Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Week 2 One Room Challenge Update






This week was the fun one, where an application of color made this room come alive! I absolutely love the way this Benjamin Moore's Gunmetal( 1602) color looks with the white trim.  I had to paint before the cabinets go up, so it took 2 coats for best coverage.






Next I painted the base cabinet white. Since it was raw wood, I used an oil primer first, then semi gloss white for the exterior.





( yes, that is green astro turf in my husband's man cave. He was a high school football coach for 40 years.)



This is the hamper piece that will go in the base cabinet, which I am ecstatic about!






Then we had a test run of the base cabinet install to see how the sink is going to look! I absolutely love this self rimming acrylic sink ( 25" x 22" x 13" deep).
It has a washboard side to it and my Shih Tzu fits in it. My golden retriever is going to have to go in the bathtub!

SNAG...the washing machine has been leaking on the floor, so we had a repairman in to fix it and found out we bought it in 1996. No thank you on a $300.00 repair!  So we had to purchase a new machine.  I bought a Speed Queen for $700.00.  I took the advice of my repairman who said all those fancy front loaders and computer panels have lots of expensive repair problems, and I do alot of heavy washing (i.e. horse blankets) so I'm happy to go with a heavy duty tried and true commercial brand.)

The center white faucet I ordered online was too clunky and massive, so I returned it in favor of a chrome single faucet.  I had the plumber in to connect the sink and faucet and it is fully operational! My husband needs to finish the base cabinet ( install face frame, mount the doors, secure the hamper on the back wall with a chain so it doesn't fall forward too far).  

Next is to install the upper cabinets and figure out the window treatment, install a new light fixture and  do a custom treatment on the walls...oh, and the fun part: hardware, accessories and staging.I need to paint and organize the closet in there as well.  Can't wait!

Good luck to all my challengers who are:



Please hop over to see their progress and cheer them on with me! See you next Wednesday!( or hopefully sooner!)

Thanks for your continued support everyone!
Nancy

P.S. I have jury duty today so I will have to check in and comment tonight1

42 comments:

  1. I love that wall color. What a difference. The Astro Turf needs lines on it, like a real football fiels :). Bummer about the washing machine.

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  2. LOVE the wall color against that white trim!

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  3. I love everything so far. Sorry that you have jury duty today.

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  4. Whoa, it's going to be fabulous, LOVE the dark color and stained counter top!

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  5. It's looking great! Kind of obsessed with the dark walls!

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  6. hi Nancy! you're doing a great job. We're in the planning stages of redoing our laundry room as well. I noticed that you put a piece of plywood for your countertop. I asked my handyman/contractor to do that and he recommended not and is trying to sell me on a laminate/formica countertop option which I honestly don't love esthetically or price wise. He says the humidity and washing things by hand near it or placing moist items on it will eventually ruin the wood. Centsational girl used plywood also in her powder room and used a good sealant or something to prevent water damage. How is the wood countertop working for you? What did you use to seal it? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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    1. Yael, I don't have your email so I hope you get this. We used solid 1" oak boards and after finishing them to a smooth finish we polyurethaned it with many coats, which I can repeat in a few years if I see the finish wearing off. The good thing about not using plywood is I can resand it and refinish it in the future. Wooden counters, and butcher block counters are widely used, so don't be afraid! I haven't used it yet but my brother uses a wood counter in his bathroom vanity and never had a minutes problem with it. If you love it, DO IT!
      xo Nancy

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  7. The wall color, cabinetry and beautiful countertop has totally transformed this space already, Nancy!!

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  8. The wall color is gorgeous! This room is looking great!
    -Shelley

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  9. Yum! The paint colour IS awesome! Love that satisfied feeling from painting - and your cabinets looks terrific. What a great week at your place!

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  10. Oooh the wall color is yummy! Bummer about the additional expense of a new washer, but in the end, better to do it now. I am sure all of the details will be perfect, have fun!

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  11. That wall color is devine. It looks wonderful with the countertops!!

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  12. I am completely in LOVE with that gunmetal paint color! It's so crisp and chic. Great work ladies!!

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  13. IT's looking so good! Hopefully you won't have jury duty for long!

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  14. Love that color! I hadn't heard of Speed Queen. We probably should get a new dryer and now I'm going to check out their options. Thanks.

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  15. Love the gray! Looking great Nancy!

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  16. I can't wait to see what all this work is going to be!

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  17. I was released early today from jury duty! yeah!!!!! Now on to DIY projects for the ORC! Thanks everyone for your comments, and best of luck to you all!

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  18. Hi! This is so great!! Love the color:). More importantly I adore that your husband got astro turf!! He probably smiles and thinks of coaching every time he sees this! Btw, I had a similar washing machine issue 2 weeks ago. Ugh. I can't wait for next week. Xo

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  19. Your new paint color is beautiful, Nancy! Aren't you sooooo excited to have all that new cabinetry in there? You're going to enjoy your laundry room so much more and it will be incredible -- I can't wait to see it finished!

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  20. Looking forward to the end result, Nancy! I'm going to check out the other participants...these challenges are so fun.

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  21. I love that your husband as astro turf in his mancave, that is hysterical. The cabinets look great so far- all that stroage is going to be wonderful, I'm so jealous!

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  22. I'm loving that wall colour. Great work and I am going to be totally jealous because my laundry room is in desperate need of a makeover.

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  23. Love the moody wall color, wood counter and new sink. Sorry about the washing machine fiasco, but at least it happened while you were renovating anyway!
    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  24. Your colors are so great! Your laundry room ORC is fulfilling a fantasy for me--oooh, to have cabinets, sink and a pretty space to work in....one can dream.

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  25. Hey Nancy - The wall color looks great! I'll have to keep Gunmetal in mind. You all have made GREAT progress!!
    xo
    Loi
    PS - Gibbs can fit in the sink now :)

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  26. Everything is looking good Nancy! I do love the color you chose, the white just pops out! And I adore your wooden countertop!!! Glad you answered the question I was thinking too (yael phrased it for me better)!

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  27. I am loving the way the colors all work together: the paint, trim, and wood counter. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  28. astro turf!! Hilarious. Love the changes so far- wall color, wood counter... looking great. And the laundry cab is so nice.

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  29. I really like the wall color you chose, it really makes it look updated. My favorite part is going to be the light fixture. I love lighting.

    Also, I had no idea all the front loading washers were so prone to breaking! I'm going to keep this in mind when our front loading washer goes caput. I'm pretty sure it will be soon as it makes a terribly frightening noise when we do the wash.

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  30. Ah Jury Duty ... hope you get "Free" soon!!! Love the GunMetal ... can't wait to see more!! xo

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  31. Love, love the paint color and your sink!!!! Looks great!!! Can't wait to see the rest! bummer you had to shell out $$ for a new washer but hey bet you are enjoying it!!!!

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  32. oh this is a heavy duty makeover! I'm so impressed with everything you are doing.....and you even have horses!! But my fave part was the astro turf!! too funny!

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  33. Good for you getting so much done in a week!!! Love that color. I think I've mentioned before my laundry room is the pits!

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  34. Love the color....cant wait to see it when its all done...

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  35. Wow! You have really made a lot of progress!! Great color with all the white!
    Kathysue

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  36. Holy cow! Looking great already!

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  37. Your laundry room is looking fabulous with the new charcoal paint and wood counter! Great progress!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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