The ugliest room in my home is my laundry room – EASILY. Which is funny, because I spend A LOT of time there.
Between the oogly mint green walls to the short, dated (AND BEIGE) toilet, my laundry room needs lots of work. I just finished doing an amazing stencil project on my entryway walls (see a peek below), then finished the kitchen hallway, so man… I’m tired. But, what better way to be motivated to start (and finish) a project, than by joining in on the One Room Challenge.
The One Room Challenge is a six-week series started and hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, where we transform a room from start to finish and reveal it at the end. Linda invites 20 participants as featured designers to post updates on Wednesdays, but anyone, anywhere, can join in as a guest participant and post their updates on Thursdays. I’ll be a guest participant, so make sure you jump back over here on those days! Plus, in additional to the weekly blog posts, I’ll also be doing a weekly vlog on the laundry room project, sharing behind-the-scenes updates while I’m working on the it.
You’ll see this week’s video below, but make sure you subscribe to my channel.
Also, check out two previous projects I linked up to the One Room Challenge – my kitchen and a client’s guest bedroom.
So… onto the laundry room.
Here’s what it looks like right now…
There’s a lot to do. Ugh! I wanna transform this room from a “utility room with a toilet” to a “luxe bathroom with laundry”. The plan is for the laundry room / bathroom to be glam, eclectic, and layered with accessories and art that reflect my collected style. I’m not sure exactly what paint color I wanna use on the ceiling, but I’m thinking either chartreuse, a deep pink, blue, or black. You’ll see some classic elements, like in the new vanity, some modern elements and also some vintage elements, as I plan to hit the thrift store for some frames for my art prints. I also need to figure out what I wanna do for organizing my cleaning supplies and laundry detergent. I’ll let you know what I decide next week.
Since this is both a laundry room AND a bathroom, I want it to be cute AND cozy, so expect to see little luxurious for guests to enjoy it here, as well.
Here’s my huge task list:
- Scrape the ceiling
- Paint the ceiling a fun color
- Replace chandelier
- Install gray, porcelain floors
- Remove cabinet
- Remove shelf
- Remove utility sink and replace with a bathroom vanity
- Install new mirror
- Do stencil project on walls
- Install a storage system on wall next to washer/dryer
As mentioned in the task list, I’m doing a stencil project on the walls. It’ll be bold and fun. I’ll share more on that next week, but check out the stencil project I did in my entryway:
So good, right? I’ll reveal the entire space (it’s small), next week. As soon as I finally paint the front door. LOL.
So, come back next week to see the exact design I’m going with in my laundry room/bathroom. I’ll also get the new floors installed and scrape the ceiling.
It’s bad, I know, but I’m excited! What would you do in this laundry room/bathroom? Let me know in the comments below!
Till next time,
This will be fun! I know that laundry room will look awesome with the Whitney J touch. Can’t wait to see this unfold
Ooooh this is going to be a fun makeover to follow! I love your wall plans! I did a bathroom/laundry room over for last year’s spring ORC and my #1 priority was replacing the beige toilet, I seriously was most excited about that!! Good luck and I look forward to seeing more!
I think the toilet being changed is what I’m most excited about as well!! I hate this yellowy beige toilet. Plus, it’s tiny with a round bowl. Ugh! LOL!
Caireen Kennedy says
Oh, this is going to be good, I’m sure of it! Can’t wait to see what you do.
Thanks, Caireen! I’m excited to share more! SO, excited!
Crystal @ The Holliday Collective says
Hey Whitney hey! I’m so on board with you taking on this project. I’m over here still thinking I can still jump into the challenge. I didn’t realize it was 6 weeks to complete a space. I thought it was only 4…hmmm. Well, anyways, I love your plans for the space and I’m really excited about the stencil wall. I’ve got find my me a stencil…so many uses. I’ll be here cheering you on and pushing you to finish.
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Looks like a fun challenge. I’ll be following along for sure. Can’t wait to see what stencil you choose in here. Love the vid BTW.
Kenyatta Harris says
I’ve never seen a toilet in a laundry room before. I’m sure you’ll make it fabulous. I love the ORC. Such good stuff comes out of it.