Here is the finished project. To see how the bottom was constructed click here or see Pallet "wall" Bottom Portion. Our basement is unfinished and we currently lack the funds to finish any part of it...necessity is the mother of invention...let the creativity flow!
Materials Already On-hand: Materials Bought:
Pallet White Spray Paint .98cents
Random Wood Two Baskets from Dollar Store $2.00
Metal Thingy Screws from Restore, dirt cheap
Paper Towel Holder
Light Blue Paint, left over from painting my son's room
Project Cost: $4.00 give or take a quarter
Most of the above items either came with the house or were a Freecycle find.
Love the shape and sturdiness of these baskets, but not the color. A few coats of white spray paint did the trick!
To ensure that the shelf had enough support I screwed this small piece of lumber in between the pallet slabs. Then the shelf was screwed to the pallet slabs and to the piece of lumber. So far its holding steady.
To see the "decorative elements" of the laundry room shelf click here or see instructions for the Fabric Wrapped Metal Thingy.