Today is the day of the show, y’all! (name that movie)
By the way, if you can name that movie, we’re like long-lost BFFs.
But really, today is the day!
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SO…I’ve been so excited to show you what the hubs and I came up with for today’s challenge. As soon as I saw the challenge posted by Katie and Sherry, I knew I wanted to join this party. But, deciding what to do wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I didn’t want to do something just to do something, ya know? I wanted it to be something I really wanted or needed. As I perused my pins on Pinterest, I realized that a lot of them seemed big picture design-related and nothing was standing out as something I could tackle AND finish before today. I was not feeling inspired. So, I had to do a bit of browsing to find THE project to do. Friday evening, I finally found something that had me excited and I am so glad we went with it.
Pretty slick, right? I don’t know about you, but our laundry room was in need of some major organization. Something I love about our laundry room is that it’s on the second floor with the bedrooms. It’s super convenient. BUT, something I don’t love it that it’s really more of a laundry closet than a room. It’s TINY. As we toss dirty laundry in, even if it is into baskets, the floor gets so full you can’t get the door shut. Kind of like this:
Yes, I just showed you our dirty laundry. A picture says a thousand words. We needed the laundry basket dresser…stat.
We used the plans from Ana White’s site as a guide, but we had to switch up the measurements to make it the correct size for our space. We opted to not put a back on the dresser and added 3 support boards instead. It made the entire unit feel less bulky in the tiny room. Lastly, instead of using the metal angle for the basket “hangers” like she suggests, we created the hangers out of leftover boards.
And here’s how it turned out!
I am so happy with it! It’s going to get the dirty clothes off the floor and will keep me organized. You guys, I can easily shut the door! An added bonus is being able to set my laundry supplies on the top which keeps the dryer cleared off for a place to fold clean laundry. Score! Oh, and the top of the dresser needed something cute. No reason not to have something nice to look at while doing one of life’s less than glamorous chores.
Nothing like a good pun to get you in the mood to scrub stains. :)
I highly recommend pinning this as a must-do project to give your laundry room some organization. If we can build it – you can too!
Let me know how you keep your laundry room organized! Do you think a laundry basket dresser could be a good solution for you? If you’re here and a fellow blogger who has linked up to the hostess sites, say hello and give me your link!
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