I like oak, I don’t like the monotone-ness having EVERYTHING that same color is. I am pretty sure most of my cabinets in the house will get painted sooner or later!
One thing I did NOT plan on changing was the counter top around my sink. If you missed last week’s post about the counter it is worth checking it out HERE. Once we finished painting all the cabinets in my favorite off-white color by Fusion Mineral Paint, I took a step back to look at the progress and realized the counter looked pink! I almost freaked out, but Vicki took one look at it and simply said “paint it!”. So here we are! We painted that with Fusion Mineral Paint as well.
So now my cabinets look great with new white paint, new knobs, a freshly painted towel bar, and I no longer have a pink-toned counter top! I was so relieved after getting that dark charcoal paint on it!
The last item that we just literally finished up this weekend was my mirror. If you remember way back to week 1 I had a beautiful mirror from Ballard Designs picked out, but it was out of the makeover budget. So I decided to take my really nice beveled mirror that came above the sink in the laundry room and try to give it some pizzazz! After consulting with Vicki who came up with the idea of making it into a sort of Trumeau mirror we had a plan that was super simple to carry out. (A full tutorial will be coming next week).
I love the way it turned out and how it matches perfectly with the room.
This makeover was a lot less stressful than some others in the past (Ahem…bathroom makeover last fall!) but it helped that we got 2 extra weeks to carry out the challenge this time around. Staying home because of Covid-19 also probably helped – we were able to work on the room a lot! I am super happy with how it all turned out. The color and wall treatment bring some life to the house, and I love having a fully “finished” area in my home.
I hope you all enjoyed following along with us on this makeover journey! Vicki and I both have so many more rooms we need to re-do still. With a brand new house I am just chomping at the bit to get started on more. However I found out that I better not paint any more cabinets in the home until we are able to replace those counters. I don’t think I could live with pink counter tops for long!
To Look back at all the posts in this room makeover series find them all by clicking through the links below.