This is what we created for almost nothing!!! Continue on for all the details.
Here is what the laundry area looked like before we moved in:
Here is the in-between stage; we had painted the cabinets with a fresh coat of semi-gloss pure white paint and the walls were painted with Benjamin Moore Light Pewter. We had the Frigidaire front loading washer and dryer already.
So my husband and I got to work. When we started looking at the options of either a large piece of wood approximately 28"x65" or a slab of some type of counter top to make into the shelf we wanted, we were looking at more then our little budget could handle at the moment. We happened to have an extra door that used to be part of our three door bathroom (don't even get me started on that) that my husband decided would work just right. It would need to be cut down a bit and the door handle hole needed to be filled in. Wood putty to the rescue for us.
Here is the door trimmed down, I had never seen the inside of a door like ours, interestingly enough it is mostly cardboard...great quality door ha! =)
Here you can see where we have filled in the door handle hole.
And final step, just painting over what we had filled in and it disappeared.
(And yes, a water table works perfectly as a work station.)
We let the door dry and then we installed really simple, black metal brackets similar to these from Home Depot to hold the shelf up.
With some measuring and leveling, the shelf was up. Then all the final touches came together and here it is now:
Southwest minis by Walls by Mur
Guide to Procedures
All baskets from Home Goods
Light was available at Target, but doesn't appear to be online any longer. My husband wired it into the ceiling
Total cost of my redo:
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