One Room Challenge- Farmhouse Laundry Room Reveal!

Guys, I don’t even know where to start.  It time for my farmhouse laundry room reveal.   This experience….this One Room Challenge experience has been one of the most intense, stressful, and yet inspiring and creative experiences of my life.  6 weeks.  6 weeks to completely transform a room.  Of course I chose a room that was to be gutted and put completely back together. My laundry room.  If you have been following along, you have seen the before picture, but if you have not, here is what my lovely laundry room looked like prior to the One Room Challenge.

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laundry room

Ugly right? Go ahead, you can say it.  Now, if you want to see what the last 5 weeks have been like you can see Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5 here.

And… here is my after.

Farmhouse laundry room reveal…

First and foremost, I need to give a huge shout out to some amazing sponsors and one huge helper.  Lowes has been an incredible partner for this project.  They saw my vision and let me run with it.  With the exception to the laundry sink, almost everything in this room was purchased through Lowes.


LG Washer and dryer 3

My dream was to create a space that was filled with light and exuded farmhouse charm.  There are a few main elements in this room that capture just that.  The white shiplap walls, subway tile, reclaimed butcher block counter tops, turned table legs, and of course, that amazing farmhouse sink all contribute to the look and feel of this room reveal.  Including this lovely semi flush mount light by Kichler.  This light had the perfect balance of vintage farmhouse.  The edison bulbs are a nostalgic touch.

The foundation of the room is a octagonal white tile with white grout from Lowes.   This flooring adds charm and lightens up the room.

Now take a step back, into the entry.  I wanted to make a statement so I changed up a few things in my breezeway, the ‘hallway’ to my laundry room.  We started with some barn door hardware from Lowes.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.
Breezeway makeover

I updated my old black chalkboard wall with a vintage style green chalkboard wall.  Isn’t it so great?  But the chalkboard is nothing compared to my amazing barn doors. I found a set of antique doors at an antique store near my home.  I knew the minute I saw them that they were meant to go home with me.  You can see their original finish here.  They have this amazing old hardware that is still functional, and has all the charm an old antique door should have.  These have had quite the transformation.  I stripped and sanded off the original dark varnish and it revealed this beautiful wood.  The raw look is amazing.  I used a bleach finish technique on the doors which lightened them up a bit and added a nice patina to them.

*I will be doing some full tutorial posts on these doors as well as all the other projects we worked on in this room over then next coming weeks.*

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.


Heading back into the laundry room, the scenery has changed dramatically.  I wanted the room to have a more open feel and by eliminating some lower cabinets, I achieve this.  Instead of base cabinets, we used turned table legs painted in Chimney Smoke from Lowes.


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Topping off the amazing turned legs is our handmade reclaimed wood butcher block counter tops.  We built these ourselves and I could not be happier with the end result.  We left a lot of the original rustic character of the wood.  This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

We built shelves on the other end of the counter tops to hold some baskets that will house lost socks and other cluttering items.

We decided to keep our original upper cabinets since they were in really great shape, I found no reason to replace them.  The only think I did to update these was to add some beautiful glass knobs.  Updating the  knobs on your cabinet can really transform the look.

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They are so whimsical and romantic and I love the bit of sparkle they add to the room.

We flanked both walls with subway tile from Lowes.  I installed a grey grout to add some contrast and interest.  After 2 days of grouting these walls, I couldn’t close my hands!  They were so sore.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

In addition to the subway tile we added some open shelving similar to the shelving I made for my dining room.  I added some industrial touches along with some fantastic farmhouse goodness.  Can you believe that framed pig print was found at Walmart?  I know, I was too.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

My beautiful faucet is also from Lowes.  The oil rubbed bronze finish works so well with the rest of the finishes.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

Our old sink and faucet were broken, so it is a dream to have something beautiful and functional in this space.

Below this faucet is an amazing Kohler cast iron farmhouse sink that I purchased from Standard Plumbing Supply.  It is everything I thought it would be and more.  I cannot wait to use it.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

This piece right here has to be one of my most prized and favorite pieces in the whole room.  My amazing husband built this sink base.  I drew up the plans of what I wanted it to look like and he made it happen.  I have to say that he made many things happen in this room.  I love the open space underneath.  It truly opens up the space and looks more like a furniture piece instead of a sink base, and that was my goal.  Adding an old galvanized tub underneath only made sense.

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The attention to detail on this piece takes it to another level.

We still have a little tweaking to do to hide some of the plumbing, but other than that, I am over the moon.

The sink base is topped with more reclaimed wood counter tops.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.


And do you remember how we were going to conceal our water heater and water softener?

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

There it is.  Concealed in a closet hidden among the shiplap.  My husband is a genuis.

We were able to install brand new appliances into the space.  Here is a list of the new appliances we have:

LG Washer and dryer 4

After using these appliances for a little while, I can say that they are AMAZING!  I love the sleek and modern style of the appliances.  Surprisingly they go so well with the neutral farmhouse style I was aiming for.  As the mom of 3 active and rambunctious boys  with a tendency to show up from baseball practice with stains all over, and 1 little girl that is infatuated with makeup, I was really able to put these babies to the test.  They passed.  To see my full review of these appliances click here.



As you saw above, I installed a new washer and dryer, but I also installed one of the most amazing appliances I never knew I always needed!  The LG Styler is a steam clothing care system.  Imagine having a place in your laundry room where you can steam your shirts and suits, sanitize pillows and stuffed animals(almost anything), gently dry clothing at a low temperature, and crease your pants without lifting a finger.  This is the LG Styler, and it is amazing.

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LG Styler

LG Styler 5

I think I have gone to heaven with this bad boy.  Sunday mornings are no longer a chore.  I can throw all my children’s Sunday clothes in here and refresh them for church.  A full review of the LG Styler can be found here.  Now on to some other features in my farmhouse laundry room.

A few days ago, I found out that the laundry baskets I had ordered suddenly were placed on back order, of course without any notification to myself, that seemed to be the theme this week.  I found out 2 days ago, 2 days guys.  I panicked.  I do not live in an area where I could run out and buy something else in a pinch.  I had to get creative.  That is exactly what I did.  I created some wire laundry baskets from some of our old tomato cages from our garden.  I say necessity is the mother of invention.  I was able create a base and sew up some drop cloth laundry bags to go inside.
This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.


This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.They ended up being the perfect addition to my farmhouse laundry room.  Talk about happy accidents.

Here are a few more pics that make me happy.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.


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Our laundry room remodel checklist:

  • Demo- take out cabinets, flooring and trim off the window.
  • Install Washer, Dryer, and Styler
  • 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.
  • Accessorize
  • Install new light fixture
  • build closet for the LG Styler
  • Install appliances


I truly hope that you have enjoyed this farmhouse laundry room transformation.  I absolutely loved every minute of it, even the awful and sleepless ones.  This farmhouse laundry room is a cream come true and it would not have been possible without the amazing generosity of Lowes and LG.

A special and huge thanks goes out to them for their incredible generosity.

I also have to give a huge shout out to my husband who spent tireless hours and endless back paint o help me create a laundry room of my dreams.  He truly is the it.  He is all of it and more.

This farmhouse laundry room makeover is amazing! Go check out this One Room Challenge room reveal.


Thanks for spending a little time with me and remember….
be inspired



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Make sure you check these posts out:

Farmhouse Spring Decor – My Spring Home Tour

Best Sources for Farmhouse Style Laundry Baskets and Hampers

Laundry Room Farmhouse Essentials


  1. Holy smokes! Now that’s a heck of a transformation! It’s absolutely gorgeous!!!! Definitely pinning for the day that we get around to working on ours!

        1. Could you post a link to them? My husband is looking for them, he is going to build the folding table for me, and he can’t table legs that long.

  2. Wow – what a transformation! I see your inner Joanna Gaines coming out in this room!! I bet doing laundry is just a little more fun being able to do it in such a beautiful space! Amazing job!!!

  3. Ok total room crush! I pinned every photo lol. The day I have a big girl laundry room, I want it to look like this!

  4. Ok, I’m totally swooning over here! I LOVE everything about this! And the tomato cage laundry baskets…genius! They turned out perfect.

  5. Wow what a beautiful and functional space! I love how it came out and I have to say I even like the drop cloth….LOL Great job, looks like it fits right into a farmhouse. πŸ™‚

  6. Sara, this is AMAZING! I don’t even know where to begin with the love! I think this the most beautiful laundry room I have ever seen. I love your tomato cage hampers, and am totally stealing that idea. Love the barn doors, the tile and just the entire feeling of the room. Outstanding work!

  7. WOW! I am in love with your laundry room! I love all the details you added and made farmhouse style uber cool with how you interpreted it! Just lovely! Laundry would be so much easier I bet! Congrats and Cheers to us for another room done!

  8. Joanna Gaines would TOTALLY approve of this! πŸ™‚ Love the shiplap!!!! And I love that fixture too…we have it in our den!!! Such a good price point! xx

  9. I was so enamored with all of the gorgeous details and floor tiles that I didn’t even notice the washer and dryer were missing! Your laundry room looks incredible, and now I have laundry room envy πŸ˜‰

  10. I have been patiently waiting to see your laundry room reveal and let me say, you did not disappoint. I love it! every little thing about it.

  11. Wow! That is quite the transformation. I would love to do laundry in this room. The sink is my favorite part of the room too!

  12.!!!! A-maz-ing!!!! LOVE the sink, love the shiplap, and can’t even believe you made those baskets out of tomato cages. That is freaking genius! Every detail in here is so perfect! You knocked it out of the park!

  13. I love how everything came together in your laundry room! Can’t wait to see it with the appliances! I love how concealed the softener and water heater are, and I love all the little details that you and your hubby DIY’d.. isnt it incredible what we can get done in 6 weeks!! Great work!

  14. Sara, this is ahhhmazing!! I’m so glad you went ahead and posted before your appliances came, and honestly, I didn’t even realize they weren’t there until you said something!!! It is truly the perfect laundry room, I would love to have one like that someday!

  15. I am in LOVE with your laundry room! As soon as I saw your plans, I knew I would love it, but holy moly, it is absolutely gorgeous. I could use it as my kitchen!! Job well done your new space – enjoy those new appliances, too!

    1. Jenny, I actually thought that a few times while I was working in the room. I would love to have that laundry sink in my kitchen too! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sweet words!

  16. Amazing job, Sara! I’ve been sitting here drooling over your laundry room for almost an hour! Can I come do laundry at your house? I might actually get it done!! πŸ™‚

  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I love every single detail, but especially those open shelves against the subway tile and I just love your “breezeway” with that showstopper barn door. Beautifully done!

    1. Thank you Kari! The barn doors turned out exactly how I hoped they would. I had to take a leap of faith since wasn’t sure what they really looked like under all that dark stain and varnish.

  18. Wow, love what you did with this laundry room!
    Organised and stylish!
    I wish I could have an amazing laundry room in my little home now…
    Well done πŸ™‚

  19. I can’t even put into words how much I love your laundry room! Pinning for future reference for sure! Every detail turned out SO beautiful!

  20. What a seriously amazing transformation! This room is just so incredibly good. I’ve got to go back through all the photos again to figure out what I love best. I think it’s just the whole entire room! Congrats!

  21. I like everything in your farmhouse laundry room. But I like what’s outside even more. I’m seeing rolling barn doors all over the Internet, but I have seldom seen any that were as appropriate and beautiful as yours. It’s as if they were originally designed for this laundry room. Kudos! I hope you enjoy your work for years.

  22. I love, love your website & work! My hubby & I were out in the rain here in Indiana transplanting hostas. I know, small steps, right?

  23. Wow! That laundry room looks absolutely ah-mazing! I just love every. single. thing. I actually think those laundry baskets worked out SO perfect for the space, I hope you keep them even when your other ones come in. They are so perfect for the space…. and the barndoor with the chalkboard. So gorgeous!

    1. Thank you Erin! I am going to keep my laundry baskets. I actually cancelled my order with Crate and Barrel. I was so mad and unimpressed with their customer service. It worked out so great in the end. Thank you for the sweet words!

  24. Wow. Great job on your room transformation. Love your creativity with the laundry baskets. Can you post how you made them?

  25. This is hands-down the best laundry room makeover I’ve ever seen. You and your husband are truly talented, that sink is AMAZING. I would love a tutorial on those laundry baskets—I swear I have seen those for sale at Restoration Hardware. I can’t believe you DIYed them out of tomato cages and dropcloth!

  26. Beautiful – I would love to do laundry in this room!
    I am in need of replacing my shelving. Did you make those brackets as well? Would you mind telling me the depth of your shelves? I have horrible wire shelving now, and have imagined creating something very similar to your shelving – love seeing it come to life!

    1. Hi Lisa, yes we made the brackets ourselves. The shelves are 12 inches deep. I have a tutorial on my blog, search under reclaimed wood shelves and you should be able to find them!

  27. Wow, what you did with the room is just gorgeous! And that LG Styler, I need one! Visiting today from the Totally Terrific Tuesday party, I am one of the new co hosts who is joining the party. Please come back and link up again next week!

  28. I’m not even sure where to start. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this space. The fact that you just created those laundry baskets and whipped up the liners is amazing! The farm sink, the shelves so pretty and I love that you use old tools to decorate with. Just beautiful!!

  29. Sara, this turned out just amazing! I love the tile wall, the planked walls, and the counter you built!! Such beautiful farmhouse flair.

    I’m so glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I’ll be sharing this on Poofing the Pillows Facebook page tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

  30. Oh Sara, you make me want to completely re-do my laundry room. Your “before” photos look like every day, functional “normal” – but those afters – WOW! They look like they popped right out of the pages of a magazine. You did such a beautiful job transforming this space – it looks AMAZING!

  31. Hi Sara! I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this post on Talented Tuesday tomorrow! I absolutely loved every inch of this laundry room! Great job! Feel free to check out the post over at Positively Bliss tomorrow at 9AM Central and share it with your friends!

  32. I love the contrast of the white tile to the rustic wood. It is light and bright and incredible… if you ever have to sell the house, start with showing buyers the laundry room! What a beautiful space to perform the “necessary” function. We really do spend a lot of time in there, so worth making it nice! (visiting from #BragAboutIt)

  33. So I had to pick my jaw up off the floor in order to write this comment. What an unbelievably incredible job you did on this space. Wow. It is absolutely stunning. Congratulations!

  34. If Lowes’s didn’t sponsor any of this makeover, they should have. Almost everything you used came from there — proving that you CAN get a custom look at a DIY price.

    Seriously, if they were still publishing their Creative Ideas magazine, I’d nominate you for a feature article!

  35. What a vision the two of you had. I would have looked at that before space and just thrown my hands up in despair, but you did it! Wow, but WOW! Any mansion would be proud of that space. If your entire house is this great, it must be fabulous.

    Now I am depressed. I have a tiny *hallway* laundry room that leads into the garage with the laundry tub IN THE GARAGE. I need to think on this. Surely, there is something I can do to spruce it up.

    You are an inspiration.

  36. Absolutely amazing reno job!

    Stumbled upon your blog accidentally when I went to go pin something on Pinterest and a photo of your laundry room popped up in my feed. Curiosity brought me over to visit.

    Looking forward to checking out more of your blog. I’ve been in and out of the blog scene the last few years as my schedule has been fuller but I am trying to take more time to reconnect and enjoy one of the things I love most again.

    Keep up the amazing work!

  37. My word! I have wash-room envy. I don’t know about doing the washing in it, I’d wanna be living in it. Absolutely gorgeous!

  38. Wow! This is an amazing makeover!! I’m curious as to how you finished your countertops? Did you stain or just use a poly coat? They are beautiful! Thanks for any info you have. πŸ™‚

  39. Sara, wow, wow, wow!!! Okay the fact that you MADE those awesome laundry baskets is just the tip of the iceberg…….the countertop and bases on both sides, the concealed door, the tiled wall, all amazing!! What a transformation!

  40. Wow, I can hardly believe that’s the same room, what a transformation! I love how you hid the hot water heater/water softener and everything else you’ve done… especially the happy accident laundry hampers!


  41. I absolutely love your laundry room! and I love your laundry hampers! How did you make the bases, and out of what kind of wood? My apologies if you had answered that question for someone else already. I didn’t read through all the comments.

  42. I’ve been crushing on your laundry room as I complete a makeover on mine. It’s absolutely beautiful! Wondering if you sealed your wood top at all with a light stain color? Or just a clear seal for the butcherblock?

  43. Hi! This room is gorgeous! I am looking to do the white subway tile and gray grout in my kitchen. What color grout did you use? This color is perfect without being too dark. Thanks!

  44. Incredible! That laundry room went from cluttered and dark to bright and rustic. It is so inviting and warm. I may implement some of the design aspects for my laundry room.

  45. I love your laundry room! Its beautiful. I have a question. I’m dreaming of a laundry room renovation and our laundry room is right off of our kitchen. I would love a sliding barn door for our laundry room/pantry combo. My husband thinks that the sliding barn door would not block the sound of the washing machine. So my question is, do you think the door blocks out the noise of the washing machine. Thanks

    1. I honestly think that the door blocks out just as much as my previous door. Keep in mind these doors are solid antique wood doors, and my previous ones were not. If your barn door is solid, I don’t think you’ll have a problem.

  46. I am in love with your laundry room! I am about to tackle an update to my blank canvas and using yours as my inspiration. I was wondering if you happen to know the dimensions of your table? How wide did you make the countertop? Do you think a couple who is semi handy could replicate this?

  47. I can’t stop staring at that folding table! I’m new to woodworking but I want that to be my next project.

    Do you have a tutorial on how you made the shelves underneath butcher block?
    So lovely.

  48. I am in love with your laundry room! What color paint is on your wall and sink console? And what type of wood are your counters made of?

  49. Hi there… love the transformation! Maybe a weird question, but could you tell me if the ceiling cage light casts a lot of shadows when it is on?

  50. This is beautiful. I love the door. I need to remodel my whole house but I hope I can be this creative.

  51. Can I ask where you bought the pole and how you installed? I need to do this in my laundry room and I can’t find one!


  52. First, you are lucky to have a indoor laundry room!!! The transformation is spectacular! One can dream of having such a lovely space. Enjoy it. I think I would actually enjoy doing laundry in a space like that!

  53. Hi there! I absolutely love your laundry room remodel! I am looking for information on how your husband made the sink base, I saw on July 27th you replied to someone saying you were working on a post for that, have you had a chance to complete it? It’s absolutely gorgeous and I already fell in love with a sink, which will need something similar constructed.

  54. Can you tell us how you made your tomato cage laundry baskets? They look wonderful and I sure could use them!!

  55. Do you have another post on how you built your table above the laundry baskets, dimensions ect? I have been searching for a laundry table but haven’t found one I love the way I love yours!

  56. Amazing… Beautiful… Awesome!! Love it all! ❀️ So glad I signed up for your blog! You are such a great inspiration!! ????

  57. Hi, we are doing wood counters in ours as well. Can you share what you used to stain the wood to give it a soft, neutral tone? Thanks!

  58. What are the dimensions of the two shelf cube you built? Also the dimension of the counter you made?
    Love it and want to make it for my own laundry room.
    Thank you!

  59. Oh, my! This is gorgeous. Since my washer and dryer are housed in a utility room that can only be accessed from my carport (not bad in the summer, but the pits in the winter), then any laundry room that is indoors is appealing to me…..even your “before” room looked OK……LOL!!! But it’s a lovely upgrade!

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