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DIY Laundry Room Locker Storage

15 October 2010

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DIY Laundry Room Locker Storage
Contributed by Michelle at Emerald Cove

Hello there!! I am so excited to finally show you my laundry/entry/dog room dilemma solution!!
You all have been so great and so full of wonderful ideas, thank you, thank you!!!

I teased you with my pile of stuff that I found last Friday,

and Sunday hubby and I went to work on my vision!

(Although it took a bit of explaining and poorly drawn out plans to help him envision my vision!)

I started by putting together this very cheap bookshelf from Target.
I just did the frame and left out the shelves for now and threw away the icky back board that was really flimsy!

I knew the dimension were a bit off from my screen door that I wanted to use (I will show you that in a minute) so we had to build the shelf up higher buy adding this base from a 1x12.

We also had to make it a tad wider so we added 1x2's around the outside frame of the shelf. This also gave it some more stability.

Then we added another frame to the shelf, this time on the front to give it more of a clean look and also to be able to hang the screened door onto it.

Screwed in a board onto the bottom of the middle shelf in order to anchor the whole thing to the wall.

It is now ready to paint!!

I probably should have painted it before I put it up but I am so ADD that I HAD to see what it looked like up in the room!

While the paint was drying I moved on to the screened door. This door was hanging in our garage entry to this particular room but we had removed it because it was in the way of my brother-in-laws wheelchair and it was slowly falling apart.

I know I could have have re-screened it, but I liked the chicken wire better!!
I also did a poopy paint job on it a while ago but little did I know that it would be perfect all shabby and chippy and beat up!!

I lined up the chicken wire (which hurts by the way when you are trying to cut it)

and stapled it into the door.

I then hung the door and added a simple little latch to help keep the door closed.

Put these little metal baskets that I also found at Target in and labeled them with the first letter of our names.

Hung some pretty little hooks on the inside for our coats,

and wah-la!!!!!!

A great little locker to hold all of our coats and shoes and dog food!

(sorry about the picture, i was in a hurry last night)

I would still love a little farmhouse table over the dog cage for folding laundry and also some shelves above that for more junk!

I am really happy with the way it turned out. There is more room and now and it just looks cuter than a bunch of coats hung all over the place!

I hope you like it!

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Nancy October 16, 2010 at 9:33 AM  

I love the chicken wire! You need to put a chicken figurine in there somewhere just for fun, peeking thru the wire. How fun! Love it!

Home Hinges November 19, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

I love how this turned out. I'ts wonderful to have doors on these kinds of cupboards. If you wanted to you could even make it opaque, to hide unsightly items. Great idea.
April from HomeHinges.com

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