Laundry Room Drywall and Plan Changes - ORC Week 4

Wow, time is flying by! I can’t believe we only have a couple weeks left to finish everything up and pull our rooms together!

OK, let’s just right to it -

As you saw on Tuesday, the drywall has been fixed! The drywall guy did such an amazing job and I’m so happy with how it turned out! You’d never know there used to be a hole there!

I got all of the trim and both doors painted over the weekend. I swear a fresh coat of white paint can fix anything! Although it never looks as good in pictures...

I also bought another light fixture, but we haven’t hung it yet…

OK, now let’s talk changes -

I decided to scratch the wall cabinet idea. Due to the measurements of the wall, a pair of standard cabinets would be either too short or too wide to fit in the room. I’d have to get custom cabinets and I really don’t want to put that much money into this room. So, I decided to keep the shelf instead. I gave it a fresh coat of paint and replaced the plain metal bracket with a decorative wood one. The wood bracket was only $10, but I think it makes the shelf look so much better. 



That being said, let’s take a look at the updated to-do list:

Repair Drywall
Paint Walls
Paint Trim and Doors
Paint Ceiling
Paint Shelf and Replace Bracket

Install New Light Fixture
Update Light Switches to White
Add Wood Countertop
Hang Artwork
Install Ironing Board Hanger
Add Accessories/Final Touches

Remove Shelf - delete
Install Cabinets  - delete
Add Pulls to Cabinets – delete

And don't forget to check out the other participants' progress!


  1. I love the bracket you used for your shelving.

  2. Yup, those brackets do help the shelves feel a bit more beefy. Good call!

  3. love love, that shelf update is great! can't wait to see more. xoxo

  4. The bracket looks great...looking forward to next week!

  5. Looks great! The white paint really updated the trim, door, and shelf. And that bracket makes a huge difference! I never would have though to change it, but it looks so good!

  6. Still can't believe the lighting you chose before didn't work out. But I know you know what's best. loving the bracket change and yes, the wall looks great!

  7. Definitely a good call to add the wooden brackets! You are so right - paint makes everything look so much betta!

  8. Love the wooden bracket! So much more refined.

  9. in any home project, you MUST go with the flow. i think the shelf looks great with the new bracket!

  10. That shelf looks amazing now! What a difference a little detail can make.

  11. Little details like these will make this room look fabulous in the end! Okay, maybe the giant hole in your wall wasn't a little detail, but u get the point. :) Looks great!

  12. Yes, the wood bracket is such a little change but it makes such a big difference!!! :)

  13. Love the shelf, and it will work great in a laundry room. So bright and clean looking.


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