Aug 28, 2013

$5 Laundry Room Mini Makeover

By being resourceful and putting to use things I already had on hand, I was able to give my once drab laundry room a pretty impressive pick-me-up for only $5.

Yes, you read that right. $5!!

Here's the list of things I accomplished:

1. Painted the room. I used left over paint from when we painted our living room walls (Behr's River Rock in Satin)
2. Addressed the cluttered shelf with by organizing everything with some DIY storage boxes.
3. Set up a place for outdoor working hats (because I'm not a fan of them hanging around our nice, everyday hats...I know very snobbish)
4. Added a couple cute elements to make the room more welcoming (hey, if I'm going to do laundry, I might as well do it in a room I like being in, right?)

Before I show you all the little details, take one more look at the before (sorry):

Okay, now on to the fun (and pretty) part!

This is what the laundry room looks like when you enter it from the kitchen:

The first thing I addressed was the disheveled mess I had on the shelf!

I made some storage boxes with boxes I had laying around and some drop cloth.
I also had an old glass container that I was going to throw away but rescued! It now holds used dryer sheets that I use to collect all the lint that accumulates on my dryer (A tip I read on Pinterest!) You can read more about how I gave my glass container a simple makeover here.
I also incorporated my DIY labels and finished it all off by wrapping the boxes with some twine.

I now get to look at this tidy laundry shelf that has a place for everything!

The WASH sign is simply a tin tray from the dollar store spray painted with chalkboard paint. At the moment I couldn't come up with anything but WASH and told myself I'd change it later....yeah...

I made this twine memo board and used paint chips to write down all my DIY cleaning recipes!
Now I don't have to keep looking them back up online when I run out!
Love how it turned out!

I had some leftover wood from my Gallery Wall Ledges and put it to work by making this hat hanger! Tutorial coming soon!

I also spray painted the light switch covers (and screws) in Krylon's Satin Nickel. That stuff dries so fast that I was able to hang them back up the same day!

I love the way they look against the grayish blue wall, don't you?

Our laundry room is teeny tiny, so I'm all about using every nook and cranny to our advantage.

This mop and broom organizer enables us to use space that would otherwise be useless!
Not to mention, it keeps things off the floor!

So what did I spend the $5 on???
The cup hooks I used for my hat holder!
Otherwise this makeover would have been free!

What do you think? Do you like being resourceful when giving a room a little pick me up?

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Vel Criste said...

Oh yes indeed Selene! Love how resourceful you were and I love the memo board and all the twin use!

Ali @craftyWImama said...

Way to go! What a great mini-transformation... and even better price tag. I really like that dollar store tray chalkboard!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love it, Selene! The twine wrapped boxes are perfect and I love the twine memo board with paint chips! What a neat idea! I never knew you could paint light switch covers. Very clever!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Vel! The memo board just sort of came together and I love it too!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Ali! My wallet loved the price tag too!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lisa! Gotta love that twine, huh?

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Looks great! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers!

Abby Lawson said...

$5?! That is amazing, Selene! It looks so awesome! Love the frame with the twine and paint chips! Cute, cute, cute!

~Abby =)

Life Between Potato and Rice said...

Love the price tag of this makeover :) What a great laundry room !!


Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Kayla! I'm on a little blogging break but once I'm back I'll be sure to link up to your fabulous party!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you! The price is a favorite of mine too!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Abby! It was a Saturday and I had nothing to do when I just thought I'd give this little room a little pick me up...had to work with what I had on hand!

Brandi said...

I love the updates you made to your laundry room. The new color looks great on the walls. The baskets on the wire shelf are a cute idea.

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