We inherited a pretty standard laundry area in the basement when we moved in – meaning dust, dirt, stains and rust all over the area.
Time it took
How I built it
Removed old sink and faucet.
Kept the original pipes and faucet pieces in a bucket in case I needed them again (I did)
I used this Lowe’s video to understand how to take it apart (and to replace it too) – surprisingly easy! Although I was at first overwhelmed by all the steps, I just took it bit by bit.
Drew a diagram with the measurements of all the nooks and crannies I needed to fit the pegboard around (e.g., pipes, electrical wires)
Cut the necessary shapes out of white pegboards (purchased cheaply at Home Depot) before painting using a jigsaw (I’ve a great Black & Decker one from Amazon)
Used wooden blocks (cut from pine boards from Lowes using a circular saw) and attached these to the wall where the pegboards would hang
Attached the pegboards to the wooden blocks using wood screws
I used Benjamin Moore’s Ebony Slate – which I also used in our bathroom. I LOVE this color.
Spray painted the pipes
I used Sun Yellow from Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch range. After applying two coats and allowing to dry, I sealed it with a clear coat
Installed new sink & replaced old faucet
I picked up a great utility sink from Home Depot for $54. I had purchased a new faucet but after getting some paint thinner and some elbow grease at the old one, it scrubbed up nicely so I decided to save the $50 I had dropped on the new faucet.
Again I used the Lowe’s video above on how to install the faucet.
Clean everything with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
It made everything look brand new!
I’m waiting on some pine boards I’ve spray painted red to dry and will hang them on the pegboards using pegboard clips
I’ve also spray painted some mason jars from Goodwill gold to hold detergent and bounce sheets
Finally, I’ve put down a mat I picked up in Lowe’s for $12 that says “Laundry” on it
Paint: $0 (had at home already)
Spray Paint: $15
Wooden blocks: $3
Wooden Shelves & Pegboard Accessories: $20
Mason Jars: $0.60
Laundry Mat: $12
Utility Sink: $54
Faucet: $0 (reused old one)