Hello everyone! Welcome back to week two of the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, Laundry.
This week I’m excited to share my inspiration for the makeover with you guys, and maybe a quick sneek peek at my progress. This week was suuuuuuper boring and not fun at all, as I spent EVERY. SINGLE. SECOND. of free time painting for your hobby. And not the fun kind of painting where you get to roll. The kind where everything is brushwork. There were so many windows, doors, trim, cabinets, and toilets to trim around and I am so over it.
BUT…..one coat of primer and two coats of white paint later, we are finished. Wanna see a comparison shot?
Still off centered, but fear not! I have a plan 😉
Speaking of plans, I want to share some of my inspiration for this room. Since a major part of the transformation is going to be the cabinets, I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to try painting them gray. I really want to try gray cabinets in my kitchen, but as that reno will neither be DIY nor a $100 challenge, I’m a little bit chicken about the whole thing. I thought putting gray in my laundry room would be a great way to test drive it without any commitment.
You better believe I’m going for gold for the hardware. Again, its another decision I’ve been a little hesitant to commit to, but I found an awesome deal on some gold bar pulls, so we’re doin’ it, baby! (You can see the actual ones I received in the first photo!)
Here is a somewhat yucky late-night progress shot:
I’m using my go-to gray, called Mindful Gray by Sherwin Williams, mixed into Lowe’s Valspar brand. Don’t ask me why, but I actually like the color mixed better at Lowe’s than I do at Sherwin Williams.
Also a fun fact: If you’re checking out at Lowe’s and you happen to spill your quart of paint all over their floors, not only do they happily clean up your mess, they let you pick out another quart for free. Bless those people at Lowe’s, they saved my budget!
Also, do you ever get so inspired by a particular image, that you can’t get it out of your head?! For me, it’s this image here:
While my finished laundry room isn’t going to look much like this, I think its the feel of the room that I love and am going to replicate in my own way. I mean, c’mon, Monika Hibbs can do no wrong here!
And I may or may not have a special surprise coming for this room that was totally inspired by her “fresh linens” print!
So, here’s a rundown of what I hope to accomplish in this room and what I’ve already finished:
- Paint walls white-DONE!
- Paint cabinets gray-DONE!
- Center washer and dryer
- Add cabinet hardware
- Add subway tile backsplash under cabinets
- Make shelf to cover washer/dryer hoses
While I’ve only checked off two items from my list so far, I am not worried at all, as they were by far the biggest mountains to climb! I’ll be back next Wednesday to show you our progress, and hopefully introduce you to my cheat-backsplash idea!!
Follow along on the journey with me on Instagram!!