The makeover itch is getting stronger especially with spring right around the corner! Join me as I do a budget-friendly laundry room makeover in our home!
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The itch is getting to me.
You know the itch. The one that starts to happen when you look around your house and get the urge to change something.
Not a demo kind of change. Something much simpler than that.
I’ve got that itch where my laundry room and pantry area are concerned.
We’ve done two makeovers in the laundry room since we built our home 22+ years ago. Of course, we have painted that room more times than just two. But as for makeovers, two times.
But as far as makeovers are concerned, two times.
The first makeover was just a pantry/closet makeover. The closet runs the full width of the room and is houses our hot water heater.
You’re jealous of how gorgeous our hot water heater is, aren’t you??
Haha! We’ll take care of that in this budget-friendly makeover!
There had always been plenty of storage, I just didn’t like the deep shelves the pantry closet had originally. The shelving that came with the house was 18″ deep. Canned goods would get lost behind cereal boxes all the time.
It wasn’t a good situation!
So we re-vamped the way we store food. My hubby built vertical sections and then added adjustable shelves between the vertical boards.
BTW, we did this makeover over 12 years ago and I wasn’t blogging then. We weren’t photographing our pantries like we do now!
I’m sure you can imagine the white vinyl-covered shelving.
Now the shelves are shallow so things don’t get lost behind other pantry items.
Soooo much better!
The second makeover was more recent – within the last few years. I did manage to capture a few iPhone images.
You can see the full transformation story here:
Be sure to pop over to the whole post to see the process and to see how we combined several units to look as one cohesive unit.
So, back to the lets-change-something-in-the-house itch.
It’s happening in the laundry room!
The transformation won’t be a major one but it will be a nice refresh. It also won’t happen in one weekend! We have alot going on right now with work, custom clients and a very special occasion happening this spring!
Let’s get started by showing you some things I will be adding to our laundry room that is also our pantry.
Food storage containers come in handy for certain items like flour and sugar.
Honestly, I don’t empty all of our food items into pretty containers just for the sake of it looking neat and tidy. If it makes sense to leave the food in it’s original container, then I do.
When I do use containers, these are me favorite. Better Homes and Garden make these and I love them!
Like I said, this room also serves as our pantry. The shelves will be painted in the Kilz Brand ‘Shaved Coconut’.
We need to have access to the hot water heater but I don’t like it showing. It screams at me every time I see it! Not really, but it is definitely an eye soar!
That problem will be fixed with a drop cloth curtain. The color should match but if not I can bleach it.
Click the arrows below to see the dropcloth and the paint color I will be using.
The rest of the room will be painted, the window will get a new curtain (and so will the area behind the washer & dryer!) and I will replace the well-worn rugs!
Keep those rugs in mind, I have a plan for them this summer!
You can see the rug I have chosen and the valance for the window by clicking the arrows.
So that’s the plan! The project will have to work alongside my work schedule so this could take a few weeks. But that’s real life isn’t it??
I will bring you along on the budget-friendly laundry room makeover journey, step by step, just like we do with our home decor and furniture tutorials.
If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to ask!!
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So, I’m wondering, do you have the itch to change something in your home? Let me know your ideas!
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Until next time…