I am about to show you the most loathed, neglected and hidden room in my house…..

Yep, my laundry room….  Okay, it’s not that bad but it just screams BORING… as if laundry isn’t boring enough;)  It’s baseball season which means loads and loads of laundry for me.  I love my family and I love taking care of them but it’s time to spice it up a bit:)

I sure would love one of those large mud room/laundry rooms but I didn’t think about that when we were house hunting so we have a small laundry room off of the garage……I am determined to make the most of every square inch I have in this little room and make it as cute as possible in the process:)  Hence the Washer/Dryer Pedestal!  If you missed the build process you can check it out HERE!

I chose Behr Gray Area in high gloss ~ there was no fine science to this.  I didn’t get samples, I just picked a pretty gray;)

After 2 coats of Gray Area and 1 coat of Minwax Polycrylic high gloss it was ready to test out! 

Ladies: If you would like to build this for your laundry room, tell your husband to leave the room for a sec;)

This sucker was the biggest pain in the touche to get in the house and under the washer and dryer!  Beware:)  If you have a large laundry room I would assume it is no problem…not the case for us!  I will spare you the details because we got it in but picture Austin Powers in the warehouse;)  It hurt, we got frustrated and water spewed EVERYWHERE the first time we turned the water back on (beach towels in the corner of pic;)

John connecting the dryer hose for the 4th time….  someone’s gotta be behind the lens;)

Okay!  You can tell the hubbies to come back in:)

Okay, remember the before….

And the after!

Love the storage!  I’ll share the tutorial for these baskets very soon.  I will say that they were SUPER cheap:)))

What I love:  The storage it offers on the bottom,  it sits the washer and dryer high enough to cover up all of the hook ups on the wall and it gives my laundry room personality!

Total cost for the pedestal (paint not included) $80!  The pedestals that you can purchase are about $200 and you have to buy two of them!

And because I just couldn’t resist…..

It’s built tough!  In the case I get the urge to read a magazine in the laundry room;)  Seriously though, I climbed up and down on these trying to touch up paint on the walls and ceiling.  The pedestal didn’t budge!

I’m still adding finishing touches to the room so I’ll be back later to show you my complete laundry room make-over!

Don’t forget to link up your favorite Shanty Supper on May 19th!  We are so excited:)

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  1. Hi, Ashley, I just made a pedestal just like yours!! I have a few questions…….Does your washer make a ton of noise now that it’s on the pedestal? Also, I think I made mine a little too tall. How tall is your pedestal from floor to the top of the pedestal? I love the paint you chose!

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  3. okay…i’m a little p.o.’ed that i didn’t see this post before i built my pedistals. yours are sooooo much cuter.

  4. I featured you!! 🙂


  5. Lovely remodel! Love the colors you chose.

    I noticed the doors to your washer and dryer both swing inwards which makes it awkward to take laundry out of the washer and put into the dryer. I don’t have front loaders myself but have you checked to see if you can switch the doors around? Quite often on washers, dryers, fridges you can switch the door to open from the side that’s the most convenient.

  6. Wow! I just found your blog through tatertots & jello and I am so happy that I did! I love all your projects and I’m especially excited about this one. You make it look so easy! I have never done any woodworking of any kind but now I really want to try! If I wait around for the fiance to do everything, it will never get done. Thanks for the inspiration! You’ve got a new GFC follower!

    <3 Melissa @ knit purl baby

    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks so much! That is the reason I started building/DIY’ing. I am very impatient and when I want something done I want it done yesterday;) You can do it! It’s not hard at all and it is addicting! Good luck:)

  7. Just showed my husband this and asked him to build me something similar. He said it looks like something he could do. Thanks for the idea! Now you have him thinking and I might get more storage space in my oh so tiny laundry room off the garage. 🙂

  8. I am in love with this. It looks awesome. As soon as I have my own laundry room with front loaders I am making my hubby make me that! I pinned it so I wont forget. I am visiting from TT&J linky party. Come and say hi I love visitors also I am doing an awesome giveaway next week so check back soon.

    A Mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

  9. This is so great! I’d love, if you linked to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party, which is going on right now.


    Hope to see you there,

  10. Love the pedestal / platform as well as the paint color. You made the small room look new and fresh. I have a question about your w/d – are they made by LG and do you like them?

  11. just found your blog & love it!! love your laundry room ideas as we’re getting ready to make mine pretty!! Distressed robin egg blue cabinetry is 1st on my list 🙂

  12. You are too funny. I feel so bad for your hubby having to crawl inside that to hook things up. I was fortunate when we got our front loaders a year or two after they started selling them. I talked the store into dropping the price on the washer and dryer to match the price at another store AND toss in one of the drawers. I was so proud of myself when we left that store even if we did have to buy the other drawer. At least we saved enough of everything else that technically it paid for the one we paid for. But, we still have the same problem with the hookups as you do. Luckily for my husband, he’s 6’6″ tall so he just leans over top of the friggin things and hooks them up. I can’t even reach across the top and get anywhere near the back of either machine. In fact, I just remembered as I am typing that I had a delivery yesterday and tossed the first box in the door onto the dryer and then went back outside for the 2nd box but remember hearing a crash. oops. I knocked something off the top of the dryer and it’s now living behind it way down onto the floor. This is where the shelf you have would come in very handy. Your hubby would be able to shimmy underneath and retrieve it. My stuff? Yea, it now has a new home and I hope hubby can recall what might have been up there so he doesn’t have to pull the dryer out to retrieve it in case it may have been something that could open. ack. Guess I’d better remember this when he gets home from work today so I can let him know to take a peek over top and see if he can check from there.

    Oops. sorry. got a bit sidetracked there. Your room looks great and you on top of that cracks me up. One of my kids when he was a baby loved sleeping in his little chair on top of the dryer because of the noise and vibration. Put him right to sleep. LOL

    Can’t wait to see more pictures. It looks good so far.