This will be used as a :
folding " station " ( washer and dryer are to the right of it )
craft " station "
storage ( hidden behind the curtains )
prep area ( for outdoor pool parties - since access to the back yard is off this little room ) or a place to mix drinks
It's even a place to paint small items !
How's that for versatile?
I actually used this as my kitchen island for awhile in our last house...................then my daughter took it to keep on her ( oversized ) balcony.
But she's moving - and no longer needs it - so Mom took it back - with big plans of repurposing it as a potting bench......................but because all well laid plans of mice and Suzan often go astray - it's ended up in the mud room.
I added a couple of shelves to store items..................just added them with metal brackets on the inside of the legs and then took a set of Ikea curtains ( white linen ) and used them to hide all of that.
Believe it or not - that's organized chaos on those shelves
The image on top is from the GRAPHIC'S FAIRY - this one here to be precise - I took away a little & added a little.
This image was done before my daughter took it - it was once black but being out in the elements it faded.
After giving the table a quick white wash - the image turned grey - so I outlined everything with a black sharpie and left the image a greyish color.
I also added a rail - so that I could hang things off the front of it for easy access............
This is what the floors looks like - and what we're working on today
You know, it would have been nice, very nice indeed if just one room in this house wouldn't have turned into a major disaster every time we started to renovate.
This particular room has been a nightmare ( well they all have )
We lifted the flooring and there were large gaping holes everywhere.................I don't know how we didn't go through them every time we took a step in there the last year.
It's almost done - but not quite.
But THE MOST VERSATILE TABLE is done !
And if you press yourself into the window wall - and turn on a right angle - and squint your eyes - you'd almost think the whole room was done
John says - What in God's name are you doing exactly?
Suzan says - Trying to get a shot of the back entry
Funny he should call me that - because I want to put up a clothesline outside - and get a really nice straw hat and basket - and come into the mud room a little breathless - with a perfect strand of sun kissed hair falling over one eye - my freckles pronounced from my light golden tan - a la Martha Stewart - look up at John - smile warmly and say " honey - the clothes are dry " and fold everything on the table while he makes me a martini - as bunnies skip across the grass and birds are chirping and soft classical musical plays in the background of a completely finished renovated house.
Until that happens maybe I'll just make myself a martini.
And keep working at it. One room at a time.
I don't have freckles either.
Oh and calling my table the most versatile table?
I guess all of them are, no?
Still, having one in the mud room is a good thing. ( see? I'm already talking like her )
John and I will both have a crow bar in our hands today.................a very volatile situation to say the least since neither of us know what we're doing.
If anyone taped us working you'd have the the most successful comedy show ever.
Dumb & Dumber attempting to renovate a house.
And just a little sad.
Have a great one everybody !
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