Laundry Room Reveal: Fall 2020 One Room Challenge

I can’t belive I’ve FINALLY finished this laundry room makeover for the one room challenge. I didn’t realize how much blood, sweat, and tears would go into this room, but I’m so happy with how it turned out and I’m excited to share it with you!

BEFORE
AFTER

Let’s go back to week one for a second. Our laundry room was a “dumping ground” and lacked any sort of organization and style. Fast back forward to today and I’m so proud of how this space has transformed into a stylish and organized utility space!

This room was all DIY so I wanted to make sure I highligted each of the projects in the laundry room.

Leather and Wood Hanging Rack

The hanging rack was the last project I completed but It’s also one of my favorites! I wanted it to have the feel of something I might see in a boutique and this leater and wood cobination does just that.

Plywood Floors and Stained Checkerboard Pattern

I still can’t get over these plywood floors! It’s amazing what you can do with some inexpensive plywood. I had the home improvement store rip the plywood sheets down to 6 inch strips. I then attached the strips to the floor using a hammer and nail and then finally taped of the checkerboard battern to stain on the squares.

Fold Down Drying Rack

This fold down drying rack is a game changer for this space! I love that it folds down to use with delicates and sweaters and easily folds back up when we’re done using it. I have a full building guide and blog post HERE as a reference.

Elevated Cabinet with Bench and Cabinet Pulls

Because our laundry room is small, we lacked storage. I wanted to make sure that I could add in as much storage space as possible without the room feeling cluttered. I built a bench to elevate the cabinet. By elevating the cabinet I was able to add additional storage room underneath for laundry baskets.

In addition to building the elevated cabinet I also made the cabinet pulls myself. I couldnt find any pulls that I loved so I decided to just make them myself (and I’m so glad that I did).

Peg Rail and Wooden Pegs

The peg rail was another way to add additional storage to the room without taking up floor space. By adding the peg rails I was able to add hanging laundry hampers while also providing additional space for air drying clothes. These pegs are also hand made out of dowel rods, wood glue, and screws.

Hanging Planters

These hanging planters were so fun to make and were part of my takeover with Monica Chaves over at House of Esperanza. You can see a full blog post with video and step by step guide HERE.

Painted Wallpaper

THe handpainted wallpaper was fun and so easy to do! I used painters tape and paint — and that’s it! I taped off the wall in 5 inch increments and painted a herringbone pattern using a paintbrush.

Completing this one room challenge was quite the journey for me but I’m so proud of myself for how the room turned out! I feel like it’s a better expression of my design and home style and my hope is that it motivates me to do a better job with the laundry!

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DIY Macrame Plant Hanger with Aged Brass Planter

I’m not sure if you’ve paid much attention but there is a consistent item that you can find in almost every room in our house… A plant. If there’s a window, then there’s a plant!

I wanted to make sure I could add a little greenery to the laundry room and a hanging plants seemed to be the best course of action.

I made two simple hanging macrame plant hangers that were exactly what the space needed. Can you buy your own macrame planters online? absoltulety –but the benefit of making your own is that you can create the exact size, length, color, and look that you need for your space.

For a step by step guide on how to make this hanging planter, please check out the included youtube video.

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Below you can find the supply list (makes 2 hanging planters):

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Christmas DIY – Felt Christmas Trees

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I’m typically team “Decorate after Thanksgiving” but this year seems to be a free for all when it comes to how we celebrate holidays and special occasions. I decided that I wanted to add a little Christmas cheer to our home and committed to doing a project that primarily used items we had leftover from other projects. The only thing I purchased was the felt.

The result were these super cute, minimal, and modern, felt Christmas trees! Although the tutorial for these trees will not be a full step by step guide, I wanted to provide you with the tools and some instruction to make 3 christmas trees. To see the entire step by step process, visit THIS LINK to watch in my instagram highlight.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TREE PATTERN

SUPPLY LIST

  • One – 3/4″x48″ Dowel
  • Scrap 1×3 common pine board (or wood) OR 3 Wooden Craft Circles (I have not personally used the craft circles but they might be a good alternative for those who do not have access to a jigsaw
  • 3 – 1 inch wood screws
  • 6-7 (9″x12″) sheets of felt

TOOLS:

  • Drill with drill bits
  • Jigsaw (optional if using wooden craft cirlces)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

TO ASSEMBLE

  • Cut your dowel down to three dowels. The lengths should be 10.5″, 11.5″, and 13″.
  • Cut out the patterns and trace the patterns onto the sheets of felt. Cut out the felt pieces using sharp scissors (fabric scissors are best).
  • Using the glue gun, attach the ends of the felt so they come together to make the shape of a tree layer. Each tree should have 3 layers. If you’d like to add a fourth layer just cut out an additional middle layer and attach accordingly.
  • Slide each layer of each tree onto a dowel rod. Make sure you adust each layer until you like how your tree looks. Once you finalize your tree layers, attach the layers to the dowel using the glue gun.
  • To create the base of the tree, cut out a 2.5 inch circle from the 1″x3″ common board (or scrap wood). The easist way to do this is the clamp the wood to a work bench while cutting. If you are using wooden craft circles you can skip this step.
  • To attach the tree base to the dowel, drill a hole through the center of each wooden circle and then drill a screw through each hole. The screw should stick out the opposite end. Using a drill, drill a hole through the center of the bottom of each tree dowel. Screw the bottom of the tree dowel onto the screw in the wooden base.