How to Update Your Laundry Closet With Only $100

I was recently challenged by some of my blogging friends to make over a room with only a $100 budget. My laundry "room" really needed some work so that's the room I chose. This was my sad little laundry closet BEFORE the makeover!

My inspiration came from several laundry rooms with brick walls that I saw on Fixer Upper and other websites.  Unfortunately, we have no exposed brick walls in our home so I came up with a way to fake it.

But first I painted the shelf, two side walls, and the back wall above the shelf.  I just used paint leftover from other projects.  $0 so far.
Here’s where it starts to get interesting.  This is NOT regular wallpaper.  It’s {{{affiliate link}}} peel and stick wall decor!  That means if I hang it up crooked, I can peel it off and fix it!  It was amazingly easy to work with.  I just measured, cut, started peeling off the paper at the top, stuck it on, and smoothed it down.  I used that bright green plastic tool laying on the dryer.

Ta da!  I now have an exposed brick wall in my laundry closet!  Tip:  Since no one will ever see behind my washing machine and dryer, I didn’t take the brick all the way down to the floor.  The only tricky part was around the faucets.
The shelf was made with a 1″ x 6″ from our local hardware store.  I stained it with stain from another project but the brackets are new.

Here’s the finished “room”.  It’s VERY hard to get a good photo of my laundry area because it’s in an upstairs hall.  I couldn’t stand directly in front of it and get a photo of the whole room.  
Click over to my blog to get the complete list of supplies and their sources. Thanks for reading!

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