It happened! There is officially one room in our house that is completely, totally done. And wouldn’t you know it — it’s the laundry room. Because laundry is the most important thing? I don’t know.
But who cares, because it’s done and I love it! I was pumped to partner with Wayfair to bring a little DIY action to all of the zillions of home goods on their site. Before I dove in, I had no idea about the extent of materials you can get there. I kind of thought of it as pillows and poufs and fun decorative stuff. But no. They have tile. They have countertops. They have sink faucets and wallpaper and everything you probably need to put a house together. So we came up with the idea of doing a few DIY hacks for our laundry room! It was basically a big, blank, white room with no storage and nowhere to put anything at all. Behold:
Up first, we needed a shelf. If you love the look, here’s how you can DIY your own. (And hey, come back tomorrow for another laundry room DIY and a reveal of the whole room!)
- bamboo butcherblock worktop
- circular saw or table saw (if you’d like to make your shelf smaller)
- water-based sealer
- shelf brackets
- molly bolts
- measuring tape
Make Time: 2 Hours plus Drying Time
Start by determining how deep and long you’d like your shelf. We wanted ours a bit smaller than the size of the original work top, so we cut it down. Measure the length or width you’d like to remove and draw a line in pencil using your measuring tape or level. Use the saw to cut off the excess.
Next, we wanted a little sheen on our shelves so we sanded it down just a bit and added a sealer. Use your sander to lightly take off any rough edges or splinters. Wipe down the board to be sure it’s clean and free of dust, and add coats of sealer according to the directions on your packaging.
Determine where you’d like the brackets on your shelving. Drill pilot holes into the board, being careful not to drill completely through. Screw the brackets onto the bottom of the board.
Decide where you’d like your shelving to hang. Hold it up to the wall and make a light pencil mark to mark the spot. Use the level and measuring tape to mark the places where you’ll need to screw in molly bolts. (We highly recommend measuring this a few times! Papa Lovely always says, “Measure twice, cut once.”) Drill pilot holes for your molly bolts and hammer the plastic portion of the bolts into place. Once they’re in, have someone give you a hand to hold up the shelf while you drill the brackets into the molly bolt holes.
BAM! Guys, you just made a shelf. I have to say, I’m really excited to be diving into these more extreme DIYs. It’s so fun to have a house where you can do larger projects like this! We outfitted the shelf with these great baskets, which are now hiding all of the ugly stuff that was just sort of sitting on the floor in the laundry room. And we have a place for our watering can and some decor, too! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see the rest of the storage area we put together, and the room in its entirety. I keep just walking in there to be happy about the fact that it’s all done! xoxo
This post was creating using product received from Wayfair. All opinions, ideas, and projects are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!