Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
Hi everyone! Last weekend we flew out to Maryland to visit family for a few days and I feel like we’re just now getting back into the swing of things. Sometimes a little time away is the fresh start we all need. So with that said, I came back itching to start a home project. The kitchen is finally finished (post coming on that soon) so I was in need of something else to tackle in our home that’s on our to-do list without it being too overwhelming with the holidays. So what did we decide on? The laundry room! It’s a small enough space and won’t be too much to take on.
We decided to flip the laundry room for a couple of reasons. First, it’s right off the main hallway that leads to all of the main living areas. You can also see it from the kitchen. So no matter how you get to our living room or kitchen, you’ll eventually get a glimpse of it. And just like any other part of our home, it deserves a little attention as well.
Also, as you can tell from the pictures, it’s white. White walls, white door, and white floor. It definitely needs a little warming up. It’s already hard enough to get myself to do laundry. Maybe this laundry room makeover will inspire me a little more.
So, I have all of these big ideas I’m thrilled about. I’m determined to flip my entire laundry room when it comes to the walls, cabinetry, tile, decor, and possibly new lighting for under $250. Of course, I’m okay with challenging myself to do it for even less than that. Staying on a budget is so important to us which is why we’ll be doing this flip. Here’s the design that I have planned for the space:
So, how will I be saving money and staying within my budget? A couple ways! We’ll be building the shelf above the washer and dryer and I’ll decorate it with items that I can find on clearance or on sale. Hobby Lobby will be my go to place more than likely. I’ll find cabinets at my local Habitat stores and purchase on a day that they’re having 20% off their cabinetry. I have paint left over from the kitchen cabinets that I can use on the ones in the laundry room.
As for the tile, it won’t be removed! It will get a good cleaning and then I’ll be painting and stenciling the design to give the look of new, modern farmhouse tile. Will it be time consuming? Yes! But not as long and expensive as replacing the tile. The subway tile may or may not go on the wall. I’m looking into a few options of removable subway tile. If I can’t find a product/design that I like, I’ll be applying a neutral wallpaper. Lastly, I’ll search my go-to online small businesses when it comes to lighting. They often have great sales on already affordable prices. There’s always the option to make my own like I did for our breakfast nook in our previous home.
So, that’s our laundry room currently and what we plan to do with it. I can’t wait to get started and to also take my time. I’m often rushing through home projects because they’re in the main spaces we occupy and need to be completed asap. But not this one! I’ll share updates along the way so I won’t keep you hanging. What is a must have in your laundry room? It’s never too late for me to add to my design!
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