My laundry room is basically a large closet located next to my husbands man cave in the basement. Even though It's a small space, we do store a lot of different things in there. I was craving a better organizing system and decided I HAD to have some cabinets (hehe).
Before I went cabinet shopping I mixed together two paint colors I had on hand (Sherwin Williams Repose Gray & Pure White) so I wouldn't have to buy anymore paint. If you ever mix together paint, try to have a little bit left over to keep for touch ups if needed in the future. I stored my extra paint in a little mason jar.
After painting, Kynlee and I ventured to Lowes to check out cabinet prices. I quickly found white cabinets I liked, but they were a bit pricer than I had hoped. After browsing around, I came across unfinished cabinets that were almost half the price of the finished ones! Score!
Also a random piece of advice I wanted to shrae.. if you find yourself at Lowes a lot, I'd totally reccomend you open a credit card account with them. You save 5% on every purchase and they run specials for card holders throughout the year! We've saved a nice chunk just by using their credit card. Super easy to pay off a few days later too! 🙂 Anyway, back to laundry room.
There were several different sizes to choose from, but I went with two 18in cabinets. You can use any paint to paint them, but I wanted an all-in-one type paint so I wouldn't have to worry about adding a finish. I love this paint and I'm so glad I chose to go with it. It was almost $30 for a quart, but it was SO easy to use.
Before you paint your cabinet, make sure you sand it down for a nicer finish.
After giving the cabinets a good first coat, I had some strong guys come over and hang them for me! I purchased some strong wood screws from Lowes. When hanging the cabinets, make sure you get the screws into studs. I had to do several more coats of paint on the doors once they were hung.
I left a nice gap between the two cabinets for some shelves. I purchased a large project board and two thin pieces of wood (found in the molding section at Lowes) for the board to sit on between the cabinets. I did the same thing for the long shelf directly above the washer and dryer. I cut the pieces to size and used my nail gun to secure the tiny pieces of wood to the cabinets. The shelves are just sitting on top of the smaller pieces of wood. I feel like they are pretty secure so I didn't bother securing them any other way.
I used the same paint as the cabinets to paint the shelves. I'd recommend painting them before installing them.