Planning and Patching
So here’s what happens when you decide to do a “little project”….
So, as you can see, I had a MUCH bigger task on my hands than I had expected.
The shelving was NOT drilled into the studs, but they used TONS of dry wall brackets to hold it all up. I was left with about 40 holes to fill. Nasty and tattered holes too.
I wanted to cry. I called my dad (let’s call him my personal on-call carpenter). Then, I started sanding.
The back of the spackle says, one coat, no sanding required. However, my “carpenter” said that since my holes were SO rough, I should build it up and then sand it smooth.
I filled the holes/built it up with two coats and let it dry overnight. A little sanding the next day and things are really shaping up!
Amongst all of the waiting and sanding, I did finally pick out a wall color. It is a blue green shade called from Behr called Aqua Smoke (470E-3). (By the way, if any of you know how to add a paint chip to a blog, do tell!!)
While the paint was drying, I did do a little shopping at Ikea. Boy, that place is a one stop shop for me sometimes. Besides grabbing the cabinets, I was able to get the following for my “dream” laundry room.
Cesium light – Provides much more light than my old single bulb builders grade brassy one ever dreamed of.
Molger bench – fits perfectly between my tall cabinet and the shoe storage I already had in the room. Luckily, I snagged the last one in the store because its being discontinued!!
Tsusig rack – This should provide us with enough hooks for coats and bags.
Bjarnum shoe rack – After eliminating all my wire shelving, I needed a little space to hang clothes. Much cooler than my old wire shelving.
Now, this stuff isn’t going to hang itself, is it? Bibbity bobbity boo?? Guess not….see you soon then!Pin It