Spring 2021 One Room Challenge Plan
Yay!!! Today marks the beginning of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge. They say that “Good things come in small packages”.
I have no idea who “they” are, but I think “they” might be on to something. At least I hope so, since the room of my choice this season is our super-tiny LAUNDRY ROOM.
What is the ORC?
I want to start out with a huge thank you to Linda for organizing this massive event. I look forward to participaing each season because I think it is fun and I enjoy the community that Linda has created. It is always rewarding to be a part of something bigger than yourself, and the One Room Challenge has always felt special to me.
If you’ve never heard of the ORC then I’m excited to introduce you. This is an exciting interior design event with 20 Featured Designers and hundreds of other Guest Participants (like me). Each of us will have 8 weeks to transform the room of our choice.
In addition to the fun support and camaraderie that this event evokes, Better Homes and Gardens will be the media sponsor.
My Other One Room Challenge Spaces
It is hard for me to believe that this is my 8th One Room Challenge. Here’s a recap of some of my other spaces.
This season I’m tackling something smaller than I have done in the past for the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge. Why you ask? That’s an easy answer: It needs to get done! Plus, based on it’s location, this space is one that I see often. Visusal frequancy is a big one for me :). If it’s out of sight then it is litterally out of mind for me (reference my teenage daughter’s basement bathroom that I step foot into maybe twice a month)…Yeah, maybe I’ll get to that? Maybe not.
This time I will be taking our VERY SAD and VERY SMALL laundry room and making it a jewel box of a space. I don’t think I plan to change the footprint, so the room will remain on the tiny side of little. If I am being honest, however, itty bitty rooms are some times my very favorite to decorate. They are the perfect place to do something completely bold and dramatic…(like I need any excuse to go bold and dramatic :).
Wow, are you ready for this? It isn’t pretty.
See the washer and dryer? They have seen better days and it is time to say goodbye. After hours of research I found the top rated set to replace it.
Notice the junk on the floor? Since this room leads to the garage, I find that I sometimes dump my tools right here when I’m in too big of a hurry (or it’s too cold) to want to step out to the garage.
The kid’s bathroom is directly above this room and once or twice when they were little they made a mess in the tub. Hence the stain.
See that awkward storage unit hanging on the wall? Yeah, I already removed that bad boy. Instead I’m installing actual cabinets for extra storage.
This door handle is functional, but it is time for an upgrade.
New and upgraded moulding is in order.
See this wallpaper? I installed that in 2012, well before wallpaper was cool again. The only problem is that it was only my second attempt at hanging wallpaper and it is peeling and falling off the wall. Such a great excuse for an update.
The Dining Room Plan
Jewel Box Laundry Room Sources
1. GE 4.8 cu. ft. Capacity Smart Front Load Energy Star Washer with UltraFresh Vent System/ OdorBLock and Sanitize w/OxiWasher
2. GE 7.8 cu ft. Capacity Smart Front Load Electric Dryer with Sanitize Cycle
4. Return on Art | Jessica Mortiz | Derick Smith
5. Graham and Brown | Basuto Teal Wallpaper and coordinating Graham and Brown Mykono Paint
6. Hudson Valley Lighting- Latham Flush mount
7. Emtek Hanover Lever in Matte Black
9. Emtek bath hardware Double hook with Rosette
10. Local countertop installers (Granite and Marble Express in Chantilly, Virginia)
12. Minted- She’s Blooming Worth
13. Marble Floors
NOTE: Cabinetry will be installed by Richard Mendez-
Thank you so very much for joining me on the Jeweled Interiors Spring 2021 One Room Challenge. If you like what you see here don’t forget come back and poke around a bit after the link-up. Oh, and following me is fun too. Check back each Thursday as I transform this space into a colorful, soulful, and glamorous abode.
so excited to follow along Jewel! I’m sure it’s going to be stunning.
Thanks so much Ashley! I really appreciate it.
Hi Jewel, this looks stunning. I have been coveting the minted print. It will look so amazing with the new wallpaper 💯💥🔥 And front loaders….wooohooo❣️Thankfully you are getting cabinets to hid your mess, I need a Prozac to curb my anxiety seeing that mess 💊💋💋Can’t wait to watch
Thanks so much Laurie! I’m really excited about it. The washer and dryer are anti microbial too, so that is going to be epic. LOL. I hear you on the mess. I’m planning to get baskets to organize it all too.
Thanks for taking the time to read it!
I’m doing our laundry room / powder room for the ORC and am def channeling a “go big or go home” approach in these small spaces. Excited to follow along to see your rad ideas! See you on the other side. 😊 @scoutedstyling
Oh I’m so excited to see what you do Blake!
This is going to be an amazing transformation. my laundry room got a mini spruce recently so we could accommodate a second refrigerator but it really needs a makeover like this!
I love your plans Jewel! You always rock it with these ORC’s. Looking forward to seeing this transformation.
OH MY I can not wait to see what you do in the coming weeks!!! That dining room is perfection!!!
Thanks so much Sanda
Thanks Carla! I’m excited to see your kitchen makeover
Oh Jewel you are going to make your laundry room into a dramatic space perfect for cocktails. I can’t wait!!!
Thanks so much Deborah!