Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Easy DIY Shelf over the Washer - Laundry Room Makeover
As I was trying to figure out what I wanted in my laundry room, I spent a bit of time on Pinterest trying to find ideas. I created a board just for laundry room ideas. Do you follow me on Pinterest? I kept coming across the idea of a shelf above the washer and dryer.
I decided that I wanted the shelf to be easily removable, so I didn't screw it to the supports. After all, I may someday get a new washer and dryer. But more realistically, I may someday need to move one or the other of them to fix something on them :)
I make sure to keep only small items on the shelf. A painted wire basket keeps dryer sheets easily accessible. An antique mason jar holds borax, which I use every time I wash a load of whites. A small twine wrapped jar collects coins and other small objects that get lost in pockets. A fun framed clothesline adds some whimsy.
On the wall, I hung a couple Precious Moment cross-stitched pictures. I recently finished the one on top. My sister made me the bottom one several years ago as a Christmas present. I repainted the frames to coordinate. I also have a couple more that I made forever ago. They are on the opposite wall and you'll see them soon.
My laundry room is coming together. Don't miss my other tips and tutorials:
How to Build a Shelf
Shortening the Laundry Cart
DIY Drying Rack
Before and After Pictures