Although i have a fairly good size laundry room, it didn’t have any real storage for laundry baskets and it just wasn’t wide enough to have the baskets across from the washer/dryer without all being up in my business ;)

So, i decided to make a built in cabinet for UNDER the washer/dryer – ingenious, i know!  I was very proud of this project because it was one of the few that i came up with my own little brain – not one i stole  i mean borrowed! 

I did this project about a year or so ago and although i didn’t have this little blog way back then, i knew one day i would be a future blogger so i took some pics along the way.  Get ready for picture overload…

By the way, i build all my own stuff, i have all the tools and i know how to use them!!  My husband did drill the hole for the vent to go in – but that’s just because he wanted to take some credit for this fab idea!

It all started with this…plain, white and boring

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I started out by laying a 2×4 base (by the way, i just laid it right on top of the tile, the washer and dryer are so heavy that it doesn’t go anywhere)

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Then built it up with 2×4 posts and put some MDF for the bottom where the baskets will be and the top where the washer and dryer will sit

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Then i trimmed out everything in some MDF molding

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Then i painted everything black to match the cabinets, put bead board up 3/4 of the way on the walls, and then painted the walls (about 4 times – and i’m still not loving the color, ughh)

So, here’s the after…TA DA!!

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I LUV this ladder, i got it from my grandmas barn and i had been using it my little girls room for her blankets, but we changed her paint colors and it just didn’t match anymore.  I for sure wanted to use it somewhere – i actually use the ladder a lot so this makes it really convenient.  I have to admit, i was a little scared about making holes in the bead board, but figured if i didn’t like it then i could patch’em.  But, I love it, it adds a little color, and it has the perfect patina, you just cant replicate the real thing!

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This is an old door that i got from my brother – i gave it a sloppy coat of white paint and then sanded it down to let the red show through.  I liked the idea of hanging it above the shelf to add some brightness in the room.

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So all in all i love this room, at first i was super motivated to get some laundry done and i am totally over that :)  Now i am going to pile all the laundry back in that i took out to get these pics!!

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