Low Cost DIY Laundry Room Makeover

3 Materials
4 Days

I promise it is so much more fun to do laundry when you give your laundry room an update!

Some people might not think twice about adding a little character into such a small space in the home. However, I think that the small spaces are the best places to start when trying out a little DIY.

Now every time I open the door to this room or walk by I get so happy! What makes me even happier is that this project was less than $100. A win for sure.

Before-A Pretty Blank Space

We moved into our house a little over 2 years ago and have done literally nothing to decorate in most spaces. The laundry room was one of those very blank sad spaces. I had a very specific idea of what I wanted the room to look like, but the end result look quite a bit different. But what i did know is that I wanted to do vertical shiplap.

I used a 4x8 mdf board for my shiplap. I cut the board into 5 in by 3.5 feet strips and used the whole board (plus a little more) for this project. This was definitely the more budget friendly route to go.

Paint Paint Paint

I had originally bought a blush pink paint to go in this room. However, it looked A LOT more pink in person than it did online, and I just didn't think it would work. So I went to my garage and found a couple of sample paints that had been sitting there for a while. I mixed them up and they turned out great! I

But I had to mix up a lot of different paints to get to the one that looked just right.

Our whole house is painted in Repose Gray, so I wanted to add some bright white to open up the space a little bit.

DIY Shelf and Cupboard

Once the shiplap was put up, my next goal was to make a cupboard and shelf for the space. I needed a space to hide all of the ugly detergent and bleach and this worked out perfectly. I used 3/4 in plywood for this.

For the shelf I bought a 2x10x8 board and did miter cuts to make a different design than your standard two floating shelf look. I knew I wanted to hang a planter from the top shelf, so this is what I cam up with.

Suggested materials:

  • 4x8 1/2 in mdf   (Home Depot)
  • 3/4 in plywood   (Home Depot)
  • 2x10x8 pine board   (Home Depot)

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  • Ayme Cardwell Zantua Ayme Cardwell Zantua on Jun 08, 2021

    This looks great! I have a quick question. I love what you did with the shiplap. Is the board across the top of the shiplap, the same MDF material? I would like to do something like this for my daughter's room.

    Also, how did you determine the height and length of the MDF that you cut? Was is based on the measurement of the wall? This is such a great idea, as opposed to standard board and batten!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jun 09, 2021

    Yes, it is the same mdf. And I determined the height by using as a such from one 4x8 sheet of mdf that I could. Since the sheet is 8 feet, I just cut it in half and my "shiplap" boards are 4 feet, then I trimmed it out with thr piece on top.