I’m so excited to be sharing with you our progress on the laundry room this week. This space has undergone small makeovers here and there throughout the years. The best thing we added to the laundry room was a folding station. I think everyone should have one. It is such a time saver especially on those heavy laundry days. We love it.
Folding stations not only offer a place to fold clothes but can also be used as a designated space to iron too. This cabinet started out as an unpainted stock cabinet we picked up at a local hardware store. I painted it white and S made the galvanized inspired top for me. It worked out well for a few years but I found myself wanting a folding station that was a bit bigger. Especially since I keep the ironing board, clothespins and laundry soap out on the counter for easy access. Add a load of laundry to the mix and it started to feel a bit cramped.
Each time I hit the treasure trail, I would look for a replacement cabinet and each time I would come up empty handed. One day, we were moving things around at my space at The Pickers Market and it struck me…I already had the perfect piece for the laundry room. I bought this dry sink to the booth in 2015. At the time it was painted in one of my favorite colors called Lambs Ear. I swore that I swore that I swore someone was going to love this piece too.
But when it sat for 6 months, which has never happened to me before and I started to get a little worried. Then I decided to paint it using a custom mix of Duck Egg thinking maybe someone could use it on the porch as an awesome beach bar. But that didn’t help either. And it sat in my space for another 6 months. I know, right? What the what!
The last time I rearranged things in my vendor space, I decided I wasn’t going to leave it in my booth for one more day. We loaded it up and I set my sights on finding a way to use it as a folding station in the laundry room. It was still a custom mix of Duck Egg when I brought it home.
The first step was to paint the piece white with a contrasting custom mix highlighting the planked back and to spray paint the existing hardware hammered bronze. It made a huge difference.
I found half gallon jars to help store laundry soap, clothespins and dryer sheets. I’ll probably utilize the top shelf of the dry sink for these pieces once I get it in the laundry room. The printed labels are using the same style and technique from Pic Monkey that I used for the pantry and kitchen desk.
The drawer is perfect for cleaning cloths and flour sack towels
while the bottom holds various household supplies we use every day. If you have children or curious pets make sure all products and chemicals are locked away and out of their reach. As always, use common sense and caution when deciding the best use of laundry room storage cabinets.
It’s so crazy to think the folding station solution was right under my nose all along. I can’t wait to get it moved into place. We’ve been without a working laundry room for almost 3 weeks now so this folding station is about to get a serious workout.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share easy to create laundry art!