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Laundry Room Makeover On A Budget – $100 Room Challenge

I’m so excited to join in on a $100 Room Challenge this month and create a laundry room makeover on a budget! Today I’ll show you my plans for the space and how I’m going to transform our laundry room.

Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover - $100 Room Challenge Week 1

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I am so excited to join in on this fall’s $100 room challenge with Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. A couple years ago I joined her challenge in September and gave our laundry room a much needed makeover!

We just moved into a new house and I am so excited to make it feel like our home! I’m looking forward to making our home our own with lots of DIY home decor projects. Our laundry room is small and pretty basic, but I know with some creativity it can look totally different!

 I’m excited to share my laundry room design! I have quite a few projects planned that will transform the space and bring in some modern touches. Here are some of the before photos [ including some of our actual laundry piles .. you’re welcome 😉 ]..

Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover - $100 Room Challenge Week 1
Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover - $100 Room Challenge Week 1

Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover - $100 Room Challenge Week 1
Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover - $100 Room Challenge Week 1
Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover - $100 Room Challenge Week 1

Laundry Room Makeover on a budget

We have oak cabinets above our washer and dryer that could use a coat of paint to update them. I’m also planning to add pulls to the cabinets by using a drilling guide and our power drill and drill bit set. This will modernize the cabinets on a budget and completely change the look of them! 

I’ll be adding a shallow wood shelf beneath the cabinets using some wood and metal brackets. Along with back wall behind the door I’ll add board and batten with a peg rack. These additions will add some decorative storage and functionality to the laundry room. It’s always fun to add decorative touches to some open shelving! [ faux plants, I’m looking at you!]

Another DIY project for my small laundry room will be to create an accent wall by painting a pattern to look like wallpaper. I really wanted to add some peel and stick wallpaper as an accent wall, but it would put me over budget. So I had to get creative with my solution! I’ve been loving sponge painted walls like this one from The Blooming Nest, and I’d love to do something similar with my own spin on it! This will make a big impact on a small budget.

Here is my inspiration mood board for my laundry room makeover DIY. I’m going to be adding some softer wood accents, blacks, and greens to the room!

Budget Friendly Laundry Room Makeover - $100 Room Challenge Week 1

Laundry Room Mood Board Sources: Wood clothing drying rack (similar) | Black pulls | Light fixture | Framed art | Peg rack | Wallpaper | Laundry hamper | Dipped Stool

Laundry Room Design

I’ll be using some leftover paint on the laundry room cabinets to help save money! We purchased some paint for a project in our living room a couple months ago and have more than enough left for this project. For the hardware I will use some extra silver drawer pulls that I had purchased second-hand last year. I’ll give them a coat of black spray paint to update the color and look!

To decorate the updated laundry room I will “borrow” some art and frames from other rooms in my house. I have plans to make some DIY art for the room as well. Next I’ll install a drying rack that I had in my previous house for some laundry room storage.

I plan to replace the fluorescent light and install a more modern light fixture. We also desperately needed a new modern laundry hamper that would fit the space well, and I found the perfect one on Amazon! This one will fit right next to the washing machine for easy access.

For the wall behind the door, I’ll be adding some board and batten to add character and interest to the space. This easy board and batten DIY project is super straightforward and will create some fun storage with some pegs added to the top portion of the board. We have done board and batten a couple times already and plan to do it again in other areas of our new home! I’ll also create a small ledge on top so that I can lean some art prints and picture frames above it.

Laundry Room Makeover Checklist:

  • – Paint oak cabinets
  • – Spray paint cabinet pulls & install
  • – Paint accent wall
  • – Build wood shelf below cabintes
  • – Build DIY peg rack & add board and batten
  • – Clean the floor tile grout
  • – Purchase a new laundry hamper
  • – Add a new light fixture
  • – DIY artwork

Over the month of September I’ll be tackling this laundry room makeover using just $100! I’m excited to update the space with DIY projects and the power of paint to stay on budget. Through this makeover I hope to provide you with some laundry room ideas to update your own laundry room! I can’t wait to get started!

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  • Reply Tracy September 2, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    I love what you have planned!!

    • Reply Leslea September 2, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Tracy! I’m so excited to transform our laundry room!

  • Reply Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS September 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    The floor is going to make such a big impact along with the cabinet upgrade, so excite to follow along this season!

    • Reply Leslea September 5, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Thank you so much Jen! I’m excited to get those cabinets painted!

  • Reply Michelle September 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I can’t wait to see how it all comes together! I love your plans.

    • Reply Leslea September 5, 2020 at 10:38 am

      Thank you so much Michelle! I’m excited to get started!

  • Reply Wendy September 4, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    I absolutely love your plan! I think it’s going to be gorgeous. I look forward to see it all come together.

    • Reply Leslea September 5, 2020 at 10:39 am

      Thank you Wendy! I’m so excited to transform the room!

  • Reply Joy September 5, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Beautiful ideas, and I love your blog! I can’t wait to see your process!

    • Reply Leslea September 5, 2020 at 10:39 am

      Aw thank you Joy! That makes me so happy to hear that!

  • Reply Jackie @jackiecantblog September 5, 2020 at 8:04 am

    This is going to be so cute! The room had good bones and paint will take it up a notch. Looking forward to seeing your project come together

    • Reply Leslea September 5, 2020 at 10:41 am

      Thank you so much Jackie! You’re right, the paint will make such a big impact!

  • Reply Nicki Parrish September 5, 2020 at 8:59 am

    I have a laundry room that needs lots of love, so I can’t wait to draw some inspiration from you!

    • Reply Leslea September 5, 2020 at 10:41 am

      I’m so glad you can get some inspiration Nicki!

  • Reply Maria Brittis September 5, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Can’t wait to see your reveal your choices are lovely, I too am doing a laundry room refresh

  • Reply Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip September 8, 2020 at 8:59 am

    It is going to be such a beautiful space. Can’t wait to see it all come together.

  • Reply Jamala September 9, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I’ll say this for sure …doing laundry is going to be a whole lot prettier! Looking forward to seeing the finished look

  • Reply Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry September 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Your inspiration is gorgeous! When I read that you were thinking of sponge-painting, all I could think of was the 80s/90s sponge painting trend, but what you have in mind is definitely NOT that! Such a cute idea! We have to give our laundry room a makeover as well, so I’ll be looking out for some inspiration. (I actually tossed around the idea of doing it for the challenge this month, but my entry nook won out). Excited to see how this space turns out!

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