Welcome back to the second week of the $100 Room Challenge where I am doing a laundry room makeover without spending over $100. This is my third time participating in this challenge and I believe that this is going to be my favorite room yet.
$100 room challenge is created by Erin from Lemons, Laundry, and Lavender.
It is a challenge that is done twice a year where you must totally transform a room without spending more than $100. This is my favorite kind of room makeover because I am a strong believer in creating a home that you love without going into debt. It would not be worth it to cause a financial struggle in your life. But the good news is that you can create a beautiful home without financial stress.
This is my laundry room before I start to work on the makeover. Open shelves look great in a laundry room but the cabinets provide too much storage to remove. I have always loved to cook so the cabinets are perfect to store all my small cooking appliances that are not used every day.
Our laundry room needs a really good cleaning before starting the makeover. The cabinets had to be cleaned well before painting. This room is where we enter the house from the garage so the tile floors really need to be cleaned. I remove all of the cabinet doors so that I can take them outside and paint them.
Why did they put these awkward little shelves in lower cabinets in the 80’s and 90’s? They keep you from storing large items in your cabinets and what are you going to put on them anyway?
What is even worse is why have I been in the house 16 years and not removed them until now?
Painting the Cabinets
I did not take pictures of me spray painting the cabinets because of the weather. This is a picture of how I paint my kitchen cabinet doors the same way with a Homeright sprayer and spray tent. The tent is wonderful because it keeps debris from getting on your wet paint.
For me, it works best to spray the doors and roll the cabinet bases. Think of a new idea for a DIY backsplash and I am so excited about it. Come back next week for a $100 Room Challenge Update.
Nicki Parrish says
Wow, I am so jealous of your laundry room! Mine is just a closet! This room is going to look fabulous when you are finished!
Whoohoo! I can imagine the makeover already and its going to be great! I can’t wait to see what you came up with for the backsplash!
I haven’t tried using a sprayer yet, even though I won one at Haven two years ago. However, you’ve got me thinking about my own laundry room which also has old oak cabinets. Thanks for the inspiration.
Rebecca | R&R at home says
I am so excited to see the painted cabinets and the backsplash that you chose!
I love how bright the room already looks with the cabinetry! Excited to see your DIY backsplash my friend!
Painting cabinets is always a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
This laundry room is so spacious! And I agree that cabinets are perfect for storing all those things you don’t want out in the open. Can’t wait to see what you decided to do for the backsplash!