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Farmhouse Style Laundry Room Reveal for the $100 Room Challenge

I am absolutely thrilled to finally share my Farmhouse Style Laundry Room with you!  We were very lucky to have gotten an extra week, thank you January for having 5 Wednesdays this year! 

Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry started this challenge and I was very inspired by her Farmhouse Laundry Room.  The whole idea of the challenge is to renovate one room, in one month, for under $100 and I can’t wait to share with you all I did.

Farmhouse Style Laundry room pin for Pinterest.

In case you missed them here are the other posts for this challenge:

WEEK 1 | WEEK 2 | WEEK 3 | WEEK 4

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Farmhouse Style Laundry Room: The Ugly Before

This laundry room wasn’t horrible, needed some touch-up paint and the cabinet doors needed some love but aesthetically it wasn’t what I wanted.  And if you are in my house the laundry room is right across the hall from the main floor powder room where all my guests go, so it would be nice to have it look good in case someone sees it.

I have 4 grown people that live here (not yet ready to say they are all adults, sorry hubby!  😂) so there is a lot of laundry that gets done.  Did I mention that 3 of the 4 are female, so lots of clothes get worn in one day, LOL? 

So here are the before pictures:

The before picture with dark gray walls, outdated hardware and cheap decor.
This laundry room has very dark gray walls.
There are chips in the paint and the washer hookups have an ugly beige box around them.
Here you can tell the cabinet doors don't close all the way.
The laundry room has dark gray walls, gold door handles with a couple doors not closing all the way.

During Renovation:

During reno you can see that I first painted all the walls white, hello brightness!  Then I added the shiplap and painted it white.  I am not gonna lie, this was a big job, took me all weekend to install the shiplap.  Laundry rooms and bathrooms are the hardest rooms to work in because of all the fixtures and tight spaces.

The dark gray walls have been painted but now the beige box around the washer hookups really stands out badly.
Here the dark gray walls have been painted and the beige box around the washer hookups have been painted.
This shows the raw shiplap just installed.


How to install shiplap

For a pdf detailing instructions and materials click here or on the picture.

This shows the raw shiplap with nail holes puttied.
This shows the shiplap around the washer hookups.
This shows my washer up against the shiplap walls.

The Finished Farmhouse Style Laundry Room

This week I did a lot of little things.  I sanded and painted the doors, installed the new handles.  Then I put spacers behind the outlet and switch then replaced the plates over them. 

I went shopping and found this cute laundry sign and galvanized bucket, which is just perfect for all my lint.  And let’s talk about the shelf… is hung so masterfully.  Huge shout out to my husband who hung it.  He is kind of a fanatic about hanging things on the wall securely.  I could put my 17 year old daughter on that shelf and it wouldn’t come down!  Not kidding!!!!

The galvanized bucket hanging on the wall.
This DIY laundry sign with chalkboard paint sits on the shelf above the dryer.
The new door handles are simple and silver plated from IKEA.
This farmhouse laundry sign says sorting life's problems one load at a time.
This cute little galvanized bucket hangs on the wall and is for collecting lint from the dryer.

Other Farmhouse Style Posts:

Valentines Decor using Tiered Trays, Farmhouse Signs and Rae Dunn

Farmhouse Style Sliding Barn Doors

19 Amazing Farmhouse Style Laundry Rooms you will Want to do Laundry in!

9 Easy Ways to Add Farmhouse Style to Your Home

DIY Board and Batten

The new laundry sign that says sorting life's problems one load at a time.
This shows the newly painted plastic box around the washer hookups that has been painted white instead of the beige color it was before.

I am so glad I spray painted that ugly beige box that the washer hookups are in.  It looks so amazing white matching the shiplap!

Here you can see the light switch that was extended out to accommodate the shiplap.
This laundry sign sits on a wood shelf over the dryer with a galvanized bucket and faux plant in it.
This shows the whole farmhouse style laundry room with the cute galvanized bucked on the wall for lint and a sign that says laundry.
This shows my while farmhouse style laundry room with the white cabinets, white shiplap, and shelf over the dryer.

The DIY Laundry Sign

I want to send a huge shout out to Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry because she gave me the idea to create the black laundry sign above my dryer.  Erin was very lucky to get a second appearance on The Jason Show, which is a local TV show in Minneapolis.  She demonstrated a project that she did in her laundry room and I recreated it with this laundry sign.

Farmhouse style laundry room sign that is black with the word laundry writen on it.

I used part of the 1X8 that I bought last week for the shelf and painted it with chalk paint.  Then I printed out on a piece of paper the word laundry in my favorite font.  Once the paint on the board was dry I primed the board with chalk (just rub chalk on it longways all over so you can write on it without it staying there forever). 

I rubbed the back of the paper I printed the word laundry on with chalk and with a pen traced the word on the front of the paper and it transferred onto the board!  I then filled it in with a chalk pen.  Just an FYI, chalk pens are forever, they don’t wipe off.  I learned this the hard way a few years ago.

How much did I spend?

Let’s get down to dollars and cents.  As of last week I was at $78.78.  This week I purchased the sign and galvanized bucket for a total of $12.88.  I also shopped my basement storage area for a plant and glass jar I wasn’t using at the time and so that brings my total for this renovation in at a whopping $91.66.  Is that not amazing or what?!  You see, it can be done!

Farmhouse Style Laundry Room pin for Pinterest.

So that’s my new farmhouse-style laundry room!  I really hope you like it.  You can check out my Fixer Upper Inspired Coffee Bar that I did in my breakfast nook for the first challenge.  I hope you come back soon, the next project will have you floored………..hmmmm wonder where I am going with that??? 

And don’t forget to check out the amazing other bloggers that have created masterful spaces!

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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Friday 1st of February 2019

I m not finding your instructions for making the laundry sign very clear. Can you explain how you made it? Jennifer


Monday 11th of February 2019

Hi Jennifer. I sure can, I got the original idea from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. Basically, chalk paint the piece of wood. Then print on a piece of paper in the font you like a word. Like I did Laundry. Then use chalk sideways and rub the back of the paper with it. Place the paper on the chalk painted board where you want the word and using a ballpoint pen, or pencil trace the letters. The chalk should stick to the chalk painted piece of wood. Using a chalk pen go around the outside of each letter and then fill in the middle. That's it! Hope that was clearer for you.


Saturday 17th of February 2018

It looks incredible, Wendy! I love your shiplap! I'm sure that was so tedious-but what amazing results! The little details like painting the hose hookups and your decor make the space so finished! And while the paint color was nice before, the white makes the whole space looks so bright and fresh! I'm sure you are loving it!!!


Sunday 18th of February 2018

Thanks Morgan. I agree, the color before wasn't bad but now it's so bright I just love it!


Sunday 11th of February 2018

Your laundry room is fabulous - it looks so beautiful! You did a great job on the shiplap and I love all of your farmhouse details!


Sunday 11th of February 2018

Thank you so much Kim! I appreciate it!


Saturday 10th of February 2018

This room makes me want to do laundry! haha


Sunday 11th of February 2018

That's so great Alexis! Thanks for stopping by!


Friday 9th of February 2018

Wendy, I love this makeover! I gave it a shout out in my newsletter this week.


Friday 9th of February 2018

Wow Kim thank you so much! I am so glad you liked it!

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