3.13.2011

Our Laundry Room

So! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Ours was hectic and busy, but fun!

We visited downtown L.A., and my Husband was able to get TWO suits for a fantastic deal-they are REALLY sharp! It's so fun down there...there's fabrics, beads, ribbons, jewelry, clothes, etc. etc. etc. LOVE being close enough to be able to take a trip down there for things like that!

So today I'm going to share my laundry room with you all! This was one of our FIRST projects, and I must say, it's a tie between the laundry room and the hallway on which one is my FAVORITE project!

 When we first got our house, we were in need of a new washer and dryer-FAST! Our washer's latch was broken, so the door would fly open several times throughout the wash if there wasn't something heavy on top, and the dryer took about 3 hours to dry-which was just NOT GONNA WORK! So we got new ones :) However, we discovered that the pedestals for these silly little things were gonna be $200 a PIECE!

 Uhhmm....how 'bout....NO.

 So we needed to build one, and THAT we DID!

As you can see, I have the WORLD'S SMALLEST LAUNDRY ROOM-so we had to try and utilize every square inch. I am so proud of the pedestal table that my Husband built! He slaved over it on a Saturday, sick as a dog with snot running down his face and all! Cute visual, huh?! Really though, he put his sweat into this thing, and I just LOVE it.

I still want to distress my pedestal and need to get some decor going in the laundry room, but it looks 10000% better already! WOO!

 So this is the process of how it came to be:

There was two of these, but only one pictured here

This is the top, but upside down so my Hubs can attach the bottom
Progress being made....

With the plywood in place

More screws...

All finished and in place! PERFECT fit for such a small room!

I .HEART. my laundry room!

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47 comments:

  1. Love this! I want to do something like this in my laundry room, thanks for showing all of the steps...and what a great husband to build this...snot and all. ;)

    Heather @At The Picket Fence

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  2. I like it much better than the ones you can purchase. Great work.

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  3. i love these! makes me want to run out and buy front loaders! i have a party that starts later today, i would love it if you shared this! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is so nice and functional! I do think my laundry room is even smaller than yours :)

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  5. it looks so good! it made such a big difference...the space feels bigger as well. :)

    bloggingbypictures.blogspot.com

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  6. This is great! My laundry room is just as smaller, if not smaller! You have to make what you got work though!
    I'm your newest follower! :)
    http://amy-showalter.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow. You did a great job! My laundry room is icky!

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  8. cool! that is a nice looking shelf that your hubby made. you are so lucky to have a laundry space to call a room, mine is just the dead end of the hall.....thanks for visiting Crafty Geordi. The moment I discovered the tractor paint at TSC,I knew that I would have to find something to paint with it.....

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  9. I LOVE it!! Personally, I like it much better than those ones you buy. :)

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  10. great post thanks for all the pictures they really do help

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  11. Great job! Love it! And I love that you can put your laundry baskets underneath. Visiting from Inspired by You Wednesday!

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  12. This is great! At least you have a laundry room, mine is in my bathroom. And I have to run it twice to dry anything. But this is great and an awesome idea. I also LOVE downtown LA for all the awesome things you can get! Love the blog and i am your newest follower!

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  13. This is great! I love your idea! I think we really need to do this too because it's a pain to have to get down on your knees to unload the washer. Looks great!

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  14. WOW! Awesome job, you guys are so good at these things..it looks awesome! Thanks for linking up at my party:) I love your washer and dryer too, they are nice!

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  15. Found you on Craft-o-maniac. This is such an ingenious idea! I like not having pedestals right now because my little ones can help with their own laundry. But when they are a bit bigger and I'm ready for pedestals I am so doing this! It is a great way to get those laundry baskets out of the middle of the floor. I love, love love it!!!! I can't say enough!
    Your newest follower
    Jess
    littlecountrycorner.blogspot.com
    Come visit me some time

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  16. Great idea for lifting those puppies up a bit. We have the front loaders & have ours stacked right now. Our laundry facility is in an oversized closet that is about 3" lower than the surrounding floors just in case a hose breaks or there is a flood of some kind. Anyhoo, that makes the washer just that much lower than it would be if it were sitting even with the surrounding floor. I'm tellin' ya', that's hard on the old back. It will be different in the next house. I'm new to your blog, visiting from Kara's Whassup Wednesday. I'm also a new follower & I hope you will check out my blog & follow back if it looks interesting to you.
    CAS

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  17. Smart, smart, smart.. I didn't buy those w/ our new w/d eighter.. I wish I had thought about this before hubs put a counter on.. I need the space for my basket.. have a small laundry room also and my baskets push me over the edge.. hmmm may have to lift that counter.

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  18. love this. why pay so much money or something that can be so simply made? turned out wonderful!

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  19. This is just FReaking Awesome!! I love how you went vertical for storage! And what a $$ saver by just building it yourself! You guys rock!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Lyssa

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  20. Hello! I am a new follower from the Thursday Blog Hop. I love your blog and I look forward to reading more posts. I would appreciate it if you would follow me back as well. Thanks & Have a great day!
    http://milliemorganmedia.blogspot.com

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  21. That is awesome. I still have an old school washer and dryer but have been looking...I cannot believe how much they charge for those pedestal thing. Great job on the making one! Stopping by from TGC blog hop and am a new follower.
    Holly
    504 Main

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  22. This looks great! I love the bench you put the washer and dryer on. What a great use of space! Thanks for stopping by Humble Homemaking and commenting on my love blocks. I am your newest follower! Take care.
    Humble Homemaking
    p.s. Feel free to hook up to the Weekend Review Party this weekend at Humble Homemaking!

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  23. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. I couldn't handle to price tag for the pedestals either so our washer and dryer are just hanging out on the floor, but building some extra storage underneath is such a fabulous idea! Thanks for the awesome idea and tutorial. My hubby just had a new honey-do added to his list!!

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  24. It looks great! (I think our laundry rooms are about the same size.) Found you from Whipperberry.

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  25. I heart your laundry room too! You know, I have a similar washer/dryer and I bought the drawer to go under them. But I never use them for anything but to hold the machines up higher. The drawers sit there all empty while I try to figure out where to put the baskets. This idea is so great. I'm inspired to figure out a place for my extra stuff. Love it! Thanks. Lisa~

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  26. I just wanted to let you know that I featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. You can stop by and grab a button if you want.

    Danielle
    http://mostlyfoodandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-i-bookmarked-this-week_19.html

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  27. This is awesome! What a great idea!... Thanks for sharing... I think we'll be doing this for our laundry room!..

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  28. I have been wanting to build one of these for ages! Yours turned out lovely. I can't wait to have one of my own. Such talent. I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

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  29. Hi! My hubs and I love the job you guys did on your pedestal! Could you email me and let me know the height between the first and second platforms? My email is wayla0422@gmail.com. Great job!!

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  30. I forwarded this to my hubby! Poor guy, I make it so hard for him to get the stuff he wants to get done with all my projects. It's unfortunate I am scared of power tools or I could do more...and by now he's scared for me to use them! If it is any comfort your laundry room...looks..EXACTLY like mine! The worst part is it is right in the entry hall way too...blah.

    Love it!

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  31. I heart your laundry shelves too! I might need to ask for one of those to be built for my birthday. Great step by step photos, thanks.

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  32. Great Space! I'm inviting you to link this to my Inspiring Thursday Party. http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/03/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-linky_23.html
    DaNita

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  33. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    I don't know about you, but when the sales person told me the bases were $200 a piece I couldn't help but ask him if he was serious. Me - "It's a metal box." Sales - "It's a pedestal with a drawer for extra storage." Me - "It's still a metal box. Not gonna happen." Hahaha!

    Great minds think alike :D

    Shelley

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  34. I want to make this but I have the old school style of washer and dryer. Great idea, much cuter than store bought pedestals.

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  35. Love it! Can I steal this idea, Janet??! The laundry room in our Florida mobile home is about the same size and in need of a revamp. My hubby is handy with 2x4s and power tools, too. ;)

    P.S. Your aunt Marianne is one of my IsaSisters and recommended your blog. :)

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  36. I am sooo thieving this idea! That is awesome!

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  37. I'll have to get my husband on this one! I deserpately need more storage, and I'm breaking my back! Great idea! Hope you will share at my party.

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/05/craft-and-tell-tuesdays-no-4.html

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  38. Love it... we have a front loading washer and dryer as well... raising them up would be wonderful - gotta get the hubby on board! ;-)

    Thanks,
    Debra
    http://design-house-plans.blogspot.com/

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  39. Oh wow! I'm impressed! That's a great pedestal - good use of space!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  40. I'm pinning this on pinterest so that I can refer to it later when I am ready to steal this idea from you. Amazing!

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  41. My laundry room is set up the same as yours and I just ordered my first front loaders. I am concerned about the vent on the dryer. Did you have any problems with this? And thanks for sharing!

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  42. When we get a front loading washer/dryer, my hubby is going to build a pedestal for them as well. I think I want drawers to be able to hide a few things, but I love the look of the baskets! Your sweet hubby did a fantastic job! Can't wait to see how you decorate it next!

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  43. I just ordered some front loaders. I totally want to do this, but my mom is worried that the washing machine will fall off a homemade pedestal. Have you had any issues with it moving too much?

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  44. Can you tell me how you went about getting the washer/dryer on top of the pedestal with the small laundry room bc I am having that challenge right now

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