Easy DIY laundry shelf over washer and dryer from Thrifty Decor Chick

Easy DIY laundry shelf over washer and dryer from Thrifty Decor Chick

This area is turning out so superbly, but it has examined me! I have
had issues with practically each individual Do-it-yourself venture I have labored on in in this article — I had
to tear 50 % of this just one out and do it once more. So several of the merchandise I have
ordered for the home have been delayed, and products that did get there on time
were being mistaken or not more than enough for what I required. 

It truly is been SO much exciting. ? I never think I’ve ever had this quite a few issues on
a area ahead of. And that’s expressing a lot taking into consideration I have been at this for
practically 20 many years!

Thankfully all of them have been worth it in the end! This washer and dryer
shelf was a little something I was actually missing in below. As a reminder, this is
what we had right before: 

white cabinets above gray washer and dryer

Not negative at all! But the cabinets were being hung at a peak that appeared improved
suited for entrance loaders — there was no place underneath to place a shelf, but
it was difficult to achieve more than the washer and dryer and obtain the

**I normally get queries about that tray below the washer — it catches
small leaks. It was cracked so we experienced to exchange it for now. 

Element of my significant program for this house was to go all those cabinets about to
an additional wall in right here,
with drawer cabinets beneath. I realized as quickly as we moved people that it was a great determination!
DIY shelves behind washer and dryer

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It gave us superior entry to things we get to for most. 

I did this a person a little diverse so I could incorporate some additional storage room. I
started off by figuring out the center spot amongst the two devices. I hung a
piece of scrap wooden and drilled it into studs: 

support for shelf above washer

This acts as a support for the base shelf — I like to incorporate a little extra
stability wherever I can! 

Then I put some supports at the sides as perfectly — I used these to safe
my vertical boards (nailed into the aspect of the supports) as I was

building shelf unit above washer and dryer

(Overlook that white scrap on the right, it was just leaning there.) They were
purely for aid at the starting, but I am keeping them there so the
vertical pieces won’t shift all over. You are unable to genuinely see these when you are

By the way, you can also build this elsewhere and then convey it in and
set up. I choose to construct it in put so there are no issues with match and

I recommend cutting away your baseboards so the side supports can go flush
from the wall: 

cutting baseboard with oscillating tool
The base shelf was next — I hooked up it to the extensive horizontal aid
(the 1st piece I set up) and the side supports. I nailed it with my
nail gun 1st: 

Two shelf unit over washer and dryer
And then secured it from beneath using screws. (I
made use of a Kreg jig
to make pocket holes beneath.) 

You can also screw into the sides to assistance that shelf. Just be confident to
use a drill little bit to make a gap for the screw to go into first — this will
help reduce the wooden from splitting. You can expect to also want to make absolutely sure you
can include the head of any screws with putty or trim. 

The leading piece went on previous and I mitered the ends so you will not see any
rough edges on the side or major of the shelves: 

Building shelves above washer dryer

The whole issue was super secure, other than for in the middle of the unit. It
was bowing a little bit with heavier items, so I included a assistance in the middle that
produced two sections: 

DIY shelves above washer and dryer

I made use of common pine for this venture — the most inexpensive I could uncover! I was
preparing to paint as an alternative of staining. 

I understood stain would appear wonderful, but I preferred it to
match the counters
we set in here, so I did not want to mess with trying to come across a stain match.
I also desired to tie in into the mud place bench device correct following to it: 
Wood shelf unit above top loader

I caulked anything, then gave it a couple coats of semi-gloss white paint. I
finished up adding a very simple MDF trim to the entrance to address the irregular edges
of the wood boards. 

It turned out SO terrific! It is really excellent!: 

Laundry stuff in jars

I will share one-way links to all the products on the cabinets under. 

I appreciate having all the things we will need out and effortless to access, but also wanting
actually cute. ) I lucked out and discovered
those people sweet baskets
that in shape completely on the base shelf. I however have much more organizing to do,
but I just really like it!: 
Laundry needs in cute containers

I have Major strategies for that wall — I are unable to wait to get begun on that! The
merchandise I require is on backorder but I am SO energized about it! 

Here’s the place we commenced: 

cabinets above washer and dryer

And in which we are now: 

DIY shelving unit for laundry stuff

Each glance great, but the shelf instead of cabinets (we could not arrive at) is
working so a lot superior for us! I also like how this device hides
the ugly things driving the washer and dryer.  

Continue to be tuned for the closing addition on this wall! 

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Runner is from At House

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