Farmhouse Laundry Room Budget Makeover: $100 Room Challenge Week Two

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Welcome back to week two of the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin of Lemons, Lavender and Laundry! If you are not familiar with the challenge you can read about it here. A group of bloggers have a $100 budget to make over a room in their home. Last week I introduced you to my laundry room. It is a disaster and I am hoping to turn it into a beautiful space that I will no longer be embarrassed for friends and family to see!

This week I did not make as much progress as I had hoped to. My husband was out of town for 4 days, I’m dealing with a child who has a dislocated elbow and the heat index is over 100 degrees! Painting the room was on my to do list but with this weather it was not happening. Unfortunately I have had to push that back to next week. Instead I took the time to work on item #6 on my list, make it pretty!

First I emptied and cleaned out the entire room. I’m embarrassed to say it had been a very long time since I had done this and it shows in my before pictures! This crate was purchased a few months ago at a yard sale for $3. It fits the width of the shelf perfectly.

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My husband took the door off for me to make it easier to paint and I love having the additional space to move around. Our laundry room looks so much bigger now! I have decided not to put it back up. Instead we are going to build a sliding barn door. Pinterest has several tutorials on how to build your own for cheap! We are still deciding which plans to use. My first stop to shop for hardware was Amazon. Luckily I found many inexpensive hardware kits to choose from so I placed an order. It should arrive in a few days (thank you Prime!!!). The only downside is this eats up the budget that was set aside for making a folding table. Oh well. You can’t have it all!

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The only other thing I accomplished this week was gathering accessories from around the house. Underneath the mess in the laundry room I had some treasures hiding that I never got around to displaying properly, including my washboards. Antique washboards are fun laundry room decor and fairly easy to find in antique shops and flea markets. My collection includes 2 larger wooden and metal washboards and one all wood washboard. They are well worn and I can’t even imagine what it must have been like to have to use these for my family’s laundry. We do enough with the washer and dryer. I would be washing clothes all day long!

 

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The Be Joyful sign came from the half bath and it is a reminder to myself to be happy no matter what I am doing, including laundry! I have had this heavy cast iron antique iron sitting on the shelves but it was hidden behind all of the cleaning supplies. Instead it needs to be better displayed.

The flooring and drain pan are on the list for next week along with paint and starting on the barn door. I was lucky enough to have an almost full box of leftover peel and stick vinyl flooring from my boy’s bathroom makeover. Huge budget saver! You can see that makeover here. Let’s break down what I have spent so far on this makeover.

Budget $100

Purchased:

Crate $3

Barn Door Hardware $45.99

Total Spent: $48.99

Money Left to Spend $51.01

 

Farmhouse Laundry Room Budget Makeover_ $100 Room Challenge Week Two

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  1. I love the washboards! I am really looking forward to seeing how the sliding door comes together. It’s going to look so good!

  2. Janet Franklin says:

    Looking good so far! The funny thing is I cleaned out my laundry room about a month ago and I took off the door. It totally felt like I had a lot more room and I liked it so much better with the door off. Not gotten around to painting yet!! Good luck. Can’t wait to see when it’s finished.

  3. I think the barn door is a great decision, even if it ends up blowing the budget. Can’t wait to see it!

  4. I love your collection of vintage washboards! I can’t wait to see the final reveal!

  5. Can’t wait to see what you do with the space! I have a similarly sized laundry room <3

  6. This really shows you that you don’t need to spend a ton to spruce up a room!

  7. Oh a sliding barn door is going to be so neat! I would do that to my laundry in a heartbeat if we had the space for the door to slide! Unfortunately we don’t! Can’t wait to see this all finished 🙂

  8. Those washboards are amazing! And I always love a barndoor. Cannot wait to see this transformation. Hope your son is doing better and the heat is subsiding!

  9. Your vintage washboard collection is awesome! Looking forward to seeing how the sliding barn door turns out!

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