Thanks so much for joining me in week 2 of my laundry room makeover for the spring One Room Challenge! If you missed Week One, you can see it here. Last week, I went through all of the junk and extra things that had accumulated in my laundry room. That consisted of getting rid of a small bookcase, a ladder, and a set of closet doors, among other things! You guys, it was bad!!! We had so much stuff in there that we could hardly move! I’m so embarrassed about how it was, but I’ll show you the gastly before pic anyway!
Once everything was cleared out, I saw that at one point we had ripped up the baseboards because the washer overflowed, and there was some sheet rock damage. I had completely forgotten about that! Thankfully, we found a handyman who can fix it for about $100. Drywall repair is actually a very simple fix, but we are not good at matching the skip troweling on our textured walls. We thought we should probably leave it to a professional, and that way it would actually get done!
I went ahead and painted the room while everything was cleared out. I chose White Heron by Sherwin Williams. It’s not a drastic difference, but much brighter than the dingy Seed Pearl color that was there.
Have you ever read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Well, that’s the story of my DIY life. One thing leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another…you get the picture! So now that the room is brighter white, it makes the flooring look yellow. The flooring is actually white, but next to the wall color, it looks pretty bad. It’s just 17 year old sheet vinyl that came with the house, and was on our list to eventually replace, but that may be happening sooner than later now. I think I have found an affordable flooring option, but more on that next week!
Here’s my basic design plan. I already had this cute sign from Kirklands, the wire baskets, and I ordered the cart from Amazon to replace the bookshelf that I removed. The cart will probably go next to the dryer so it won’t show, but I wanted something on wheels that I could move out for easy access, and could show it if I ever decide to. The rug is from Target, but if I go with my new flooring plan, I will return it. I’m going to do this cute wall treatment with a material that you probably won’t believe! More on that next week as well!
Thanks again for following along in my Laundry Room Makeover for the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge with Better Homes and Gardens! You can see what other amazing bloggers and designers are doing for their One Room Challenge here.