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Quick Laundry Room Makeover for Under $300

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.

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Eventually, I would like to complete a larger renovation on 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.

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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:

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

And that same view of the laundry room after!

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

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!

*For more paint color inspiration, check out the colors of the year for 2020 and 2021.

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.

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

And here are the cabinets with new wooden knobs and a fresh coat of paint. I love how the color and paneling on the doors give a subtle cottagecore vibe.

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

Waterfall Shelf

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.

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird
Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird
Change Bowl

DIY Laminate Countertop

I kept the existing blue countertop and decided to wrap it in black contact paper.

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

This 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!

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

Laundry Room Floors

The floors were my favorite transformation. I used Rust-Oleum HOME Floor Coating to paint the old linoleum floors.

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

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.

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird
Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

Laundry Room After

Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird
Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird
Quick laundry room makeover for under $300 and the easy DIY projects  | Building Bluebird

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

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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Elizabeth

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Amazing!!

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Tuesday 18th of August 2020

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