Fifteen Minute Laundry Room Fix

January 4th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Faucet handles are plentiful. My matching hot and cold set seemed like a good fit in the laundry room. The cool spool holder is from a textile mill. Some things just work. The luck of a junker!
The clothes are washed and hung up to dry. Now its time to go junking!
Here is the naked version of the finished project. At Whitney world you will never see it empty!
The faucet handle is attached to the metal rod with JB Weld. I use the quick set so it dries in 4 minutes. Only wish they would invent a clothes drier that could dry a load that quickly. One can always dream!
Three screws...really thats all you need. 2 - 1/2 inch screws on either side of the rod will hold it firmly in place and a 1 inch screw will mount the laundry hanger to the wall. Woo hoo!
A up close and personal look at the top screw.
At least thats what my kids think!
This is a very cool old 24 hour sign. I piurchased a shadow box on sale (and I mean on way on sale) at Pottery Barn and tacked the sign on with upholstery tacks.
The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. OK maybe its not a pot...its an industrial drawerr. And yes its not gold but it does fund my Super America coffee purchases. Its the little things in life that count!
Faucet handles are plentiful. My matching hot and cold set seemed like a good fit in the laundry room. The cool spool holder is from a textile mill. Some things just work. The luck of a junker!

Faucet handles are plentiful. My matching hot and cold set seemed like a good fit in the laundry room. The cool spool holder is from a textile mill. Some things just work. The luck of a junker!


Yeppers, when it's cold outside you may as well get everything under control inside your home. If you do you'll have more time to junk during flea market season. Now if that's not an incentive I don't know what is! You'l get a glimpse of this project in the new Junk Beautiful DVD so I wanted to do a little follow up for you. Thia project is so easy it took me longer to photograph it than it did to make it. On your marks, get set, let's get organized!


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Comments (11)

lovethejunk writes: Sue, I love that idea with the hot and cold handles, for me though my laundry is downstairs and not so great looking. I suppose i could do something like that on the back of my bathroom door to hang housecoats on. Wow. In the first junkmarket book you showed your laundryroom and in it there was a cabinet that u use for a hamper, I want you to know I tried for months at flea markets and antique shops for a cabinet like that and had no luck. Maybe when I start agian this year (when money is there) I may just find one. everyones luck will change sometime, I hope..
Great Job! Joan Posted: 9:24 pm on April 18th
writes: I LOVE this post and it has inspired us to spruce up our laundry area. I must say that I especially love the industrial drawer. It is SO cool.

JennyK Posted: 1:42 am on January 9th
shabbychick writes: Only Sue could make a laundry room fun! Love it all - the faucet handles are great. And your metal box is so perfect for holding your java money!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:49 pm on January 6th
CottageElements writes: You have to have the coolest laundry room! I ran out and found one of those chick transporters that sits on the top of the washer after I saw yours. But somehow my laundry room doesn't stay as neat as yours! Btw, I just watched the DVD and it's awesome. But who'd expect anything less from you. Thanks again!

Lani Posted: 5:05 pm on January 5th
1DesignChick writes: This is great. I was just refreshing my memory looking at the laundry room makeover in Junk Beautiful, which is so cool. I really need to employ some of these ideas, at least for inspiration. May as well make those un-fun spaces as pleasant as possible. And maybe make laundry a little more enjoyable! Janet
Used to work at PB; their shadow boxes are fab-great to buy with employee discount or on sale! Love the sign in it! Posted: 2:31 pm on January 5th
MimiToria writes: Sue - I loved this in the publication, but wanted more info., so here we go. Everything and more details to go with it. Thanks!
Gretchen Posted: 1:19 pm on January 5th
FunktionalJunk writes: This is way cool! I'm drawn to the old sign most of all...I have a big thing for old signs and scarf them up whenever I can. The frame really sets it off! Love it all!

Leah Posted: 12:32 am on January 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Would you believe I came across a pair of spool holders at a fleamarket in September and passed them by??!!! Ack!! I was intrigued by their look and the price was even right. What was I thinking?

Great job Sue. I am junking up my laundry room come Spring and you've provided a couple great ideas for me to "spring" off of! Thanks for the post.

Candy Posted: 10:18 pm on January 4th
suewhitney writes: Thanks Janis and Kim! Kim try building reuse centers like the Habitat for Humanity Re-Stores or salvage yards.

Take care
Sue Posted: 8:30 pm on January 4th
kopykatkim writes: Hey great idea for the laundry but my fav is the industrial drawer. I don't seem to be able to find the cool knobs that actually say "hot,cold", but I'll keep looking.

Kim Posted: 8:22 pm on January 4th
fellowjunker writes: Well done again Sue.......what great junk organizing ideas...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!
xojanis Posted: 7:22 pm on January 4th
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