IT”S TIME!!! I have been bursting at the seams to show you guys our Modern Laundry Room Makeover reveal and the day has finally arrived!
Do you hear the angels singing?
…Just me, then?!
Well that’s okay, because I am here to tell you the best part of this whole laundry room makeover–are you ready? I LIKE spending time in here and doing laundry. For that reason alone I think the makeover was worth every penny.
Wanna refresh of where we started?
Can you even believe it’s the same space? Or that the distance from point A to point B was only $100?!?! Guys, this used to be the dirty, stinky, boy bathroom that I avoided like the plague. Now I actually look for an excuse to do laundry in here. Here’s some more shots of the transformation:
This is what you used to see from the doorway. All I did was paint the whole thing white, then I shopped my home for some decor.
And do you remember the off-center washer and dryer?
Again, Elise is the only cute thing about this picture. Everything else stresses out my need for symmetry.
Ta da!!! Now the washer and dry are centered under the cabinets which means no more knocking my head on the corner, the laundry sorter could be hidden on the other side, and now everything is lined up and looks pretty.
You can see how we built this easy, super-inexpensive shelf to hide all the cords here.
And then we have the cabinets. I’ve always wanted to try the gray-gold cabinet combination and this was the perfect opportunity. I used my favorite shade of gray, Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray.
Guess how much all the hardware for this entire laundry room makeover cost? $41! If you’ve ever stalked the price of gold bar cabinet pulls, you know it’s nothing to spend that much on ONE handle. Take notes, guys, Amazon carries these puppies for around $1-$2 apiece and you can get the small ones here and the large ones here. They come in any size you might need! I really feel like this is something that needs shouted from the rooftops.
I was a little worried about the quality when I ordered them, but everyone that has seen them can’t believe they aren’t high end!
Secretly, though, you want to know the thing that really brought this room together? It’s the subway “tile” backsplash.
It’s not tile at all, but wallpaper! Can you even believe it? I found it at Target and you can get it here. It is literally just peel and stick and it was a dream to work with.
The other piece that really brought this whole room together? It’s my “fresh linens” sign by Vintage Metal Co. I was lucky enough to be able to work with Jaime as a brand rep and choose a custom designed sign. I knew right away I wanted something for the laundry room, and Jaime made my dreams come true. And she even added it to her Etsy shop so it’s available for anyone! You absolutely need to check out her shop, and let me know if you snag one of the “fresh linens” signs!!
So now for the nitty gritty details–How much did this cost? Did I really do it for $100? Welllllllll…if I’m super honest, I went over budget–by $3!! I’m still definitely counting this as a win, though! Here’s how things broke down:
- Hardware: $41
- White Paint: Free
- Cabinet Paint in Mindful Gray: $15
- Subway Tile Wallpaper: $35
- Wood for Shelf: $12
Grand total: $103
The key to pulling of this (or any makeover) for $100 is to work with what you already have. For instance, the faucet and current hardware in the bathroom was gold. Changing that would have been out of the question, so I picked out gold hardware for the cabinets to match it. Gold is in now, so I took what was already there and slightly dated, and made it modern by incorporating the gold bar pulls.
Also, a huge factor in this was that I already had tons of untinted white paint. I get so many questions about what shade of white I use in my house and the answer is always plain ol’ off the shelf white by Valspar. I’ve found their untinted base to be the whitest and brightest of all the brands I’ve used. I’ll admit, by the end of this project I was mixing eggshell with satin finish to get enough to cover the walls, but you really can’t tell!
The only thing I didn’t get to do that I wanted to was to add a vintage inspired over-dyed rug in front of the washer and dryer. I was expecting to use free wood in our garage to make the shelf, but we didn’t have any the right length and width. I’m still probably going to pick up this little beauty here from Target for only $15! So be watching for that to make an appearance if you follow me on Instagram.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my first $100 Room Challenge and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’d love to hear what you guys think and I can’t wait to check out all the other makeovers!!!