Hello everyone and welcome!!! Can I just tell you how stinkin’ excited I am to participate in this fun challenge for the first time ever!!! For those not familiar with the $100 Room Challenge, the idea is this: you give yourself $100 budget and one month to see how completely you can transform a room.
As soon as I heard about this challenge from Lemons, Lavender, Laundry, I knew exactly which room I was going to makeover. Are you ready to see the before photos?!
Welcome to our bathroom/laundry room. This is actually my husband’s bathroom, and when we had a 15 year old living with us, it was the bathroom he used as well. So basically, a stinky, smelly, boy bathroom that I avoided like the plague.
As you can see, its not terrible. Everything was very nicely maintained when we bought our home just over a year ago, but some things were starting to look a little dated. Also, if you’ve known me for more than 5 minutes, you know the rest of my house is white and I just don’t do colors on walls.
After using 10 gallons of paint getting the rest of the house painted for move-in day, I was SO not up to the challenge of painting this bathroom. I knew with all the cutting-in and brushwork required, I was going to hate painting it, so it remained seafoam green.
But no longer I tell you! Again, its not even a bad color, and there’s nothing terrible about the space, but I’m very passionate about making my home MY home, so that green is gonna go.
I have big plans for those cabinets over there, let me tell you! I also can’t wait to add some hardware to make them pop! Don’t pretend you don’t read books on the dryer, too. 😉
Cheesy grin! That’s literally the only thing I like about this photo!! Do you see how off-centered the cabinets are over the washer and dryer? Our gas hose wasn’t long enough to move them over any further, so this is where they have sat. Quite possibly my biggest pet peeve because, a) I get trapped in a corner every time I load the washer and b) our ugly hamper is the first thing you see when you walk in because there isn’t room to hide it against the wall and c) because the cabinets hang over, its a really dangerous corner that I hit my head on at least once a week. My hubby also hit his head on it really hard the other day when we were looking at fixing the situation, so I think he’s on board now with fixing it, he just got assistance with the arena rigging for the heavy lifting:)
I have some BIG plans for this space and I just can’t wait to share my design ideas with you next week!!! I’m thinking white walls, gray cabinets, gold hardware, and maybe even a backslash will really pull this place from slightly dated to absolutely fabulous!!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go grab a paintbrush and get to work on this $100 Room Challenge! See you next Wednesday with an update!!!
Be sure to join the journey on my Instagram and see all the juicy behind-the-scenes stories!
Can’t wait to see what you do in here! Your daughter reading on the dryer is the funniest thing ever! 🙂
Haha! She likes to push the laundry buttons and always has a book with her!
I think I would probably take it as is, just to have a laundry room with space for laundry!! Excited to see what you do here.
Can’t wait to see what you do!
Love seeing your daughter reading on the dryer! Sometimes we find our son reading under his bed or in his closet! Can’t wait to see what you come up with – new hardware on cabinets can make such a huge difference!
Aww thank you friend! Kids read in the funniest places, don’t they?! Love it!
Meredith @ The Palette Muse says
So glad you’re joining the challenge, and I can’t wait to see what you do in here! (Your little helper is pretty darn cute!)
Thank you friend!! You are too sweet! She certainly is a “helper!” ?
I am so excited to be doing this challenge with one of my IG buddies!:) We’re bathroom redo buddies.
???????? yay!! Can’t wait to see the finished result for yours!! ?
Ooh, this is such a great space for this challenge! Excited to see what you do!
Thanks friend! So excited!
Natalie @nelidesign says
This little face is so cute! And the room as full of potential! Great plan! Can’t wait to see!
Aww thank you so much, Natalie! So excited to be joining everyone!!!
Oh what a fun space to redo! Can’t wait to see how it all comes together. I am planning to redo mine sometime soon but my plans are already well over $100! I have this vision of tiled floors that is putting me over. Ha ha!
Haha! Gabby, you sound like me every time I dream about redoing my kitchen! That will sooooo totally not be a $100 room challenge! ?
This room has such good bones! I can’t wait to see what you do with those cabinets too – I’m loving your idea of gold hardware! I’m excited to follow along and see how it turns out!
Thanks, Melissa! I’m kinda scared to commit to gold in our kitchen reno, so I figure this will be a good test drive!
Brittany Serowski says
Oh I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I love the color combo you are coming up with for the room!!!
Thank you so much, Brittany!
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
Okay, that picture of your daughter reading on the dryer is the best 🙂 I am already in love with your ideas for this room. Sounds like great colors for a fresh feel to the space. So happy to have you joining in this month!
Aww Erin thank you so much for your kind words! So many great ideas from everyone, I hope I can keep up with you all!