Mudroom Madness

We spent our third week-end working on our mudroom.  It’s now looking close to done.  Is it sad that it’s not done? Probably.  We had important things to do like go to a beer tasting, go see The Help, nap, eat ice cream.  You know, important things.

When we originally started talking about our mudroom, we knew we wanted a bench/shelf system and some kind of molding.  It’s been fun seeing our vision come to life!

Here’s where we ended the week-end…


Isn’t the dog bum hook the cutest?

You may be wondering why we didn’t extend the bench further.  One, the pictures are slightly distorted with the wide angle lens (there is only about 3 feet from the end of the bench to the wall). Two, it’s called the dog.  We designed the room to leave enough space for his litter box.  He won’t use it unless it’s in the wide open.  We also designed the bench to allow space for his food and water dish.  How’s that for decorating with a dog?

I still have plans to paint the door to the garage.  I’m thinking red but I am open to suggestions.  We need to add quarter round to the space where the board and batten meets the top of the bench.  We also want to add crown molding sometime down the road and put things on the shelf. And we might switch out the bi-fold doors in the very far away future.

A big thanks to Apartment Guide for helping sponsor the project as part of their A New Place for Your Pet blogger challenge!  We’ve come a long ways…

Picnik collagebeforeandafter

This week I’ll explain how we installed the board and batten, the bench, and the shelf/hooks.

Did you tackle any projects this week-end?  Have you designed a room around your pet? Did your pet instantly spit out food all over the floor as soon as you took you “after” pictures?  Not that Ike did…

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