Ah you guys! It’s finally here! I’m beyond excited about participating in our first ever One Room Challenge hosted by Calling it Home. The timing never really worked out before and since we always rented, I couldn’t do much more than redecorate a space. But we’re taking on our first ever renovation and I can’t wait to get started!
If you’re not familiar with the ORC, it happens twice a year (once in the spring and once in the fall). It’s a challenge for 20 or so super talented bloggers/designers but anyone is allowed to play along and link up their projects! Over 150 bloggers participate and we all pick a room in our house to makeover in 6 weeks, sharing weekly updates every Thursday.
So pretty much every room in our new house needs a makeover, but I decided to go with our laundry room. It’s in bad bad shape. But it’s got such potential! It’s about 125 sq. ft. so I’ve decided to turn it into a laundry/mud room. Are you ready to see how terribly awful it is?
So when you walk into the house from the garage this door is directly to the right.
I told you it was bad!
If I haven’t scared you away already let’s talk about the plans!
The washer, dryer and sink are all staying in the same spot because of the hook ups. We’ll be replacing all of those with new ones with a butcher block countertop over the washer and dryer. Above that will be white subway tile and some open shelving.
The floor tile will be changing as well!
On the opposite side of that is where the mud room part of the space will be. I’m going to have a couple tall storage cabinets with a bench in between and some hooks above that. One DIY I’m really excited about is a wooden wall treatment I’m planning for above the bench. I found this photo on Pinterest and couldn’t get it out of my head:
I’m going to attempt to make something similar but more horizontal, to go in between the cabinets and above the bench so we’ll see how that goes!
Then on the wall opposite the sliding doors I’m going to have some type of set up to hang clothes with a hamper and some other baskets/storage on the floor.
This kitchen from deVOL is close to the vibe I’m going for.
So in an effort to be organized I want to make a list of everything we need to do. We actually did a little work on Monday because the hubby is conveniently in Florida Wednesday-Sunday. So I put him to work before he left 😉
Tear down existing wall tile Install new Drywall
- Tape and patch drywall and other holes in the walls
- Paint walls
- Remove old light and install new one
- Tile wall that washer and dryer are on
- Tile over existing floor tile with new tile
- Reattach base boards and trim
- Paint sink vanity
- Install sink into vanity
- Install new washer and dryer
- Stain door slab countertop
- Install countertop
- Hang wooden shelf and style it
- Paint tall cabinets
- Install a DIY bench between cabinets
- DIY wood treatment above bench
- DIY system for hanging clothes
Phew, I think that’s it! At least the major things.
Time to get to work!
I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing sponsors on this project that are making this One Room Challenge possible, so huge thanks Blanco, Lamps.com, Crates & Pallet and HomeRight!
And don’t forget to head over to Calling it Home to see all the other participants!
Wow! Great design! Love the wood wall. Nice job!
Corinna - ADesignerAtHome
Oooh girl that mood board is dreamy. I know you’ll make it happen!
Thanks Corinna!! I can’t wait to see it all come to life!
Wow!! That wood wall is amazing and your design plan is awesome! Love the colors and materials! Go get ’em girl!!
Thanks Karrie! Hoping I can pull this all off!
Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios
Love the navy cabinets with the butcher block top. I am still narrowing down my countertop for my laundry room. I love the waterfall one Vintage Revivals did but there are so many options, still not sure. Can’t wait to see yours completed!
Ah I know so many options! We actually ended up finding an old door slab for $20 that is going to work perfectly! So excited to follow along with yours!
Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod
Bre – you always have the best design plans. We are big fans of navy and can’t wait to follow along.
Aw thanks guys!! Navy is my favorite!
Your existing space is so gorgeous -good bones I mean- and your plans are lovely. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
ha good bones yes, but cosmetically so bad. It’s going to be quite a dramatic makeover!
Tricia @ Suburban B's
Oh I’m so excited to follow along with your ORC – it’s going to be gorgeous!
Thanks Tricia!! Hope it turns out as pretty as my plans!
Heck ya! Your design plan is amazing!! You guys are going to rock this.
Thanks girl!! Cruising right along this weekend!
Oh I love love love this already! Your inspiration images are lovely, and I’m looking forward to seeing how you do your butcher block in the laundry room – I’m planning on doing the same in mine!
Thanks girl! We actually found an old door slab for $20 that is going to work perfectly!
Colette @ restyle it wrigHt
Loving the navy/gold/wood combo! Classic and timeless. Can’t wait to see the wood wall feature!
Thanks Colette! I’m excited to see how the wood wall comes together!
Wow, that is going to be an amazing transformation. I’m also doing my laundry room, I don’t have as much work as you do, but mostly redecorating. I will be really interested in your progress.
Thanks Maria!! We definitely have our work cut out for us! Can’t wait to follow along with you too!
Tan of Squirrelly Minds
Oh my gosh I’m SO excited to see what you do! I look forward to the day where I have a proper laundry room to decorate.
It took a while but I can’t wait to dive into our first reno!
Love, love, love your designs ideas for your laundry room! I can’t wait to watch the transformation!
Tee @ Beauteeful Living
Your laundry room is going to turn out amazing, Bre! I love your choices. Good luck! Look forward to following along your progress. – Tee
Thank you so much Tee!! I can’t wait to see it all come together!
MY MOUTH IS ON THE FLOOR!!!!! That moodboard is sick girl!
ha thanks girl! Glad you like it!!
Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake
Oh yay, Bre! So glad you get to do some serious renovating! (And a little jealous, lol). Your plans look amazing, especially that statement wood wall treatment. Can’t wait to see it all come together! xoxo
Thanks Marlene! I’m so excited to finally have a space to renovate and design from start to finish!
Love this!! I can’t wait to see it all done!
Thanks Jenn!! So excited to get started!
Those before pictures are giving me nervous hives! I think this might be the most fantastic before and after transformation of the bunch!!
haha! It’s so bad I know. But you’re right, it will make for a super dramatic before and after!
Nicole @ The inspired hive
Woah girl, that laundry room is just begging you to give it some love 😉 I love your inspiration ideas so far! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!!! 🙂
haha I know right?! It’s a disaster! Pretty much anything I do will make it look better 😉
oooh this plan is the bees knees!
Thanks Cassie! Hope it turns out as good as my plans!
Jenny @ Refresh Living
This is going to be great!! I LOVE the dark navy with the butcher block. I know you are going to make it so functional and beautiful!!
Thank you Jenny!! I’m so excited about our first reno!!
Katie @ Little House of Four
This is so exciting! I LOVE your design and choice of colors and can’t wait to follow along!
Thanks girl!! I’m excited too! Hoping all goes smoothly!