Saturday, October 3, 2015

Laundry Room Shelf

When I stumbled across this picture on pinterest I knew I needed a shelf above my washer and dryer as well.

 (No photo credit, the link just goes to the picture, not a site. So if you know where this pin came from please share!)

I have had this problem in my washroom.

It is not horrible from this view, but it definitely bothers me from the above picture.
Plus, let's be real for a second- look closely back there.
Can you see the places that aren't painted?
 I know, total lazballs of me,  but who really looks behind a washer and dryer?!

 I decided that an added shelf was a brilliant idea.
Not only to fill the gap but to hide my laziness. 

What you will need

(1) 1x8
(1) 1x2
Jigsaw or chop saw
(2) shelf brackets.

First measure your space,- width and length.
 My space was wide so I purchased a 1x8. You may need a smaller or wider board.
My friend, Brenda, had a brilliant idea to add a lip to the front of the shelf so nothing falls off or behind the washer and dryer. 
So I also purchased a 1x2, cut my boards to the length I needed, and assembled them like so.
( I say "I" , but really my sweet honey did most of the work. I  mostly bossed- that is important work too! wink wink )

His exact words today " I like helping you build things."
YEP- he is a keeper!!

After the shelf was sanded and painted it was ready to have the wall brackets attached.

And now ready to screw to the wall.
See that lil' guy behind there? He was more than willing to clean the dust that was back there.

EASY PEASY right!?
Now to just stand back and admire 

 I love that it filled that weird gap between the wall and the machines. 

1 comment:

  1. Love this... and it look great!! I could use a shelf similar to this in my laundry room.


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