Laundry Room / Mudroom Makeover: Week Three of our makeover, and the beginning of cabinet installation, and custom made built-ins for the space.
It’s week three of our Laundry Room / Mudroom Makeover for the One Room Challenge. The One Room Challenge is a six week challenge where bloggers makeover one room of their homes and share the progress on their own bloggers and at the One Room Challenge website. I’m taking part as a guest participant.
If you missed any of our progress you can catch-up here:
Here’s a picture of the space before -and all our storage problems.
And here’s the mood board and the direction we’re headed in.
We’re making good progress this week. My brother-in-law Shaun from Benjamin Woodworks has been here the last couple of days working away on the built-ins.
First he had to remove the old sink and cabinet. The re-building started with measuring for the new concrete bench. It needs time to cure, so it was a job that needed to be done at the beginning, but since it can’t easily be altered the measurements need to be precise -no pressure.
Since then Shaun’s been working away on installing the cabinets we bought for the space, and creating some built-ins around them. I’m afraid we’ve spent a fair bit of time nailing down the exact details and measurements -adding a gable here, and valence there, making the off the shelf cabinets work in the space, and customizing things around them.
The space is really starting to take shape now. There’s still quite a bit of work to do -finishing the locker space, installing the cement bench with the shiplap backing. Then there’s a space over the washing and dryer to sort out with some custom made cubbies and shelves for the awkward space there, with a large bulkhead to work around. And then it will be time for me to get painting, and painting, and painting.
We discovered today with the installation of the pantry cabinet that the new cabinet doors will hit the light fixture -whoopsie. So now added to the to-do list is to move the light fixture over and find the perfect spot so that it isn’t hit by the doors of any of the cabinets when they open, or the door to the garage, or the door to the rest of the house. It will be worth it though, because the new light is gorgeous.
I am so excited that the room is finally beginning to take shape. It’s always so amazing when the ideas that you’ve only seen on paper, or in your head, start to come to life. It’s going to be great. 😉 I’ve also been thinking about and collecting those finishing touches like soap stored in beautiful glass containers, soft grey felt baskets with brass details, and the most perfect leather cabinet pulls.
These leather cabinet pulls from Walnut are so beautiful. These are The Hawthorne Leather Drawer Pulls in Small. The colour is honey, and the finish is brass. They’re also available in a few other colours. I can’t wait to see them on the cabinets. They’re the perfect addition to the space, adding warmth and a rustic touch. They would be a great way to update any kitchen, or even a dresser.
The To-Do List
There’s still lots to do in the space. We need to finish all the built-ins and cabinets, add the hardware, paint the built-ins, paint the walls, trim, and ceiling, and move the light over. I’d also like to give the tile grout a good clean. Lastly the fun part, accessories for the space. We’re getting there. 😉
With a beautiful new laundry room / mudroom in just three more weeks, life really is a party!
Be sure to check out all the other participants progress this week too at The One Room Challenge website.
I’m so excited to be working with some great sponsors for this One Room Challenge. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Life is a Party possible. Special thanks to Wayfair, Para Paints, Benjamin Woodworks, Walnut Handcrafted Leather Goods, Liberty Hardware, and This Little Estate.