You guys. I had a dark ugly secret deep within my home. It was called our utility room.
We created this room when we converted our garage. Since we were not going to have a garage anymore I thought it would be functional to hold our household tools paint anything else.
Well that anything else ended up being just a bunch of crap I would throw in there when I was done with a project.
I had two shelves in there but after a while the shelves weren’t functional, I was wasting a lot of overhead space and they weren’t long enough.
Since this room is just a utility room and I’m not having my morning cup of coffee in there, I wanted to make it over functionally for the least amount of money.
So that’s exactly what I did.
I took down the two shelves and I actually put them back up, only higher but low enough to hold 2 stacked paint cans between the shelf and the ceiling. I used brackets I already had so they cost me $0
For tools and things I use regularly, I decided I needed a pegboard. I love the one I have in my office so I had to have one in here. The pegboard was I think around $17 at Lowe’s. I picked up a ton of used and new pegboard hooks from our local Restore for 50 cents a package! So I’m at about $20 right now.
I then took the old brackets that were holding up the old shelves and created a long shelf using scrap plywood I had in the shed. So $0!
I painted everything white, with paint I already had and switched out the ugly brown shade that was there when we moved in, to a white one that was in our guest room and just put up curtains in the guest room. Score again $0
The next thing I actually did spend money on was vinyl peel and stick tiles. I wanted something that looked a little cleaner instead of the concrete. So I basically picked the cheapest ones on Amazon. They were about $9 per box of 20 and I used less than 2.
Now since they are the cheapest they probably won’t last long, but it’s not like there is a lot of traffic in there any way! Plus I have extra tiles if I need them.
I got rid of a bunch of stuff and organized the rest.
How great does it look now! Not magazine worthy but hey, it’s a utility room and it’s functional and I am happy.
Plus it was less than $40!!!
Do you have a dark hidden secret in your home? Let me know in the comments!