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Farmhouse Laundry Room – Vote #3 – The House that Votes Built

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We have two small, quick votes in our laundry room. Help us decide on the color to paint the new shelving we added to our laundry room and also some cabinet hardware. Winning shelving color will go on THIS weekend and cabinet hardware will be ordered too.

A few weekends ago I had my parents come over so my dad could help me with my laundry room vision. We banged out a trip to the hardware store, hanging cabinets and building the shelves in under six hours. When I say ‘we’ I really mean my dad. I was the hardware assistant… kind of like a dental assistant handing tools over to the professional.

Below is what the laundry room looked like the day we moved in… spacious! This was a good thing since I spend a lot of time in the laundry room. The fish eye lens that used for the photo almost doesn’t do it justice.

Pictures from the House that Votes Built

Here is what it looked like a few hours before my dad arrived.

Laundry Room Storage Solutions - Add cabinets and shelving above washer and dryer for storage and organization.

When he left Saturday evening we had cabinets and shelving! Phase 1 of the laundry room is done. In a few weeks I’ll have him back for more shelving on the adjacent wall.

Laundry Room Storage Solutions - Add cabinets and shelving above washer and dryer for storage and organization.

Laundry Room Cabinet and Shelving Cost

This Satruday DIY cost me around $200 for supplies and cabinets.

We had the other supplies –

Laundry Room Storage Solutions - Add cabinets and shelving above washer and dryer for storage and organization.

Once we got the cabinets hung we drilled screws through the sides of the cabinets into the wood for the two shelves between. Then we built a waterfall type shelf around the washer and dryer. You can’t tell from these pictures but we made a cutout for access to the water valves and outlet. Once I get the shelves decorated I plan to cover both of those areas so you won’t see them.

Laundry Room Storage Solutions - Add cabinets and shelving above washer and dryer for storage and organization.

Here is what you should know…

Mike and I aren’t playing against each other this time. Mike doesn’t even know about these two votes. For good reason. The man rarely steps foot inside the laundry room so his opinions here don’t matter much. (Honey, thanks for that laundry you did earlier this week though! Love ya!) He will be working all weekend and here is a little blast from the past. When I met Mike he had five Rubbermaid containers lining one wall of his bedroom. He had two more in his closet under where a person would usually hang clothes. Instead… Mike had piles of clean clothes in each Rubbermaid. He basically took his laundry straight from the dryer to the Rubbermaid and it sat there until he wanted to wear something. At that time he would blast the article of clothing in the dryer to dewrinkle and BAM. He also didn’t know how to balance his checking account but that is a story for another day.

Dark or White Shelves in the Laundry Room?

Since we used scrap wood for the shelving we have to paint them. I did a little photoshop work to give you an idea of what each choice would look like. Should we go with a dark brown/black paint or white paint on the laundry shelving? Mike and I aren’t pitching our ideas to you this time around – simply asking for a vote of what YOU like best.

I plan to put some sort of sign or decal above the top shelf and vintage jars filling both shelves. I’m still brainstorming what will go on the bottom shelf.

Laundry Room Storage Solutions - Add cabinets and shelving above washer and dryer for storage and organization.

Laundry Room Storage Solutions - Add cabinets and shelving above washer and dryer for storage and organization.

Then those cabinets need hardware in the corners so this little shorty can open them with a bit more ease.

Laundry Room Cabinet Hardware

Do you prefer the square black knobs

Black cabinet hardware for white cabinets. Laundry room revamp.

or the black bar pull?

Black cabinet hardware for white cabinets. Laundry room revamp.

Vote for our Laundry Room Choices – Voting Closed

 

 

Suzanne

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

I like the idea of white upper shelves and waterfall shelf the same color or darker gray as the wall color.

Zaira

Saturday 6th of February 2021

Hi! This is very similar to how ours look like, so now we need ideas of how it was decorated.

Irene

Friday 5th of February 2021

White top shelves grey wall paint for bottom waterfall shelve

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