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Tiny Laundry Nook Update #3 // DIY Ironing Supplies Shelf

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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…

tiny laundry nook makeover

Update #1 // Before pics, patching, & painting

Open Shelving Using Stair Treads

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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And here’s how I did it.

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Step 1: Sand and finish your shelf piece. I used Minwax wood stain in Natural and Minwax polyurethane in semigloss.

DIY ironing supplies shelf

Step 2: Paint the brackets and hook black. I wanted to do this so because they were originally oil-rubbed bronze and silver, and I wanted them to match the brackets I used for my open shelving.

DIY ironing supplies shelf

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.

DIY ironing supplies shelf

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!

Learn how to make a DIY ironing supplies shelf for cheap--the perfect way to organize your iron, ironing board, and any other ironing accessories.

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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Learn how to make a DIY ironing supplies shelf for cheap--the perfect way to organize your iron, ironing board, and any other ironing accessories.

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Monday 3rd of April 2017

Looks Neat! Love the idea of open shelving! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty .We would love to have you again next week.


Wednesday 29th of March 2017

Where did you get the ironing board? I've never seen one with that hanger. Does it lay flat on washer?

Brittany Goldwyn

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

It was either Target or Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, but it is probably 4+ years old. It can lay flat or you can pop up little feet on the bottom to elevate it a few inches. Perfect solution for someone who doesn't iron that often.


Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

I'm working on an iron/ironing board storage solution too (since I keep it in my craft room because I use it more when sewing than for actual clothes). Your laundry nook is looking beautiful!


Monday 20th of March 2017

It looks fab! I love the cover on your ironing board.

Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Sunday 19th of March 2017

I have one of these in my closet (not nearly as nice looking), but I love it! (Did not love when a hot iron fell from the shelf and put a lovely burn on my arm, but other than that, love). Yours looks awesome, and I'm tempted to make one and take down the plastic version in our closet.

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