So I have been a long time fan of Ana-White. In fact if you follow me on Instagram you know I made the cottage loft bed of hers this past week. My goal this week is to get it painted and styled. My very first project I attempted from Ana was her laundry basket dresser. I remember , two years ago, how scared I was to make this thinking I could never build something. Well this little laundry basket dresser started my love for building. I thought since ya’ll loved it (it has been over 165K times) we would revisit it. This is really one of the easiest plans on Ana’s site.
The only problem was that I needed my laundry baskets to slide in lengthwise and not widthwise like her plans were outlined. However, I did use the same exact laundry baskets that Ana used (Sterilite 1245 – 1 ½ Bushel Rectangular Laundry Basket).
Luckily, my husband is way smarter than I am, and was able to figure out the measurements I would need. So, in case you have been drooling over these babies I thought I would offer you the measurements as well for the baskets to slide in lengthwise.
3/4″ Plywood 19” x 24” (2 of them)
3/4″ Plywood 24” x 34 1/2” (2 of them)
1/4″ Plywood for the back 19” x 36”
12 feet of 1” x 2’s
2″ wood screws
casters with screws
The beautiful thing is that I just took my measurements to Lowes and they cut all my boards for me – I didn’t even have to break out my table saw. Booya! So I literally just had to piece it together when I got home. Now it is slightly more difficult than just throwing it together but it was reeeeeallly simple.
I followed Ana’s tutorial exactly except that we added the sides on top of the bottom board and then added the top board on top of those sides.
I also was sceeeered of metal angles so I just cut lengths of 1” x 2’s down to size with my chopsaw and screwed them in.
I also added casters so I can move the dresser easily and get all the dust bunnies with the vacuum when I need to .
A coat of primer and a coat of a light gray paint that I had in my stash and we were in business! I had the perfect spot for it right next to the dryer. I am so excited to use it and help keep my laundry contained.
This is just absolutely perfect for my weekly laundry day. I simply fold all the clothes and my kids and hubby grab their baskets and put them away.
For more laundry room DIY’s check out these projects!