One Room Challenge (week five) - Wood projects Week
Hello and welcome to A Life Unfolding. If you are following along with me we have made it to week five of the One Room Challenge. WAHOO!! The ORC is a design challenge hosted by Linda @callingithome where bloggers are challenged to transform a space in 6 weeks and blog about it along the way. Thank you Linda for hosting and House Beautiful for being the media sponsor. I have chosen my Laundry/Mudroom at our lake house to update and add some functionality to.
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Week five went smoothly. We had two wood projects to complete. Keep in mind that we are working on our lake house which means we only have weekends for projects. I don't want anyone thinking we are slacking off! Plus we have to take out time each weekend to watch college football. Priorities people. The first project this week was a hanging shelf. This qualifies as the easiest DIY EVER. 2 x 6 reclaimed wood bard and leather straps. Done and LOVE!
In my original design plan I had wanted to have a concrete countertop, but after we painted the cabinets I fell in love with the look of wood against the navy. So we (and by we I mean my husband), made a wood countertop to fit over the washer and dryer. The Laundry/Mudroom space is compact and I am often losing things behind or between the washer and dryer. This will provide a smooth surface making it more functional as well as beautiful.
I have to come clean here and admit I have committed the worst crime a blogger can do and did not photograph my husbands steps here. So a quick recap: He used wood glue on 2 x 4's clamping them together 2 at a time until dry. He reinforced them with screws for stability and sanded smooth. Easy. I heard not one curse word. :) I stained them using Minwax stain in a medium brown color. Then used 3 coats of poly to protect it. That's it. Easy and quick.