It's week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge and you guys know what that means! It's reveal day!
I'm so super excited for this day because it means that I can finally say that we have a freshly decorated laundry room! Yay!! I have to admit that we still have a little touch ups here and there but I just couldn’t wait to show you guys. Being very much pregnant, getting this room together was no easy feat.
If you are just joining in this month long transformation, catch up with the previous weeks updates:
Before I share the after pictures, let's take a look back at the state of the room at the beginning of the month:
Now this is what the laundry room looks like now:
It's amazing what a difference a little paint can make, no? Since our laundry room doesn't have any natural light, I decided to paint the room a nice, crisp white. I never really liked being in this space before because it felt dark and dingy but now the space feels airy and bright. But I couldn't just stop there, I had to bring some interested to the walls with the Herringbone Stitch Allover wall stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils creating the perfect little spot for doing one of my most dreaded chores!
I also decided to paint the door leading to garage back to white as the black chalk paint just made the room feel even smaller and darker than it already is. It made all the difference! I also updated the interior door into the laundry with a fun vinyl laundry sign I quickly DIY'd with my Cricut.
I gave this room a good cleaning from top to bottom and it made a huge difference. See here how I even deep cleaned my washer and dryer. I took my time organizing the cabinets making sure that I only put items back in the lower shelves that I used frequently for laundry care and all other non laundry related items in the shelves above. It's so much easier to put a load of wash in when all your supplies at right at your finger tips!
After the painting and the cleaning were complete, it was time to bring in the decor! I wanted to decorate this room with decor items that I would normally use in any other parts of my home. I focused on items with hints of gold to tie in the new gold hardware I added to the cabinets.
I added a beautiful tulip painting that was painted by my grandmother several years ago. I love the pop of color that it brings to the space.
On the wall as you walk out into the garage, I added this Ballard Designs mirror that I've had for years now. It's the perfect size for this small wall and a nice way to check yourself as you walk out the door.
I wasn't planning on changing our old key and mail holder, but once the room was complete, it just didn't feel right in the space anymore. So I decided to use this key holder that I previously had been using in my closet as my necklace organizer. This piece used to be my great grandmother's and it just fit perfectly in this space as our new key holder.
And here is the completed space:
Now let’s take a look at that Budget:
Herringbone Geometric Stencil - Cutting Edge Stencils kindly provided this stencil to me for free. In the spirit of the challenge, I will still include the value of the stencil in my budget - $42.95
Behr Premium Plus white paint - $26.98
Accessories - $0 - re purposed decor items throughout our home.
WOW! This transformation really shows the power of paint. It’s such a nice bright space now that I only had to spend money on paint and something fun for the walls. Thanks so much to Cutting Edge Stencils for the beautiful stencil. I couldn’t be happier with this laundry room and I’m actually looking forward to doing laundry in here now!
Thank you for following along and seeing this transformation. I hope that I've inspired you to think creatively with your space and make your home work for you and your family. If you want to see more amazing transformations, check out the talented bloggers reveals below!