This is one of those projects that I had been dreading! Not because I dislike painting, but because I knew it would end up taking longer than expected. SO, needless to say, this toybox had been sitting in the basement for quite some time before I mustered up the courage to tackle this. I will say that the outcome was worth the time spent, and I feel better knowing this will not be sitting in a landfill!Read More
Hi there! I hope you enjoyed the long holiday weekend. Today I’m sharing part 1 of my laundry room organization project. This took much longer than I anticipated because of all the clutter that had accumulated from our renovations. This room seemed to become the “catch-all” space in the house as we were rearranging to allow for the updates. So, the bulk of the time was spent purging and relocating things that didn’t belong.
This already small space is shared with the pantry, which was relocated from the kitchen. This, being a long narrow space, meant taking advantage of vertical space was a must. After removing a coat/shoe rack from my front entryway to declutter that space, I decided that repurposing the rack would suit the laundry space perfectly.
1. Declutter, declutter, declutter! Did I say declutter?!
2. Create additional shoe storage
3. Create laundry drying rack
Step 1: Cleared everything out of the space! This was essential in the decluttering process. Deciding to paint the wall instantly brightened the space. Using leftover paint from the kitchen meant this update cost nothing!
Step 2: Disassembled the coat/shoe rack to create additional shoe storage. Of course, I couldn’t resist updating the shoe storage shelves by adding cardboard covered with vinyl contact paper for a cleaner look. By the way, the contact paper was the only added cost for this project at just $2 for the roll from Home Depot.
Step 3: Secured the upper portion of the coat rack to the wall to create a much-needed drying rack. This added piece means no more laying clothes on the dryer due to lack of hanging space.
Here’s the final product. After my front entry project, I was asked where all the extra coats and shoes went. Well here they are! I added these command hooks from my stash. And now we have a place for guests to hang their coats.
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Be sure to stop by next week to see part 2 of my diy laundry room organization. Go ahead and share if you liked this idea and leave me a comment to let me know your thoughts! Thanks, and God bless!