It's reveal day for this budget laundry room makeover. See all the changes I've made as part of the $100 room challenge.
Today is the final day of this budget laundry room makeover!
For those of you who may have just stumbled onto this page, Welcome! This is the reveal of my attempt to makeover my laundry room for under $100 as part of the $100 Room Challenge.
This challenge is held a few times a year by Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Below this post, you can see all the participants and their $100 room makeovers.
Catch up by reading the previous posts of this laundry room makeover here:
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As you may recall this is the first thing we see when we enter our home through the garage. And yes, that's how we always enter the house. Most of our family does too. Like many mudrooms or laundry rooms, I expect, this room had accumulated many unnecessary things over the years.
Laundry Room Ideas on a Budget
Unclutter and Make Better Use of Storage
Many of those unnecessary things were either trashed, relocated or donated. However, one major problems included the need for storing plastic and paper bags for future recycling. These bins from IKEA were the perfect solution.
We moved that cute but not so practical blue farm table and replaced it with a $6 computer desk from Goodwill. Now the tall handled brooms and vacuum cleaner fit nice and neat next to the table.
We also took advantage of an unused laundry chute cabinet and stored some larger pots and buckets inside. Not so great to look at, but a pretty botanical fern print scroll hanging covers the front nicely.
The walls were painted gray to match the adjoining kitchen and all the wood trim and cabinets were painted white, bringing lightness and cohesion to the room.
Getting into the dryer was a hassle with the vacuum cleaner, ugly ironing board and racks in the way. Now, they all have a place of their own. A simple wall-mounted hanger made better space for the ironing board. The vacuum cleaner was relocated next to the table and the other items are now stores next to the dryer or refrigerator.
Adding In Beauty
The ugly trash can was given a fresh coat of paint and relocated here for easy access. A great solution for lint and other trash that accumulates at wash time.
The laundry room was looking crisp and clean but I wanted to add a little beauty so I hung this pretty peony print. A simple valance made from an old stained up vintage tablecloth adorns the window while still letting in tons of natural light.
A simple gray ironing board cover blends in well with the other gray tones in the room.
Different shades of brown, oak and old walls made this room look all jumbled.
Our laundry has never looked better. It has a great bright, light, cohesive look with a few touches of floral color that has made all the difference in the room.
Now when I enter the house I just smile at how great it looks. And, I feel good about anyone else who enters too.
LRM on a Budget Recap
- Painting the walls, trim, and cabinets ---- $0 (leftover paint on hand)
- Cleaning supplies -- $0
- Laundry chute cabinet hardware -- $16.94
- Plastic bins and paper labels -- $0
- Goodwill table -- $6.00
- Ironing board hanger --$11.65
- IKEA bins -- $31.78
- Fern Poster -- $9.40
- Balsa wood sticks -- $2.97
- Ironing board cover -- $9.53
- Floral entry rug -- $12.59
Total spent -----> $100.86 - Close enough, right? 🙂
Does this inspire you to take on a room in your own house? I'm so happy with this one, and it wasn't anything earth-shattering or difficult.
I should have done this a long time ago. Oh well, better late than never.