I know you are thinking one of two things…
- I can’t believe she’s actually finally posting this. She’s been talking about it FOREVER.
- What Mudroom? I don’t remember that project???
On both accounts, you’d be right. We started this little project back in March. Yep, that was 6 months ago (seriously, how is it September???). But between the Master Bathroom and now the kitchen, we got distracted. That’s why you should never tackle more than one room at a time. For the record, we are currently working on the kitchen, we purchased materials for the guest bath, made some updates in the family room and have started planning the nursery. Rules are made for breaking.
Anyway… back to the Mudroom/Laundry Room. Here she is:
Here’s the progression of this room:
We started with a room that was half laminate and half wood flooring. Last year, we tiled and painted the walls, but I hated the color almost immediately. When the lights were on it, it was practically neon yellow.
This year, we:
- added the bedboard 3/4th of the way up the walls:
- Painted a greyish brown (I can’t remember the name, but I’ll try to find it and update this post)
- Added the bench and shelf
OK seriously, this is where I need to take a minute to brag on my husband. He made both of these completely from scratch based only on a picture I provided from pinterest and then made adjustments based on my desire for corbels and a closed bench with internal storage (which is now my laundry sorter). The shelf is made from two pieces of wood, 5” crown molding and 4 corbels. It’s gorgeous. Here’s a close up:
How great is that? It looks like it could be one solid piece of wood instead of 7 separate pieces.
John actually mentioned to me that his projects seem to be getting more difficult each time I come up with something to do. But each time he impresses me so much that I have to see what else he can do, right?
- We added a piece of PureBond Hardwood Plywood over the washer and dryer to add a nice laundry shelf:
PureBond was perfect for this project. It’s actually plywood that has a veneer of solid wood on both sides, so it can be stained. It has a really nice finish with beautiful grain on the wood. Here it is in an unfinished stage:
PureBond can be used for any project that you would normally use plywood for or that you’d have to use a high end piece of hardwood if you’re planning on staining. It’s the best of both worlds. Plus it’s completely formaldehyde free and available through most Home Depot stores.If your HD doesn’t stock it, they can special order in almost any wood grain. I’d highly recommend it and will definitely use it again.
That’s it! Pretty big difference beginning to end, huh?
What do you think?