Even though we’ve remodeled our entire house, this laundry room makeover has kicked our tails. Seriously, this was hard work and it took a lot of time. You’ve saw the before and you’ve watched my kids go crazy during the process. Today, I get to reveal the after.
Except, I’m not completely finished. You see, I bit off more than I could chew in just a couple weeks. My brain swirled with ideas, most of them time consuming, and some are not finished. Or even started, for that matter. The door needs another coat of paint and I am making a border for the top of the room. So, I will update again next week with the “finished-finished” room. For now, welcome to the “finished” laundry room!
Take the tour in my video: (If you are in a reader, you may have to click through to view it.)
We purchased everything, except the new shelves, at Walmart. The paint is, of course, part of the Glidden Brilliance collection available only at Walmart. The walls are “True Turquoise” and the accent color is “Red Geranium.”
Here is a full list of everything I purchased at Walmart:
- red bins
- light switch cover
- curtain rod
- light fixture
- chalkboard paint (craft section)
- black frames
- pantry (3 separate pieces)
- an extra drawer set (not yet installed)
- glass jar
- stencils (that haven’t been used yet)
During my last few trips to Walmart, I walked down several aisles that I had never even glanced at before. If you had asked me before this makeover, I would have told you that there was no way you could redo a room shopping only at Walmart. I would have been wrong! I had no problem finding everything I needed and then some.
This was our second project using the Glidden Brilliance collection and again, the brand exceeded our expectations. Our laundry room was a baby blue, so the True Turquoise covered in one coat. It went on light, so there were places where we couldn’t tell if we had painted yet or not. It dried true to color and we touched up the spots we had missed with no problems.
Adding more shelves then organizing them was key to making this room work. We had so much going on and we needed this room to be multifunctional. It was amazing how much simply adding the pantry did for the room. We bought 2 ClosetMaid cabinets and a set of ClosetMaid drawers, then stacked them all up to make a pantry. I was a bit hesitant at first, but they seem like good quality. We did screw them to the wall, so it’s very stable too.
The brick red canvas storage bins were $10 each and well worth it. They hide everything from extra laundry detergent to candles. Everything that was on the shelves in the before photos is still in this room- it’s all hidden inside these awesome bins!
It’s funny because it my original video, I talked about how much I enjoy makeovers and decorating. I even said “it isn’t a headache to me”. Well, foot meet mouth. Seriously, we had a lot of mishaps with this project. Our power went out one night when we trying to finish up. Then it rained. And rained. So, we couldn’t go get our shelves because they would get wet. Then, my husband put a screw threw a wire and we thought the house was on fire. It shot sparks out and I thought he was dead. This resulted in a trip through our short, tiny, hot attic for my hubby. Luckily, the wires just burned in two and he was able to fix it fairly quickly. He did have to rip out part of the sheetrock that he had just patched. So, the process wasn’t pretty, but the result is well worth the headaches.
I added a few crafts of my own, like this cute chalkboard frame, using supplies purchased at Walmart. I’ll try to get those posted next week!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions remain my own, as always.
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