Hey Y’all! Doing laundry is no fun, I can personally attest to that and I am sure you can too. Doing laundry in a cute and functional laundry room can make it a little bit better though. That is why in today’s post I am happy to share with you some DIY Laundry Room Ideas and how I took mine from drab to fab for super cheap! I have some DIY Closet organization ideas in here for you as well as some more specific DIY Laundry Room Organization. I bet this laundry room makeover will inspire you to get your space in order and it make it cute too!
Here is the scary before picture. My laundry room is in a closet in our hallway and while the space is plenty big, there was almost no usable storage. There was one shelf but it was really high up (at least for someone like me who is only 5 foot tall). I knew that that for sure had to go. There was just so much underutilized space.
The first thing I knew that I wanted was a cabinet. I picked up a basic two-door upper cabinet from the Habitat from Humanity ReStore near me. They had so many to choose from and at pretty affordable rates. The one I picked was $45 but they had ones for less that were smaller. When I got home, I did a quick sand and painted it with 2 coats of white paint.
I had some nice friends come over and help me hang it. We hung it in the middle of the closet and about 18 inches above the top of the washer and dryer. If you are going to hang your cabinet, be sure to have at least 3 people and use cabinet mounting screws. This was the first cabinet I have ever hung, and she is so sturdy.
Then I measured the distance on each side of the cabinet and cut 4 shelves out of scrap wood I had laying around. I also cut 1 by 2s to support them on the wall side. After I painted the wood white to match the cabinets, I hang them. I screwed the 1 by 2s to the wall right below where I wanted the shelves to sit, and then placed the shelve on top and screwed through the side of the cabinet to support it from the other side. These shelves are great for providing more storage space as well as areas for some little decorations.
Next up it was time to wallpaper. I chose to do this step last so that If I ever want to change the color scheme or get tired of the wallpaper, I can remove it without taking the cabinet or shelves down. I used one roll of peel and stick removable wallpaper from Target to do the entire wall. I also used some of the extra to cover the electrical box that was in there and now it looks more like a piece of art rather than the ugly gray box it used to be!
Instead of buying handles or pulls for the cabinet doors, I opted to add some DIY leather pulls. These were such an easy DIY upgrade. I just cut strips of leather, punch a hole in the top and bottom of each one, and screwed them into the cabinet doors. I love the look so much!
To finish off the laundry room, I built a little table that fits perfectly between the washer and the dryer. Its only about 7 inches wide but it gives me some more surface area to fold on and gives the area a more finished and polished look in my opinion.
This shelf is my favorite! I spray painted the top of a cookie jar gold and it is the perfect holder for laundry detergent pods. Yes, I am that lazy and don’t like to measure laundry detergent, so these are my go tos for every load. Then how could I resist these flowers that perfectly match the wallpaper? Of course, they are fake, because we do not do real flowers that you actually have to water around here. I keep waiting for the day that I wake up and realize I have become a responsible adult overnight but it hasn’t happened yet, so fake flowers it is!
I hope you enjoyed learnign about my DIY Laundry Closet Makeover and that you got some DIY Laudry Room Ideas that you can use in your space! I think if you want to just do one thing to add some life and freshness to your space, throw up some peel and stick wallpaper!