Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had an awesome weekend.
I am so, so excited to share with you — and I’m also still in shock — that yesterday, my $200 laundry room makeover was featured on Apartment Therapy. Seriously, someone please pinch me! It’s now been 24 hours and I still can’t believe it.
Here’s the Apartment Therapy story about our laundry room if you want to take a peek. (Thank you, AT, for sharing the laundry room!)
If you’re new here, I gave our dull laundry room a budget-friendly makeover a few months ago. With two young kids, my husband and I spend a lot of time in our laundry room, and I hoped that by sprucing up our space, it would make a required chore just a little more cheery.
I have to laugh a bit because as I was working on this project my husband would periodically ask why in the world I was spending so much time on our laundry room. “But it’s a laundry room,” he would say.
Well, I was determined that for a couple hundred bucks I could get creative and totally transform the space. And I’m pretty pleased with the results.
Here’s a “before” shot:
Side note: In case you’re wondering, we do still have piles of clothes on our countertops just like you see here, waiting to be folded. But we did relocate the wine fridge (I mean….who stores wine in a laundry room?!).
And here are a few of the “after” photos:
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The good news is that this project made a big impact, yet was fairly easy and also cost-effective. I chose simple DIY projects to make key changes in the room, and also tried to take advantage of items I already owned like home decor and leftover paint to keep costs in check.
The DIY projects I tackled include:
- Painting the laminate cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in English Yellow
- Painting the laminate countertops with chalkboard paint for a faux slate finish
- Lining the backs of the upper cabinets with this trellis-patterned peel-and-stick removable wallpaper
- Installing peel-and-stick vinyl floor tile over the old linoleum
After those projects were done, I added a handful of accessories — like some inexpensive wall art I made from this Rifle Paper Co. calendar along with a few other odds and ends — and this rounded out our laundry room makeover.
There you have it! What do you think? Is your laundry room in need of a little TLC, or are you lucky enough to have one of those gorgeous Pinterest-worthy spaces to wash and dry your clothes?
If you fall into the first category, I promise you that even if you have never ever done a DIY project before, you CAN successfully complete all the projects I’ve listed above. Trust me, I’m not a big fan of power tools and/or things looking amateur, so I select projects to tackle that, in my opinion, have only a teeny tiny chance of going awry.
If you decide to try any of the laundry room DIY projects above, let me know! I’d love to hear from you and would love it even more if you’d share some photos of your finished space. Send me a note!