You see, this is the part where I’m suppose to say nice things about the room but truth be told, I hate this room with a passion. And here’s why. . .
and here is the view from the opposite corner. . .
(sorry the room is so small it’s hard to get a proper shot)
Just an FYI, the basement was completed by the hands of the previous owner. I’m 99.9% sure he was not a contractor.
If I had it my way, I’d be tearing down these walls and moving all the pipe lines to rearrange the washer, dryer and sink to make the most of this small space. However, I just don’t have the budget nor the time so I’m stuck with what I got.
So this brings me to today’s post. How do we take a wall with multiple depths and make it look like a single straight wall without any major renos?
Well, we can create an illusion of straight lines using wooden shelving.
Now I know it doesn’t look like much because you can still see the outlets and where the wall dips but just imagine these shelves full of pretty boxes and laundry room supplies.
This little trick will have your eyes focus on the lines of the wood versus the uneven back wall. Also another great tip for making your walls recede is using a dark paint colour (I used: Power of the Game, PARA paints, P5207-51D) but more on this next week when I show you the final reveal!
How To Make Custom Fitting Shelves for an Uneven Wall:
For this project, you will need:
(I’m using the measurements from my wall as a guideline)
4 – 2×4’s cut to 85″
2 – 2×4’s cut to 62″
4 – brackets
It’s a fairly simple process. I started with cutting all my 2×4’s to my desired length.
Since, I was working with a 12″depth, each shelve only needed three 2×4’s side-by-side. Now, I am creating two shelves, so that’s a total of six 2×4’s.
To get the correct lengths, I measured from one end of the wall to the other end – 85″
and then from the first dip in the wall to the other end – 62″
Once you have all your pieces cut, sand each 2×4 and finish it off with a quick stain.
Next comes the assembly. Lay two pieces of your 85″ and one piece of your 62″ side-by-side creating a 12″ shelf, making sure you leave the short end on the appropriate side.
Use your nail gun and secure everything together.
Once you have your shelves put together, purchase brackets or make your own. Determine the best placement on your wall.
Once the brackets are up, the shelving unit should slide right in. Secure in place.
And there you have it! Custom fitting shelves for your uneven wall!
Stay tuned for next week as I show you the reveal of our laundry room!
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