Monday, January 20, 2014

THE "Mudroom" Beast is Complete

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

After what seemed like a million hours spent putting on a coast of pre-stain conditioner, 2 coats of stain and 2-3 coats of poly depending on where it was on the piece (with sanding in-between), I declare the "mudroom" complete.  And we are in love.  It is absolutely awesome. While we haven't fully stocked it with our stuff, I know that is going to be awesome on a day-to-day basis.  And it fits in seamlessly with the rest of the house.  Looks like it has always been there.  You can follow my journey to the finished product here and here and here and here and here.
my drawings before they came to life

I want to thank the peeps that gave input to the original drawings I posted on the blog-the ideas were so helpful. And thanks to Joe from Dovetail Custom Woodworking for building the beast.  I think it was more than he bargained for when he bid it out.  You should have seen install day...s...

added metal grating for breath-ability as recommended by a reader.  We are still trying to find a way to line the drawers so that we can store (often wet) shoes inside.  I have found some plastic bins that are a pretty close fir for now. pretty.  Love the brass (aged with brass ager from Rejuvenation) hooks from House of Antique Hardware...all the hardware is actually from there

Ah, the joys a super textured plasters walls.  Lots of paint touch ups.

And a cute tootsie shot to leave you with...more to come soon.


  1. That. Is. Glorious! It looks original to the house. I've always used the brass ager from Rockler, but I like your results better. Congrats!

    1. Thank you :) I never knew that anywhere else sold brass ager....good to know that the Rejuv stuff is good-I have always liked it. Only wish I could have used it on the new front door hardware.

  2. That is truly beautiful! What a wonderful project.

  3. So glad to see this! It's wonderful. And it does look original - good job on the design!