2013-02-12

My awesome Mr. Spiffy (aka micahstubz), yes the man that builds websites, makes videos, is  a great Dad and a computer genius… he saw a few DIY washer/dryer pedestals on Pinterest and decided it was the perfect project to make the most of our small laundry room.  The plans he decided to use were from ana-white.com   We made a few minor modifications to meet our broom and mop storage needs. The base was supposed to be 60″x 28″ but, after measuring our units and laundry baskets, we decided we could get away with making it 56″ x 27″.  What we didn’t realize was that if you cut down the dimensions that size of laundry baskets are hard to come by because the “legs’ on each side of the pedestal take another 6-7 inches away from the laundry basket space. Thanks to the magic of the internet, we found some that are affordable and will fit.

The build went really quick… especially since all the lumber was pre-cut by a local lumber yard, which I would highly recommend if you are nervous about cutting it correctly or aren’t sure if  you have the right tools.  These plans are great because they list out the lumber and cuts.  The most difficult part for Mr. Spiffy was cutting and mounting the base cap molding on the two front pillars.  Mostly because we don’t own a miter saw.

We decided that with the new pedestal, the laundry room needed a bit of an upgrade since we hadn’t touched it since we moved in over 5 years ago.  I had the fun task of removing the wallpaper border at the top of the room, which reminded me yet again never to do wallpaper, EVER! It took several hours to remove.

Eventually we plan to install some cabinets  in place of the shelf, but that project will be for another day. Until then, I am enjoying my beautiful, custom, functional pedestal. Thanks Mr. Spiffy!