Please join me in welcoming Cristina from Remodelando la Casa for this months featured blogger!
Hi DIO friends!
I’m Cristina from Remodelando la Casa
and I’m very excited to be one of Dria’s feature bloggers. I love crafts, home decor, renovations and in general, everything home. Today I want to share with all of you a small project that’s fairly easy to tackled and that it’s going to be a great asset in your home:
A simple laundry shelf.
My laundry room is a small passage-way between my garage and kitchen, it’s a very small space that I had tried to organized the best I can, having in mind it has to serve many purposes… As a laundry room, storage space to many of my kitchen gadgets and also as a beverage station when we have gatherings. Ha, so many uses for this tiny space!
This is how the right part of the passage-way looked, the door you see is the one that leads to the garage, the shelf had to be located right there, close to that switch on the wall.
The tools and material you’ll need:
- The back of the shelf is a 24″x 18″x 1″ mdf board.
- The top: 26″ x 3½” x 1
- The two sides were 18″ x 3″ at the top.
- One extra piece of material was used to match the shelf to the material that was already on the wall. (optional)
- Nail gun.
- EZ cable clips
- Swing arm trouser rack hanger
- 4 hooks
- sand paper
This is a project that you can put together with remnants of other projects as I did.
Put the shelf together using the nail gun.
Sand, prime and paint the shelf prior to attach the rack and hooks. Always do pre-drills.
Take off the hook on the hanger.
Using EZ-Cable clips found at the electrical section of your hardware store, install the trouser rack on the shelf.
Add the hooks to the lower part.
Now you can mount it, securing it with screws to the studs on the wall.
It’s a small project that has brought lots of function to the room since it’s the first place when entering the home. The swing arms in the hanger are perfect for drying delicate laundry and the hooks are great to hang sweaters and jackets once at home 😉
The board on the back wall was transformed too, you can read about that HERE. If you want to check the complete laundry room makeover click here.
I consider any DIO Home Improvements friend a friend of mine! You’re welcome any time…