Monday, September 30, 2013

Laundry / Craft Room Makeover ~ Part 1

The Cabinet Pedestal



I've mentioned occasionally some slow progress being made on my laundry/craft room. Well I've finally managed to kick that progress in gear and actually get some work done. 
It started by stumbling upon a multi-purpose cabinet at Lowe's. 



It's the perfect size for my space and gives me tons of storage for my crafting/decor junk.

We put it together, carried it to the room and immediately noticed it really needed... something.

The cabinet is about 6ft tall, but our 9 foot ceilings were making it look short and squatty.
With high ceilings and very little floor space, it didn't make sense to let all that vertical space go to waste. 
Enter the idea of the pedestal.
You've seen the pedestals used to raise washer and dryers, right? Exact same principle here.



Mr. Concrete made me a wooden box that would fit a total of 4 laundry baskets {if I stack them}. This allowed me to use our ample wall space, while saving precious floor space. 
He routed the edges of the top board to give it a more finished look and I slapped on a few coats of paint.
The whole thing was literally completed in one evening.



Well, that is if you don't count the fact that I had to touch-up a few spots after the Paint Disaster I had the following day.



Compare this to the same space this past winter, and I'm sure you can understand why this area has me smiling!



I'll be back soon to share more of the progress happening in here. It's FINALLY coming together!!









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11 comments:

  1. Your husband and you are very talented. This is a really great storage project.

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    1. Thank you Lynn! I'm pretty lucky to have such a talented husband, and I occasionally do ok myself. :)

      ~ Jeannine

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  2. What a great idea to put something UNDER a big storage cabinet instead of putting things on top of it that will get dusty! I plan to order IKEA PAX units to put in my craft room so that I can hide all my junk with doors. lol

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  3. Love how you did that and I bet you sure do use that area so much, I can't believe I did not think of that and it looks great...so clever...Phyllis

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  4. What a wonderful storage solution, so inventive! Thanks for the inspiration, I so need to do this, pinning!

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    1. Thrilled you like it Brenda! It's been pretty wonderful having this storage space so far. So glad we did it!

      ~ Jeannine

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  5. That's a great idea and a project that will help you with every day chores! Anything to make laundry easier is good! It seems simple but effective...great job! Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. great idea! would love more storage everywhere in the house. This would be a great help.

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  7. Hello do you think this design would hold a washer and dryer ??

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    1. Hi Katie, my husband says he thinks it would hold a washer and dryer with no problem!

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  8. Another great place to put a divider is in a combination room such as a combination living room dining room would you place the divider and between the two rooms to section them off.
    5 8 inch plywood

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