This laundry room was such a bore. It felt like a large ugly closet with no character, no personality or nothing that makes me want to spend my Saturday afternoon here. I’m sure many of you will agree that the laundry room is not the most appealing space in your home. However, all can change with a little TLC. See for yourself!
Adding a few DIY touches gives the space a little character. The 2×4 wooden shelves are custom made (see tutorial here) to fit the length of the wall. Best part about these shelves is that it hides all the flaws that you don’t want to see.
Organizing your laundry room is a must and why not do it in a functional and stylish way? I found matching baskets to play up the natural texture of the shelves. Labelled boxes and glass jars in array of blacks and whites keep my items all in the right place.
Colour is used to make the biggest transformation in this room. I used a bold yet claiming colour on the walls, Power of the Game, P5207-51D, PARA Paint. Although this is a small room, I still opted for a dark colour vs light colour. It’s a great trick to recede the walls (making them seem further away). Can you believe it? I used less than half a gallon of paint for two coats in this room. This paint goes on like butter!
Both the trim and drop ceiling received two coats of White Wash, P2089-00, PARA Paint and the amazing stripe that is host to all my additional hooks is Fanfare, P5159-34, PARA Paint.
I absolutely cannot live without a drying rod in my laundry room. It’s the best thing ever. But want to hear something funny? During laundry day, that rod is filled to the max. I know! We are just two people? I don’t get it either.
With that being said, I needed to figure out a way to increase the amounts of spots we can hang dry our clothes. So I used a simple stripe to create a stunning display of extra white hooks.
For the laundry tub I concealed those plastic legs with a fun fabric using Velcro strips. This is an easy DIY project that I created using curtains that were on sale from Target. To cover those cold basement tiles, a runner fits perfectly in this narrow space.
It’s definitely possible to revive a small space (without a total overhaul) on a very small budget.
So are you curious to know what this little “refresher” cost me?
A whole whopping $60.00! Crazy, I know.
And with the help of my hubby, it took us one weekend to complete.
Will you tackle a project like this?