Mudroom Makeover: One Room Challenge Week 5

Okay, y’all. My mudroom is *actually* done now, because we’re leaving the country on Tuesday, but you don’t get to see it until the final reveal, so you’ll have to come back at this time next week.

What I can show you, however, is that I painted the board and batten. It took a lot longer than I thought it would, because when I opened the can of paint left over from when we had our kitchen cabinets painted, I realized that our painter had thinned it in order to use it in a sprayer. Since I was doing our project with a regular old paintbrush and roller, I had to make a trip to Sherwin Williams to get paint. And I majorly underestimated how many coats it would take to get raw wood white. Two coats of primer and three coats of semi-gloss paint in Pure White later, and I’d say she looks pretty good!

You may remember our little snafu with the air vent… our house is 93 years old, so almost everything is a different size than modern standard sizes. This meant that in order to find a cast iron grate to fit, we had to order one on Ebay and fix it up with some steel wool and black metal spray paint. We had it all ready to go, but then we found out that whoever installed the box below the grate hadn’t done it correctly. Jonny spent a lot of time with a Dremel cutting down tile, and then a drill (and some choice words) trying to get the thing to be wide enough for the grate to fit flush in the floor. The good news is we got it to fit, and now we’re covering up all that hard work with a lovely bench.

We finished up the cabinet that will go between the washer and dryer, and I’m really excited about it. Does that make me old? that I’m excited about my laundry room cabinet? Probably. Oh well. Here’s a sneak peek:

One of the most satisfying projects thus far was sanding and conditioning the existing butcher block countertop across from the washer and dryer. Getting all of those rings and water stains out was so satisfying, and I’m really happy with how it turned out!

I am SO excited to show you all everything allllll put together–it looks really cute!

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