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
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.
Lake House Bedroom
Home Office Makeover