Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DIY Basement Mudroom (One Room Challenge) - Week 5

I am back with our progress on the basement mudroom. We are in week 5 of what is now a 7 week challenge.  If you are just joining me, I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. This week things are finally coming together!

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge



Last week (after my post went live) we found out that the challenge was being extended one week due to some of the participants being affected by the floods, wild fires, and other natural disasters, and my heart goes out to those affected. I am also thankful for all the support in this community of bloggers!

Catch up on the other posts here:

Mudroom Built-ins
DIY Mudroom Bench

Here is what we have been up to this week. We installed the trim around the door and window. When I say "we," I mostly mean my sweet hubby. Figuring out trim angles makes my head spin, so since he installed it throughout the rest of the basement, I let him do his thang. Then, I spackled, caulked, and painted it. I don't know if I have said it before, but I hate painting trim. I recently painted all the trim in our basement, which included five doors, base molding, and chair rail. But, this is the last of it, so I pressed on :-) We also installed the last piece of baseboard on the garage side wall.

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge


Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge

My hubby built the facing for the closet and we made a door for the closet out of a piece of plywood. We went ahead and attached it with the hinges to make sure everything fit, but we will take it back down and paint it this week.

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge

We are coming into the home stretch! This week on our to-do list is:

  • Prime and paint the closet and door
  • Install the outlet in the closet and outlet cover on the light switch
  • Hang the hooks above the bench
  • Install shelves in the closet
  • Shop for baskets and a rug (a.k.a. the FUN stuff!)
  • Make the cushion for the bench

Follow along as we build a mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge


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29 comments:

  1. trim makes such a difference! looks great!

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  2. It's coming right along! Have fun shopping!

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  3. Looks like this project is going very well! Can't wait for Week 6 and course, Week 7's big reveal!

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  4. I agree! I hate painting trim and doors are the worst. It looks like your room is coming along perfectly. I can't wait to see your final reveal.

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  5. Wow! Looks great! Now on to the really fun part. Shopping! Hope you have a blast finding all you want for the space/1 It's just going to look great. XO ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

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  6. Your mudroom is progressing nicely! You are gonna love that new space when it is all finished!

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  7. I feel your pain for painting doors and trim...ugh, if I never paint another piece of trim in my life it will be too soon, lol!! You coming into the home stretch and it looks great! Have fun shopping!!

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  8. It's starting to look finished! I can't wait to see what's up next!

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  9. Trim is really the icing on the cake. It makes a huge difference. It's coming along so well! Great job!

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  10. Oh the trim out looks great! I can totally sympathize with you on the filling the nail holes, I did a few myself this round, lol. Your results are great, 2 more weeks can't wait!

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  11. Woohoo! We're into the home stretch! I know what you mean about painting trim. I've got some of that in my near future as well. LOL! You're getting there tho. Almost time for the fun stuff. :)

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    1. Trim is the worst! But the fun stuff is coming!

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  12. Yay, so close to the finish! I love the trim around the windows - it looks so clean elegant :)
    Best,
    Kelly
    P.s. I say 'we' all the time too when in actuality, I am usually just directing the traffic and telling the hubs where I want the things to be ;)

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    1. Thank you! I was impressed at how it turned out since we have not done window trim before! Yay for the hubby!

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  13. It's really looking great!! Trim is like night and day difference!

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  14. Oh the lovely mess of sawdust! A sign of good things happening :)

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  15. It's coming together, and looking great. Can't wait to see it all done and styled!

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  16. Your mudroom id looking great Mary! Our mudroom is one space we still need to work on in our house. Always happy to find new mudroom inspiration.

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