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Laundry Room Reveal: $100 Room Challenge

It’s finally here – Reveal Day!

Ooooh you guys, this is so exciting! It is the 5th and final week of the $100 Room Challenge where we just made over my laundry room. One room, one month and only $100 as a budget. This challenge, which is hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry is one of our very favorites to participate in. And friends, I am absolutely in LOVE with my new laundry room! Without further ado, here is my $100 Laundry Room Reveal!

If you want to take it back to the beginning of the month to see the entire transformation here are the posts:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 (You are Here)

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Otherwise here is a little reminder of where we started. This is what our laundry room looked like the day we moved in:

And here is the most recent picture:

The room wasn’t absolutely terrible. It had nice floors, recent light aqua paint, enough space, a sink, but it was all so….blah.

And now for the “After”, come on in!




Ta Da! Can you believe the change?! The first thing on my checklist was to add more interest by creating a feature wall. And what better way to achieve that than to add some shiplap! (See how we did it HERE) Of course, this being the $100 Room Challenge the shiplap had to be faux in order to fit in the budget. So we ripped down some 1/4″ plywood sheets, nailed them up,(using our new Nail Gun!) and painted them white.

We also painted those terrible brown cabinets a nice off-white from the same paint we had leftover from our kitchen cabinets we painted previously. (For more info on painting cabinets click HERE). That was important in this challenge – we used a lot of leftover items we already had. (Paint supplies, primer, paint, stain, sealant, and spray paint were all items we had on hand.) We also decided to spray the silver handles to match the brown hinges. (We used THIS spray paint).

At the beginning I wasn’t sure if we were going to spray the hinges to match the handles or the handles to match the hinges – but boy am I glad we went darker! I actually want to change all of my hardware from my kitchen makeover to match this look now!

While paint was drying on my cabinets we created a folding counter out of 1″ x 8″ boards. (See how we did it HERE.)

And just this last weekend we were able to finish everything up! It wasn’t a short list either. We had to put the cabinet doors back on, paint trim, install the folding counter, create that surround on the utility sink, paint the utility sink legs and decorate. Whew! And we finished it all with a day to spare!

We went around and around on ideas for that utility sink until the day that we were actually going to make it. Luckily Vicki came up with the easy plan of just adding the planks to the front! My dad helped with the countertop portion and we had to finagle in some cleats to attach it all. (I will have a more in depth tutorial coming soon!)

It was much easier than our first plan and it looks great! My husband and I are very happy with the result.

In the beginning we were also going to DIY a light fixture, but after speaking with my dad (who is an electrician) and not liking my original plan any longer, we decided to go see if we could find a light using the rest of our budget (which was $35 at the time). Vicki and I went shopping and found this pretty little farmhouse cage pendant on clearance for $11.99! Whoohoo! I was so excited! (Find a similar one HERE)

I could have kept the remaining money and come in under budget, however, I found that cute little woven basket and knew it would be perfect under my sink! So I grabbed that too, and came back to put my laundry room all together again.

The rest of the decor were all items I had. Some were in storage and some were just around the house. That beautiful vintage tool box became the perfect way to hide all of the cords and hoses from the washer and dryer. It also brings some great color to the space. I liked the addition of the lighter brown woven basket under my sink as well as the vintage washboard so much, I decided to bring my woven tray into the room too. The lighter color and nice woven texture brings some added interest into the room.

I have also put away all of my winter decor because I am getting sick of having it out. I am totally ready for spring to come and I enjoy having flowers pretty much everywhere. So we just went with it and decorated the space with a bunch of faux flowers! (Find the faux flowers HERE & HERE)

We are just so ecstatic with how this turned out! Here is the breakdown in the budget:

Total Spent: $94.47

And I’m doing a little happy dance! One beautiful new laundry room for under $100! Make sure to check out how all of the rest of our friends did with their rooms for this challenge – the links are below.


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53 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacey
    January 31, 2018 at 8:03 am

    This looks amazing and is totally Pinterest worthy!! Get it out there, girl! Love it! Great job 🙂

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    Patti
    January 31, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Truly gorgeous! This is a laundry room you want to spend time in. I love all the warm wood tones with the crisp white. Great job!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you Patti! I love that look of wood with white.

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    Emy
    January 31, 2018 at 8:33 am

    It’s so pretty! I can’t get over that sink! It’s amazing!!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Haha! Thank you Emy! We are so happy with how that sink turned out!

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    Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    January 31, 2018 at 11:15 am

    WOW! This looks amazing! I love the surround you did on the sink. It looks incredible!!! And you came in under budget, which is always a plus! Thanks for joining in on another $100 Room Challenge. Hopefully you’ll just love doing laundry now… or is that a stretch? 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Haha, I don’t mind laundry actually. But it makes it so nice to have such a pretty space. Thanks again for hosting Erin! We hope to continue joining in all the time – we have a ton of rooms that can be made over!

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    Gabby
    January 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    This turned out SO awesome! I love the wood front on the sink. The painted cabinets are a game changer. I have pinned this for my upcoming laundry room makeover. Thank you for inspiring me!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      You are so welcome Gabby! Serious Game changer in those cabinets for sure!

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    Emily - SprinkledWithColor
    January 31, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    I’m pinning this! I can’t believe you made that sink surround out of wood. That’s amazing!

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    Nikki Gwin
    January 31, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I especially love the wood apron you built around the sink! Very stylish.
    🙂 gwingal

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you Nikki! We love that darn sink now too!

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    Rebecca | R&R at home
    January 31, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I am OBSESSED with how you redid this SINK! The whole room is amazing! Great job!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you Rebecca! We are so happy with how that sink turned out!!

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    Natalie @ NeliDesign
    January 31, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! It looks so good. Can’t wait to see the tutorial for them sink! It looks s’obstiner much better!

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    Shelley
    January 31, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Wow! I can’t believe how much you got done in such a short amount of time. It looks fabulous!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much Shelley! We are so happy about this transformation!

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    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com
    January 31, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Absolutely stunning makeover! Love the ship map and the wood counters especially!

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    Jackie
    January 31, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    The sink counter and surround!!! So cool, I love it! Your room is beautiful, congrats!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you Jackie! I’m so glad that sink turned out so well!

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    Melissa
    January 31, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Aaaahhhh! I’m in love with a laundry room! It’s beautiful and you guys are so creative with the folding counter and that sink surround. Your decorating is gorgeous and it’s such a happy place to do laundry! I love it!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      January 31, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      It is a happy place to be! I am just in love with it as well. Thank you so much Melissa!

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    Beth
    February 1, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Oh wow, I am loving this space! That wood sink surround is just beautiful! I’m so jealous of your folding counter. Love everything that you did here!

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    Meredith @ The Palette Muse
    February 1, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Ok, this seriously is one of the best before and afters ever! I love how you balanced all the white shiplap and wood. It’s so bright and pretty in here now. This gives me a bad case of laundry room envy!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 1, 2018 at 11:21 am

      Oh thank you Meredith! I wasn’t sure about all that wood at first but your right, it balances out the white shiplap and cabinets well!

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    Carrie
    February 1, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    What a gorgeous makeover! The shipping, counter, and sink surround made such a huge difference!

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    Gail M Akeman
    February 2, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I like the wood accents on the washer and dryer. and shelf.

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    Trisha
    February 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Great makeover! Love what you did with the sink

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    Colleen Pausley
    February 3, 2018 at 9:39 am

    It’s beautiful! I LOVE how you wrapped the washer and dryer. Pinned!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 12, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much Colleen for your kindness and for sharing!

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    Linda
    February 7, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Wow Kristen what a difference! The new look is amazing. So impressive you made such a change on $100 budget. Wrapping the wood around the utility sink is genius. I will be featuring this post at The Creative Circle link party #151 tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 12, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much Linda! We appreciate the feature 🙂

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    Kim
    February 7, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Kristen, this is beautiful and that’s saying something for a laundry room – I hate laundry! The sink surround is gorgeous (you made a utility sink look gorgeous – WHAT?!) and I love all of your adorable accents. Fabulous job!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 12, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Haha! Right?! It took so long to come up with a cute idea for that darn sink!

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    Christina Makri
    February 8, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Wow! What a great transformation! You did all these with only $100???!!!! So impressive!!!! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party 🙂

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you so much Christina! And yes under $100!!

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    Leigh at Little by Little Farmhouse
    February 8, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Wow! This looks amazing! I love the bright white, shiplap, and the wood around the laundry and sink. Amazing job!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you so much Leigh! I like the two (white and wood) together as well!

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    Jessica
    February 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Wow!!!! This is incredible. You did such an amazing job. I love the countertop, it is brilliant!!!

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    Christine
    February 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    You did a great job! It’s beautiful!…Christine

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    Leanna
    February 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Your laundry room before was actually pretty nice. I like the little touches with the scrub board and sign, but now its amazingly nice. I would love doing laundry in a laundry room like yours. Beautiful job and I cannot believe you managed it on a budget. I bet your house value went up with this project.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you Leanna! I sure hope the house value went up! That would be nice since it is our starter home 🙂

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    Morgan
    February 12, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    This is so perfect! I just can’t even BELIEVE your utility sink! It’s amazing! It looks so PRETTY! (And that speaks volumes, since that’s not something you hear all that often about a laundry room sink!) What a cleaver idea! Love all of your touches! GREAT JOB on this challenge!!!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      February 12, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much Morgan! I just can’t believe how well that darn sink turned out!!

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