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…….
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….
and went to town.
Our laundry is in our bedroom and hides behind a set of double doors.
So here is the original before….
We added the Ikea pendant first.
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.
I just screwed screws right into the door and as close to the mirror as I could get.
Free for nothing and adds a lot of texture. Then I used the same barn wood to make an ironing board holder.
I got the hooks from menards for around $3 a piece.
Again I just drilled the hooks into the wood and screwed the board into the door.
The cover came from West Elm and was a splurge at $19 :) But seriously, how can you resist when it flows so well…
I wasnt quite done with the barn wood yet. I decided to use some like board and batten in the closet.
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.
it’s just perfect for his little clothes:)
add in the accessories…
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:)
not to mention they add another layer of texture. Ryan LOVES them. wink wink
So now I’m off to work on stuff for Whimsy. If you want more information about the occasional shop my sisters and I have, you can check out our FB page here. Or see what we are working on, on instagram hashtag #buyitatwhimsy
We are open next week Thursday and Saturday, the 25th and 27th, from 9-3. Hope to see you there!!