DIY Laundry Room Makeover
It’s finally time to work on upstairs, and I knew just what room had to be fixed up first – The laundry room! It’s completely and utterly not functional. It’s a pretty small space but enough to move around. Plus, it’s upstairs where 4 out of the five bedrooms are, so that made it a huge win in my book. But without a window, it was a dark place I never wanted to be in. Something needed to be done before I lost my mind.
First, I painted the room. Our entire house was white but no, not covered in white paint, just white primer. Seriously, talk about lazy builders. I couldn’t even wash the walls because the drywall would then crumble away. For the laundry room, I went with Alabaster by Sherwin Williams. It’s a pretty off-white that I’ve been dying to use. I also knew I wanted shiplap in the room. As I said, it’s a smaller space, so I figured just putting shiplap on the main wall would be better than all over.
After searching Pinterest for hours upon hours of how to install shiplap, I took a shortcut because of time and money. Ready for this?
Directly over the chair rail, we installed a custom shelf. We made the long shelf simply by cutting a 1×8 pine board to size and stained it in “Dark Walnut” by Minwax. To save money in the long run, we bought the pine and chair rail in 12′ long pieces. I love that I can bring such a long piece home in my Kia Sedona without having to have Lowes cut it down to a specific size. This saves me time, money, and less wood waste in the end. The brackets holding the shelf up are from Hobby Lobby. I waited until they were 50% off then snagged 4 of them for $2 each.
Wall paint color – Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
Shiplap Wallpaper – NuWallpaper in Shiplap
Cabinet pulls – Liberty 3″ from Home Depot
Wreath – Signature Magnolia wreath from Magnolia
Glass containers – Anchor Glass Jar from Target (1 gal and .5 gal)
Labels – Handmade on a Cricut cutter from Michaels
Wood shelf hardware – Black Flat Metal Bracket from Hobby Lobby
Floor design – Stencil (I would not recommend the company).
Floor paint – Primer base: Zinsser Bonding Primer. White, not tinted. Black: Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams.
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