A few weeks, ago I showed you how my laundry room went from this
I can’t believe how much better the room feels now.
The only thing it was lacking was a place to stash the dirty clothes. I didn’t want to have big laundry baskets sitting on the floor, and I wasn’t able to build shelves or mount a cabinet because if we ever needed to pull out the washer out, the space is too small to work around a large piece of furniture.
My parents went to an estate sale the other day and brought home this vintage cabinet.
While trying to figure out what to do with it, Topher pointed out that it was the perfect size to fit on the wall beside the washer. It already had a shelf inside so we would be able to fit two laundry baskets in it and still be able to close the doors and hide it.
We had to do some slight modifications and notch-out the supports along the back because the doors wouldn’t quite shut all of the way with the baskets inside, and the bottom shelf was a little too short, so Topher lowered it about an inch and a half.
Next I painted the whole piece with Pittsburgh Paint in Delicate White to match my trim and cabinets above the washer and dryer.
I spray painted the hardware a light silver.
I haven’t had time to go out and pick up new white laundry baskets yet, but I’m so happy with my new hamper makeover! Plus, I think I’ll really like having a flat surface to fold clothes on while I’m in there.
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