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Tiny Laundry Nook Update #5 // IT’S DONE

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

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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:

tiny laundry nook makeover

tiny laundry nook makeover

tiny laundry nook makeover

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.

Modern black and white laundry nook

Modern black and white laundry nook

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.

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

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:

Tiny Black and White Laundry Nook

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.)

Today I'm sharing the build plans for the pull-down, door-mounted drying rack I made. Bonus: It has a spot for drying sweaters.

Today I'm sharing the build plans for the pull-down, door-mounted drying rack I made. Bonus: It has a spot for drying sweaters.

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

Modern black and white laundry nook

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 😉

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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Check out this tiny black and white laundry nook makeover completed for just over $100 // Sherwin-Williams Extra White, Ikea Ekby, DIY iron supplies shelf, DIY pull-down drying rack

Check out this tiny black and white laundry nook makeover completed for just over $100 // Sherwin-Williams Extra White, Ikea Ekby, DIY iron supplies shelf, DIY pull-down drying rack

Check out this tiny black and white laundry nook makeover completed for just over $100 // Sherwin-Williams Extra White, Ikea Ekby, DIY iron supplies shelf, DIY pull-down drying rack



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Lindi

Sunday 16th of April 2017

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.

Brittany Goldwyn

Sunday 16th of April 2017

YES! High five!!

Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

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 :)

Brittany Goldwyn

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Woo hoo, maybe you'll see me for round 3!!

Kati

Sunday 2nd of April 2017

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!

Sarah

Sunday 2nd of April 2017

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.

Tracy

Sunday 2nd of April 2017

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

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