Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook
Yay, it’s $100 Room Challenge makeover reveal day! Thanks again to Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry for putting this all together. 🙂 Today I’m sharing the fifth and final update of my tiny laundry nook. If you’re just joining me, here’s a quick recap of what I covered in the first four updates:
Update #1 // Before pics, patching, & painting
Update #2 // Cheap DIY open shelving using stair treads
Update #3 // DIY Ironing Supplies Shelf
Update #4 // Door-Mounted, Pull-Down Drying Rack
And here’s a little reminder of what the nook looked like before I got my hands on it:
And because I know you don’t want to hear me babble on about anything right now, here’s what you came for: the final pics 😉
When you open the doors to the nook, here’s what you see! It’s so small that I was able to capture pretty much the whole space while standing directly in front of it. But since I’m a blogger, I’m also going to show you 900 more pictures.
One of the key things I wanted to do was add some more storage space for things we don’t use every day. Here’s what the shelving holds now.
- Top shelf: You need a stool to reach this one, so it holds our extra set of sheets, extra TP, two extra pillow forms that we use for guests (we don’t have a second bed), and a heating pad.
- Middle shelf: Wash cloths, rags, and towels not currently in use in the bathroom, TP for easy grabbing.
- Bottom shelf: Laundry supplies…yellow bottle is re-used and filled with DIY powder. And two pictures of animals, because why not?
The DIY ironing supplies shelf keeps our iron, little ironing board, and spray starch out of the way unless we’re using them. There is a plug in the nook, and the ironing board is small enough that it can be set up on top of the washer and dryer for temporary use.
Another view from the floor of the tippy top storage. You don’t really see the top shelf when you’re standing like a normal person looking into the closet, which was my goal.
The top two brackets are the smaller size, and the bottom one is the larger size. I wanted a larger shelf on the bottom so I could easily fit detergent jugs and jars:
The right side of the nook has two hooks for whatever: storage, towels, or hanging drying clothes. Speaking of, you can see the DIY drying rack as well. It’s mounted to the back of the right door and can be pulled down for use.
I built a sweater-drying station into the drying rack so that I could lay things flat to dry. (See the full plans here.)
And when it’s not in use? We simply shut the doors to reclaim the hallway space.
I think it turned out just lovely and gave us some added functionality, which is super important in such a small space. It also matches the general theme in our bedroom, which is right down the hall. Black, white, gray repeat. 🙂
Here’s the budget breakdown and totals:
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(Actual: $32.99 for lumber, $10.52 for hinges, $2 for door hangers, $1 for tulle) Misc room in the budget(Actual: $5)
Total money spent: $108.79. Alright, so I went over a little bit, but I’m giving myself a pass since it was only $8.79 😉
And here are the links for the progress of and projects in this room:
- Update #1 // Before pics, patching, & painting
- Update #2 // Cheap DIY open shelving using stair treads
- Update #3 // DIY Ironing Supplies Shelf
- Update #4 // Door-Mounted, Pull-Down Drying Rack
And make sure to check out the rest of the $100 Room Challenge participants’ final rooms by clicking around the link up below:
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