Welcome to Week 2 of the One Room Challenge where I am making over my laundry room.
The One Room Challenge or the ORC is a challenge where participants get to show how they transform a space in a few weeks. The challenge is organized by Linda from Calling it Home. Better Home and Gardens is the media partner for the ORC. It is a bi-yearly challenge that usually lasts 6 weeks.
This will be my third time participating. I love this challenge because of the support you get from other DIY home bloggers. I also, love participating because it forces me to complete a room the best I can in 6 weeks. It is hard work but extremely rewarding.
I worked on painting the cabinets.
Our home was built in 1993 and the cabinets had not been updated since we moved into our home. This room has been last on the list. I don’t know why I have waited so long because this is the room my family enters the house. I also spend a lot of time doing the laundry and I really disliked the way the room looks. The cabinets were cleaned and primed over a year ago when I participated in the $100 Room Challenge. That is a fun challenge where you makeover a room for under $100.
I didn’t paint the cabinets then because I was unsure of the color I wanted.
I came across this picture from Studio McGee on Instagram and I knew that this is the color for my laundry room cabinets. The color is Revere Pewter and I have used it in several rooms in my home. Revere Pewter is a great neutral color. It is a warm gray. The color works well with warm grays and also with tan and beige colors.
Since the cabinets were already primed, it made my job so much easier. I painted three coats of Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore on the cabinets. We also purchased an LG washer and dryer. My husband did not want to purchase the pedestals for the washer and dryer. He called me from the store and said that an extra $500 for the pedestals was too expensive and he thought that he could build a pedestal. He talked with a few friends and he feels confident that it will look good. It should save us $400 so that means I can spend that somewhere else, right?
Check back next week to see more progress.
Purchase new front load washer and dryer
Build a pedestal for washer and dryer.
Install new floor
Install new faucet
DIY painted countertops
Add new cabinet hardware
Purchase or paint art.