The next big project for the room is adding the shelves. Remember my sketch? I wanted the shelves that are made using iron pipe. So we got the basic design and cruised on to Lowe’s to purchase lots of pipes, flanges, elbows, t’s… If you’re going to this- you might want to wear gloves- those pipes are FILTHY. We bought 3/4″ pipe in 12″ lengths for shelf supports. We needed flanges for each of these. Then for the two shelf set up we also used 18″ pipes for space between the bottom and top shelf. See the pictures for all of the pipes we used. My favorite thing is the hanging bar we attached to the bottom shelf of the two shelf combo on the wall opposite the washer and dryer.
So now came the fun part… DECORATING. I got The Mean Man to use his particular set of skills to hang a cute vinyl sign I purchased a year ago when we moved into the house. I’m so glad I didn’t use it before now!
I bought beverage dispensers for the detergent and fabric softener. I picked up a little cut glass condiment dish at a local antique store to hold the measuring cups. I added a laundry hamper between the washer and dryer (no more piles of laundry in the corner of the floor). I can actually reach the shelves to put things that have to be reached. I used my Silhouette to make a vinyl “Blessed” message that I put on a galvanized pail i already owned. I found all the decor in closets around the house (as my friend Jaye Anna says, isn’t it fun to go shopping in your own house?)! I stacked up toilet paper rolls in an wire bowl I used to use in the den in my old house. I repurposed a wreath I used last year and, of course, a Texas star is never far away here under a Texas sky. A WalMart rug and some baskets that I already owned rounded out the space. I love birds and so they are everywhere and I picked up the “M&K” at Kroger. I’m so pleased with the outcome. Now, if you did nothing else but work on this room, you might be able to get it all done in a weekend. We are very social folks in our neighborhood, so it’s easy to get distracted. It took two weekends to get this all done. I hope you love it as much as I do!
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