It was time to refresh the look of our laundry room and I needed some storage ideas. I wanted to get rid of the metal shelves above the washing machine and dryer for a very long time. Although comfortable, they are not sturdy, and they are unattractive and difficult to dust.

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to update the laundry shelves through the Home Depot DIY Pipe Challenge.

I started looking for Inspiration and came across a lot of great ideas for tidying the toilet. I fell in love with the look of the pipe shelves seen by Greg and Ashley Brown on 7th House on the left. So I created mine with the help of Greg and Ashley.

I chose pine panels for my project because I like the natural details in the knots of the wood. The Home Depot makes it very convenient and cuts your wood to size.


Once my supplies were gathered, it was time to start! I removed the old metal shelves and filled the holes with Spackle, then let it dry.

Then I sanded the Spackle and painted the walls in a new light color and applied a new layer of white paint to the coating.


I colored The boards with, special Minwax nuts. I loved the rustic and reclaimed wood look it produced.


Then I took my pipe pieces outside and covered them with Rust-Oleum black spray paint. I let everything shine for a few days before continuing.


We decided where to place the shelves, then we measured twice and made sure that everything was level before drilling the screws into the bolts. We also marked the clamp placement with pencil marks to make it easier.


Once the laundry shelves were above, we stood up and admired Our work. They are firmly anchored. Do not worry that they will collapse in the middle of the night.


I had a lot of fun adding accessories! Metal baskets keep everything organized, and wicker baskets keep small items out of sight. Laundry is less of an effort with everything cleaned. I like having an extra shelf for more storage space.

I’m so happy with how the shelves came together. It makes me smile every time I go into the room.

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