It's time to make it pretty with a few easy laundry room decorating ideas. This is the focus of week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge.
This is the last week before the big reveal.
I feel like my laundry is already looking so much better. Honestly, I don't know why I haven't tackled this room before. Many thanks to Erin of Lemons Lavender and Laundry who hosts this $100 Room Challenge. If it wasn't for her I probably would never get around to sprucing up this room.
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This is the fourth week of the challenge and I'm all about "Making it Pretty."
Read more about the $100 room challenge by reading the previous posts or skip ahead here:
Week 1 - Intro and Before Pics
Week 2 - Laundry Makeover
Week 3 - LRM Organizing Ideas
Week 4 – Decorating a Laundry Room
Week 5 - Final Reveal
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One of the things I found in the mess of stored items in this laundry room was this pretty vintage linen floral tablecloth. It has a few stains and the one end is badly burned but this end was looking pretty good.
DIY Window Treatment
So, I cut it up and made a cute little valance for the window.
DIY Scroll Wall Hanging
Next, I purchased this pretty botanical fern poster online and picked up two thin pieces of balsa wood at the hardware store. It doesn't look like it here because of the angle but the sticks are longer than the width of the poster. I thought it would be fun to make a scroll wall hanging to hide the cabinet of the laundry chute.
I cut the wood to fit the poster and used the leftover pieces to test some stain. The gray stain won out and looks great in the room.
After staining the balsa wood, I glued it to the top and bottom of the poster and then wrapped some wax twine to each side of the top to create a hanger.
It's a great way to add some color and beauty to the room while hiding the pots and buckets now stored in the laundry chute cabinet.
Old Can - New Look with Spraypaint
The ugly mustard trash can we had in this room was in great shape. So, I made it pretty by spraying it with leftover Moss Green Satin spray paint. It looks so much better and now it's next to the dryer so I can toss in dryer lint, used dryer sheets and other garbage that has made it's way to the laundry.
New Ironing Board Cover to Match the Room
As promised, a new ironing board cover was purchased. Also, gray with a little white. This one has a durable silicone coating so hopefully it will last a long time.
Next to the window, I hung a beautiful peony print. This was a gift from one of my best friends and I hadn't found the perfect place to hang it. I love it here and will think of her every time I see it.
Adding Beauty and Color to the Floor
Finally, the last of my laundry room decorating ideas is adding a pretty floral rug for the entry where everyone can wipe their feet. I also moved the DIY wooden boot tray I made a while ago from the front of the house to here. It made more sense because we always come into the house from the garage.
That's it. I'm going to save the total tally until next week for the final reveal. Stop by to see how I did with the challenge and how this laundry looks in all its glory.
In the meantime, enjoy viewing all the other participants' progress in the links below.
I love all of your floral choices! Beautiful1
Lindsey from Hilltown House
The botanical prints you added are just beautiful - and what lovely gift from your friend! They're on of my favorite things to decorate with and I love adding them to brighten up a laundry room
Elizabeth Jones | Jonesville
I love a good a good scroll hanging! Great progress!
Thanks Elizabeth. I've been thinking about a scroll hanging for a long time. This challenge was the perfect opportunity to create one.
It is turning out so lovely. The peony print is perfect in there! After I posted last week I came down with that flu and I haven't gotten out of bed for a week! So I have not even stepped foot in my studio since so I won't get any updates posted this week. I am just glad to be finally feeling like I will live so I won't complain, just enjoy what everyone else accomplished.
Oh no Pamela, that's terrible! I have only had the flu one time (knock on wood) and it took me out for four days. Hope you are feeling better and I look forward to seeing your studio reveal.
Patti I love the rug you placed in your laundry room. I am in search for one. Everything looks so good. Love the wall color and the wall art. The curtain added the cherry on top!
Thanks Terrie. I wasn't sure about the rug. You never know when you find something online but this one was great for the price.
WOW ..what a little elbow grease can do to a small area....
Curtain is great & wall hanging too....
Looking forward to full display.
Thanks for sharing all your hard work..
Thank you Ellen for your kind words. I couldn't be happier at how this room turned out. That 2nd refrigerator is filled with seltzer water and I drink a couple every day. That means I'm in and out of that room a lot, it makes me so happy to see it all clean and pretty.
Girl... the artwork and that curtain is AMAZING. I love it so much. My next room in my house to do is my laundry room and you have given me so much to think about. Can't wait to see your reveal.
Thanks Tammy. I could not believe it when I found that tablecloth among the mess in that room. It was like it was waiting to be found and used there. Looking forward to all the reveals next week too.
Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS
I love that you upcycled that vintage tablecloth, it looks so pretty as a window treatment and now you can enjoy it everyday instead on rare occasions. Love this project.
Thanks Jen. I totally forgot all about that tablecloth. I was never going to be able to use it for a table and I guess I stashed it in the laundry room at one point. Must have been meant to be. I'm looking forward to seeing all the reveals next week. So much fun.
Sherry Denise Cole
Patti, I always love your DIY projects! I love what you did with the valance. I can't wait to see the reveal next week.
It looks great and love the valance. Great paint tip on the garbage can and you've created this nice inviting space. Will be back to see the final touches next week.
Thanks Carole. We are really loving this space now. I can't believe I waited so long to tackle it.
Looking good Patti. Waiting for the big reveal.
Thanks Paula. It has been a fun one.