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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One Room Challenge – Weeks 2 and 3: Plywood Floors and Wallpaper

Last week time got away from me and I didn’t have a chance to get you an update on the One Room Challenge. So I figured today I would give you a full update!

Last week I spent the majority of my time focusing on the floors of the living room. After doing a TON of research on ceramic tile and vinyl tile I realized I didn’t want to drop a few hundred dollars on flooring. So instead of spending a majority of my laundry room budget on floors I opted for a cheap (yet beautiful) alternative.

I decided to use quarter inch plywood as my flooring! I visited my local Lowe’s Home Improvement store and had them rip plywood down to 6″ strips. I used a hammer and nails to attach the wood flooring to my underlayment, and in just a few hours I had beautiful flooring that only cost me $25!

In the coming weeks I plan on painting a checkerboard pattern on the floors and then sealing with polyurethane.

This week I spent the majority of my time doing a hand painted accent wall that gives a nod to herringbone wallpaper. To create the “wallpaper” I taped off the wall in 5″ increments and then used a paintbrush to brush on an alternating herringbone pattern. I pulled off the tape and “ta-da” — hand painted wallpaper!

My favorite part about this week’s addition is the peg rail with hanging laundry hamper! I hand made the pegs and attached the entire peg rail to the wall. I purchased these over the door hampers (that only cost $14 each) and hung them on the pegs. I’m excited about a laundry organization that gets our dirty towels off of the floor!

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