Laundry Room / Mudroom Makeover Week Four -a progress report on how the built-ins are coming, and the beginning of lots of painting.
It’s Week Four of my Laundry Room / Mudroom Makeover. I’m joining in as a guest participant with the One Room Challenge. This is a challenge were bloggers makeover one room of their homes over six weeks, and share their weekly progress on their blogs and at The One Room Challenge Website. Be sure to check out all the other participants progress this week too.
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This Weeks Progress
The Laundry Room / Mudroom Makeover is moving along, and we’re making progress. Over the last week the cabinets were all fitted. My brother-in-law Shaun, of Benjamin Woodworks, is a finish carpenter and bringing my vision to life. We worked with some stock cabinets, and he’s been amazing at adding valence and gables (look at me learning all of the fancy cabinet words) to make it all look built-in and customized.
We had one really awkward spot over the washer and dryer that also had a bulk head. We decided to build a shelf and use the same felt baskets we’re using in the cubbie area to tie it all together.
Shaun also installed the shiplap that’s backing the custom made locker space. I love seeing all the little details come together. It’s amazing how extra touches like shiplap, the cement bench, and leather cabinet pulls will take the space from fairly basic to amazing looking.
Speaking of the cement bench, it’s looking great too. Shaun built it at his place, in the interests of time and scheduling it just made sense to pour it there. He brought it to my house on the weekend semi-dry and it’s been drying and curing in my dining room ever since. It’s ready to be installed when he returns this Saturday.
We also managed to get our light box moved over, and the ceiling patched and painted. I’m waiting on installing the new light until we’re done so it doesn’t get knocked accidentally or dirty and dusty. I can’t wait to see it all installed, it’s a real favourite of mine.
I started on the painting. We’re using Para Paint in my favourite white -formally JoJo Whitewash now WH03 Cloud White. It’s such a nice bright white and perfect for this space.
I don’t remember my parents painting or redecorating much growing up. They just weren’t those kind of people. But, my Grandma sure was. Every year or two she was refreshing a different space. I remember going into her house and smelling fresh paint. She seemed to always be painting something. I remember my mom joking about Grandma and her painting, and Grandma smiling about how clean and fresh it was afterward. As I painted this week I couldn’t help but think of her “freshening things up” as she used to say. The room was already white, but what a different a new fresh coat of Cloud White made. The walls and ceiling are looking great. Next week I’m onto the trim, and lastly I’ll tackle the new built-ins.
What’s left on the to-do list? The major job is installing the cement bench. Once it’s in Shaun can finish the lockers with the dividers and cubbies. There’s a little toe kick to add underneath cabinets, and a shelf above the washer and dryer. Then the fun details, like installing the hooks, and the cabinet handles.
There’s the light to install.
I need to paint the trim and the built-ins. Then I need to do some cleaning and scrub the tile grout.
Then it’s time to add in a few pretty decor pieces. That’s it. We’re making such great progress.
With a beautiful new Laundry Room / Mudroom that’s beautiful and so much more functional on it’s way, life really is a party!
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.