The Under $200 Laundry Closet Makeover

Sometimes aesthetic changes to your home don't need to cost thousands of dollars. We were so excited to participate in and guide this project - we had to share!


We wanted to bring you our step-by-step guide with product links so you too could revamp your space on a budget and see the payoff in just one weekend.


Interested in your own re-do and need some help? We're here for you - either virtually or in person.


How did we go from this...


to this...


TO THIS?


Our client was over this drab, unorganized space she always hid from guests. It was time to bring function and flair to this normally forgotten area.


The laundry room (or closet in this case) might not be something your guests consistently see, but it's a place that you personally frequent. Coupled with the fact that laundry doesn't tend to be our most favorite task in the world, why not create a space that brings you joy to look at or be in?


That was exactly our mission. Read below for our step-by-step directions, followed by an all inclusive list of materials.


So how'd we do it?


1, We took everything - and yes we mean everything, out of the laundry area. This meant bringing in our licensed and insured (and trusted) handyman for help. We took all items off of shelves, had the current shelves uninstalled (and removed a lot of screws in the wall), and had the washer moved from the space.


2. After wiping down the walls from any dust due to our mini construction, next came the patchwork. We like to use Drydex when it comes to spackling.

3. After every hole from the previous shelf was patched and dry, we then went about using our stick on wallpaper. If you're not going the wallpaper route (which wow it came out stunning), no worries. Now's the time you can paint your wall to your desired color. You may find yourself needing to sand down the walls after you've patched - use your best judgement on what the space needs!


The beauty of going this route is that it was really easy to install - and easy to change in the future. Should she choose to redo it again or resell her house, it can be taken down in minutes.


Our stick-on wallpaper of choice? This beautiful faux wood paneling, found here. We made sure to measure the space thoroughly before placing our order.

Some best practices after our experience: