Small DIY Laundry Room Makeover

My laundry room was in desperate need of a makeover. I wanted to add farmhouse style, storage, and great function. I needed to achieve all of this on a small budget. So of course it would be a DIY laundry room makeover!

Does your laundry room need a makeover too? Well keep reading for some ideas, or just watch the video, or do both. I won’t mind!

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Our house was built in 1980. For some reason, the floor plan dictated that the laundry room should be as big as a shoebox. Also, right off the kitchen, and open to all visitors that passed by on their way to the powder room!

laundry room before makeover

So I needed storage, function, and style for as little money as possible!

We started by painting all of the walls Simply White by Benjamin Moore. It’s my favorite white that doesn’t go yellow or blue in certain light. We had previously removed the fluorescent lighting, that was also found in the kitchen and master bathroom!

laundry room before makeover

An upgrade of our washer and dryer from our previous Craigslist pair, had already happened several months before the laundry room makeover. They lasted a long time, but finally bit the dust!

We kept the costs down by using products that we could pick up right off the shelf at the hardware store, or order online.

I was looking for a bit of farmhouse style flair. But mostly I wanted it functional. I always think that I can have both, and I think we achieved it!

farmhouse style organizing

We used plumbing pipe and fittings for the shelf brackets. I’ve since found some on Amazon that I probably would have opted for. The price is good and they probably don’t have that coating on them from the hardware store. We had to soak them in soapy water and scrub them to make sure that none of the black gunk was still on there!

I’ve thought about going back and spray painting the hardware (pipes). I’ve seen them in white and gold. Just gorgeous!

small laundry room makeover

The countertop has been my favorite feature. I can fold or sort on top of it. We used a Kreg jig to pull the wood boards together, so there isn’t a gap. It looks like one big piece. But it’s actually boards joined together. The magic of a Kreg jig!

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We used 2×12 lumber and ripped it down as needed for our measurements. Some stain and polyurethane is all we needed to finish off the wood. It has held up beautifully!

Tiny Laundry Room Makeover

I was also able to fit in some art and plants into this small space! The rolling cart holds oversized items like bleach.

The poles that you see at the top are for hanging clothes. We’re kind of obsessed with hang drying our shirts, so these are used regularly!

So what do you think? Is your laundry room in need of a makeover?

Let me know in the comments what is the one thing that you would love to have in your laundry room makeover!

To check out my original post on our laundry room makeover, you can check it out here.

Thanks for visiting the cottage today. See ya again soon!

Products we used in this makeover:

Favorite laundry soap:

Baskets for storage:

Rolling cart:

Wood hangers (I use these mainly for pants):

Similar art:

Air plants. I love these! I just dip them in water about once a week and give them diffused light from a window:

Wood stain:

Plumbing shelf brackets. We bought our pieces from Lowe’s but these are the same size and very good price! :

Kreg jig to make the countertop. This ingenious little tool makes it so there are no gaps when joining two boards together. It’s a bit of an investment. But if you have a lot of DIY projects planned, it could be worth it! :

All of the lumber was purchased at Lowes or Home Depot.

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