We’re in the homestretch now on the One Room Challenge. Today is the second last post. Next week is reveal time. Make sure to visit Calling it Home to check out all of the great progress everyone’s made.
Fortunately, the laundry room makeover is in the homestretch too. My original project plan was to have all of the “work” done as of last weekend so that this week could be devoted to decorating. Guess what? I’m pretty much on schedule (aside from my back-ordered cabinet hardware).
Add shaker style trim to the cabinets Paint the cabinets Install doors and drawers Remove ceiling rack – By Oct. 3 Patch ceiling and walls – By Oct. 3 Paint ceiling – By Oct. 10 Paint and install baseboard and paint window trim – By Oct. 10Done Oct. 13 Deep clean (sink, counter, floor, machines) – Oct. 13 Rescheduled to Oct. 19 26Done Oct. 26
Paint walls – By Oct. 17Done Oct. 18 Replace ivory washer outlet with white one – By Oct. 19Done Oct. 18 Level washing machine – By Oct. 19Done Oct. 18
- Build and install ceiling rack – By Oct. 24
Build and install towel bar – By Oct. 24Done Oct. 25
- Install cabinet hardware –
By Oct. 24Rescheduled to Nov. 11 Build and install light fixture – By Oct. 26Done Oct. 25 Remove non-working sprayer from the sink and plug the hole – By Oct. 26Done Oct. 27
- Decorate – By Oct. 31
The laundry room is currently a mix of projects to be finished and styling that has started.
I know you can’t see very much here (I have to save some suspense for next week’s reveal), but it’s looking so good. I’m super excited.
The suggestion for this post is to talk about if our plans have changed. Mine haven’t really. In fact, I realized over the weekend how close I am to my original plans.
I’ve been thinking about this laundry room for a long time. I love Pinterest, and I’ve been pinning laundry room ideas nearly since we first moved to the farm (see my board). I knew I wanted to make a clothespin light like this one from Young House Love. I knew I wanted to replicate the rustic drying rack from Knick of Time. I made both of these, and they turned out pretty much just like my inspiration.
Although I can’t truly say “made.” The rustic drying rack is being a bit cantankerous. Today will be sixth–that’s right, 6–trip to Home Depot for pipe. The main hanging part is working, but the horizontal braces are a total Goldilocks situation–either too short or too long. I keep buying new sections of pipe, but so far I haven’t found the right fit. The plan for this afternoon is to have the staff cut me the exact length I need (fingers crossed I’ve figured out what that is).
Although I had most of the laundry room worked out in advance, I did add a few things mid-project (changing the ivory plugs for white ones and removing the sprayer from the sink). Those can’t really be called a change in plans, though.
Now I just have to stay focused on the finishing details. That means I need to stop thinking about replacing the faucet and remember that I don’t have time to sew a new cover for the ironing board. The finish line is in sight. Now is not the time for detours and add-ons.
Do your projects usually turn out like you envision? Are there any other Pinterest fans? Do you like last minute add-ons too? Does anyone else start styling before the reno is completely finished?