Okay, I’m going to start this $100 room makeover update with a disclaimer: I’m on a road trip right now so makeover progress is happening REALLY SLOWLY – BUT I did manage to get some stuff done before mum and I hit the road to Atlanta!

First, I’ve turned my leftover shelving into a beautiful wall cabinet with the help of my Kreg jig, some leftover paint from our kitchen makeover and some 1/4″ plywood. Did I take a picture of this cabinet before I left on my road trip? Apparently not. All I have is this in progress shot:

In progress wall cabinet | $100 laundry room makeover | House by the Bay Design

Because I plan on installing this cabinet close to the ceiling I decided to create sliding cabinet doors, in that photo I’ve attached a 1/2″ metal channel to my cabinet frame in which the 2 plywood doors slide.

The newel posts I bought from the ReStore have been cut down, primed and painted. Once my countertop is ready I’ll attach them at the front and use some heavy-duty brackets to support the weight of the counter at the back.

Oh my countertop? My favourite part so far! I made it from two pieces of rough pine leftover from our kitchen shelves. One had a pretty nasty groove in the side that I was hoping would give it a “live edge” feel – mission accomplished!

DIY live edge countertop | $100 laundry room makeover | House by the Bay Design

I know, it’s not a super exciting update, but hey – I’ve been driving across the US with my mum visiting all stores we don’t have back home in Canada – I’ve never been in a Cost Plus World Market and I have a feeling I’m going to love it.

So what’s left on my room makeover to-do list when I’m back home:

  • Install the wall cabinet with a shelf below
  • Install the countertop with brackets & newel post legs for support
  • Hang bead board wallpaper
  • Decorate & style

Can I get that all done in the 3 days I’ll have once I’m back from my Haven Conference road trip? We’ll see lol!

Costs This Week:

Brackets (4): $19.05

Total Spent: $62.05
Budget Remaining: $37.96


7 Comments on $100 Laundry Room Update Week 3: DIY Live Edge Countertop

  1. Elizabeth Jones
    July 19, 2017 at 8:10 pm (7 months ago)

    I can’t believe how good it looks!!! Can’t wait for the reveal!

  2. Jenny
    July 19, 2017 at 11:03 pm (7 months ago)

    Yes, you are going to love World Market! The wood for your counter top looks awesome!

  3. Tracy
    July 22, 2017 at 9:06 am (7 months ago)

    That wood is gorgeous! I hope you’re having fun at Haven!!!

  4. Maria Brittis
    July 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm (7 months ago)

    Have a wonderful time at World Market. Yo have done such a wonderful job, I am totally impressed. I can’t wait to see the outcome.

  5. Erin
    July 31, 2017 at 9:21 pm (7 months ago)

    Sounds like an awesome road trip! You are going to love Cost Plus World Market! The wood for your counter is beautiful! I’m excited to see the reveal!


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