Welcome to the reveal of the One Room Challenge Fall 2016 edition! Before we jump in, a huge thank you to Linda at Calling it Home for coordinating this challenge. Make sure to visit all of the featured designers to see their makeovers, along with all of the guest participants. For my previous updates, check out week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4 and week 5 here.
To recap, the vibe I’m going for is modern farmhouse laundry room, and the main goals were to remove the wire shelving, hide the water heater (as much as possible), add more hooks in the hallway and create some organization.
Here are a few of the before shots for a reminder of the ugly. Wire shelves, dirty walls, unpainted ceiling …
And now on to the laundry room reveal!
For the shelves, I bought heavy duty brackets on Amazon and we had wood cut to fit the shelves. They are stained in dark walnut and pick up the wood in the hallway as well. HUGE thank you to my husband who helped to hang all the shelves. The deep baskets hid a ton of stuff, and while we did lose some storage with the new layout, it’s so much more efficient and organized. And I did get rid of a ton of random things, or found better places for them. And, no more ugly electrical box! It’s now behind the pretty canvas.
The baskets are the Pillowfort line from Target and they fit perfectly on the shelves. The labels are chalk board tape that I cut to size – and then super glued because they kept falling off.
The cabinet was hung over the weekend and I really like hiding most of our cleaning products, tissues and toilet paper behind closed doors. We used the same hardware as in the kitchen. I mixed black and brushed nickel hardware throughout the space. The water heater is mostly hidden behind the closet louvered door, but as mentioned in my last post, I was hesitate to totally close it in for fear of creating a fire hazard. One day, when this one dies, we’ll hopefully go tankless! For the time being, this is at least 100% better than it was.
And I love this laundry basket! It fits perfectly and is a great use of the space. No more laundry baskets in the hallway or sitting on top of the dryer. It’s a great size and fits about two regular loads or laundry, or one large load.
As part of the makeover, I also updated our entry way. Here’s the before:
And the after …
In the hallway, I added a wood plank from plywood, and doubled the hooks from five to ten. We love the extra storage it now brings – and I have a basket to ditch my shoes when I get home from work so they don’t end up all over the house (not that I’m guilty of that …). The hooks are a small Leksvik Ikea hack. I used the ones from the existing rack, and then ordered a second one and only used the hooks. Since I didn’t purchase the first one, and paid $12.99 for the second, I spent a $1.29 per hook.
I shared the bench last week, but it looks even better with the plank and hooks.
The art is very meaningful to me. These three prints were my grandma’s and they hung in her wet bar for years (she’s now in assisted living). When we did her estate sale a few years ago, these didn’t end up selling and I’m so glad I was able to grab them. They are golf ink drawings – a little tongue-in-cheek and a little quirky, but I love them. In addition to my grandma and dad, my husband also LOVES golf and I like that we can incorporate a passion area of his into our home.
There’s of course lots more to share, so be on the lookout for more posts coming up. Now I’m off to read the other wonderful reveals (and do some laundry ;)!
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