Free printable artwork plus our nearly complete laundry room makeover.
This past week has been a rough one at our house with some awful plumbing issues and I'm so glad I had this little oasis of a laundry room to look at. Who would have thought a laundry room could make me smile so much?
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UPDATE: Makeover is complete and can be seen here LAUNDRY ROOM REFRESH
In case you missed the previous posts, I'm participating in a 4-week, $100 room makeover challenge with over 20 other home bloggers organized by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry. You can see all the projects at the bottom of the post.
Last week I finished painting the walls and hanging the paintable brick wallpaper. You can see how it looked at that point in this post. And you can see the original plan (that's been tweaked just a tiny bit) HERE.
And here's how it looked before I started this room refresh.
This week I painted the wallpaper, reinstalled the drying rack, shelf, and ironing board rack, and shopped the house for some no-cost goodies. It's pretty much finished in here except painting the trim around the door, and that shouldn't take more than an hour. WOOHOO!
I stole a large woven basket from the family room for corralling our laundry supplies.
And would you believe that I had the kitty's bag of food stashed in the metal LAUNDRY box? Yep. It got a good washing and now it has dryer sheets and a bottle of bleach hidden inside. Kitty doesn't seem to mind. I honestly hadn't thought about using it in here before because we don't use powder for our laundry, but instead use the little pods.
I bought the bin several years ago because I thought it was cute and just kept the kitty food in it, because isn't that where everyone keeps the cat food? Lol. Now it's right where it belongs. And nobody is confused about why the cat food is in the laundry detergent bin.
The brick wallpaper has turned out even better than I had hoped. The texture on it is very realistic and it adds a nice cozy feeling to the space.
I've collected vintage hankies for a while now and added this cute one for a pop of color on the drying rack. Isn't it fun?
And since I've been able to shop my stash and the house for most of the items I've used and have come in way under my $100 budget, I splurged on a new ironing board cover. The old one was looking a bit tired and this one is nice and fresh. Plus it was 20% off with free shipping when I ordered it. Gotta love a sale.
I hung the iron and freshly recovered ironing board on an ironing board wall rack that I already had. (you can find the same one HERE)
SHOP THIS LOOK
Not wanting to spend any money on wall art, I created some vintage looking printables and used clothespins to hang them on a piece of twine. I really love making digital graphics. Plus zero dollars were spent for these.
And I'm sharing them with you! There's an aged set and a set with a white background. All you have to do is click on the link below each photo, then download the images, then print them. Voila! Free artwork for you too!
For your free download of these aged printable vintage themed laundry room printables, go HERE.
All that's left to do is finish the trim around the door. It has been primed but now needs to be painted. I might also prime and paint the door. I haven't decided for sure about that yet.
Here's the complete to-do list for the $100 Laundry Room Makeover:
- ✓ Remove shelves, baskets, drying rack, and everything except washer and dryer
- ✓ Patch nail holes and sand them when dry
- ✓Paint walls
- ✓ Prime accent wall for wallpaper
- ✓ Install Paintable Brick Wallpaper
- ✓ Paint the wallpaper
- Prime and paint wood door and surrounding trim
- ✓Reinstall shelf over the washer and dryer, wall mounted drying rack, ironing board rack
- ✓Add artwork and baskets
- ✓Bring laundry supplies back into the space
- ✓Add rug and accessories
- Celebrate with a glass of wine and a massage
Go here to see the previous weeks' posts:
Stay tuned next week for the final reveal.
Here's the final design board with sources in case you're interested in bringing a similar look to your laundry room. I'll include all the costs next week with the final reveal, but I'm definitely below budget since I shopped my stash and house and used rewards points and gift cards for almost everything used in this project.
CLICK ITEM LISTINGS FOR SOURCES:
Rug | Wall Mount Drying Rack | Wallpaper | Baskets | Laundry Soap Bin | Ironing Board Cover
Wall Paint - Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, eggshell finish
Trim color - Benjamin Moore White Dove, eggshell finish
What do you think so far? Isn't looking fresh and clean? It actually makes doing laundry more enjoyable, if you can imagine that!
Here are some of my other low budget projects that you might enjoy.
A messy junk closet is transformed into a mini office here:
An unused space gets a fresh makeover and is converted into a craft studio/office here:
Don't forget to keep scrolling to the bottom of the page to see ALL of the $100 room makeovers. You won't believe how creative my blogging friends are!