Have you been following along my laundry room renovation? It has taken over 4 months, but I did it! I’m done! And wow, does that ever feel good 🙂
Remember where we started? This room was partially unfinished and I wanted it to be mostly finished, make it brighter and more inviting for doing the dreaded chore of laundry!
I left the ceiling open as we still have other renovations planned in the house and want to ensure easy access in case anything needs to be moved.
Here’s a quick recap on what we did:
- Removed extra strapping from ceiling, washed some of the wood and vacuumed ceiling (just this made a big difference).
- Patched hole in drywall on doorway wall – thanks to a follower who had a piece of drywall for me!
- Tidied the electrical along this wall thanks to help from Poppa Sew Bright.
- Used my paint sprayer to spray the doorway wall white.
- Made a homemade projector to paint writing (wash dry fold repeat) on the door. I painted the inside because 99% of the time this door is left open. This is currently my most viewed YouTube video, have you seen it?
The next phase was the pallet wall…
- Cleaned up the unfinished wall and fixed some more electrical.
- Cut up 20 pallets, white washed them and installed to make a pallet wall, finished with indoor, water based, satin Varathane.
- Made a herringbone cover for the plumbing that stuck out further than the rest of the wall. It is removable for easy access in future renovations.
- Installed two driftwood shelves and decorated them. Used thrifted jars to store different things and driftwood that I collected in the spring and had drying in the house.
- Assembled and installed the RuggedTub utility sink, gifted from Technoform Industries.
- Replaced dryer ducting and secured to wall.
The third wall was my favourite …
- This drywall was so patchy and I wanted an easy way to cover it without doing a ton of work. I feel like I accomplished my goal!
- Installed MDF in grid pattern to cover drywall seams. Caulk on all edges of MDF and painted white. I’ve linked the caulking that I use and love in the “Shop this post” section below. Just make sure you use “paintable caulking.”
- After this wall was done I made a drying rack and installed it. This was a super fun project, I love the look of it and even more, it is so practical! I use it all the time and love it. You can find a reel on instagram on how to make this drying rack.
The fourth wall took the longest …
- I did the least amount of work to the wall itself (some filling/caulking/paint/baseboard trim), but the built in cabinet took a while. Mostly because of summer, but also because it takes me longer to finish things that are new to me. It just requires more mental energy, which I often don’t have these days!
- For the cabinet, I used ones we had in a different room in the basement. Took the doors off. Cut the inside out with a jigsaw. Routered the edges. Installed caning. I was able to source caning from a Canadian owned shop, click here to check it out. I really loved this project because I’ve been wanting to incorporate caning into my house so bad, it is just beautiful and I love the wood tonnes. I think it’s a fun way to compliment the other natural wood features in the house. I was so excited to work with Louie George Michael’s shop to make my caning dreams come true! Louie was also really helpful in providing tips for installing it; it was so easy!
- I used an old closet door from upstairs in our house, for the counter and stencilled it to match the floor.
- I painted the hardware with flat black spray paint and lined the shelves with my all time favourite, marble mac tac 🙂
We can’t forget about the floor!
- My goal with the floor was to make somehow turn the vinyl and concrete section into something nice and easy to clean without costing a lot of money, so I painted it! So far I have been really happy with it and I might even just try painting another floor in the house!
- Although I do love it, I learnt a lot along the way – you can find out all about it in the video below or click HERE for the blog post.
- The stencil I used was from Cutting Edge Stencils – they have so many great options!
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