DIY Laundry Room makeover under $100

We finally completed our laundry room makeover recently and I can’t believe the transformation! We started out with this boring and blue accent wall…

Then, I used a sharpie to create this faux shiplap wall and it was incredibly easy. For more information and instructions, click HERE.

For the second part of our makeover, we wanted to create a floating shelf and countertop, but wanted to keep it budget friendly. We had a lot of supplies on hand already, but purchased the remaining supplies from Lowe’s.

Below is a list of everything we used in order to complete this project.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • 4 2x4s – $3.14 each
  • 2 sheets of 1/2 inch plywood – $16.92 each
  • Screws – $5.98 (we had this already)
  • Nails (included with our brad nailer)
  • Wood Stain – $7.98 (we had this already)
  • Polyurethane – $9.98 (we had this already)

Total cost in supplies: $70.34

TOOLS NEEDED:

Step one: Mark the walls where the studs are and measure how high you want the countertop and floating shelf/shelves. This makes it easier when installing. Next, measure the length and width of the countertop and shelf.

I found some old lights in storage so we ended up installing those before the countertop. These lights are over a year old, but here’s a link to similar ones.

Step two: Measure and cut the sheets of plywood to desired length. We followed Shanty2Chics instructions HERE on creating our floating shelf and countertop.

Step three: Install countertop and shelf to 2x4s in wall. Learn from our mistake and install the shelf first before the countertop. It’ll be easier. 😉 Secure the countertop and shelf to the 2x4s with the brad nailer.

After we installed the countertop and shelf, we decided to build something for in between the washer and dryer. We found Thrifty and Chic’s blog post and used her instructions to recreate something similar.

Here is the final look! If you’re interested in what decorations we purchased for this space, see below.

What do you think of our final look?! Jake says it’s looks like something out of a magazine! HAHA. For once I am looking forward to doing laundry and can’t wait to fold everything on our new countertop.

Leave your comments below – I’d love to know what you think! 🙂

DIY Pantry Makeover

Since we can’t really go anywhere due to being quarantined, we have been tackling budget friendly projects around the house. The first one we wanted to do was our pantry. The amount of storage was limited and I absolutely hate wire shelving so it needed to go!

As you can see, we were lacking storage (and organization) in our pantry. We made a quick trip to Lowe’s to pick up supplies and kept to our small budget.

Before the makeover

We used these directions from Shanty 2 as our guide. We changed a few things to make our project a little more budget friendly. Here is the link: https://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2016/03/diy-floating-shelves-plans-tutorial.html If you haven’t heard of them before, you REALLY need to check our their stuff. These women are super talented and make the best budget friendly DIY projects.

We removed all items and shelving before painting the pantry the same color as our kitchen. Once we let that dry overnight, we installed the floating shelves.

Once floating shelves were installed, it was time to somewhat organize. I purchased these storage containers & baskets from Wal-Mart. I love the way everything came together and we were to create more storage and organization and also stayed within our budget of $100!