Room Renovation: Laundry Room Week 2
It’s week 2 of our laundry room renovation & we are making progress yall! Heres week 1 in case ya missed it! We chose the laundry room as our room to renovate for our first ORC because it’s smaller & the perfect room to get our toes wet. We thought this room would be a bit easier because it’s smaller but let me just tell yall that is actually whats making this project a bit of a hassle. It’s very hard to fit two adults plus our trio of pups (because they refuse to be left out) into such a small space, but we are making it work! This week we took on ship-lapping the back wall & painting the room!
If yall have followed this little blog for any time at all you know I love doing things the lazy girl way as much as possible! So here’s how we accomplished our shiplap wall the easy & budget-savvy way!
- 11/32 Plywood Sheets (We used the medium grade one)
- Paint (We went with Slate Tile by Sherwin Williams)
- Liquid Nails
- Wood Filler
- Nail Gun
- Miter Saw
- Stud Finder
- So we decided the best way to keep this project budget friendly was to use medium grade plywood. Our sheets were $20 a piece & we got 2 so I have some extra wood for other projects (score!) We had the awesome guys at Lowes cut our sheets into 6in wide pieces which saved us a bunch of time!
- Once we got our sheets home, Justin sanded the edges while I painted the wall our Slate Tile paint color! I recommend painting the wall first, this way you don’t have a different color sneaking through the spacing between boards.
- Next, we used the stud finder to find & mark our studs on the wall.
- Then, we added wood glue to the back of one piece & starting from the top we nailed up our first piece. Use a level to find the exact place for the board, do not trust the ceiling to be level, its a liar!
- In between each board, we placed dimes to act as spacers & just kept working our way down the wall! It was going super smooth until we reached the outlets… Then, it got a bit tricky but not too bad, we just pieced it together the best we could & didn’t panic too much because caulk always takes care of us! Plus, Justin is like expert level piecer together & always makes it look great (no wonder he is always the employee of the month!)
- Once all our pieces were up I got to filling in our nail holes & caulking the edges. Once the wood filler is dry sand it down & you are ready to paint!
- Some tutorials will say to paint the edges of each piece first but I got too excited to just start the project so I didn’t do that & it worked out fine because it was easy to get in between the boards with a brush. The shiplap got two coats of Slate Tile & I am in love with the finished product!
We went with Duck White by Sherwin Williams for the other 3 walls to keep the small room light & airy. I love the way the colors compliment each other. What do yall think of the colors we chose?
So that’s a wrap on week 2! I am thrilled with the progress although I can’t wait to get the shelves up next week because laundry stuff is taking over our kitchen table! Heres a look at what’s left on our To Do list:
Shiplap Back Wall Paint Laundry Room
- Add Open Shelving
- Sliding Barn Doors
- Make a Folding Table
- Create Drying Rack
- New Light Fixture
- Make Laundry Room Sign
Don’t forget to take a look at all the other amazing rooms being renovated for the Fall’s One Room Challenge.