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Farmhouse Laundry Room Makeover on a Budget!

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Hi Friends!!  I’m finally all done with my farmhouse laundry room makeover!  Woo Hoo! 

My goal for this project was to keep it simple and inexpensive.  It is just a laundry room after all, and not many people see it so I definitely did not want to spend a lot of money on it.

Nothing has ever been done to the laundry room since the house was built 20 years ago.  Plain white walls, ugly oak cabinets, and linoleum floor…. blah, blah, and blah!! 

If you’ve been following me, you know I have completely redone the main floor of my house into a rustic farmhouse style.  I finally moved upstairs and remodeled my hallway (see the hallway makeover here!) and then decided to tackle the laundry room.

Here are the before pictures….

laundry room makeover
before pictures of laundry room makeover

The first thing I did was paint the walls.  I used some leftover paint from when we remodeled our downstairs bathroom.  No money spent…yay!!

painting cabinets with chalk paint

Then I painted the cabinets with chalk paint.  Click here to read my full tutorial on how to paint oak cabinets easily!

peel and stick wood planks

After the cabinets, I installed some vinyl wood planks right on top of the linoleum. These are less than $1 each so for my little laundry room it was pretty reasonable!  Check out my post on how to apply peel and stick planks here.

It’s starting to look so much better, right?

farmhouse laundry room window

The next thing I did was frame the small window.  I used the same method as when I added farmhouse trim to our dining room windows (tutorial here!)

diy laundry room sign

I also made a cute laundry sign to hang up.  You can read the full laundry sign tutorial and get a FREE cut file by clicking here.

The one thing I did want was somewhere to hang our delicate clothing.  I had a wooden rack that lived in the hallways and kept falling down every time it was touched. 

I was going to make a drying rack out of it, but while I was cleaning out the cabinets I actually found this retractable clothesline that I bought years ago and never hung up!  It was like winning a prize! 

It saved me a lot of time and money of having to buy more hardware.  The instructions were simple and we hung it up in the corner and put the hook over by the window.

retractable laundry line
retractable laundry line pin

The retractable clothesline is great!  We pull it out when needed but other than that it’s out of sight.

farmhouse laundry room
farmhouse laundry room

On the long wall, I hung back up our hook rack.

farmhouse laundry room makeover
farmhouse laundry room
farmhouse laundry room pin

There you have it!  An easy, quick and inexpensive farmhouse laundry room makeover on a budget!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a creative day!



Monday 1st of October 2018

Great idea on how to hang the step ladder (stool)! I've been trying to think of something and this is it! Thanks Amy! The laundry room looks great, by the way! And thank you for the laundry sign download. :)

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Sunday 7th of October 2018

Hi Robin! So glad I gave you some inspiration! My hubby actually put that put a long time ago and I just painted it so that it matched the cabinets. Thank you for stopping by! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to