Anyway, so the laundry room still needs a few things:
- 2 pieces of trim on the plant window
- A transition strip for the back door
- A horizontal piece of trim for under the step to the kitchen (once the kitchen floor is in)
- 5 Baskets for the little shelf beside the freezer
- The door
- A small mirror on the wall with the clips & clock
- Counter tops
So let's compare, shall we?
And more specifically:
|More of those amazing green acrylic knobs (there are 5 in the room).|
|Still loving the (now painted) bead board, trim and floors!|
|The top of the window still needs trim and the gap in the bottom. Not all those pots are staying there.|
|It will be painted green (the same paint from Logan's room) and crackled & distressed.|
The baskets on top of the shelf hold things like sunglasses, travel size things of kleenex & lotion, gloves, hats etc.
|Since this was posted, I got a tray for Lorne's boots and hooks to hang the ironing board (in the same spot). But I have yet to paint the outside door green.|
|I found these giant clothes pins at Micheal's for $2 & $5 and sprayed them aqua (from the kitchen) and olive.|
|The jars have since been painted 2 different shades of green and I've added chalkboard labels,|
they hold change and papers I find in Lorne's pockets when I wash laundry.
I got this rug in the as-is section of Ikea for $30 instead of the original $50, it's the perfect colours!
|The can on the left is an umbrella stand, but our umbrella's are still in storage...|
And a break down of the budget:
Flooring (on sale) - $70
Beadboard Panels - $280
Trim (approximate) - $200 (plus 4 tubes of caulk)
Paint & stain - $37
Cabinets (including door fronts, legs and knobs) - $237
Shoe Cabinet - $150
Decorative (rug, light, clock, vases etc) - $130
Plant& Pots - $33
I'd say I saved at least $150 by buying things like the cabinets and decorative items from the as-is section of Ikea, and I saved $70 by buying the flooring when it was on sale (which actually sparked this renovation)!
Edited April 14th to add:
Yesterday I went to Ikea (yet again) to purchase the counter tops, horizontal hinges, pantry shelves and a few small things. Ella wanted to go to Smaland, so I dropped her off and headed directly to the kitchen department upstairs. I was surprisingly unfazed when the kitchen specialist told me that I shouldn't have bought the horizontal cabinets from the as-is section without the hinges because they don't sell the hinges separately and now I would have to go somewhere else that sold cabinets (like Home Depot) but they would probably end up being more expensive then just buying an entirely new cabinet (or in my case - 2 cabinets) from Ikea just to get the hinges. So I got the form I needed for the counter tops and went on my way. I got through to the point where I was waiting for them to bring out the counter top to me, but had to wait at least 20 minutes just for them to tell me that although I've already paid for it, they don't have it in stock... So I had to go to the Returns & Exchanges counter (AGAIN!) to get my money back and will probably have to wait 2-3 weeks for that counter (IF I decide I even want it now). While the same guy that returned my money for the shoe cabinet a mere hour ago was returning my money for the oversold counter tops, I asked him about the horizontal hinges. He confirmed that they did not sell them seperately, but he could order them for me and they would take at least 2-3 weeks. While we waited for the counter exchange to be verified, he told me to wait there while he checked something...
There must have been a glow of sunshine around him and angels singing or something, because he came back with a pair of brand new gas-powered horizontal hinges JUST FOR ME! And he said I could "just take them"! I couldn't thank him enough, I was so shocked! I went from assuming I'd have to give up on the cabinets having doors or pay another $180, to scoring 2 sets of FREE hinges out of the kindness of this guy's heart!
Ikea, you're lucky some of your employees are amazing.