Getting a handle on the school work and mail are two of the most difficult things for me to conquer. I tried an organizer I thought would work, but it just looked like a mess! The colors were oh so fun, but in reality all it created was something I hated looking at...boo hoo!
|Great colors, but what a mess!|
|This is on the laundry room floor while in the process of "fixing" the mess|
So it was onto my next plan. There is an awesome space between the bottom of my cabinet and the counter that I thought would be perfect for a floating shelf:
|And I had to paint first since the plan is to paint the entire room and it would be a complete pain to paint around the shelf once it was in.|
|The picture is on page 124 of the 2012 catalog...can't seem to post it here...drats!|
An Ikea trip was in order...I couldn't go alone, so I took my BFF along and we only spent a couple of hours in there! Of course while in Ikea we found all kinds of other fun stuff, but I guess that would be another post. Anyway, here is the shelf I picked up for this project:
|This is the Ekby Tony shelf from Ikea - $29.99|
We (actually hubby) started by adding the Ekby Tony shelf from Ikea. Once the shelf was in I added these baskets from Target (I had hubby hold up the shelf so I could see if the bins would work...and yes awesome!).
This simple shelf has made a huge difference in the laundry room. I'll be honest, there are times when this place still looks like a tornado (shhh, don't tell anybody), but having these bins helps a ton! Plus, it puts a smile on my face...I'll take joy anywhere I can find it...lol!