Needed a solution for something - anything - to hold our laundry supplies. They were taking over the shoe bench in our entry hallway/laundry area.
Went to our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and found this unfinished 12" cabinet. ($16)
Using some leftover semi-gloss paint, I started painting. I did 2 coats - waiting overnight in between coats.
After 2 coats all around, I cut some 3" boards (1/4" thick) - leftover from yet another project - to go across the width of the top as a support base.
I used Liquid Nails all around the top edge of the cabinet & used finishing nails to help hold the wood in place. (The liquid nails were leftover also - think I do a lot of projects!)
Next, I added 2 12x12 floor tiles - again, leftover from another project. I used the liquid nails again to attach them to the wood. Also, ran a strip of liquid nails in between the tiles on the top to look like a grout line.
Once both tiles were in place, I weighted them down while the glue was drying. Wait time before moving was about an hour.
Added contact paper to the inside of the drawer & the bottom of the cabinet.
In place! Due to the lighting, it looks a bit more yellowish in this picture.
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Published March 1st, 2018 2:08 AM
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Dan29105094 on Apr 21, 2018
Great idea. Thank you for referencing that Habitat for Humanity reStore. I’ll be shopping there to redo my entire laundry room.
Antoinette Rodriguez on Jul 18, 2018
That’s a great idea I been looking for a cabinet for my laundry room I have a small space in a corner now I must start hunting lol thanks
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