I am deciding at the very last minute to participate in the One Room Challenge. The Spring One Room Challenge ended 3 months ago due to the quarantine and I am tackling the laundry room. I only have a few hours left to sign up so I better get going.
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.
The Laundry Room Before
The laundry room has been last on the list to get a makeover or update. I don’t know why because it is a room where we enter the house and where I spend a lot of time.
The honey oak cabinets are original to our house that was built in 1993, obviously.
Last spring, I primed the cabinets and painted the floors. I knew that I would be replacing the floors one day so I thought this would be a temporary fix. I also thought that painting the floors a buffalo check pattern would be fun. The floors held up good until our dryer broke a few months ago. We scratched the floor moving the dryer back and forth while trying to repair the dryer. I didn’t worry about being careful because I knew we were going to replace the floor anyway. In my opinion, painting floors is a good temporary fix.
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.
I am excited to work on this room. In addition, I am excited to see all of the other participant’s rooms and follow along with their room’s progress.
You can view my other two room makeovers below.