Putty, sand, dust, prime, paint….is my life. It’s week 5 of Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge and since we cranked with a capital C this week, we might actually finish this shiz on time.
My husband worked so hard to finish installing the faux shiplap (6″ wide strips of 1/4″ thick hardwood plywood from Lowe’s) and I’m obsessed with it! I kinda like it better than real tongue and groove panels because the gap between the boards is more pronounced.
I painted all the woodwork with Benjamin Moore ADVANCE in White Dove (satin finish). Between the awesome paint and the microfiber roller, this is by far the easiest and most fun part. Catching up on This American Life, waving my magic roller around, watching the shiplap get all beautiful.
Painting the doors black has been less fun. I loathe painting doors, it stresses me out. But these babies must be black so….I need to buck up and start knocking that out.
We also built and installed the cubby for the open vertical shelving. I like the space on the bottom that’s open to the floor. The whole thing needs trim and paint of course.
The bench is almost finished too, which will go to the left of the cubby. I’m just adding the final coats of satin polycrylic.
There’s still a ton to do before the reveal. Finish painting…everything. Add crown molding. Install the bench. Add the batten and hooks. Accessorize. It’s going to be another mudroom-centric weekend around here but it’s worth it. We can’t wait to finish this project!