One Room Challenge Week 5 :: Subway Tile, A Sink & A Shelf, Oh My!

Date
Nov, 02, 2016

The anxiety and panic is starting to set in and I might be freaking out just a little. Even though we have the majority of the big stuff done, it’s still stressful being on a deadline and knowing we only have one short week left. Ah! In case you’re just joining you can check out the other weeks here: week 1 :: week 2 :: week 3 :: week 4

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Ok so last time we chatted, we had a bench, a new light, some cabinets and my wood wall was almost done. This past week we’ve been busy getting the other wall finished up that the washer and dryer are on.

We ended up getting a custom cabinet built for the sink which I’m SO happy with. If you’re local, and are in need of some cabinetry, the guys at Salem Mill & Cabinet Co. are amazing. Bruce and Andrew hooked me up with this gorgeous piece. It’s so well made and even better than what I imagined. I told them I wanted to paint and stain it myself so they left it unfinished for me.

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I painted the base the same color as the tall cabinets on the other wall (Anchors Aweigh by Sherwin Williams) and stained the top to match our door slab counter top.

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We have to cut a hole in the back and bottom for the water pipes and then we can install it which we’ll be doing today.

For the countertop, we screwed in some supports to hold it up.

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Once we measured it’s location, we took it off and my FIL tiled the wall. This was before the dark grout.

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And after (sorry for the terrible night time photo!)

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Now centered on this wall above the washer and dryer is going to be a shelf with some fancy hardware from my amazing sponsor Crates & Pallet.

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There are some super pricey options out there – especially since I wanted brass ones to match the hardware going on the cabinets, but this was a way cheaper alternative and they’re gorgeous!

The shelf just sits right in there and the brackets wraps a bit around the front which I love.

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Since I was going for more of a brass color rather than gold – this is the spray paint I used.

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I bought a piece of wood and stained it up to match everything else and I can’t wait to get this guy hung up!

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After the reveal, I’ll be sharing a more in depth post about installing the shelf and using these brackets but in the meantime you can purchase them online from the Home Depot HERE. You can also check out all the other awesome products that Crates & Pallet has HERE!

Oh and I ordered this gorgeous rug from Etsy that I’m IN LOVE with.

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Are you ready for the big reveal next week?! I had a mini panic attack when I thought the hardware I ordered for the cabinets wouldn’t be here in time, but we’re all good now 🙂 Lots of decorating and small details to take care of this weekend and then I’ll finally have the laundry room of my dreams!

Let’s take a look at what’s left!

  • Tear down existing wall tile
  • Install new Drywall 
  • Tape and patch drywall and other holes in the walls
  • Paint walls
  • Remove old light and install new one
  • Tile wall that washer and dryer are on
  • Tile over existing floor tile with new tile
  • Reattach base boards and trim
  • Paint sink vanity
  • Install sink into vanity
  • Install new washer and dryer
  • Stain door slab countertop
  • Install countertop
  • Hang wooden shelf and style it
  • Paint tall cabinets
  • Install a DIY bench between cabinets
  • DIY wood treatment above bench
  • DIY system for hanging clothes
  • DECORATE!

As always a huge thanks to my amazing sponsors who are making this all possible! Blanco, Lamps.com, Crates & Pallet and HomeRight!

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Don’t forget you can follow along over at Calling it Home and see all the other makeovers in progress!

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47 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jessica

    August 9, 2018

    I absolutely love your laundry room!! We are doing wood countertops and can’t quite get the stain right but yours is perfect. I see above you said you used dark walnut Minwax. Can you share with me the type of wood you used on the sink countertop? And then if you used a top coat-was it matte? I’m wondering if our combo just isn’t quite right! Thanks!!

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      brepurposed

      August 13, 2018

      Hi! Thank you! The wood on top of the sink was Oak I believe and I used a satin poly on top!

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        Jessica

        August 22, 2018

        Perfect. Thanks so much!!

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    Stefanie

    June 2, 2018

    I was wondering what brand/color of stain you used on your counter and shelf? I’m thinking about doing a navy vanity in our master bathroom with a wood counter. Your color combo is beautiful!

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      brepurposed

      June 6, 2018

      Thank you! I used Dark Walnut by Minwax 🙂

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    Rachael @ This is our Bliss

    November 9, 2016

    The tile is stunning and you KNOW I’m swooning over those gold brackets!!

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      brepurposed

      November 9, 2016

      They’re totally your style! Can’t wait to share tonight!

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    Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    November 8, 2016

    Oh my goodness! This is looking sooooo good! Can’t wait for your reveal!

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      brepurposed

      November 9, 2016

      I can’t wait to hit publish!

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    Shannon Churchill

    November 6, 2016

    Also, what etsty shop did you find that rug at (I clicked on the link, but couldn’t get to it)?

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    Shannon Churchill

    November 6, 2016

    Gorgeous, Bre!! I’m drooling over that rug too.:) Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

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    Tricia @ Suburban B's

    November 5, 2016

    Yes! Yes! YES!!!! It all looks amazing! I love the simple beautiful of white subway and how it can totally transform a room. Good luck with the last week. There’s just a little bit of panic going on here!! LOL

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      Thanks Tricia!!! Finally finished up last night, now it’s time to photograph! Hope you guys are in the home stretch!

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    Carol, The Red Painted Cottage

    November 4, 2016

    I love everything you’re doing in this room, and I can’t wait to see the reveal next week.

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      thank you so much carol! almost time for the reveal!

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    Heather

    November 3, 2016

    Oh my GOSH. I’m in LOVE with everything you’re doing!!!! It looks SO great! Sidenote: that itsy bitsy spray paint is adorable!!

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      thank you so much heather!! haha isn’t it the cutest?!

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    Maria Brittis

    November 3, 2016

    Your FIL did an great job, Lucky that you got so much help! The blue and white colors go so well together and its my FAv.
    Maria

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      Thanks maria! I don’t think I would have gotten this all done without him!

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    Jen @Noting Grace

    November 3, 2016

    Bre – this looks amazing!! That tile is to die for!! And I’m going to have to buy those shelf brackets! Can’t wait to see the big reveal next week!

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      Thank you so much Jen!! And you totally should, they’re amazing!

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    Colette @ restyle it wright

    November 3, 2016

    I can’t wait to see the rug in the space! The subway tile looks amazing!!

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      The rug looks even better than I imagined it would! Can’t wait to share it all later this week!

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    Karrie Trowbridge

    November 3, 2016

    Ahhh!! It looks amazing!! I love the tile, the cabinets and counters! Nice work, girl! We’re in the home stretch now!

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      Thanks Karrie!! I finally finished everything up last night. Time to photograph today!

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    Amanda

    November 3, 2016

    The rug is stunning! And those brackets are so awesome!!

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      Thanks Amanda!! The rug has totally brought the whole space together!

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    Ardith

    November 3, 2016

    Holy Guacamole, this impressive work by you and your team—with all the signs of being the most gorgeous laundry room I’ve ever seen. All the hard and fast work is definitely paying off. Cheers, Ardith

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      brepurposed

      November 7, 2016

      aw thank you so much Ardith!! I’m photographing it today and can’t wait to share it later this week!

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    Emy

    November 3, 2016

    Those are really cool brackets! I love them sprayed gold!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      Aren’t they great? Such a great alternative to some of the pricier ones out there!

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    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    November 3, 2016

    It’s looking amazing!! Can’t wait to see!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      thanks girl!! The end is in sight!

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    Brittany Goldwyn

    November 3, 2016

    I love pretty much everything you do, and this room will be no exception <3 I still think that wood wall art piece is PHENOMENAL!!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      aw thanks girl!! I can’t wait to finish it up this week!

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    Cassie Bustamante

    November 3, 2016

    oooh i love the brackets and the shelf! looks so good! everything is looking so good! the counter and piece for the sink… amazing!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      thanks cassie! I can’t wait to get everything installed so I can start decorating!

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    Maggie @ Maggie Overby Studios

    November 3, 2016

    Amazing progress, I can’t wait to see what the final product looks like. That rug will be fabulous!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      Thanks girl!! Home stretch!

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    Kristi

    November 3, 2016

    Bre!!!!! Everything is coming together so perfectly! I can’t wait to see the finished space next week!

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      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      Thanks kristi!!! Final stretch!

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    Ariel

    November 3, 2016

    Looking good! Going with a custom built cabinet was the way to go! This room is going to have such a strong finish.

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    Ruthie

    November 3, 2016

    The room is really coming along! The subway tile looks amazing and I love that rug!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 3, 2016

      I can’t wait for the rug to get here!

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