DIY Laundry Room Cubby
By adding some minor changes to a standard store bought cubby, you can create a great rolling cart that can be used for additional storage and organizing in any room of the home.
Our laundry room has come a long way, baby.
My laundry room also has to serve as my pantry, so space is at a premium. A few years ago, we completely remodeled the out-of-date space and added as much functionality as we could. You know the ole’ saying “work with what you got?” That aptly applies to this space. This room has been a test of my organizing skills, which are limited at best. 🙂
I had in mind a small DIY project, and my oh-s0-sweet hubby offered to take it on for me. Here is our DIY Laundry Room Cubby.
Before I show you how easy this project was, let’s take a little journey back to where this room started. I will warn you, it’s not pretty. 😀
Here is our Laundry Room Before. (excuse the picture’s they were all I had at the time.)
A tiny pantry which you could barely reach into. Ratty cabinets which the previous owner had tried to “distress.” (they only thing they distressed me me. haha) And a tight, barely functional space.
One weekend while The Hubbs was off on a gold trip (that will teach him a lesson. LOL), my son and I took out the sledgehammer and went to work. I had had enough. We added a beadboard ceiling, beadboard walls: “How to Fake Expensive Molding“; Open Shelving for our Pantry: “Make Your Own Chalkboard Pantry Tags“; Storage Shelving: “Building a Large Shelf on a Budget“; and, a new Samsung Washer and Dryer. In the end, it wasn’t my dream laundry room, but it was a LOT better.
So let’s get back to the DIY project which brought you here. 🙂
I had a space between the stack washer/dryer unit and the wall. When space is at a premium, one must think outside the box to utilize every square inch. I went online and found this Laundry Cart and this Laundry Unit, but it wasn’t what neither the look or functionality that I wanted or needed.
So, I sent The Hubbs to Lowe’s with a list and he purchased one of these cubbies from Closet Maid.
He also purchased four small castors. After a few “wirty dords” putting the cubby together (haha!), he turned it on its long side and added a castor in each corner.
I chose storage baskets similar to these, because they looked best with our laundry room.
And here is our DIY Laundry Room Cubby on Wheels…
I love it. It fits perfectly between the washer/dryer and the wall, and I can roll it away when not being used.
We had a spare handle in our “Flip House Leftovers” bin, so we added it as an easy way to pull the cubby out. It also doubles as a convenient hand-cloth hanger.
I have a small wire basket which stays on top which gives me easy access to the items I need most.
Otherwise, I have everything accessible in one of the storage cubby baskets.
I even dedicated one to a trash bin for lint, etc., where I added a trash liner.
When I originally thought of this idea, it was for extra storage space. But, once it was out together and put into place, I figured out it created something very handy which I was without.
A handy folding table. It was just enough space to allow me to stack clothes and linens on as I fold.
That tickled me to death. What a fabulous feature I had not planned on. Altogether, we spent about $100 on this project, maybe a little less.
This is how it looks when it is tucked in. It goes back further against the back wall, but I kinda like the looks of it showing like this. Do you see my Laundry Room artwork above the cubby?
I made the ” Clothespin Canvas” art by simply gluing old-fashioned clothespins to a painted canvas. So easy. I also created a custom “Busy Bee Laundry Company” Printable which I framed in a Dollar Store frame.
If you would like to have this Laundry Room Printable, too, I am offering it for FREE and you can get it here.
So there you have it… my DIY Laundry Room Cubby. I think this project is versatile enough that it could be used in almost any laundry room or any other space, too. How about a craft room or a kid’s play room? Add a larger top to create a small work/play space.
Where could you use this DIY Rolling Cubby?
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