Tiny Laundry Nook Update #3 // DIY Ironing Supplies Shelf
Hey all, it’s about that time for another $100 Room Challenge update! This week I’m sharing the quick and easy DIY I did for an ironing supplies shelf. I love hanging things up and out of the way, and this project is an easy way to do that with your iron, ironing board, and any other ironing do-dads you have.
See the previous $100 Room Challenge updates…
Update #1 // Before pics, patching, & painting
Update #2 // Cheap DIY open shelving using stair treads
Here’s what I used to make a DIY ironing supplies shelf:
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- Piece of scrap wood for the shelf; I used the piece I cut off of the stair tread I used for shelving
- Assorted sandpaper, Minwax wood stain in Natural, and Minwax polyurethane in semigloss
- Small hook
- Two L-brackets/braces
- Black spray paint
And here’s how I did it.
(Remember to wear a mask and eye protection while sanding and working with wood, and wear an appropriate mask while working with paints, stains, and finishes. Follow the directions and warnings from your particular brand. Do not use any tools without proper training, precautions, and supervision.)
Step 3: Flip the shelf piece over and use a drill to attach the hook and brackets. Make sure the hook is curving away from the wall.
Step 4: Mount to the wall. Make sure to mount in studs or use drywall anchors that are rated for the total weight you’ll be putting on your shelf.
Here’s the final shelf hung…and the only thing I had to buy was the brackets!
Thanks again to Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry for hosting this challenge and for opening it up to other bloggers to participate! Now let’s do a budget and progress pulse check…
Remove wire shelving and bring to ReStore($0) Patch drywall($0) Paint walls and ceiling($0) DIY shelving—cut, stain, finish, and mount(Actual cost: $26.69 for lumber, $27.56 for brackets) DIY iron board/iron hanger(Actual cost: $3.03)
- DIY drying rack for sweaters/delicates ($30)
- Misc room in the budget ($10)
Total money spent: $57.28
And make sure to check out the rest of the $100 Room Challenge participants’ progress!
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