THE LAUNDRY CLOSET

If you remember, a few months ago I was working on my “laundry closet.”  I wanted to get it done before Beckett came, knowing I was going to have to use it to store some of his clothes as well since he doesn’t have a closet.  Well, I didn’t get too far.  If you read this post you saw I got the washer and dryer stand looking a bit better…….

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and thats how it stayed for about another 4 months  until one day when I was about 36 weeks pregnant i kicked it in high gear!  I had this as my inspiration photo….

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and went to town.

Our laundry is in our bedroom and hides behind a set of double doors.

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So here is the original before….

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and after….

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We added the Ikea pendant first.

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Then I started going to town with the old barn wood we pulled out of the man cave.  My first thought was to frame out my cheap full length mirror I had hanging on the back side of the door.

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I just screwed screws right into the door and as close to the mirror as I could get.

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Free for nothing and adds a lot of texture.  Then I used the same barn wood to make an ironing board holder.

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I got the hooks from menards for around $3 a piece.

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Again I just drilled the hooks into the wood and screwed the board into the door.

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The cover came from West Elm and was a splurge at $19 :)  But seriously, how can you resist when it flows so well…

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I wasnt quite done with the barn wood yet.  I decided to use some like board and batten in the closet.

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 the ceilings slant in here so it helped divide the ceiling line.  A girl could have had a lot of fun and planked it or subway tiled it, but 1.) This was free, and 2.) I was 36 weeks preggers,  Oh, and 3.)  Its just a closet:)

With the slanted ceilings I had to get creative with the clothes storage, so I added a hanging rack.  We had the bar in the shed, I always have rope, and luckily I had a few hooks hanging around.

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it’s just perfect for his little clothes:)

add in the accessories…

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and this project is complete!

Oh, I almost forgot that I also bought the wire track system from ikea for $15 to hang curtains.  I dont ever close them but they hide the plumbing and garbage can I hide behind there:)

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not to mention they add another layer of texture.  Ryan LOVES them.  wink wink

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