My budget-friendly laundry room makeover is finally complete! 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. When we moved into our new home, the laundry room was dated and dingy. 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.
Laundry Room Transformation
Laundry Room Before
Before the makeover, the laundry room had a very retro vibe. The cabinets were dark with 70’s style handles and the baby blue walls and countertops matched the flower drapes. The laminate flooring was old and always looked dirty.
I wanted the space to feel less…blue. I chose Polar Bear by Behr for the walls 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!
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.
And here are the cabinets with the new hardware and a fresh coat of paint. I love how the color and paneling on the doors give a subtle cottage vibe.
I had Chris build this 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.
For the countertop, I used black contact paper to modernize the workspace. 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 was really started to transform. Here is the countertop before I attached the contact paper.
And here is the countertop with the new black contact paper.
The floors were my favorite transformation. I used Rust-Oleum HOME Floor Coating to create this black and white checkered pattern. I can’t get over how great it turned out!
Here is how the linoleum looked before I painted them:
And the floors after being painted:
OK so here is my budget breakdown for the full laundry room transformation.
- Paint & Supplies for Walls & Cabinets: $65
- Wooden Knobs: $5
- Blinds: $40
- DIY Shelf – Two 10″ Common Boards: $30
- Juniper Print Shop Images: $40
- 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
Everything else in the room I already 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! 🙂
I love creating spaces in my home that give me energy whenever I am in them. 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. Tell me your thoughts on my laundry room makeover below!
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