One of the best things that’s ever come about in our marriage is that we’re laundry divorced. What exactly do I mean by that? I mean that my husband does his own laundry and I do mine (and the rest of the house). Once we got married he just kept on doing his laundry, he never asked me to and I never offered. It works for us and I plan to keep it that way. That’s just one less thing one my to do list! And while laundry isn’t necessarily one of the task I totally dread, I am doing it with a little bit more of a skip in my step ever since we put up these easy DIY laundry room shelves!
Upon first moving into our house there was one flimsy wire shelf in the laundry room. They’re found in most laundry rooms and still throughout most of our house. My husband and I like to call them the builder grade special! When we moved in we noticed that detergent had been spilled all over the shelf and was never cleaned up. Instead of cleaning it off we just took it down, patched the holes and left it like that for 3 years. We had a little cube organizer that we used to house our detergent and things as you can see in the picture on the right.
This summer we finally got around to putting some shelves back up once my husband got back from deployment. But of course instead of buying finished shelves we made our own DIY laundry room shelves, and it was so easy to do! Because we had some materials on hand it only cost us $50, woohoo!
DIY LAUNDRY ROOM SHELVES
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Two 1 in x 12 in x 6ft boards, cut to your desired size if needed.
Stain, I used Dark Walnut
Two L brackets per shelf
- First, if needed cut your boards. We use two 1 in x 12 in x 6 ft boards and thankfully didn’t need to cut them!
- Mark on the wall where you want your L brackets to be. We hung ours ____ inches in from the edge. Drill your holes and hang.
- Next, place your board onto the L brackets, making sure they’re centered. Mark with a sharpie where the holes meet the board.
- Then, remove the board and pre-drill your holes into the wood.
- Stain all sides of your boards, per instrustions on the stain.
- Then, once the stain is dry seal with two coats of polycrylic.
- FInally, after your polycrylic is dry place the boards back on the L brackets, lining up your pre-drilled holes and secure with wood screws.
Now my laundry room is all pretty! Well at least that side is, I have some more DIY plans up my sleeves but I’m not sure exactly when they’ll happen. But don’t worry, I plan on sharing the completed laundry room once it’s finally done. In the meantime though I’m going to go do another load of laundry!
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