So as you can see, we didn’t make the deadline for completing the laundry room for the One Room Challenge this week. Since so much of the room had already been started, I honestly thought this would be a breeze. Ha!
Pretty much everything that could go wrong in the past few weeks went wrong. Our sink was back ordered, we somehow forgot to pick up the countertop during our first IKEA trip, a head cold swept through our home… the list goes on.
However, we do have a nice long weekend coming up in which we plan to finish the room. So I can promise you a true reveal next week!
While we were waiting on the sink to come in we did manage to get the light fixture up, the rest of the cabinet boxes assembled (they are placed but not secured until we have all of the parts to mock up), and the woven shade installed.
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A moment to talk about the woven shade. Where has it been all of my life??? I can’t believe I have almost all of the windows done in the entire house, and I’m now discovering that there’s a perfectly weathered shade that compliments the floor and ties in the other shades of weathered wood throughout my home. :( My current (orange-y) shades may just end up on Craigslist…
We also completed the cabinets for the closet side of the room, which are very pretty, but I’m still somewhat on the fence about the spacing. As you can see, there isn’t going to be a ton of space to hang clothes- but I love the amount of cube storage (which I probably need more of anyway). I’m still trying to talk Mack into running a shelf across the top, but time will only tell if I succeed on that one.
So our list for the weekend includes:
- Level off and secure cabinets
- Mock up sink to install countertop
- Install wood countertop
- stain countertop
- Stain pine board for open shelf
- Install open shelf
- Install & plumb sink and faucet
- Install clothes hanging rods
- Install shelf over closet side?
- Install cabinet doors & interior shelving
- Trim out cabinets
- Install pocket door
- Trim out doorway
- Trim out cabinets
- Add finishing touches to window trim
- paint all remaining unpainted parts
- replace ceiling vent cover
It seems like a lot, and truthfully the completion of the cabinets and countertops is. As for the rest, it’s somewhat smaller things that just add up (other than the pocket door- that one I know nothing about). However, the room has come such a long way, and I can’t wait to share the completed result!
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