A Quick Laundry Room Progress Update

Today was just one of those days… You know, the kind of day where you go to Home Depot to place an order for some doors, and nothing seems to go right.  The kind of day where your daughter accidentally hits your son in the face, which leads to your son raging and name calling, which leads to your husband yanking your son out of Home Depot…all in front of the poor salesman that was trying to help me order the doors. And if that wasn’t enough, the order wasn’t quite right, so we had to start all over again. Sigh. How much longer is it until the kids go back to school? 🙂

This will be a short little post, ‘cuz I just wanted to give a quick update on our laundry room. This weekend, we installed the cleats that will provide support for the butcher block countertop. First, we drew a nice level line at the desired height, using our 4 ft. long level. We marked the stud locations on the wall (green tape), and then screwed our cut 1×2 pieces of wood into the studs in the wall.  laundry room butcher block countertop support

Because our countertop span will be fairly long (over 6 ft.), we knew we would need some center support for the countertop.  So, we decided to build an open cabinet with shelves. Not only will it help to support the countertop, but it will give us a little extra storage, which is always a good thing. I’ll be priming and painting it white, and also adding some trim to finish it up this week. When my daughter first saw it between the washer/dryer, she said in a rather disgusted tone of voice, “um, what is that?!?!” I told her not to worry…that it would be painted white and would look like our mudroom shelves when it was finished. She was very relieved! 🙂

laundry room cabinet between washer and dryer

So, that’s the progress we’ve made so far. We have the tile in hand, and it is beautiful! We wanted to wait until the countertop was installed to tile the backsplash area, but we may start on it beforehand, because the countertop is still a few weeks out. I’m also working on some cute printable artwork for the laundry room that I will share later on this week.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

By | 2017-07-16T21:07:57+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Built-Ins, DIY Projects, Laundry Room|Comments Off on A Quick Laundry Room Progress Update