Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Door Turned into Laundry Table

My absolutely favorite thing in my new laundry room is the table that my husband built for me.  He did such an amazing job on it!  It’s so nice to have a table that doesn’t take up any extra space but gives so much space!  It’s so nice to be able to fold clothes on it and have a surface to work on while I am doing laundry.

door to table tutorial
Before I tell you how I made it, I want to show you my inspiration.  This is a picture of my sister’s laundry room.  She did this about two years ago and ever since then I have wanted to do it.  I didn’t get a nice HE washer and dryer until we moved here, so that is what I was waiting for.  My sister is amazing and crazy talented.  She made this table out of a door that she got on clearance for about $25.  Hers is about 8 feet long and looks amazing!
This is how I made my table:
I started with a regular door that I got from the hardware store.  It’s 32” wide and was almost 6 feet long.  We had to cut it to fit our laundry room. It’s great to use a door because it’s just the right size for the table!
door turned table (1)
Using 2x4s, my husband screwed them into the wall.  This is what will support the door.
door turned table (2)
He continued all around the washer and dryer. 
door turned table (3)
For the shelf, we used wood that was 12” wide and 1” thick.  My husband cut two pieces that were about 41” long (the height of the table) and 3 pieces that were around 32” wide, the width of the table.
door turned table (4)
Using a drill, he drilled holes and used wood screws and screwed the shelf together. 
door turned table (5)
Here it is all built.
door turned table (6)
Then he put the shelf until the door.
door turned table (7)
He screwed the door onto the shelf to secure it.  Then he screwed the door onto the 2x4s on the walls.  It’s not going anywhere!
door turned table (8)
Here it is with the door and the shelf. 
door turned table (9)
Finally this is where I came in Smile.  I painted the shelf an awesome turquoise (exotic sea from Valspar)
door turned table (11)
To give the door (table) a more finished look, we took some molding and put it around the edge of the door.  For the corner, he cut the molding at a 45 degree angle using a miter saw
door turned table (12)
Then using a nail gun, he nailed it into place. 
door turned table (13)
Doesn’t it look so much better with the molding?  I love it!
door turned table (14)
I then painted the molding white and the door grey and then decorated it.  I love it!!
laundry room makeover (10)


Emily Thompson said...

love it! and the color is perfect!!! just a bit jealous right now... my washing machine is in my tiny kitchen and I don't even have a dryer :o)

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

So creative!


Jessica H said...

Adding another project to the "honey do" list. I just love this- such a simple idea and it turned out super cute!

Jess @ Clean Lean Mommy Machine

Britney Mills said...

Such a good idea and I love the turquoise. I still have a top loader but I'll have to remember this when we get new ones...

Alisha said...

Super cute! I'm so jealous.

TitiCrafty said...

Wowww! Seems so easy, well that is something your hubs should say hahaha! looks amazing! love it really!!!


Sara Prickett said...

What a great idea! I have pinned this to show my hubby later. Thanks for sharing! =)

Sharon Sheff said...

now thats a neat idea....good job!

the cape on the corner said...

super inspiring! i'm loving the shelves on the sides.

Trish Smith said...

What a great idea. I have been wanting to do something like that. Now I can show hubby this idea. Maybe he will get inspired. Thanks.

Donna Wilkes said...

I wish i had a laundry room that large - I would love a surface for folding clothes and I love the storage shelves.

Julie @ Being Home said...

Terrific idea! It looks amazing and of course functional! I wish I could do this with my space. :(

Great work! :)

Gallegos Newsletter said...

Awesome! It looks wonderful and I also love the flowers on the washer and dryer!

Kadie said...

I'm totally jealous of your laundry area!! I love the baskets and the counter, and it's so fun and colorful. Great Job!!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

What a great idea for a laundry table! I happen to have a few of those doors lying around, and I now have a new idea for how to use them!

Leanne said...

Brilliant! It looks great and adds so much storage space too. You're laundry room looks amazing!

Summer Rumsey said...

Oh Kaysi I love this! Thanks for the step I step because I really want to do this!! Thanks for the inspirations - love the colors of paint you used!

Amy Anderson said...

AMAZING! I love that blue color. Seriously!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

love it! and I love the shelf colour. I can say I did something similar in my laundry and having that folding space it the best! With 5 kids prior to that my house was just full of baskets waiting to be folded or with folded laundry to be put away.

Katie Adams said...

Oh my goodness I love your table! That is so smart! I also love the colors. I would love for you to share at my weekly link Party, Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

Now I want to troll back alleys for old doors :)

Elise@growcreative said...

This is an awesome idea! I love it and am keeping this in mind for my laundry room one day! Thanks!

Di said...

Great repurpose for an old door. Love the shelving alongside, perfect for the detergent and bleach. We have this on our to do list, but we need to share the laundry with the kitchen pantry, I'm saving this shelving idea!

Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework} said...

soooo cute! Found you over at Diary of a Housewife! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!

Tuesday Time Out @ Reasons To Skip The Housework

Marilyn Clark said...

WOW...this is great! I love how you created this laundry station with a door!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

This is an awesome idea! Wish I had a space to do this! Newest facebook follower...would LOVE to have you link up at my Homemade By You party!

4ebce1d6-8479-11e2-9925-000f20980440 said...

Love it ! We just moved into a 1470sq ft apartment..........Our home was 3500 sq ft.......I think I'm losing the last few brain cells I have...Great idea...And I need All the help I can get.

Peggy Hale said...

What a wonderful idea and I love the pop of blue. Thank you for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

Peggy~PJH Designs

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

This is perfection! I'm extra jealous because our washer/dryer are in our basement "dungeon". I'd love it if you came and linked up at my Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life: