All I can say is, "It's about TIME!" LOL. Seriously, I've been wanting to post these photos for SOOOOO long. Sorry about the delay. Hope it's worth it! ;-)
And because no renovation post is complete without the horrible "before" picture:
Umm... that's embarrassing. LOL. There *was* a shelf there when we moved in, and we had to TEAR it out of the wall, so that's why it looks so gross. I did the spackling, priming, and painting myself, and here's what it looks like now:
Want to know what's in all the containers? Left to right, top to bottom: cleaning supplies, trash bags, paper towels, carpet cleaning supplies, rags (in flowered basket), wash bags (for delicates in washer), lightbulbs, trash (for lint and things), cat food. And then on far right is detergent, fabric softener, OXY clean (in spray bottle), Downy Wrinkle Releaser, and dryer sheets/toothbrush (for scrubbing)/cap for pouring detergent.
I should have done close-ups of the wall above the shelves. Darn it! I *will* try to get some of those, so you can get a better look! ;-)
The left-hand wall that holds brooms and such is not *completely* done yet. *My* part is done, but hubby still needs to get out his Dremel tool and do one little project for me. I'll post that in the future when it's done.
And the breakdown...
Benjamin Moore Robin's Nest Paint (matched at Home Depot) - $9 (umm... they messed up, and I got a discount)
Plywood (for top of washer/dryer) - free (again, Home Depot messed up... lucky me!)
Shelves - had on hand (for your reference: would've probably been around $150, *without* my discount)
White baskets - $16
Yellow folding cube/bin (Walmart Clearance) - $5
Pink basket - $10
Liberty of London basket (Target) - had on hand
Yellow baskets (IKEA and spray painted yellow) - had on hand
Spray paint - $5
Trash can - $5
Cat food container (I added white contact paper to outside)- had on hand
Glass bottles (for detergent and fabric softener) - $9
Jenni Bowlin Labels - $3.50
Yellow Clock (Target) - $5?
Styrofoam (covered in white cardstock and used as blocks on wall) - $4
White fabric (JoAnn Fabrics: for curtain above washer/dryer) - $2
White frames (Michaels and Target) - had on hand
Hambly Overlay (in two frames) - $3
Laundry Tote (on floor, for clean clothes) - had on hand (I actually have two... one is missing from this photo)
Total spent: $85 - ish