When we first moved into our home last fall, all the colors were painted a dark tan color and the laundry room had old, outdated cupboards with a hideous plastic utility sink. The room had a long ugly, industrial ceiling light that would BUZZ every time it was turned on. The room is right off of the garage and the garage is actually the front of the house...so people walked through it often. We decided we really wanted to tackle updating this room by adding more storage, functionality, as well as making it much prettier and more updated!! Check out the before photos first...
My washer and dryer are in my kitchen. It drives me crazy. And until we get to remodeling that part of the house, I needed a temporary fix! So with a few failed attempts at covering them up, I was finally successful with this idea. I wanted to make this as inexpensive as I possibly could. I went to the Dollar Store for the curtain rods and the shower curtain rings. And for the curtains themselves, I scoured the thrift stores for fabric. And without any luck I went through old curtains I had from our previous home that didn't fit the windows of our new (work in progress) home. I found the length I needed (84") and went to work. I knew I wouldn't be using these curtains again so I wasn't hesitant to cut little slits in them to put the curtain rings thru. I first hung the curtain rods from the ceiling. Using a measiring tape to get the exact width and a simple piece of string to help keep everything in line. One those were in place I layed the curtains on the floor stacked one on top of another. I cut slats for 3 curtain rings per panel. And that was it. Hung them up and walked away! I completely love the temp fix to hide the washer and dryer before we can relocate them to the basement. Side Note: I strongly recommend the curtain rings. They make opening and closing the curtains extremely easy. I originally had the curtains hung without the rings and could barely pull them open. Not to mention they came up short in length. The rings make all the difference!!Thanks for checking out my post!!!!
I had a big laundry room (10x12 that had no real storage that was hidden so it was time to do something about it after years of looking at it .I went to habitat for humanity and found 2 cabinets that were 10 dollars a piece and metal shelving was was 6 dollars .Bins i already had .This laundry room also is my computer room and my sewing room .Every one see's this room coming in the door from my driveway
This project was one of those with twists and turns and now that I am finished with my coat rack shoe shelf I realized that this could also be used as kitchen storage or bathroom storage with towels and bath stuff on the shelves. Can you see it? Where would you use it? So, the biggest clutter problem in our house is the large quantity of shoes that get strewn all over our points of entry. I decided to take an Ikea shelf and try to make it into something farmhouse style to hold shoes, mittens, bags, basically anything and everything. Tall order for a simple shelf.
A client who happens to be an artist was looking for a stall to display his artwork, but he wasn't sure exactly what he wanted. Because we live in a harbor city, I got to thinking and came up with this crazy idea- I"ll build a ship for him!It works as a display shelf as well, and I think it came out pretty great!
When we moved into our home in 1992 we had no cabinets in our laundry room. We needed some type of storage, and what was current at the time, but probably on their way out, were these fantastic laminate and oak cabinets. You could wipe them down easily, they could be bought off the shelf at the nearby home improvement store, they could be hung easily and the oak at the bottom of the cabinet would match perfectly with our builder grade cabinets right around the corner in the kitchen. OK, now I just seem to be making excuses why we bought the same ugly cabinets that have overstayed their welcome.
I just moved. We sold our home and moved across the state to be closer to friends and family.We looked for a home for a few months and finally found one suitable for our needs. Not all my boxes were checked. I STILL HAVE A LAUNDRY “ROOM” IN A CLOSET (bummer).I decided I should probably make the best of it. I spoiled myself and purchased a front loading washer and dryer (so far I love them). But, the purpose of getting the front loading kind was so that I could build a countertop workstation on top of them and have a place to fold laundry other than the floor or couch.
Learn how to transform a plain dollar store laundry basket into a pretty burlap basket for your home storage and decor needs! This is an inexpensive project that does not take a lot of time to make, yet the results are fantastic! It will be a great addition to your home. (You can see more of my storage and organization projects here!)
Are you one of those weird (oh, I mean, "perfectly normal") people who haunts the aisles at your local hardware store imagining all the wonderful ways you could reinvent some of the seemingly basic stuff?Well, don't feel alone because I too am one of those perfectly normal people. And it's thanks to my perfect normality (LOL!) that these super affordable, and totally do-able, DIY mini barn doors came into existence.Absolutely anyone can have a go at this project!I've summarised the tutorial slightly for Home Talk however you can find the complete how-to here on my blog.