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Hi ya peeps!
So are you ready for it? All three of you that have been waiting with bated breath?
As I've promised you a meeeelllion times before, I present to you the much awaited, much anticipated Mudroom (and laundry room too) .
I've been talking about this mudroom for almost a year now; although, I'm pretty sure I've been dreaming about it for a lot longer than that.
Oh and let's not forget the other side.
Builder grade laundry.
And by builder grade... I mean 1979 builder grade
because that is when this house was built.
This is how we were storing our things before.
(I'm thinking this was an exceptionally messy day).
I built cubbies so that each person in the family got a cubby for a basket,
as well as a smaller cubby to drop their mitts and hats into (and off my floors).
I also added 5 hooks, and two smaller hooks for hubby and I to hang our keys.
I actually cheated with the bottom part. On the day that I went to Rona to pick out my wood and have it cut to my measurements, I notice they had a kit for what I was going to build... exactly(plus or minus a half inch or two). So, I purchased a bench kit ($129) and saved myself a huge headache of trying to build it from scratch and making it stable and all that.
Yeah I know, I'm a cheater and I'm proud of it.
I did have to build the back part - I used some wood that I had in the basement.
This is what the kit looked like, before I added the back and painted it.
|Rona - Cubbie Storage Bench|
This little shelving unit hides the water shut-off for the washer.
(In case the next owner ever wants to add a sink.)
In the 7 years that we've lived in this house I only used the tub once or twice, so I knew I didn't want one.
I left a few shelves to hold more baskets, because in a family of 5,
you can never have too many baskets.
I also painted the walls, ceiling and changed the door handle knobs.
What a huge difference the wall colour made. Brightened the room right up.
We also added a counter top to fold clothes.
I actually have to give credit to hubby for doing this part for me.
I think the cost was $125.
Haley chose the counter top colour. I think she did a great job.
Here is a close-up of the counter.
And now... because everyone likes a good before and after...
|Mudroom - BEFORE|
|Mudroom - AFTER|
We're really happy with how it turned out and it's
made a huge difference in the mornings as the kids run out to catch the bus. Organizational bliss.
So what do you think? Was it worth the wait?
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