one room challenge - laundry room reveal

Wow, I had been ahead of the game for most of the One Room Challenge, but reveal week definitely snuck up on me! It's almost finals week, and if you've been in school for interior design, you know it's full of a whole lot of all nighters. Between working on final projects, an open house presentation of my work, portfolio reviews, program interviews, volunteering, and Charlie being out of town this weekend I had absolutely no time to finish up and style our laundry room. I'm pretty bummed about it, but I figured I would still go ahead and show you the progress we've made over the last six weeks. You can read all about the transformation in these posts.

Here is what it looks like today! Even though it isn't quite complete and I wasn't able to get it styled, I'm still very happy with the progress we've made in just six short weeks. Unfortunately my baskets did not arrive in time, and I didn't have time before shooting to implement plan B, so the shelf is sitting empty for now. 

We used Ikea's new line of Sektion cabinets. These hang on a rail and don't sit completely flush against the wall which gave us a bit of a gap between the backsplash tile and cabinets. We have a small piece of trim to close the gap, it's just waiting for me to paint and install. I've also found some crown molding that will close the gap between the cabinets and ceiling to give the room a finished look.

Things we still have left to do:

  • Install baseboard behind the door

  • Install trim to fill gap between tile and cabinets

  • Install crown molding to fill gap between cabinets and ceiling

  • Install trim to finish washing machine outlet box

  • Install tubular skylight

  • Baskets for shelf

  • Hang hooks

  • Styling

I want to give a big thank you to Linda from Calling it Home for hosting this challenge, and to everyone else for following along and leaving encouraging comments along the way! If I hadn't participated I'm sure our poor laundry room would have sat in its unfinished state for many more months. 

After my finals are over next week I'll get to work on the finishing touches, so keep an eye out on instagram for the final laundry room reveal, as well as other exciting remodeling projects we have planned for the summer! Don't forget to check out the 20 amazing transformations that were revealed on Wednesday, and the linking participants sharing their reveals today!

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4x10 beveled subway tile - Floor and Decor

shelf brackets

pendant light

wall color

door color



sea urchin wall decor

basket - HomeGoods

best ceiling fans under $200

Surprisingly, one of my most pinned posts is from when I was trying to decide on a ceiling fanfor our bedroom last year. I recently went through another ceiling fan search for our new home, and realized most of the ceiling fans I posted about are either no longer available or they are much higher in price from when I originally posted. Here is an updated list of my favorite ceiling fans under $200!

ceiling fixtures with character under $100

Lately I've been on the search for an affordable light fixture to go in our guest bedroom. I want something simple, and I don't want to spend a lot of money since we're not going to live here for much longer. Finding a light fixture that has character for less than $100 can be quite challenging, but here are some of my favorites:

Which one is your favorite? Do you have a go-to source for affordable lighting? If so, please share!