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.
Catch up by reading the previous posts of this laundry room makeover here:
Week 1 - Intro and Before Pics
Week 2 - Laundry Makeover
Week 3 - LRM Organizing Ideas
Week 4 - Decorating a Laundry Room
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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 problem 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.
I love the way your organized and purged this room, wow! And it looks super cute too! Great job!
Lindsey from Hilltown House
Painting those cabinets white made such a difference! They just glow from the light of the window and make the whole room feel so much brighter, especially with the sweet floral touches from the artwork and the curtain.
Thanks Lindsey. I need to participate in more of these kinds of challenges. It's the only way anything gets done in this house. 🙂
Your laundry room looks so neat and functional. You did a great job with your room and your budget.
Thanks Sherry. It was a great way to start off the year. I hope it stays that way.
Patti you get the award for greatest improvement! Such a great job. And as I've said before - those curtains and botanicals are absolutely gorgeous!
Wow! Thanks Tammy. I have a huge passion for anything botanical.
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
This space looks amazing! The fresh paint on the walls, trim, and cabinets brightened this space SO MUCH! It looks so fresh and clean... just like you want a laundry room to be. What color gray did you use on the wall (maybe I missed it somewhere)? It's a gorgeous shade! Thanks for participating in the challenge this month! Enjoy your updated space.
Thanks Erin. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Popular Gray in a semi-matte finish. I'm so happy with the room. Thank you for hosting this challenge. Lord knows if when this room would have seen an update without it.
Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS
Patti you made such a functional space just beautiful I still think my favorite part is that vintage curtain! Such a brillant idea and it is what catches my eye in every photo.
Thanks Jen. I love that curtain too. I forgot that I even had that old tablecloth. I actually found it in a box of old stuff in that laundry room. I think it was fate.
It looks so nice and pretty Patti. I love what you have done in your laundry room. A fresh coat of paint does a world of difference, doesn't it? Love your curtains.
WOW! Patti. You did a wonderful job. I love the window with the light coming in. I always love more light in any room.(and the fabric is very pretty) Love how you used your wall space also. The color on the walls are about the same as far as I can tell. Since moving and putting stuff away, lots more space. AND, just a few penny's over the $100. Wonderful job. I'll private message my address and you can come help me with mine next. 🙂 Seriously, I am on my way to the laundry room now just to straighten up. You gave people inspiration I'm sure.
Oh Paula, you are so sweet! I'm so glad I have inspired you to take on your own laundry room. You can do it!! The wall color is a light gray (Sherwin Williams Popular Gray.) It's kind of hard to see the difference with the camera, but it's the same color at the adjoining kitchen so now they flow well. Thank you for your kind words and send me a pic of your handiwork soon!
It looks so clean & bright now! Great job!
Thanks Lia. I should have removed that ugly sheer curtain a long time ago. I never realized how much bright sunlight comes into that room. So helpful now in the winter when the weather is so tough.
Elizabeth Jones | Jonesville
It looks so great Patti! I love how you added the artwork, it really brings the space together. It's so satisfying to organize and clean things up. It looks awesome and I know it's going to be so much more functional for you. Enjoy it!!
Thanks Elizabeth. It's so satisfying coming into a clean, bright pretty room all day long.
Doesn't it make it so much more pleasant to go in here to do laundry? Plus seeing it looking so tidy when you come in and out must be satisfying. Great job.
It really does Pamela, thanks! Something as simple as removing the sheer curtains to let in all that light makes all the difference.
Turned out great and what a neat way to begin a new year with a room makeover. Favorite takeaway labeled storage and the window valance.
Thank you Carole. We really love it. Just a few small easy improvements made such a huge impact.