One Room Challenge: The Laundry Room, Week 3

If you're new here and not familiar with the One Room Challenge it's basically a room makeover in six weeks. I'm working on a makeover in our laundry room. Only three more weeks until the deadline reveal. You can catch up on what's been happening on week one and two.
First, I looked for two cabinets for the wall with the washer and dryer. I  looked at the Re-Store (which has used building materials), Craigslist, and other stores. However, I wasn't able to find anything within our budget in the size we wanted. We (my hubby and I) decided to build them with the wood we had. We have a lot of scrap wood from other projects which we could use for these cabinets. We did have to buy some wood, but we are using what we have too. Above, is the frame of the cabinets. Next up is to put on the doors and start painting.
love this laundry room.   Clean in all white and my favorite sink!!!!!!  Love it.   A girl can dream about laundry rooms?  Heck, yes!!!!  I dream about every room from the kitchen, to my outdoor bath, to sunny bedrooms, and let us not forget my enormous his and hers closet.  More so....I am {dreaming about when the HIS is coming into my life as well}.
We will be putting our cabinets on either side of the wall with a shelf in the middle, like this picture.

On the wall opposite of the washer and dryer we put up thin boards to give more texture to the wall. This is a picture of the boards primed.
Soon it will be white with a row of hooks above it and some art work or a drying rack. Like this idea:

There is a lot more to do for the room:
-Paint room
-Paint cabinets
-Paint folding table (on top of washer and dryer)
-buy a rug
-drying rack
-hang hooks
-hang chandelier (and possibly paint it)
-art work
-new cover for ironing board

I better get going on this list! Go check out what some of the other bloggers and designers are up to HERE and HERE. I'll have another update next week. Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. I'm so in love with board and batten these days and with the dark wall above, gorgeous! And awesome work on building your own cabinets- I can't wait to see it all!

    1. Thanks Christine! Being on a budget makes people do interesting things... like build their own cabinets. I hope we can get it all done in time.

  2. I am loving where you're going with this. Keep up the great work!

  3. I am so jealous- I was planning to work on my mudroom for some much needed organization and storage before I decided to skip the ORC. I love your plans!!

    1. Thanks Beth. The ORC is just the push I needed to get this laundry room done, or else it would sit there for a long time looking like the junk room. Next time join us in the ORC!! I love your style.

  4. Oooh, I really like where this is going! You are making me wish I had a laundry room instead of a washer and dryer stuck in the unfinished part of our basement.

  5. I am going to be so jealous of you when this is done. My washer and dryer are actually contained in a closet. Oh, the storage you will have with those shelves!

  6. I'm impressed that you built your own cabinets! Beautiful inspiration. I can't wait to see the results.