DIY Laundry Room Reveal

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MUST PIN! Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars! #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeoverCan you believe my DIY laundry room makeover cost only $71.00?!  With some creative solutions and repurposing, it was easy and you can do it, too!

Alright folks, it’s time for the laundry room reveal.  It feels a bit unnatural to be so excited about a laundry room.  I mean, it’s a laundry room.  It’s where fun goes to die.  But I am seriously, head-over-heels in love with this room and I totally transformed it in a few days with only $71.00 out of pocket!

First, let me remind you of how this room looked before I got started.  Yuck.  And you can tell we took no pride in the room whatsoever.  I mean, the blinds were crooked.  It would have taken 5 seconds to straighten them, but we never bothered.  We just got in and out of the room as quickly as possible.

MUST PIN!  Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars!  #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover

BUT NOW?!?! It’s colorful, bright and happy!

MUST PIN!  Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars!  #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover

MUST PIN!  Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars!  #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover
 MUST PIN! Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars! #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover
MUST PIN! Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars! #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover

MUST PIN! Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars! #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover

MUST PIN! Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars! #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover

This DIY laundry room renovation is the perfect example of going shopping in your own house.  We all have things that are left over from other projects or are no longer being used, right?  Take a look through your own house and find leftover paint and accessories that work together.

The jumping off point for this laundry room makeover was the curtains that I already owned but were no longer being used.  From there, I “shopped” for paint and other items that would work with them.  This post contains some affiliate links.  Please click here to read my full disclosure policy.

So, what all did I do in the laundry room?

  • Painted the cabinets- I used an antique white paint that was leftover from some other project.  I also had some primer on hand already.  Cost- $0
  • Painted the walls- I used the leftover paint from the girls’ room.  Cost- $0
  • Painted the floors- We bought two quarts of porch paint (grey and off-white), which was plenty.  Cost- $30.  A detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to paint your vinyl floors can be found here.  I think the painted floor provides the most dramatic change in this room and it was EASY and CHEAP!  This is a popular project–it has been pinned more than 40,000 so far!
  • DIY Concrete Countertop- I covered the ugly laminate countertop with Ardex Feather Finish, which I also had left over from another project.  This product is amazing and it is a totally doable DIY job!  Thank you to Kara Paslay for inspiring me to do this project.  You can see Kara’s tutorial on how to do it here.  If you can’t find Ardex Feather Finish where you are locally, you can buy it on Amazon: Ardex- Feather Finish.  It allowed me to create a cheap and easy DIY concrete countertop–YAY!!!!  Cost- $0
  • Added decorative details- I hung the FLUFF AND FOLD paper mache letters (total cost of letters + spray paint = $35) and added the small rug from Pier One to the floor in front of the sink.  I purchased it with a gift card (out of pocket cost $0, “actual” cost $19).  I also used an old, shabby shadow box and $6 worth of clothes pins to make the decorative art that is hanging by the door.
  • Hung curtains- I already had the curtains that were previously used in another room.  Can you believe those beauties were being stored in a chest?!  I love them.- Cost- $0
  • Creatively placed a mirror to hide all the ugly plumbing connections (see below)-  I already owned the mirror, which was given to me as a gift, and it was being stored in another room.  I was glad to finally be able to use it.  Cost- $0
 MUST PIN! Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars! #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover

GRAND TOTAL OUT OF POCKET COST: $71.00

The makeover took me a total of 12 hours, and I did all the work by myself, with the exception of putting new hinges on the doors and rehanging them (which my husband did one day while I was at work).  So, we are talking maybe a total of 13 man hours.  NOT BAD!  I do still have some finishing touches to attend to.  For example, the huge BLANK wall opposite the washer/dryer and sink has nothing hanging on it, which must be fixed. {Update- I have added some art to that wall.  Check it out HERE}.
Now, let’s take one last look at the dramatic laundry room transformation!
MUST PIN! Amazing DIY laundry room renovation for less than one hundred dollars! #diylaundryroom #laundryroommakeover

What do you think?  What is your favorite part?  The painted vinyl floors, the DIY concrete counter top, or something else?


Comments

  1. says

    this looks beautiful! i love the before and after. and for so little money! i am searching for some serious inspiration for my house. im going to look around your blog:)

  2. Erin says

    Oh. My. God. I had NO CLUE you could do this! I have had a hate/hate relationship with my Armstrong Vinyl floors since about a year after they were “professionally” – using the term loosely here – installed by my local Home Depot. Why so bad? First, I didn’t know vynil would or could stain SO EASILY!! Toys that my toddler dropped left scuff marks the same colour as the toys (that will not wash off). A jug of Sunlight dish soap that I was refilling my bottles from, I set it on the floor when I was done to take down to my storage room in the basement – an errant bit of soap that ran down the side while I was washing the dishes, and stained! Bright yellow! :( I unloaded groceries in a snow storm once, and a couple of boxes had a bit of snow on the bottom from me setting them down to get the door open .. yep, you guessed it, there are now stains from the outsides of the boxes on the floor!
    THEN, the installers royally screwed up & cut & installed it all, but forgot to run it up the kickplates as they told us would be done when they came to measure it all out!! … so then the installers cut pieces from the extra scraps & put them up & used silicone caulking to seal the line where plate meets floor which of course, being a kitchen & subject to all kinds of water droplets, has made the silicone lift, leaving seam lines that grab dirt & whatever else hits the floor. GRR!
    Anyway – thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial! I am now planning to paint my AWFUL vinyl floors in the spring! I was having nightmares about how in the hell I was going to redo the floors, because all the years of putting new flooring on top of old flooring has reduced the amount of clearance I have for appliances and doors (that’s how they do it here, I didn’t know or I would have pulled out the old layers before they came, because when I got a new fridge, they extra layer of flooring meant it was about 1/8 of an inch too tall, so I had to chisel out the bottom of the cupboards!

    UGH… so now I can do this instead! So thank you thank you thank you! I will be able to update & make the kitchen floor & bathroon floor look brand new within my single-mom budget.
    I have to ask, though … how is the painted floor ageing? It is okay with water drops from wet laundry or anything like that? I wonder if I could paint a layer of clear-coat on top? Hmmm…. food for thought. I’d love to see pictures of the floor now that it isn’t freshly done, just out of curiosity. :)

    • says

      Hi Erin! SO sorry you had such a bad experience with your floors! You should absolutely paint them. I had planned to post updated photos of our floors {more than 1 year later} because they were in PERFECT condition. We had no chips or peeling whatsoever. But then we had to have our hot water heater in the laundry room replaced and it was HEAVY, so they had to drag it on the floor and it did scrape up some paint {though not as much as I expected}, so I will have to touch that up. But if it wasn’t for that, they would still be in absolutely perfection condition. I also painted my kitchen floors with the same porch and floor paint and they are holding up perfectly as well. DO NOT coat them with polyurethane. We did it on our kitchen floors and it was a huge mistake. So we had to repaint them and start all over again. They are holding up perfectly with no top coat. I hope that helps!!! Good luck!

    • says

      Hi Nicole! The ironing board hides out behind one of the curtain panels {PERFECT hiding spot} and the vacuum moves around the house, but mostly lives in our hall closet now.

  3. says

    Wow, girl! I feel so late to the game only happing upon this incredible makeover now, but you ROCKED it! There are so many elements I’m in love with – – but the “FLUFF and FOLD” draws me in especially. Perhaps because I absolutely loathe folding laundry and a sign like that actually makes it sound appealing to me. If I had a laundry room like that, folding laundry in it would be a dream – – that’s for certain. Well done, Tasha. And it’s such a solid entry in the CWTS competition. Best of luck!

    • says

      Thank you so much, Lauren! My laundry room was my debut to the blogging world back in October so you probably missed it because I had ZERO followers back then :) Thanks so much for your sweet comment. Your nautical room makeover is a SOLID entry as well. I can totally see you being selected as a contestant with all of your great projects. Good luck!!!

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