This weekend I gave the utility room a makeover while Chris was out of town! It was the first weekend where Chris was away and I was home alone with the two kids.
I just finished reading the book, The Magnolia Story (the story of Chip and Joanna Gaines), and JoJo (we are on a nickname basis now) talked about living life where you are thriving and not just surviving. This idea is really just about changing your mindset when you are in the moment and be positive and happy. I loved this sentiment and decided to put it into practice this weekend and do a surprise renovation to our utility room and show Chris how I didn’t just survive the weekend but I thrived.
Utility Room Punch List
- Clean this space!
- Add organizational wall mount
- Install new floors
Utility Room Before
Our utility room is our dirty little secret. It is where my first babies, Lucy and Lizzy, sleep every night and basically where we throw anything we want out of our site. This is the first thing we see every morning when we wake up and let the dogs outside. This can not help us wake up with a positive attitude.
Don’t judge! This room was really bad.
Utility Room After
Chris left on a Thursday and I went right to work pulling everything out of the room, cleaning the walls and filling random holes. I used leftover paint we already had and spent the first 2 days painting the walls and trim.
On Sunday I brought everything back in and added some additional storage and photos. I am SOOO happy with how it turned out. We still need to finish the trim and put in laminate flooring, but isn’t this a much better view to wake up to than the dirty mess we started with?
I reused this peg board that used to hang in Thomas’ nursery. It was a great addition to hold pet supplies and paint brushes.
This updated space was puppy dog approved!
Utility Room Update
Chris LOVED the surprise renovation and helped me finish off the last project in the space – the Pergo Outlast laminate floor installation!
The new floors and clean white trim make this utility room feel like an actual room!
The total spent on this renovation was $0. I reused everything that we already had in our home and I love that I was able to transform this space without spending a penny.