Last Updated on August 17, 2022 by lindseymahoney
I have wrapped up my laundry room makeover for under $300 by tackling lots of fun DIY projects! A few months ago I shared my laundry room inspiration and I can’t wait to show you how I brought that vision to life.
Eventually, I would like to complete a larger renovation of my laundry room, but in the meantime, I wanted to create a space that felt welcoming and didn’t break the bank. I say this all the time, but paint is SO transformative! I painted the walls, the cabinets, and even the floors.
Quick Laundry Room Makeover DIY Projects
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Laundry Room Before
Before the makeover, the laundry room had a very retro vibe. The original cabinets were dark with 70s-style handles. Baby blue walls and countertops matched the flower drapes. The linoleum flooring was old and always looked dirty. I planned cheap and easy DIY projects for the makeover that had a big design impact!
Here is the laundry room before:
And that same view of the laundry room after!
I really wanted the space to feel less…blue. For the walls, I chose Polar Bear by Behr and Back to Nature for the cabinets. This was a great opportunity for me to try out Behr’s paint delivery service called Behr Express and it was a great experience!
I easily ordered the paint and supplies online and it was shipped to my front door within a few days. This type of service like Behr Express is even more valuable when the country is practicing social distancing!
Laundry Room Cabinets
The cabinets were in good condition so I updated them with a fresh coat of paint. I removed the original hardware and replaced them with a simple wooden knob. I filled the holes where the old hardware once was and moved it to the lower corner where it is more common on upper cabinets.
Here are the original cabinets with the dated hardware.
Chris built this waterfall shelf over the washer and dryer to hide all of the tubes behind the machines. It looks great and gives us a place to hold items like our loose money bowl and photos of the family. I used leftover black paint to match the rest of the space.
DIY Laminate Countertop
I kept the existing blue countertop and decided to wrap it in black contact paper.
This contact paper project took me a few hours one afternoon and it made such a difference! With crisp, white walls and a clean black countertop, the laundry room really looks different!
Laundry Room Floors
I sketched out the checkered pattern and painted the floors black and white. While this DIY was not easy on my back, the transformation was completely worth it.
Laundry Room After
It is important to create spaces that give me energy. Even though I wasn’t able to create my dream laundry room with all of the bells and whistles, this budget-friendly makeover makes me smile every time I do laundry.
Laundry Room Sources & Budget Breakdown
- Wall Color: Polar Bear by Behr, satin; Cabinets: Back to Nature by Behr, satin: $65
- Wooden Knobs: $5
- Blinds: $40
- DIY Shelf – Two 10″ Common Boards: $30
- Paris Print: $20
- Landscape Print: $20
- Costo Printing for Artwork: $20
- Black Contact Paper: $22
- Rust-Oleum HOME Floor Coating: $150 (Full transparency, this product was gifted to me for an upcoming tutorial but for a gallon of white, black, and matte clear coat, it would be around $150)
- Clean/Dirty sign: $13
- Wood Tray: Owned
- Change Holder: Owned
- Ceramic Vase: Owned
- Faux Eucalyptus Stems: Owned
- Candle: Owned
If you include the floor paint, I went slightly over my budget of $300 with a total of $385. If I don’t factor in the floor paint at cost, I actually come in UNDER budget at $235! I’ll take it! 🙂
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