Quick, Easy, Laundry Room Upgrade

I know that a laundry room is kind of “whatever space” that seems to be overlooked often, but cleaning this space up is usually a quick project because of it’s small size and lack of intricacies.

For that reason, we decided to refresh ours. It can easily be done in a weekend or even a day if you don’t have much going on. We started with a fresh coat of Sherwin Williams Sea Salt paint followed by wood tone laminate over top of the dated looking laminate. Lastly, we replaced the cheap wire shelf with a piece of solid wood. Decor was added for a finishing touch.

Let’s be real who actually washes, dries, and folds laundry?! I am the worst at putting laundry away, it sits in the basket for a month then I end up washing it again because it is so wrinkled. These fun printable signs will add a little humor to this annoying household chore.

Wash – Dry – Place in Basket for Weeks 

Step 1: Download PDF Printables 

Step 2: Print out at home using 8.5 x 11 inch premium card stock paper. 

Step 3: Frame in 8 x 10 inch. If the print outs do not fit in your frames, cut them with scissors or a paper cutter. I removed the glass from the frame and laid it on top of the print out then traced the area. This will allow you to easily center the wording.

Tip: I recommend doing a test print out on plain printer paper, before inserting your card stock into the printer. If you do not have a printer, take the file to Staples, Shutterfly, Vistaprint, and more. (I printed mine at home). 

Buy Printables Here!

Under $200 Laundry Room Update

We know it sounds like such a random space to spend money on, but we love projects. We had extra paint leftover from another project, so we figured why not update this space. Below are the pictures of our laundry room before we started this project. The walls are an off white color and the flooring is a pink builder grade laminate. The shelving is cheap and starting to bow in the center from the weight of products.

To get started, we removed all cleaning products and shelving then painted the entire space. Painting around the dryer and washer was a little tough, but I painted as far down as I could reach with a roller. After applying 2 coats of paint, we removed the washer from the laundry room. Check out our post on painting tips and tricks to make your paint project easier.

Before removing the washer, make sure that you are ahead on your laundry because you may need to leave the washer disconnected for a couple days to complete your project. We took pictures of the set up of our washer before removing it, so we could easily put everything back together. After everything was disconnected we put furniture sliders under the washer, and easily slid the washer out of the laundry room.

We then took photos of the dryer set up and disconnected everything from there. (Make sure to turn off the gas for this part). We did not remove the dryer, instead we just slid this back and forth during the installation of the flooring. Now that almost everything was out of the way, we went back in and finished painting all the areas that could not be reached before.

After everything was painted and dried, we installed the peel and stick vinyl flooring. We used peel and stick vinyl because vinyl can handle moisture, the material is easy to install, and affordable. This flooring was perfect for a laundry room, and we spent just over $100 on flooring. This was super easy to install and we only need a box cutter to cut the floor.

We decided to apply the flooring right over the previous laminate because we did not want to apply the new flooring directly to the subfloor. The peel and stick vinyl is very thin, so it laid down nicely over the previous laminate. We started laying the flooring down against the back corner then worked our way over, making sure the seems of the floor were staggered.

The shelving was very inexpensive, costing around $30. We found heavy duty shelving brackets at Home Depot under $7 per bracket. We also, purchased the recommended screws in black to mount the shelves to the wall. In the same isle at Home Depot, we found a quality piece of pine wood measuring 1 x 10.

Shelf Brackets from Home Depot

Putting laundry away is still painful, but at least we have a cute little space to fold clothes. The plant and laundry sign were purchased on clearance for less than $10 each. I already had the basket and black picture frames. See below for the after photo of our laundry room. Let us know if you have any questions on this project!

If you have extra frames laying around these prints will be a nice addition to your laundry room. The Wash, Dry, Place in Basket for Weeks digital prints can be purchased here: Laundry Room Digital Printables.

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