After years of working in the lifestyle category, I can say with authority that everyone has a different definition of what qualifies as a do-it-yourself project. Some think nothing of picking up a table saw and using three different sanders (drum, hand, and belt) all for a DIY project (hi, Justine!), while others are more at home with endeavors that involve glue guns and glitter. Me? I like projects that require minimal to no tools (and only tools that can’t inflict any bodily harm)—and minimal to no skills.
Which is why I love this idea for an DIY countertop I spied in two homes. Instead of constructing a traditional laundry folding station, which would require tools and skills, the homeowners simply placed a flat surface—a slab of marble, a piece of plywood cut to size—on top of the washing machine for an improvised, impermanent countertop. Genius!
Want more truly easy DIYs? See:
- Aha! Hack: Tension Rod as Paper Towel Holder
- Aha! Hack: Turn a Radiator into a Shelf
- Aha! Design: A Space-Saving Entryway Booth
N.B.: This post is an update; it was first published January 2021.