Over the past month, we’ve been quietly working on this project at the Hacienda Hideaway. The laundry room was the lowest item on our priority list and I hadn’t planned to publish it at all, but our plans changed and here we are!
Here’s how the space looked originally:
Initially, we figured we’d just swap out the flooring and paint, and call it a day. However, an opportunity came up to participate in a Minwax makeover challenge, and this was the room that made the most sense to utilize. You know how renovating goes… it’s a slippery slope and one thing leads to another!
The vinyl flooring was replaced with ceramic tile leftover from our patio project, and the old trim was upgraded.
Then, I got to work on a design plan. The goal was to create a fun and functional DIY Mediterranean-inspired space, with the smallest timeline and budget possible.
We started with vertical shiplap, installed in a wainscoting style (70″ high) to save a few hundred in material.
I love going dark and bolder in smaller spaces, so I color matched the blue accent in our floor tile and landed on this beautiful slate color—Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky.
Here’s the cabinet I was tasked to makeover, including a 2×12 red oak board I bought for the shelf.
We wrapped the cabinet in red oak pole wrap, applied a custom stain to look like white oak, and decided to line the front of the shelf with pole wrap as well (you can see a detailed step-by-step of this part in my Instagram stories!)
Lucas built a framed enclosure for the washer/dryer and sink:
Test fit looking good!
Finally, the countertops, sink and plumbing were installed last week.
And here’s the finished result!
I used leftover pole wrap to add texture and interest to the sink apron. I love the dimension it brings to the entire space.
We chose this washer and dryer combo because of the great reviews and extra large capacity, which is necessary in a house that sleeps 14. We bought them on sale a while back, and they’re currently marked down again.
The total cost for this makeover came in under $2,700 (not including the washer and dryer set, which I bought on sale for $1,928). Using leftover floor tile and countertops saved us several hundred $, and our only labor cost was the counter/sink install. Everything else was DIY!
Although it added a few weeks onto our renovation timeline, I’m glad we put the effort into this space. And now I’m even more motivated to finish our own laundry room!
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Shiplap/trim color: Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky
Wall color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Countertops: Hanstone Quartz Drift
What’s left to finish in this house, you ask? Two more bedrooms—the primary suite, and the added-on bunk room. We’ve made great progress on both, and I can’t wait to share more soon!
In the meantime, lots of fun holiday content coming your way soon 🙂