It’s finally here – Reveal Day!
Ooooh you guys, this is so exciting! It is the 5th and final week of the $100 Room Challenge where we just made over my laundry room. One room, one month and only $100 as a budget. This challenge, which is hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry is one of our very favorites to participate in. And friends, I am absolutely in LOVE with my new laundry room! Without further ado, here is my $100 Laundry Room Reveal!
If you want to take it back to the beginning of the month to see the entire transformation here are the posts:
Otherwise, here is a little reminder of where we started. This is what our laundry room looked like the day we moved in:
And here is the most recent picture:
The room wasn’t absolutely terrible. It had nice floors, recent light aqua paint, enough space, a sink, but it was all so….blah.
And now for the “After”, come on in!
Ta Da! Can you believe the change?! The first thing on my checklist was to add more interest by creating a feature wall. And what better way to achieve that than to add some shiplap! (See how we did it HERE) Of course, this being the $100 Room Challenge the shiplap had to be faux in order to fit in the budget. So we ripped down some 1/4″ plywood sheets, nailed them up,(using our new Nail Gun!) and painted them white.
We also painted those terrible brown cabinets a nice off-white from the same paint we had leftover from our kitchen cabinets we painted previously. (For more info on painting cabinets click HERE). That was important in this challenge – we used a lot of leftover items we already had. (Paint supplies, primer, paint, stain, sealant, and spray paint were all items we had on hand.) We also decided to spray the silver handles to match the brown hinges. (We used THIS spray paint).
At the beginning I wasn’t sure if we were going to spray the hinges to match the handles or the handles to match the hinges – but boy am I glad we went darker! I actually want to change all of my hardware from my kitchen makeover to match this look now!
While paint was drying on my cabinets we created a folding counter out of 1″ x 8″ boards. (See how we did it HERE.)
And just this last weekend we were able to finish everything up! It wasn’t a short list either. We had to put the cabinet doors back on, paint trim, install the folding counter, create that surround on the utility sink, paint the utility sink legs and decorate. Whew! And we finished it all with a day to spare!
We went around and around on ideas for that utility sink until the day that we were actually going to make it. Luckily Vicki came up with the easy plan of just adding the planks to the front! My dad helped with the countertop portion and we had to finagle in some cleats to attach it all. (See the in-depth tutorial HERE!)
It was much easier than our first plan and it looks great! My husband and I are very happy with the result.
In the beginning we were also going to DIY a light fixture, but after speaking with my dad (who is an electrician) and not liking my original plan any longer, we decided to go see if we could find a light using the rest of our budget (which was $35 at the time). Vicki and I went shopping and found this pretty little farmhouse cage pendant on clearance for $11.99! Whoohoo! I was so excited! (Find a similar one HERE)
I could have kept the remaining money and come in under budget, however, I found that cute little woven basket and knew it would be perfect under my sink! So I grabbed that too, and came back to put my laundry room all together again.
The rest of the decor were all items I had. Some were in storage and some were just around the house. That beautiful vintage tool box became the perfect way to hide all of the cords and hoses from the washer and dryer. It also brings some great color to the space. I liked the addition of the lighter brown woven basket under my sink as well as the vintage washboard so much, I decided to bring my woven tray into the room too. The lighter color and nice woven texture brings some added interest into the room.
I have also put away all of my winter decor because I am getting sick of having it out. I am totally ready for spring to come and I enjoy having flowers pretty much everywhere. So we just went with it and decorated the space with a bunch of faux flowers! (Find the faux flowers HERE & HERE)
We are just so ecstatic with how this turned out! Here is the breakdown in the budget:
- 1″ x 4″ x 8′ Boards for the sink surround – $5.16
- 1/4″ Underlayment (plywood) for Shiplap walls – $35.46
- 1″ x 8″ x 6′ Boards for Folding Counter top – $14.48
- 1/2″ Plywood (bought some extra from Timeless Creations Store) – $7.50
- Light Fixture – $11.99 (Mine was on clearance but the link is a similar one)
- Woven Basket – $19.88
Total Spent: $94.47
And I’m doing a little happy dance! One beautiful new laundry room for under $100! Make sure to check out how all of the rest of our friends did with their rooms for this challenge – the links are below.