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Laundry Room Ideas: $100 Room Challenge Plan

I have tons of laundry room ideas to share with you today for my renovation this month!

I am so excited to be part of the $100 Room Challenge again and this time I am redoing the Laundry Room!  Last September I renovated my breakfast nook by adding a Fixer Upper inspired coffee bar!!!!  It turned out so well that I am participating again and hopefully coming up with lots of laundry room ideas that will transform my laundry area. 

Many thanks to Erin over at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry for coordinating this awesome challenge!  In case you don’t know this challenge is all about renovating a room in one month for less than $100.

Here are all the weeks of the challenge if you want to see what I did the other weeks too:

Week 1 (that’s here) | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

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The Existing Laundry Room

I have more of a laundry closet, and it’s dark and not very user-friendly.  I had this great from facing washer and dryer but when we moved in I couldn’t open the doors all the way because there just wasn’t enough room.   

Last year we bought new ones (not because they didn’t fit but because they were on their last leg) so I opted for a top loader instead for functionality.

The whole laundry room that is painted a dark gray color.

The lovely decor on the walls was a cheap DIY I did in my old house because I needed something to put up for selling it.  I took a canvas from Michael’s and some peel and stick wallpaper and voila!  Instant DIY decor.

This shows the cabinet doors that won't close and the ugly brass hardware.

As you can see the walls are dark gray and in need of some touch ups.

This shows the dinged up wall and the ugly almond outlet.

Taking a close look at the doors of the cabinets you will see not only ugly hardware but they don’t close properly.  I think the hinges are worn out, 33 years will do that I guess.

Laundry room ideas for making over this outdated and dirty laundry room.

Laundry Room Ideas

I was checking out the peel and stick wallpaper available at Target, I saw someone used it last challenge and I really liked the look of it and they have a great one that looks just like shiplap!  I was upset when I saw the price, for the amount of space I was going to use it for it would have broken the bank.

Then I remembered that a coworker installed shiplap for cheap, instead of taping and mudding the new drywall he put up.  So I picked his brain and now we will be installing our own shiplap, on a budget of course!

This is the plan.

Week one, paint the walls white.  I don’t want dark showing through the cracks in between the boards so the walls need to be painted white before I can install the shiplap.

Week two, install shiplap.  I plan on using underlayment, cut at the store in 6-inch strips, pretty sure I can get away with 3 4×8 sheets.  I will then install them using my brand new finish nailer!!!  Can’t wait to test that guy out!

Week three, paint the new shiplap.

Week four, style the space.  I am thinking of putting up a shelf over the dryer and I really want to incorporate a trash can for lint.  Right now I am carrying it across the house to the bathroom to throw away.  And I would just love a cute Laundry sign, I may DIY this I am not sure.

Materials Needed

White paint – already have some on hand

Painting supplies – already have on hand



Hinges for the doors

Hardware for the doors


I have priced out some things, I am definitely getting the hardware from IKEA.  For the decor, I think Hobby Lobby has some cute stuff, depends on how I am with the budget, I may have to DIY it. 

And for the underlayment I priced it at Home Depot for $14 a sheet, I am going to check out Menards to see if they have it cheaper.

As far as paint supplies, I tend to buy roller covers in bulk so I don’t have to run to the store all the time.  And for the paint, I honestly have no idea what the finish is.  I was so stupid when I used this paint the first time, I let it drip all down the front so I don’t know if it’s latex, semi-gloss or satin……I am just going to go with it though!  Such a risk taker! 😂

So that’s the plan, I hope you stick with me and come back next week to see how I am doing with all these laundry room ideas. 

I truly hate painting laundry rooms, trying to get around the washer and dryer is so hard.  Really is backbreaking work so I guess I should be happy that it’s not a huge space!  LOL, not really but that’s okay. 

Other $100 Room Reveals:

Laundry Room ideas pin for pinterest.

I hope you like my laundry room ideas! Make sure you come back next week to see the progress.

Please check out all the other amazing bloggers participating in this $100 Room Challenge!  I promise you won’t be disappointed by their talent!

As a licensed Real Estate Agent and an avid home decorator, I strive to give my clients the very best I can when it comes to staging, selling, and decorating their homes. I have lots of experience with paint color choices and love to DIY my home so I can have everything just the way I want it. I share my ideas and projects with the world in the hopes that I can help others have their homes just the way they want as well.

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Wednesday 10th of January 2018

Go Wendy, Go! Can't wait to see the makeover. Have fun using that new nail gun!

Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Wednesday 10th of January 2018

We have a laundry closet as well, and I redid it for my second $100 Room over 2 years ago, and it's still one of my favorite transformations! I'm excited to see the shiplap go up. Happy to have you joining for another round!


Wednesday 10th of January 2018

Thanks so much Erin! I watched your clip on the Jason show yesterday and I might just try that trick with the Laundry sign! I will let you know if I do! Thanks so much for coordinating this challenge, it's so fun!

Meg Green With Decor

Monday 8th of January 2018

Ooh this looks like such a fun makeover! Shiplap will look great!


Tuesday 9th of January 2018

Thanks Meg! I am really hoping it brightens things up.

Kristen Collins

Monday 8th of January 2018

Awesome! So neat we are both doing Shiplap. We just picked up all our supplies. I'm hoping it will be easy since its just one feature wall that has nothing else on it! Cant wait to see what this looks like in the end!


Monday 8th of January 2018

If you are just doing a feature wall then you should be good to go. I did the whole room this weekend and it was very difficult because of all the outlets and plugs to cut around, not to mention the cabinets! UGH! I can't wait to see how yours turns out.


Monday 8th of January 2018

Wow! I can't wait to see how this turns out! I'm especially excited to see the shiplap! Good luck! xx Neelam

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