After many weekends and nights after work, our budget-friendly laundry room update is finally complete! I was able to add more storage, update the design, add a new floor, and use a lot of materials and decor I already had. This year I am focusing on My Year of Less, so I really had to make this makeover cost-effective. And I’m so happy I did it! (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
Obviously, there is the before from when we moved in years ago. And then the little upgrades I’ve made with a barn door, some shiplap, and decor. There was nothing wrong with the room, I just wanted to update it a little bit to fit more of my style now.
BUDGET FRIENDLY LAUNDRY ROOM REVEAL
I was able to add more storage by using a cabinet I saved when I removed it from the kitchen. And then painted it and the bottom cabinets a bright white using my favorite technique. I also used the existing knobs and updated them with a little Rub ‘N Buff.
Using some old faux stems and an existing vase, I did a little DIY project to create a faux plant inspired by this one from Target Studio McGee. It’s fun using things I already have to achieve the same look. I also re-used my canisters, hand broom, dustpan, and already had this black wooden hanger from H&M.
Another DIY decor item I was able to recreate was this first aid box. I’ve had this white canister from Marshalls for years and I just added electrical tape to create the shape and get the same look. I also think scrapbook letter stickers would work great too!
Using scrap wood, I created a shelf and hanging rail for clothes. It is just a 1×2 piece of wood stained and screwed into the cabinet and wall. Super easy!
But my favorite DIY in this budget-friendly laundry room is the peel and stick floor. It was so easy to install and really upgraded our vinyl sheet floors. And I also painted our thrifted stool using a leftover paint sample I had from our fireplace project.
On the other side of the room, I added these large baskets for sorting clothes and towels. I wanted baskets that wouldn’t collapse and were able to hold a lot. And these ended up being perfect! Above them, is another shelf and wooden crates that I spray painted black. They hold a lot of my holiday decor and storage items. Our home is very limited on storage space, so I’ve had to come up with some creative storage solutions.
Because the room is so small, here is a wide-angle shot to see how it all flows together. I obviously used my favorite color scheme – white, black, wood, and a little bit of gray. And I love the look of mixed metals with the gold knobs. Overall, I’m super happy with how this update turned out and even love doing laundry a little bit more now!