$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room
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Laundry Room Reno Week 3

Well here we are in Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge.  I can’t believe how much difference this week made to the Laundry Room.  For full details on the $100 Room Challenge you can go here.  Basically Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry put together this challenge and you redo a room in your house, in one month and with only $100!

 

Let’s Recap:

I participated in this challenge last September where I created a coffee bar in my breakfast nook.  If you missed the overall plan for the laundry room you can check it out here.  Last week I got the room painted and bought the wood and the lovely guy at Home Depot cut it for me!  Here is a look at where we left off.

Welcome to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge where I am making over my Laundry Room for under $100! I am going for a Farmhouse Style Laundry Room and I am just getting started on the makeover.

Welcome to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge where I am making over my Laundry Room for under $100! I am going for a Farmhouse Style Laundry Room and I am just getting started on the makeover.

Welcome to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge where I am making over my Laundry Room for under $100! I am going for a Farmhouse Style Laundry Room and I am just getting started on the makeover.

 

 

This Week’s Progress:

First things first I had to do this week was sand all the edges where they cut the wood.  It’s super raggedy and you will get a splinter plus if you don’t sand it the wood will look shaggy in the gaps between boards.  I think a nice clean look will be better.




Next I had to put together my new miter saw, you won’t have to do this but I mention it because it took me soooo long!  I sanded all 24 boards, and put the saw together and all that took me like 2 1/2 hours!  UGH!

 

I started under my cabinets and made my way down to the floor.  It was not easy cutting around the outlets and water hookups.  Initially I envisioned having one long board and just cutting out for those things.  But I don’t have a jigsaw and that is the tool you need to accomplish that.  So I cut the boards around and just had to putty to make them look like I have one long board.  I used a variety of ways to cut those boards, the miter saw, a hacksaw and circular saw (with my hubbys help), but I highly recommend getting a jigsaw, they aren’t that expensive and I have one on my next Home Depot list of things to buy.

$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

 

I used my finishing nailer and 1 1/4 inch nails to put the boards up starting  on the back wall, then on the sides the same way.

$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

 

Once that was done I went up to the top of the cabinets on the sides of the room until I got to the top board.  I stopped because I really wanted to use two full boards on the back wall above the cabinets.  SOOO, I nailed those up first and did the top two boards on the sides….then I had to make that cut for the board at the top of the cabinets but I don’t think you can tell, it was only about 3/4 of an inch and I think it blends in pretty well.  And I am really happy that I didn’t have to cut down two boards for the back wall…..just the one on the sides.

 

Please don’t judge my messy cabinets!  😂

$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room




$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

$100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

 

 

I will be honest, this thing took me all weekend.  Both days, all day but I stopped at 4 on Saturday because we had to go to dinner at my Mom’s house, then on Sunday I finished about 5:30 but I took a couple hours off to walk with my walking buddy (hey Kris!) and eat lunch.  So I would guess a total of 12 hours all together.  Now if you don’t have to put a saw together that time should be more like 10 or so hours.  And if you are doing a room other than a laundry room or bathroom you can probably do it a lot faster.  I had a lot to cut around and trying to climb over the washer all the time was a pain in they you know what!!!

Farmhouse Style Laundry Room Before and progress made

 

Still To DO:

Money spent this week….$0.  So I am still at my $54 and change that I spent on the shiplap and nails last week.

Still Need to do:

paint the shiplap

build a shelf

DIY a laundry Sign

put up a bucket to hold lint

shelf decor

new hinges and hardware for the cabinets.

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Wow, I am tired from installing the shiplap, my to do list makes me want to go to bed!  YIKES!!!  Lot’s to do still!  Hang in there with me while I finish up this crazy project!

Make sure you check out all the other bloggers participating in this challenge, they are all linked below!

 

Wendy


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