Laundry Room Remodel Farmhouse Style: ORC Week 5

Oh my gosh, I cant believe I only have one more week to finish this laundry room remodel farmhouse style.  We have been working like mad this week getting some very important “to dos” off my list.  We have come so far and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we still have so much to do.


This last week started off with a trip to Lowes.  My 3 year old daughter and I spend a day together doing this.  As you may or may not know, Lowes is the major sponsor for this project.  They have been SO SO SO great to work with!  I have to say this experience had been as close to my dream come true as it can come.  As stressful as it has been, it has been so incredibly fulfilling and amazing. It has always been my dream to be an interior designer, and with the lack of need for that in the small area that I live, I do not get much call for it, hence the use of my blog as a creative outlet.  I crave a creative outlet and I have definitely found it.

As I wandered the aisles of Lowes choosing and working through the products I needed, I was in awe of this incredible opportunity that they have given me.  To top off that shopping trip, I got some really exciting news that I will wait to reveal until next week when I reveal the finished product.  All I will say is that it added another large project to an already long list.  However, this was a project I was so very happy to do.

On my shopping trip I was able to pick up my wall tile, light fixture, sink faucet, some stair posts that I will be using for the legs of my counter top, and paint.

The paint colors I picked were a dark grey/charcoal with a touch of blue in it called Chimney Smoke and Bistro White.  Both of these colors can be found at Lowes.

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The white paint will be on all the trim and shiplap walls.  They charcoal is for the sink  base that will be installed next to the washer and dryer.  Here is where I will need your help!  I am trying to decide if I should paint my shelf and counter top legs the same color or if I should paint them white.  The plan is to have white cabinets above the butcher block countertop.  Since I am doing a dark sink base on the opposite wall, I think painting the base of the counter top below the white cabinets might tie it all together.  What do you think?

Here are a few pictures that have inspired my decision.



I love the contrast of the base cabinets and the upper cabinets.  My base paint wont be quite as dark, however.

The other option would be to paint the base white which will have a more true farmhouse feel.



Laundry room remodel farmhouse style:

So, I made it home with all my supplies, and away I went working like mad to make up some time.  Lance, my husband has been incredibly helpful and I am so grateful.  In two days, we were able to build and install the base shelf and countertop legs.  We installed the upper cabinets, the rest of the shiplap, and I installed all the subway wall tiles.

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We worked late into the night to get caught up.  In this room, we have tile and shiplap.  Anywhere there was not going to be tile, there was going to be shiplap.  I installed the tile all the way up the wall and above the cabinets for a more finished look.

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Here is our reclaimed wood butcher block counter top covered in tools.  I just cannot seem to get a good picture of this area because we are always in the process of working on something else.

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This subway tile was provided by Lowes and it is such a great economical choice. At S3.28 a square foot. I was able to really deck out the walls with this amazing product.  I chose a light grey grout to compliment the other finishes in the room.

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Last Saturday we spent a little time in Cedar City where my daughter had a dance competition.   Once the competition was over, I made a quick trip to one of my favorite antique stores.  This sweet old lady runs this place and she has some really amazing items.  This is where I came upon what I can now say will be used as my barn doors coming into the laundry room.

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I fell absolutely in love with these 2 antique doors when I saw them.  They still have their original hardware in tact and character of the door is exactly what I was looking for.  I cannot wait to install these.  I am still unsure if I will leave them as is, or if I will paint them and and antique them a bit more.  What do you think?

Our laundry room remodel checklist:

  • Demo- take out cabinets, flooring and trim off the window.
  • Install new tile floor
  • Build closet to conceal water heater and water softener
  • Build sink base for the new farmhouse sink
  • Reinstall cabinets in new arrangement
  • Add new trim to the window
  • Add new counter tops
  • Install subway tile
  • Install shiplap to the other walls
  • Build and install new shelves above the laundry sink -( shelves are built, just need to be installed)
  • Install farmhouse sink
  • Paint all shiplap and window trim
  • Remove door
  • Replace with new barn doors on tracks
  • Replace old cabinet hardware with new. ( decided to repaint our old hardware
  • Accessorize
  • Install new light fixture

Man I love striking out the “to dos” on this list.  We were able to strike out quite a few big items this week.  Right now hubby is out of town for a few days, and we are waiting on the arrival of my laundry sink and our barn door hardware.  They will be here in a few days and we will be able to finish up the last few things that are still left to be done.

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Tomorrow I will be featuring some of the other things that we will be working on this week and some of the products we have used.  Thanks for taking some of you time to see what was happening here at Twelve On Main.

Have a great day and remember….

be inspired


If you want to catch up on my previous post on my One Room Challenge, check these out:



One Room Challenge Laundry Room Remodel: Week One



Grout Tile Like a Pro: ORC Week 4






  1. Sara the tile and those antique doors are fabulous! I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at

    1. Thanks Laura! I will definitely stop by! This has been such an interesting and inspiring experience! I have loved seeing what everyone else is doing and gaining some inspiration from others.

  2. Wow, this is going to be one beautiful laundry room! You have accomplished so much. I am loving the look of it so far!

  3. Sara, this room is going to be bright and pretty but functional too. I’m looking forward to the finish line.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. We are so glad you joined us. 🙂

  4. It already looks amazing! I love the doors you picked up and I would probably leave it as is, but anything you do looks fantastic.

  5. This looks like it was a blast to work on. Those antique doors were absolutely beautiful, and I love the way it’s turning out. A lot of times, I feel like design can get lost when you’re looking to do too much, but I really like the way you’re approaching it. Thanks for sharing the process!

  6. Looks amazing! Love the work you have done in the laundry room and those doors are awesome! Looking on your site for the followup as to what you did on those doors. Can’t wait!

  7. Does the light fixture cast shadows? I saw this one at a store and I’m thinking of buying it for my laundry room as well.

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