Laundry Room / Mudroom Makeover Week Two: For this One Room Challenge we spent the week purging, cleaning, organizing and ordering materials.
It’s week two of the One Room Challenge. The One Room Challenge is a six week challenge where bloggers make over one room of their homes, and share their weekly progress on their blogs, hosted at The One Room Challenge -so be sure to head over there to check out all the other participants and guest participants.
The Plan and the Before
Last week I shared my big plans for the space, and gave you a peek at the dreaded before pictures. You can check out Week One here.
The Clean Out
Remember how I had to mention that there was a big laundry room sink where those cupboards are…because you might not even know it from the picture? This sink was full of laundry, and swim gear. And would you believe that when I cleaned it out I also found a whole bag that was supposed to be donated to the second store from my last room makeover –the office, or was it from my bedroom makeover? Suffice it to say, it had been there awhile. 😉
But this week it did all get cleared out. We cleaned out the sink, and the cupboards underneath, went through all our shoes, and removed the shelves and most of the other stuff from the room.
I also went through our front closet and purged it out, making a little room to store some of the pantry stuff from this room for now.
All together we got rid of 2 big bags of garbage, and sent 5 bags to the second store. Gulp. Perhaps it was a little past due for a good purge.
The room is pretty much all emptied out now, and my littlest said the other day “Mom it looks so much better now, maybe we don’t need a makeover, maybe we just needed to clean it all up.” From the months of babes, but alas we will push on, and try to keep it more tidy next time.
New Things for the Room
The beautiful vintage inspired runner from Wayfair arrived this week! It’s going to be perfect on our existing dark tile floor. I love it.
I also managed to pick out some paint colours for the room. I’m excited to be partnering with Para Paints again for the paint. I love using their paint, it’s such great quality and so nice to work with. This room will be the same colour I’ve used throughout the rest of the house WH03 Cloud White (formerly JoJo Whitewash). It’s such a nice, bright, true white it will be perfect for this space. I’m also beginning to tackle the trim. It’s still got the builder’s paint on it, and the whole house needs to be done. Since I’m not DIYing as much for this space, I thought I’d go ahead and begin with this space to repaint the trim.
We’re adding cupboards to this space, but my brother-in-law Shaun is also going to be making some custom built-in lockers and I’m excited to use Para’s new Cabinet and Furniture Paint, Melamine Finish. It’s a more durable paint, and should be perfect for this project. We going with WH04 Metropolitan to match the cabinet colour as closely as we could.
I went to pick up the pre-assembed cabinets today so I could use the door colour for our colour match, and discovered it was also available non-assembled in a flat pack. It should save me a bit of money to put them together myself. I’ve never done it before so I picked up one, and thought I’d try to put it together over the next couple of days and see how it goes. If it’s a night mare, I’ll get the rest already put together, but if it’s not too bad I’ll work away at the rest over the weekend. A penny saved is a penny earned. 😉
I’ve also managed this week to finalize some choices for hardware and it’s all on its way to me now -so exciting. The amazing chandelier arrived too, can’t wait to show it to you (soon). It feels like from a planning point of view, that it’s all coming together.
My brother-in-law from Benjamin Woodworks starts on Monday, so next week I should have some real progress to report. Can’t wait for it all to start to come together.
I’m so excited to be working with some great sponsors for this One Room Challenge. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Life is a Party possible. Special thanks to Wayfair, Para Paints, Benjamin Woodworks, Walnut Handcrafted Leather Goods, Liberty Hardware, and This Little Estate.