I love redoing spaces and making them not only more beautiful, but more functional too. I recently had the opportunity to complete a laundry room makeover for some friends. This neutral laundry room was a quick and easy DIY project and cost very little money. It's a weekend project that anyone can do!
This post is sponsored my HomeRight & Wagner. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.
Their laundry room has a very typical layout and placement. You enter through the garage door and it opens into their kitchen. It serves as both the laundry room and the mudroom.
It was basically a blank slate and I knew I could add in some storage and make this space work better for them.
Neutral Laundry Room
The plan was to paint, add paneling, shoe storage, more hooks, a shelf, and a new cabinet. We wanted to go with a neutral color palette to keep the room light and airy since it is such a small space without any natural light.
The first thing I did was remove the washing machine and dryer so I could scrub the walls and baseboards. Then I prepped for paint!
Painting The Space
I have used various versions of the paint stick for YEARS. I have to say, this newest one from Wagner is hands down my favorite.
After adding the tube to the can of paint, I inserted the narrow end into the PaintStick EZ Roller.
The pull back and suck up the paint!
Squeeze the trigger to push the paint up through the roller. Squeeze and roll until paint starts to come out. It will be light at first (it will look like polka dots) until the roller fills with paint and gets saturated. Then roll your little heart out without any fear of stepping in a paint pan!
When you need more paint, simply squeeze the trigger. It really is that easy!
When you are done painting, you slide the PaintStick EZ Roller back onto the narrow end of the tube and push the paint back into the can.
To clean, use warm water in a sink or bucket and suck up water and push it back out until the water runs clear.
Neutral Laundry Room REVEAL!
I love when some paint and a few DIY projects can dramatically change a room in just a couple of days. You don't need a lot of money and a gut job to transform your space.
I chose a taupe-y gray color for the walls. I didn't want to go too dark since the space has zero natural light. I also wanted to complement the existing flooring and the rest of their home.
I found a cabinet on Facebook marketplace for a steal. It seemed a little narrower in real life but we made it work. I built a reclaimed wood floating shelf. That was free. Who doesn't love free?
Behind the garage door, where one set of the old hooks were, I added a whole wall of hooks! I'm currently obsessed with beadboard so I covered two of the walls.
When I chatted with them about this room, they mentioned wanting some kind shoe storage. The space is tight so I knew I was going to need something that didn't stick out of the wall very far. I remembered seeing a shoe cabinet at IKEA that I thought would fit the bill.
It looks quite short in this photo, but it is 42 inches tall. It can hold 16 pairs of shoes. And it is pretty cute :)
I made the custom sign above it. The cabinet makes a great drop station too for keys and sunglasses.
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Oh it turned out so beautiful! Beauty and function are always a win! Good job! Thanks for having the contest to win the Wagner paint roller!
I love the bead board it adds instant architectural interest to plain walls. How did you apply it to the walls…finish nails or a glue product?
Finish nails and then caulked the edges :)
As always a job well done. You have such vision. Love it all. Glad to hear you like the paint stick. Thanks for a chance to win.
My next DIY project is our living room. The walls need painted and I need to add some shelfing. That PaintStick is amazing! I love how your laundry room turned out. The paint color looks lovely.
Our next project is the long awaited bathroom remodel..I cannot wait to get started..
You will definitely enjoy doing laundry in your new laundry!
I have been putting off painting the walls by the staircase. Me on a ladder just screams disaster but this paint stick makes me think it is doable without a trip to the hospital! Fingers crossed.
Beautiful laundry room/mud room. I wouldn’t mind doing laundry in such a beautiful space! Perfect!
Would love to try this paint stick. In the process of prepping to paint an open living area at my daughter’s house, Stacy, you are inspiring me to get started after the holidays.
Beautiful job - my next project is to tear down wallpaper and paint master bath.
The laundry room looks amazing! I love the neutral color choices and storage!
The Laundry looks great!! I love the beadboard! Gives it an elegant touch for sure!! I need to repaint a bathroom (or 2) and finish up my laundry room.
Making the pantry more effective. Finding ways to rotate better.
I think the bead board looks perfect and I really like the color you chose. Really makes doing laundry so much better.
The laundry room is amazing. Paint changes everything. I would love the opportunity to win the paint stick. I have a lot of things I would like to paint!! Thank you
That looks amazing and has almost an identical layout as to the home we just moved from. Now I have a basement laundry area to try and fix up. You did a great job
Love the bead board and shoe chest. Nice paint color too. My next project is to paint a huge living room with very high ceilings. This paint roller is exactly what I need!
Love that color. Always wanted to try a paint stick. Thanks for giveaway.
Very nice! It's amazing the difference a little paint can make. Thank you for the chance to win a paint stick, it will make painting and clean up much easier.
I love this project. So many easy DIY projects. Thanks for sharing. A paint stick would really cut the painting time down.
I am just starting our journey of home improvements. I am starting small with a bathroom. Picture pirate/mermaid grotto.
In the spring I am going to install a metal roof on my home, assuming steel prices come down. I had this planned for the spring of last year, but steel prices are triple what they were pre-pandemic. It isn't a painting project, but we repaint our home every five years or so, and we will be due in a couple more years.
Everything looks beautiful! I would love a paint stick as my husband and I are not getting any younger. This would be a whole lot easier for us! Thank you!
I'm always amazed at how some of the simplest (and least expensive?) changes can make such a big impact! My next project is to....paint a whole house! I'm house hunting and I've got an offer submitted on my next home. Hoping for good news by tomorrow! Thank you for the giveaway. =)
So exciting! 🤞🏻 Good luck!
Such a cool product! Our powder room is next on my painting to do list, would be fun to try it out. Thank you for the opportunity!
We have so many! We will probably tile the kitchen floor next.
Talk about timing, right now we are in the middle of a bathroom remodel and this will come in handy.
We just moved to New Hampshire so I have a lot of projects on my list - first up is painting our master bedroom and building a built in wardrobe - the current wardrobe is tiny. Love the color you chose - I painted our previous home in FL a similar color, it looks so great against white and natural woods. Love your laundry redo.
Love your laundry room makeover!!! I'm redoing my formal dining room - from red walls to navy - I just need to figure out what navy color I want to use!
We are about to renovate our entire house- so everything is my next DIY project!
I have plans to paint all of the ceilings. Mine are all tan and so heavy feeling.
I love how your projects look so clean & simple. The paint stick would be awesome to have. I am older & its hard to bend over and fill your roller with paint. What a great tool to have!
I will be painting the floor in my laundry room.
Mary E Payton
My next DIY project is to organize my craft room and paint all mismatched furniture the same color. Great job on redoing the laundry room!
Great job! Functional and beautiful
I could really use this to paint my garage!
We were in the midst of covering up a metal basement support pole with reclaimed wood but then hubby broke his shoulder. When he's up and running again, he'll work on that. I need to paint our homeschool room so this paint stick would be a lifesaver!
I love what you did to this space!!! It looks amazing!
Wow great transformation and that paint stick sounds amazing! I’ve always wanted to try one but reviews were so mixed. Thanks for the tip!
You made such a small space work beautifully!! I love this new paint sprayer. We have a lot of painting in store after the holidays - would love to do so with this sprayer! Thanks for having this give away.
This project turned out great! I've been putting off painting my bedroom for months. This looks like a good incentive to finally scratch that job off my list. Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm working through my house, changing the wall color in every room! This would make things so much easier. I hadn't thought about this option. The second half of my house approves this message, lol.
We really need to update my sons bedroom. He is planning on staying in the dorms at college next year so I would like to get it done before he is leaves.
I love your laundry room makeover! I really need to repaint my living room which hasn't been done in many, many years. Thanks for the chance to win!
I've got two old wood chairs I want to paint for our front porch.
Rita M Hernandez
The room looks so good, love the beadboard. I have a couple of rooms that need painting. My son is looking to buy a house and says that I can made have my craft room when he leaves.
To repaint the master bathroom.
I need to repaint our two-story living room. It was last done 13 years ago and really needs it. This would make life a little easier! Thank you!
I'm a big fan of making spaces over that make mundane tasks that much more pleasant to do! Your space turned out beautifully!
Bathroom ceiling is what I really need to work on this would be handy for that project.
My bathroom because we had a bad leak. Working on getting it back in order.
My whole house needs repainting. We've been here almost 30 years and haven't redone anything yet!
Our next project is re-doing our bathroom.
Hopefully working on ceilings in the bathroom and kitchen and eventually living room.
We are remodeling our bathroom and kitchen.
Kelly l Woods
My daughters bathroom is the next project on our list. thank you