Epic news on the homefront…our little laundry closet makeover is finally complete. And we did it all for just under $100. It’s been nearly done for a few months, but it took me awhile to get my act together and make the little labels for the baskets. Prepare yourself for an obscene number of photographs of a glorified closet.
If you recall, I started the process by removing the ugly wire shelf, and painting the whole closet green to freshen it up a bit. However, once everything was green, the white box where the water lines run became a huge, glowing eyesore since it was a white box in a sea of green. To conquer this, I decided to run beadboard wallpaper up half the wall to disguise this little guy, which I think turned out pretty well, don’t you?
We then lived with the closet empty and shelfless for a solid 8 months or so, until I found that sweet shelf contraption. It’s originally from Pottery Barn, but I got it for a $50 steal from Mr. Craig and his list. The center shelf was just a little too long to fit in the closet, so we hauled it down to Noel’s parents house where Papa Dubs trimmed it down for us.
I knew I wanted space to hang clothes (so we could stop hanging our clothes in the shower while they dried), so we bought an expandable rod from Home Depot for a few bucks, and installed in once the shelves were hung.
Even though this was all fine and dandy and could have been complete since we now had ample storage space, I didn’t stop there. I found those baskets on clearance for $5 each at Target (which fit like a GLOVE). I wanted to put baskets on the shelves because it made the space feel more organized by hiding all of our laundry accessories.
And as if that wasn’t enough, I scored those two awesome beverage dispensers for a steal of a deal at Home Goods to hold our detergent and softener (sidenote, they look pretty, but don’t work very well…we’ve since gone back to using the bottles).
Then I went to town with my little ecraft cutter and started labeling EVERYTHING…
…which led to the end result of this happy little laundry closet. Isn’t she pretty?
And here’s the price breakdown:
Martha Stewart Paintable Beadboard Wallpaper – $25 (Home Depot)
Moulding – $4 (Home Depot)
Expandable Hanging Rod – $10 (Home Depot)
Paint – $6 (two little samples from Home Depot)
Shelving Unit – $50 (Craigslist)
If you were to include the cost of the beverage dispensers and the baskets, it brings the total to $135. Overall, not bad for a huuge improvement. Plus, it makes laundry much more enjoyable. :)