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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Jeanette @ Snazzy Little Things says
What a gorgeous room transformation and an absolutely perfect idea for a laundry basket. So creative! Sharing!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Ohhh, I love the idea of using a cabinet for the laundry baskets! Seriously, this is such a great way to keep the area tidy and nice looking!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
I think you have the prettiest laundry hamper ever! Love that cabinet and that flat surface will come in very handy. It seems I never have enough folding space! XO
Love your laundry hamper redo. I wish my laundry room was big enough for one.
Genius! I love it!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
I love that cabinet, Shanna! And you can even use it for something else if you get tired of it in the laundry room (like if you want to give it to me). 😉 Your whole laundry room is fabulous! I need to make some updates to mine – it’s so boring!
You are so smart to turn this cabinet into one to hold hampers. I’d much rather look at a pretty cabinet than baskets of laundry spread out on the floor. (I’m also impressed with your pretty room. Mine is avocado green and harvest gold straight out of the 1970’s.)
Megan @ Rhapsody in Rooms says
This is such a good repurpose! Way to think outside the box (or cabinet?!). I just LOVE how your laundry room turned out too. It’s so chic for a laundry room. You must be loving it! I love how you can’t see your dirty clothes either.
Tami @ Curb Alert! says
What a great idea and I am sure you will enjoy having the extra counter space. You have me tempted to find something to hide my own laundry now!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
Great transformation, Shanna! It looks perfect in there.
Thanks Angie! Have a great weekend!
What a great piece and love how you are using it in the room. Lovely
This is such a smart idea! I hate seeing laundry baskets around my house I keep one in a closet and the other in the bathroom vanity. Yours is so pretty i love it!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Your laundry room makeover is just gorgeous! I love this clever AND beautiful laundry basket storage.