My own laundry room is where beauty and creativity go to die — it’s blinding white, a hodgepodge of buckets and cleaning products, and barely big enough to store a couple of hampers.
That’s why I’m doing backflips over Inspiration For Moms‘ tutorial on how to make a wall-mounted drying rack.
Take a look at this beauty, which could solve your clothes-drying problems and save energy, too. Laura (the blogger) designed it herself and built it for only $55.
I’m sooooo jealous!
How She Did It
The 24-by-41-inch drying rack is made of birch boards, dowel rods, and magnets. Bead-board wallpaper adds a classy touch (if you don’t want to mess with wallpaper and glue, use peel-and-stick wallpaper instead).
Laura constructed the rack in a few easy steps. She spray-painted the finished product, attached D-rings to the back, and hung it on the wall.
She bought some letters at a crafts store and glued the word “LAUNDRY” to a board, and glued the board to the top of the rack — a nice topper for a sweet project.
More Laundry Room Upgrades
The drying rack is just one cool touch among many in Laura’s redesigned laundry room, which started out as a builder’s special with one lonely cabinet and some wire shelving. Here’s what it looked like before the redo:
And here’s the finished product — a sophisticated, delicious space that makes me want to fluff and pretreat.
My favorite parts:
- Two shelves that link the cabinets — what a smart idea.
- Valspar’s “Simply Aqua” turquoise paint on the walls. Who says a laundry room has to be white?
- A wicker basket that holds sock widows.
- 4-arm light fixture for $40 on sale.
- Cute lamp for late-night laundry chores.
- Framed drawing with caption, “As I do more laundry, nudists seem less crazy.” How funny is that?
Check out our other clever laundry room projects:
Now, vote for your favorite!
Got a fantastic laundry room? Inspire us in the comments section below.