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Tiny Laundry Nook Update

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.

And here’s a little reminder of what the nook looked like before I got my hands on it:

tiny laundry nook

tiny laundry nook

tiny laundry nook

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.

Modern black and white laundry nook

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

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?
Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

Modern black and white laundry nook

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.

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

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.

open shelving in a laundry closet

open shelving in a laundry closet

I used two different kinds of Ikea Ekby brackets: the large and small sizes. I love them and have them in our downstairs powder room as well.

open shelving in a laundry closet

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:

open shelving in a laundry closet

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.

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

I built a sweater-drying station into the drying rack so that I could lay things flat to dry. (See the full plans here.)

DIY pull-down, door-mounted drying rack
DIY pull-down, door-mounted drying rack

And when it’s not in use? We simply shut the doors to reclaim the hallway space.

closet doors closed

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. 🙂

Modern black and white laundry nook

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 😉





  1. Lindi says:

    I LOVE it! How did I not comment on this already?! I know I’ve already been by to see it! lol. Anyway… you’re my feature this week. Obviously.

  2. Love how bright and fresh this space looks now, and you added tons of function! You did a ton with $108!!! I’m so glad you decided to join in for round 2 🙂

  3. Kati says:

    I would probably like doing laundry if my laundry room looked this good! I love the black & white. And those drying racks your made are genius!

  4. Sarah says:

    It’s so bright and cool now! We have a weird little laundry nook in our downstairs bath that I think I may tackle for the next $100 room challenge – you’ve really inspired me.

  5. Tracy says:

    Wow!! I love how it all turned out! So organized and chic too!

  6. Cindy says:

    Great job adding elements to totally organize this space and make it so efficient! I love the contrast too 🙂

  7. Natalie says:

    It looks so clean and streamlined! Love it! That sweater drying rack is genius!

  8. Betsy says:

    I love that you can actually set up the ironing board in the nook and use it! Such a great idea! The entire space looks amazing, I need that extra storage up top.

  9. Jess says:

    I’m so impressed! I can’t believe you did this all in a closet! I LOVE the drying rack too. Nice work.

  10. Linda says:

    It turned out fantastic! Love how light and light it is! Wonderful makeover!

  11. Natalie says:

    great work! love the sweater drying station!

  12. Morgan says:

    this space is so light bright & modern now. love it!!

  13. Sue Purdy says:

    Just perfect. I love the open shelving paired with all the black and white. The wood shelves contrast so nicely and the whole nook looks fabulous. Pinning for sure.

  14. Your little laundry nook looks fabulous! You made it so much better! I love that clothes hanger on the door, super nifty! I have a laundry closet the same size, and may tackle it next!

  15. s says:

    Your laundry room looks so bright now! I love the black accents and the pull down drying rack is so clever. I may have to copy that.

  16. Colleen says:

    The ironing board cover wins! Love the black accents.

  17. Mila says:

    What a bright room this laundry is right now. Congrats!

  18. Kristen says:

    Love it Brittany! You did a great job! All the items you created look great, yet are so functional. Nicely done!

  19. Lisa says:

    So organized and tidy, Brittany! I love the shelves and the the drying rack! Inspiring.

  20. Allison says:

    Oh I love it! So fresh and clean! Giving me major inspo for my terrible laundry area *shudders*. Great job Brittany!

  21. it looks so good, brittany! love the black, white, wood combo!

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