Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Last year when I shared our basement laundry room my Mom jokingly gave me a hard time for posting about my laundry room but never showing the washer and dryer! As you may remember, our laundry room is not really a finished space but rather a spruced up part of our basement (which is more like a cellar). I didn't show the washer/dryer because it is literally just a washer/dryer sitting in front of a cement wall (that is not even painted a cute color). Pretty boring stuff.
However, we recently added a top to the washer and dryer and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! I've been wanting a stainless steel shelf on top of the machines for a while but several things have stopped me. 1. I didn't know where to go to get a piece of stainless steel 2. The imagined cost and 3. Laziness (as in not bothering to find out answers to the first two questions!).
One day while flipping through my Martha Stewart Living I saw a washer and dryer topped with just what I was looking for. I almost fainted when I flipped to the resources section and discovered that it was IKEA. In one full swoop all of my reasons for not getting a top were flung out the window.
The top is the Vika Hyttan at Ikea and it works beautifully. It gives me a really nice place to fold clothes and to keep laundry essentials right where I need them. In order to keep it from moving around when the washer and dryer get to spinning really fast, we doubled a sheet of rug pad under the top. It doesn't move at all!
P.S. Can we talk about how cute my little laundry basket from Cath Kidston is? I adore it- even though it's really too small for a family of four!