September 22, 2010

Laundry Closet Project


Unfortunately our laundry "room" is a closet in our kitchen.  The closet was likely originally just a closet, because our small washer & dryer are still too deep to allow standard doors on the closet.  Someday we'd like to custom-design sliding doors to sit proud of the closet, but for now, while it's still exposed, I just wanted to make it look a little less like a closet.

Here's what it looked like when we bought the house:

And this was our first quick-fix (really really quick fix) so we could fit our stackable units in:

And here's what it looks like now, after a couple weekends of work:
The cabinet, shelf, and drying rack are from Ikea.  The pulls are Riva from Amerock.  The apron is a gift from my mom via etsy, using Amy Butler fabric.  The yellow/green print is a gift from my brother, also from etsy, by Katie Kirk (her etsy shop is closing soon but check it out here while you still can!).  My handy boyfriend made the countertop for me using leftover laminate from our kitchen countertop project.

All of the cleaning, laundry, and dog supplies are hidden behind doors or in the storage baskets.  So much better, right?