Our favorite part of the new laundry room is definitely the laundry room shiplap and shelving. It provides a lot of extra storage, plus the entire thing cost us less than $80. And it was super easy to complete!
First thing we did was measure the back wall of our laundry room above the washer and dryer. It ended up being roughly 67 inches across.
We cut 1×6 boards to fit that width perfectly for the Laundry Room Shiplap, then we tacked them up to the wall with our nail gun, just barely leaving a space between each board.
Once all of the Laundry Room shiplap boards were up we painted them with two coats of white paint.
Next we cut the boards for the shelving. We used 1×6 boards again for the shelves and cut them the exact same length as the shiplap (67 inches). We used (3) boards edge-to-edge for the top two shelves and (2) boards edge-to-edge for the bottom shelf so we could still easily open our top loading washing machine (so overall we cut 8 1×6 boards just for the shelving).
For the brackets we used 2x4s and we had to cut two different sizes since our shelving varied (remember three boards for the top 2 shelves and two boards for the bottom shelf). You can see in the little photo above we used a fancy edge to give them a nice, finished look. The bigger brackets have a 16 inch long edge and 14.75 short edge with the angle cut at 30 degrees. The smaller brackets have a 10 inch long edge and an 8.75 inch short edge.
We needed four brackets for the top two shelves (2 for each) and two brackets for the bottom shelf.
Next we sanded everything and gave it a coat of dark stain.
Now for the shelving installation… start with the bottom board. First we held up a stained 1×6 board flat to the bottom of the shiplap and marked the bottom of it. This mark was for the top of the bracket (see below). Then we put pilot holes into the wood and drywall, then drilled them into place with long screws into the studs.
Once you have both brackets up for the lowest shelf, you can then add your long boards and screw them into place from the top.
Then we spaced out the top two shelves (it will vary depending on your ceiling height or desired spacing). With these brackets you’ll just butt up to the shiplap directly. The shelf will still sit on top and you’ll screw it down when your brackets are set.
Super easy and super affordable!
We love the look and all the storage it provides.
We got the idea for this shelving from the The Wood Grain Cottage dining room. They used the shelving for their dining room and they are gorgeous! Her tutorial is awesome so check it out if you have additional questions, or leave a comment below. I’d be more than happy to help!
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