Bet’cha thought I gave up on Jason and Yurah’s laundry/mudroom.
They’ve been a little behind on getting their homework done.
You know, like painting.
I spent some time there this weekend and made a little progress.
It’s really getting oh-so-close.
Except for paint.
Which will make a world of difference.
(Do you hear me, kids? Pull out those brushes and have a painting party!)
Saturday I got some of the crown molding up.
Don’t you just love the difference trim makes on a project?
Like icing on a cake.
Trim hides all flaws.
Well, almost all. It’s kinda like makeup. Sometimes you need concealer too.
Lots of caulk!
This is one of the before trim pictures.
Same area with a little trim.
Here we go with another angle.
And now with trim.
We ran out of the crown molding and need to get more to finish along the ceiling.
Got a bit more done in this section too.
See the lower cabinets and countertop?
That’s called my cop-out cabinet.
You see, I had started to build the base cabinet from plywood.
And then decided it was more work than I wanted to deal with.
(you can see it in this next picture)
So I went to a local building supply store called Bargain Outlet and bought a couple unfinished base cabinets and a countertop to fit the space.
It cost less than $200 and got me off the hook for that section.
I’m calling that a bargain!
This last corner was going to be enclosed. On second thought we decided to change that plan a bit and leave it open.
The sidewall can always be added later if they want it.
Besides, it was feeling like a little too much going on.
It seems my son pulled a painting marathon last night, because when I woke up this morning there were a bunch of pictures in my Inbox. (sent at 3am)
He stayed up late and got his homework done.
These are all taken with his phone, but you can get the idea. Everything has at least one coat of primer on it now.
Oh hey, this next picture just reminded me. Do any of you know if you can buy those plastic plugs that usually come with the metal doors?
J has 2 of these that don’t have the screw holes plugged around the windows.
It looks awful!
We’re getting there! I still have to finish the crown and some filler pieces.
The top cabinets need doors.
Then, after the final coat of paint is done we get to install the floor.
I can hardly wait.
That bare plywood floor is getting on my nerves.