Affordable Laundry Room Makeover

I’m sharing #purclean in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™

When moving into a new home, the laundry room might be at the end of a long list of projects.  When I moved into my home last summer, the laundry room makeover was on the VERY top of my list.  Whether you enjoy laundry or not, it’s a chore we all have to do.  I spend my hard earned money on clothes, so you better believe I’m going to take care of that investment.

Tide PurClean Laundry

When you’re spending time each day, or for some people each week in a laundry room, you really want that room to look nice, right?!  Well I did, so I decided our laundry room would be the first room in our home to get a simple, economical facelift.

Speaking of economical, I’m all about saving money…and of course helping our environment!  I’ve adopted my organic lifestyle for a number of reasons and helping the environment a huge reason for me!  For that exact reason, Tide purclean™ is now my go-to for laundry detergent!  It’s the latest and greenest addition to the Tide family being the 1st bio-based detergent, with the cleaning power of Tide! It not only works wonders, it smells amazing withe the aroma of honey and lavender!  (Yay nature!!)

Tide PureClean

Tide purclean™ is a greener alternative that’s better for the environment due to these 3 sustainability claims:

  • The Bottle is 100% Recyclable
  • The formula is made with 100% renewable wind power electricity
  • The product is made at a zero manufacturing waste to landfill site

So now that you know what I use to do my laundry, here’s how we economically made over our laundry room.

Here’s what it used to look like….it’s narrow and dark:

Laundry Room BeforeThe cabinets were so close to the door, we couldn’t open the door to the laundry room all the way!


There’s not much we could do to this room, but brighten it up!  So we did! 🙂

The cheapest and most eco-friendly way to spruce up this laundry room was to:

  1. Paint (with paint we already owned)
  2. Move the cabinets
  3. Add accent to a wall (Shiplap anyone!?)
  4. Add a new light to the room
  5. Add new decor

I LOVE the look of a white shiplap wall but I didn’t want to spend the money on real shiplap.  So I “hired” my handy husband to figure out a way to make a cheap shiplap lookalike.  Lets just say he didn’t disappoint.  He found an eco-friendly option that was affordable.  We bought primed particle board and painted it white.  We had white paint laying around from on previous project.  At a whopping $30 we have a shiplap wall! (Including the cost of nails and caulk).  Here’s what the wall looked like before he painted.  He did have to cut each board to fit the wall, so that did take some time!  (Which is why I “hire” my hubby! 🙂

Shiplap Project

Next he caulked around the corners and on top of each nailhead.

Shiplap caulking

Next we painted the fake shiplap wall white.  And then painted the other 3 walls a light grey.


Again leftover paint from our bedroom.  We found a clearance lighting fixture and used extra decor that we weren’t using around the home.

After DIY Laundry Room

The complete cost for the makeover was around $100!  I love the clean look of my updated laundry room now. It’s much brighter and feels more welcoming then it did before. Yay for DIY projects that are easy and effective. Thanks to my new laundry room and Tide purclean™, laundry no longer feels like a boring chore in our home!


Last but not least, the moved cabinets:

Moved cabinets

What part of this makeover are you loving? I’d love to hear your comments about this DIY project and I’d also love to hear if you’ve tried my new favorite Tide purclean™ detergent!

Affordable laundry room makeover #tidethat


  • Toughcookiemommy August 2, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Our laundry room could definitely use some work. These are some great tips for sprucing up any laundry room.

  • Ashley August 3, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Shiplap! JoAnna Gaines would be so proud! Thanks for the tip on Tide too. I’m always trying to reduce my Eco footprint.

  • karen August 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Loving some good DIYs, especially in rooms! Love Tide – we use it because it works the best!

  • tp keane August 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    you did an absolutely fantastic job updoing your laundry room. I have a cupboard upstairs that the machines are staked in. Would love something like this. Great job.

  • Ali Gilbert August 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    $30 for a shiplap wall? That’s amazing. And it looks so good! I love all the cute accessories you added too. And of course Tide is the best laundry detergent. It’s the only kind we use! It really does make a difference.

  • Karen Coghlan August 3, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Love the Laundry Room make over, I wish we had a sink in our Laundry area… I have chemical sensitivities and can’t use anything Tide even the unscented, by law they are allowed to add a masking scent that I have trouble with… Thanks for sharing…

  • Dawn McAlexander August 3, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Having a bright and cheery laundry room really helps to make the chore of doing laundry much easier. I really like your laundry room makeover.
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  • Heather Seeley August 3, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Your shiplap wall is amazing! Can I hire your husband to install it in my laundry room? 🙂 You guys did a wonderful job.I haven’t had a chance to try this Tide yet but will have to give it a try.

  • Amie @ Busy Bliss August 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I love the shiplap wall! We’ve been in our house for 2 years and have yet to tackle making over our laundry room.

  • Di August 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    My laundry room is the garage which needs more than a makeover, it needs divine intervention! I love Tide though, I use the pods. We have one of those buttons from Amazon that you just press to reorder, so cool!
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  • Terri Steffes August 3, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I love these mini makeovers and your laundry room is adorable! It looks like you had great help!

  • Erica August 3, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Beautiful work — love what you came up with! Why not make doing laundry fun, right? 🙂

  • Roxanne August 3, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I seriously have laundry room envy! Beautiful job and it looks so fresh and new! Love it!

  • Yvonne Sowell August 4, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Aww, that’s such a pretty Laundry Room makeover! Well done! I bet my husband would fuss if I made him do all these.

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  • Heather August 4, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I have wanted to try this new Tide! We use the tide pods and love them. I would LOVE a laundry room too – that would be amazing 🙂 Nice job!
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  • Reesa Lewandowski August 4, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I love your makeover for your laundry room! I need to do something similar with mine to make it a more inviting space since it’s inevitable I will be using this room.

    • Organic Deal Diva August 4, 2016 at 8:55 am

      That’s exactly my thoughts! Now I don’t mind doing laundry since the room is more inviting 🙂

  • Kimberly August 4, 2016 at 6:40 am

    I have that laundry sign too! I want to add backsplash to my laundry room and does it up a bit.

  • Wendy August 4, 2016 at 11:07 am

    What a great laundry room! I am a big believer that the right space can make anything more enjoyable!

  • Debra August 4, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I am going to have to try this out. I don’t usually use Tide because of the dyes, but I might have to try this!
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  • Rachel August 4, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    I totally want to redo my laundry room! Basically, I want to move my laundry out of it and make it a mud room. LOL.

  • Paula August 4, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    It looks great! I love how shiplap seems to have taken the country by storm – lol, I just binge watched Fixer Upper and have been eyeballing every wall in our home, just dreaming of shiplap.

  • Christina Aliperti August 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    It’s amazing how making over the laundry room makes you actually want to do the laundry. Well, for a little while at least lol. It looks awesome!


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