So, I have had many questions about sources, materials, colors, etc. First off, the room dimensions are about 8 1/2' x 9 1/2' with one window and one door to the patio, one door to the mud room/back entrance.
I had researched cabinets but the costs were about $2000 and they weren't the style or height that I wanted (42" high). So, my husband built the boxes. And we purchased the doors. My husband is working on a technical how-to post for his blog, The Honey-do Chronicles.
- Wood for cabinets and trim - $250
- Stain-grade wood panels for countertops and wood for legs - $188
- Stain for countertop - Minwax English Chestnut
- Tile floor, glue and grout $150
- All of the above from Lowe's Home Improvement
- Electric radiant heat for tile floor from Electric Supplier $238 (but sooo worth it!)
- Cabinet paint color - Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray HC-170
- Wall paint color Benjamin Moore White Dove
- MDF Cabinet Doors (including european hinges and shipping costs) - Naked Kitchen Cabinet Doors - $266
- Light fixture - home made for under $10 - see this post
- Sink and faucet from Lowe's $200
- Cast Iron Handles from my shop $3.50 each
- Bird tub for holding cleaning rags from Christmas Tree Shop $5.99
- Basket on shelf from Joann's $12.00
My favorite trick - concealing the "dirty laundry". I have 6 tall laundry bins from Target for all of my sorting under the long counter. And to hide everything - a simple painter's drop cloth curtain for about $20!
I put in a tension rod with a support in the middle to prevent sagging. Then, I bought a couple of packages of ring clips. Here is a closer pic (sorry it's a little blurry). The rings are great because they just slide so easy. I didn't do any sewing for this - just folded over the top till I got the length I wanted. Although there is a raw edge (which I know I will have to sew before it goes in the wash) at one end because I did cut off a piece to make a separate curtain under the sink.
We didn't replace the window (although I wanted to!) but we did purchase a new door painted in a fun new color.
- Door and hardware from Lowes - $200
- Paint color Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue HC-144
|Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue HC-144|
- Mammoth Grid Calendar (necessary for a family of 6) from Calendars.com $15.99
- Burlap lampshade from Target $9.99
- Bird Box for mail from Michaels Craft Stores $11.99
- Rusty Enamel clips holding up the calendar from my shop $3.50 each
My dog food pail was a big hit. I purchased the pail at Ikea for $25. Lettering is vinyl and was cut from one of those craft cutters by a friend of mine. You can find custom letters on Etsy if you don't know anyone with one of those machines. Or if you don't want to make it yourself - Ballard has the dog and cat food pails here.
- File basket from TJ Maxx $14.99
The machines are what triggered this project. My old ones died, boohoo, I swear I never overstuffed them! So, we had to shop for new ones and had to wait 4 weeks for delivery. We though this was the perfect time to start gutting the room.
- LG washer and dryer from Sears $1,254
- Nestled in the Branches Ironing Board Cover from this shop on Etsy $24
- Dog Treat jar from Homegoods $5.99
- Embossed planter from my shop $23.00
- Bird plate from Christmas Tree Shops $1.99
- Drying rack over ironing board from Ikea $30
Leftover drop cloth from another project made the perfect swag curtain.
- Iron grill over window from an Antique Shop in Cape May, NJ $20
- French Ticking ribbon tie back from my etsy shop $3/yard
Ok, so I think I covered just about everything. We have spent about $3,000 total on this whole room renovation, not bad. Of course that's doing all of the labor ourselves. So, if you have any other questions just let me know and I will do my best to answer them. Many of you told me you want to or have already begun a laundry room renovation. I hope you will let us know when you are ready to share it!
Good luck and have fun!
See PART 1 of the laundry room.
See PART 1 of the laundry room.