I’m so excited to bring you guys back into the laundry room this week! We’ve officially had our washer and dryer for six months, so I wanted to give a more comprehensive review of our laundry machines & share a fun little laundry room DIY project with you. First, if you missed any previous posts on the laundry room be sure to check them out here & here. These show so much of the progress we’ve made along the way & give you even more information about the laundry machines if you are on the hunt for new ones! Let’s get into our laundry room DIY shelf…
DIY Shelf Supplies:
- Marble Shelf
- Wall anchors with screws
- Hot glue
- Hot Glue gun
- Picture rail with a rod
We wanted a shelf above the laundry machines to style cute décor & hold some of our laundry supplies. It wouldn’t be a “Liz Marie” laundry room if there wasn’t a place to style my vintage finds, would it? Instead of having our builder install the shelf, we thought it could be a fun & easy DIY project for us to take on ourselves and share with you.
First, you’ll want to get enough shelf pieces to fill your wall space.You may need to get the shelf material cut to fit your wall specifications, depending on the size you want your shelf to be. We decided to use marble for our shelves, but you could use any material you prefer!
Drill holes into the marble shelf for your wall anchors & follow instructions for applying your wall anchors. Next,you’ll want to attach your brackets to the wall. Our shelves already had screw holes in them, but if yours don’t, you’ll want to drill in screw holes. Then you’ll put the marble shelf on top of the brackets & properly attach it to the brackets.
To add an extra custom touch, we decided to attach a picture rail to the shelf. This is a little rail along the front edge of the shelf that prevents items from sliding off the marble. To attach this to our marble shelf, we hot glued the rail holders evenly spaced throughout the shelf & installed the brass rod between the holders. We used hot glue because it was easy to work with & dried quickly! However, you can also use superglue if you prefer. Just like that, you have gorgeous custom shelving in your laundry room!
I love how the shelf helps jazz up our laundry room and frame our Maytag® appliances. To be honest, I didn’t know I could love a dryer as much as I do. The Maytag® dryer is a major upgrade and has made doing laundry so much easier and more convenient for me! My favorite thing about the dryer is the Extra Power Button. With the push of a button,it boosts drying power on any cycle by extending time, heat, and tumbling!1 The days of having to dry your loads multiple times are over. Thisdryer also has advanced moisture sensing, which monitors the inside moisture and air temperature to evenly dry every load. It is so convenient to know that I don’t need to continually check up on my drying loads to see if I need to add another dry cycle – they come out dry every time!
Let’s talk about wrinkles real quick … I feel like I can say we are all on the same page – no one likes wrinkles in our clothes. The wrinkle prevention option with the dryer has been a lifesaver for me! It has a steam-enhanced dryer that uses steam to help prevent wrinkles, refresh clothes, and reduce static. The dryer can tumble your clothes with steam for up to 150 minutes after the cycle has ended to keep wrinkles at bay! Your clothes come out their best every time without wrinkles & you don’t have to worry about rushing to get clothes immediately out of the dryer.. The first time I used this feature I was shocked at how well it worked & it hasn’t let me down since!
The washer has worked incredibly for our family! Living on the farm it is essential to have a washing machine that can keep up with our mess. I’ve loved the experience I’ve had with our washing machine so far. We’ve washed everything from clothes, bedding, slipcovers, towels, etc. and the Extra Power button has boosted stain-fighting performance every single time. Between the baby and our animals, it seems like something is always stained. The Extra Power button, which fights stains that dissolve in hot & cold water in one cycle with dual-temperature wash, is truly a lifesaver.
For the extra dirty load, I will also use the built-in water faucet. This rinses away loose soils as clothes go in or you can fill the tub for soak of up to three hours before the cycle begins. I love that I can delay the start of the wash cycle and take loads straight from soaking to washing without coming back to the washer.
With all of our slipcovered furniture, it was important to have a washer that could fit the slipcovers & the Maytag® washer can fit them all at once! I love that the washer is deep enough to fit all of the slipcovers in one cycle and even has a Deep Fill Option that works with robust wash action to effectively break down and rinse away everyday tough messes.
If you are looking to upgrade your laundry machines I highly recommend checking out Maytag® appliances! They have so many great options that can fit with your laundry room & make everyday chores like doing laundry so much easier. And lastly, I love having peace of mind knowing that every new Maytag® appliance is backed by a decade of dependability, thanks to a 10-year limited parts warranty.* If you are in the market for a new washer & dryer I highly recommend checking out Maytag! Thank you for stopping by the blog today & every day, it means the world to me. I plan to share more reviews of all of the different appliances in our home in the future, so be sure to come back for more!
1Results may vary based on load size and type.
*Visit maytag.com for warranty details.