If you are like me, you probably spend a lot of time eyeing lots of beautiful home decor and room makeovers wishing you could get that look in your own home. One project I have been eyeing since we moved into our new home was to put a countertop on our washer and dryer. When you walk into the house you have to walk through the laundry room so that space inevitably ends up being a dumping ground when you walk in. In addition we are always folding laundry at our couch which can sometimes be awkward if you have unexpected guests arrive. (Quick hide the undies!)
After lots of dreaming from afar I decided to go for it! Here is what our laundry room looked like before the project:
I decided to purchase the Karlby Butcher block countertop from IKEA. This is the countertop that best fit my dimensions though I knew it would need to be trimmed down. My handyman actually used pieces of the wood that was trimmed off as the base. (Yay for recycling!) To securely mount the frame he used 3 inch screws. I have checked it and that baby is secure.
Once the frame was complete, the butcher block slid in and the project was well.. complete! The whole thing took him about an 1 hour from start to finish. I added some cute baskets and plants to finish it off and we were done. This was such a simple project that proved to be not very expensive and instantly changed the look of my laundry room. Not to mention it creating a functional space for laundry to be done as well.