Last week I told you about the changes I was going to make to our laundry room for the $100 Room Challenge. Let’s see where we are with the list of things I’d like to accomplish in this mini laundry room makeover.
- Shorten the footboard to fit the closet width. DONE
- Paint the lower cabinets and change the hardware – primed and first coat of paint applied.
- Add a shelf to the back wall to use for folding table and add space for laundry baskets.
- Repaint or decorative stencil – Ordered and received (oh my goodness, it’s adorable!)
My husband and I cut the footboard down and got it back together with the use of our Kreg jig and Dap wood glue (that stuff is AMAZING) and filled the gaps, cracks and any dings with Dap plastic wood filler we already had on hand.
We let it dry over night, then primed and painted it. Obviously, these are “in-process” shots. I’ll show you the finished masterpiece later!
It perfectly fits in the space in front of the litter box, keeping the dogs out while letting the cats in. Perfect!
As for the shelf for the back wall, we have a bunch of pieces of melamine in the garage from when we re-did our kitchen at the old house. I think we will also be adding a few shelves above where the litter box sits at the bottom of the old closet. Seems like a waste of space if we don’t utilize it.
So, that’s where we are right now with the laundry room makeover. Being kind of new at these types of makeovers, I’m always worried about showing too much, too soon. I don’t want to spoil the surprise! 🙂
Check out where the other participants are in their challenge! I’m so inspired by these ladies – it’s amazing what $100 and some imagination can accomplish!
Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me says
I can’t wait to see the footboard in place! I need to build something to keep my dog on the deck, so I’m collecting ideas right now!
Looking forward to seeing it all done.
What a clever way to keep out the dogs and let the cats in. I love I think snd can’t wait to see the reveal.
Brittany Merth says
Can’t wait to see this–I love pet projects. 🙂
So smart! Can’t wait to see it in action.
Maria Brittis says
I love this, I am so anxious to see the shelf and everything revealed..
Brilliant way to keep the dogs out of the litter! Can’t wait to see it all in place 🙂 I really must get us one of those Kreg jigs! It would make projects so much easier!
I need a Kreg Jig. I’m unreasonable intimidated by it, but I see so many projects where it would be useful! Your projects looks great!
You totally need one girl!
Absolutely genius idea! Can’t wait to see all the things you are holding back from us 🙂
Zografia | Bisozozo says
I can not wait to see the final result. I am also new in this and i have the exact worry, showing too much or not?
Kristen & Vicki says
What a neat idea to reuse an old headboard as a “doggy gate”! Can’t wait to see the finished result!
Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
Great solution for the litter box! Can’t wait to see the stencil you chose!
What a neat idea! Our old dog used to get into the cat litter too before I was allergic to cats. Now I have none. 🙁
Amy | Stow and TellU says
I don’t think I’ve ever used Dap glue or Wood filler, so thanks for the tips. So clever to use an old head board as a litter box protector. Very cool!! Can’t wait to see more!
You’re so creative!! I love this kitty door.
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
Such a great repurpose of that pretty old footboard. So clever! Can’t wait to see the final reveal.