You read that right. A few hours and $30 gave our laundry room the face-lift it needed.
But let’s start from the beginning. Remember when our laundry room looked like this?
And then we renovated and it looked like this.
Not so bad…we have a washer, we have a dryer. Period. It wasn’t all that functional, and it definitely wasn’t pretty. We needed an upgrade.
So when I came home from work on Friday, I walked in to this:
Yep, my husband had stacked our washer and dryer. It was headed in the right direction, but I still wasn’t all that happy with it. For one, I wanted the units to be on one side or the other, not right in the middle. But because of where the hoses are, this was our option for now.
To be honest, I left for dinner with girlfriends feeling kind of meh. But when I came home, I was thrilled. Our laundry room looked like this!
All of a sudden it looked complete. And it looked like we did it on purpose, which was my end game all along. I wish I could take credit for this, but Charles gets all the props, top to bottom. I think I’ll keep him.
We already had the two Ikea bookcases, which were given to Charles for helping a friend move. The stacking kit for the washer and dryer, with tax and shipping, cost $28.42. So we came in under $30. Woop woop!
I still have some big ideas. We could still use some blinds in there, and I’d like to add a drying rack and fold down ironing board. The light fixture could be updated and we could add some cabinets in the 4 feet or so of extra wall space we have above the washer and dryer. But for now, it’s perfect. It’s functional, and we’re not embarrassed of it anymore, and that’s half the battle, right?!
What budget projects have you been working on lately?