Recently I shared our antique Laundry Room Cabinet. We love its vintage charm and the nice amount of storage it provides. We added a few other handy items that also help provide storage and organization. Check it out!
The laundry room is a decent size compared to others we’ve had in the past. We have a side by side washer and dryer and I use the surface to fold and sort clothes. Originally above the washer and dryer was a single wire shelf that ran the length of the entire wall. We removed it and installed a vintage glass front cabinet on the left side and it left plenty of space on the right for much needed storage. We decided to install open shelving. (Preferably something more attractive than wire shelving.) I found some fun looking wrought iron brackets at an antique store. I painted them white and added some boards cut to size and painted white as well. (Well, my husband cut the boards and hung the shelves. He is very sweet that way.) Here are some other shelf brackets that I like!
On the shelves I added wicker baskets, one for each family member and put their names on the front. As I fold clothes, I put socks and underwear in each person’s designated basket. Theoretically, everyone would empty their basket and return it to the shelf. Realistically, it’s me, but it’s nice way to keep the laundry room neat while clothes await their proper destination upstairs. I keep a stack of white hand towels on the shelf so I can grab one when I go to the gym. (There is something icky to me about using gym towels.)
Across from the washer and dryer area I hung two long scalloped shelves with hooks. I found these at a consignment store years ago for $10 each. I painted them white to match the trim. When my boys were home it was a spot across from the garage where they could park their coats and back packs. Now it is handy for hanging clean clothes as they come out of the dryer. I hang each person’s clothes on separate hooks for ease of putting away everyone’s laundry. The hooks come in handy too for hanging wet towels from drying Lacey (who is wet 85% of the time) or a jacket or purse.
And just for fun there is a border that sums up my laundry feelings. I stocked the laundry room with a combination of my own homemade laundry detergent, and my FAVORITE laundry brand. It says in repetition, “the dryer eats socks, laundry is a load, check the pockets, everything I own is dirty, these jeans used to fit, etc.” And there is a chandelier. <3 (from Ballard Designs)
So, doing laundry in here is as fun as laundry can possibly be in my opinion. Here are a few more pictures and one final Laundry Tip! Have a wonderful weekend!
Lacey (dry for a change) and Big Lamb Chop wishing you a wonderful weekend!