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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DIY Fold Down Drying Rack with Building Guide

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What would it take to make you enjoy doing laundry? I don’t think I can answer that question, but having a fold down drying rack will certainly make it a little easier for me.

I recently built a fold down drying rack for my laundry room refresh and I wanted to share a high level building guide with you. My guides are not in-depth, or detailed building plans, but they should provide you with the visual aid and supply list you need to build the drying rack on your own.

This drying rack is the most sturdy when folded down to a 90 degree angle. If you plan to use your rack at a 45 degree angle, I recommend installing the hinges towards the top.

Supplies

Tools:

To build this drying rack I recommend doing all of your cuts and drilling your holes first. Second, build 3 of the 4 sides of the inside fame. Next add a little glue to the ends of the dowels and then insert into the pre-drilled holes. After your dowels are secure, attach the fourth side and then secure the frame with screws (this part might require a bit of trial and error). Build the outside frame and then or stain all your pieces. Last, attach your hardware (according to the package directions) and mount to your wall.

Again, if you want your rack to lay down flat, attach the hinges towards the bottom. If you want your rack to open to a 45 degree angle attach your hinges towards the top.

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