2 projects combined

Submitted by cmsklein on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 17:09

This replaced a huge formica countertop in our laundry room. The counter collected unfolded clothes on the top, and piles of shoes underneath. Also, we had a 4 hook shelf from Target holding all 3 of our kids bags and backpacks. My husband was against this, because "where would we put all the laundry?" Well, this is the solution and we both love it!

I measured this out and drew diagrams and then finally decided this was too big of a project to do for the first time. I did hire someone, but he said the measurements were right on.....he had never built something like this before. The outside of the door is painted with magnetic primer and holds magnets. So much more functional that the counter.

I know I didn't build this myself. I think I could have done it, if I could have a week to do this without interruption, but that was impossible and I needed this YESTERDAY (the 4 hook wall shelf fell out of the wall). But I wanted to share in case anyone else is having a space dilemma! We LOVE it!!!!

Estimated Cost
$1100 hired/ $200 self
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
paint sherwin williams
Recommended Skill Level


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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:10

What a great idea! Very well planned out! I would love to build something like this in our mudroom.

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Tue, 04/10/2012 - 16:33

Just what we need! Thank you! And I love the door covering the baskets and the magnetic paint - I hadn't thought of those! Thanks so much for sharing! It gives met the confidence to try it myself!