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Sunday
Aug262012

Progress on My Back Entry

I mentioned back in June that I had some plans for my back entry but hadn't made any progress on it until yesterday. As a recap, my basic idea is to get rid of the weird cabinetry and build a shoe bench with hooks in the space instead.

As you can see in the picture below, the cabinets and soffit are torn out and the pergo flooring has been replaced. The next step was to mud and tape the drywall that was left unfinished behind the cabinets which I did yesterday. Because I am going to be covering up the back wall I left it alone. I definitely don't feel the need to do more work than necessary! It doesn't look pretty right now but at least I'm finally making some progress.

I also picked out and purchased the wall color that I am going to use. It's a pale yellow-green called Soothing Aloe by Valspar. There is only one window in the back entry/laundry room area so I wanted to get something light and cheerful. Unfortunately, today I have to sand all the mud from yesterday before I can prime and paint. I can't wait to finally get some color on those walls! Well, it's off to do some sanding for me... 

Have you been working on any projects recently that you put off? What do you have in your back entry to make it functional?

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Lisa can you re-use any of those cabinets from the mudroom in another project? Sometimes I think I would like a mudroom but I think it would be just another spot for things to accumulate. At our door from the garage to house (which is the way we 98% of the time come into the house - it has a bench and a board with 3 hooks - if I was doing now I would put 4 hooks), the bench gathers shoes & boots and has the water jug on it. The bench is open, again in hindsight I would have made a bench with doors on the bottom - hide the mess. I look forward to your finished project with most ideas for me to "lift"

August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Lou

Mary-Lou- I donated the cabinets I took down to my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. As you turn the corner from that mudroom area you enter my laundry room which has tons of cabinets as well. It was just overkill with so many! I think the bench, shelving and hooks will make better use of the space. I think I can squeeze five hooks in which I think will be nice.

August 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

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