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 this time I am tackling the laundry room. Many thanks to Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for coordinating this awesome challenge! Now on to the $100 Room Challenge, The Laundry Room!
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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 lovely deocr on the walls was a cheap DIY I did in my old house because I needed something up for selling it. I took a canvas from Michael’s and some peel and stick wallpaper and voila! Instant DIY decor.
As you can see the walls are dark gray and in need of some touch ups.
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.
The Laundry Room Plan
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 broke the bank. So I remembered that a coworker installed shiplap for cheap, instead of taping and mudding the drywall he put up. So I picked his brain and now we will be installing our own shiplap, on a budget of course!
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.
White paint – already have some on hand
Painting supplies – already have on hand
I have priced out some things, I am definitely getting the hinges and 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. I truly hate painting laundry rooms, trying to get around the washer and dryer is so hard. Really is back breaking work so I guess I should be happy that it’s not a huge space! LOL, not really but that’s okay. Please check out all the other amazing bloggers participating in this $100 Room Challenge! I promise you won’t be disappointed by their talent!