It’s that time of year. SPRING CLEANING. The time of year when everyone wants to declutter, reorganize, and scrub every inch of their homes. Well, maybe not that last one, but decluttering and reorganizing seems to be high on everyone’s list of things to do this year.
There is something about an organized space that makes my heart so happy. Awhile back I was on a big organizing kick and I redid my entire laundry room (with David’s help). Today I want to share how to DIY a hanging counter top to help add space and making organizing easier.
My laundry room was a mess. Like a crazy mess. First, we pulled everything out and I painted the room a bright, fun color. Next I built a back to school command center to tame all of the crazy that comes with two kids in school. Then I had David patch a hole in the wall so that we could install this hanging counter top.
The only thing left was to build the hanging counter top. You will need:
1 x 4 boards sized to your specifications
Small piece of cabinet plywood for support
Counter Top Installation Screws
First you will need to measure and cut your boards according to the size of counter top you want to install. You will need 1 x 4 for the wall side, one for the front, and two for the back. You will also need one for the lengthwise back brace. Cut your cabinet plywood into a triangle based on your length and width measurements.
After all of your pieces are measured and cut, attach these to the wall with wood screws drilled into the studs. Attach the angle brackets in the corners to make the counter top more sturdy.
Paint or stain your base. I painted mine the same color as the walls so that it would blend in. Attach the counter top to your base. We bought our top at Lowe’s. David had to cut it down to size. All of the necessary supplies were available in the cabinet department.
It has been awhile since we completed this project, and it had kind of fallen into disarray (that’s a nice way to say it was a mess). I cleaned up the entire space and added a candle with a nice spring scent. I don’t know about your laundry room, but mine can always use a little extra smell good to clean out the eau de wet towel.
After I cleaned off my counter top, I decided to go the extra mile and clean out and organize the overhead cabinet as well. I tossed a bunch of old cleaning supplies and moved some holiday items to another location. This cabinet was so out of sorts before I didn’t use it much, but now I have everything right where I need it.
After all of this was cleaned and organized and smelling good, I decided the living room needed a little touch of spring too. I added this new Tiki Colada candle. It smells so good and is cleaning out all of the stuffy, winter smells.
You can find all kinds of great smelling candles, wax melts, and plugins in the scent aisle at your local store.
This month Sharon, Mom of 6, is hosting the happy mama linkup and it is all about organizing. Be sure to visit her post for more tips and to share your organizing posts.