My laundry room is a place of joy. Oh how I long to be washing and folding laundry EVERY day!
I have been working on this area for two years now. I guess that's the turtle in me.
I built this little cupboard to sit in between my washer and dryer, which is the center support for my counter. Nothing is nailed down! If I ever have to pull either appliance out, the whole assembly can come apart.
As you can see, the dryer is new! It's probably the only three year old dryer that has never been used! Maybe we just celebrated it's fourth birthday....I can't remember. Happy birthday dryer and so long warranty!
I used some scrap OSB from my stash. I didn't want to buy any plywood for this job
as I was ninety nine percent sure this would be a fail!
Screwed two pieces together and added a front strip with glue and brads,
to hide the edges and form an overhang.
I used Thinset (tile mortar) to cover the top.
Spread it on evenly with a trowel. If you close one eye, cock your head slightly, and punch yourself in the open eye, it's pretty even!
Make sure you're wearing safety glasses first though....I'd hate for someone to put their eye out!
When it dried, I sanded the ridges down. It was fairly easy sanding as I didn't even break a sweat,
until I saw where the OSB had bubbled.
I did what any DIYer would do;
I said a few choice words, cried a little, stomped my feet up and down, throwing the perfect temper tantrum. Okay, I didn't really do that, but I think I did use some colorful words. Not as colorful as when we were working on the dormers though.
This OSB was getting used whether it wanted to or not!
And then two months later, I peeled off the trouble spots and added more mortar to the top. I think plywood would have been a better choice, but who knew this would actually work.
I sealed the piece with Varathane and set it on two side brackets attached to the side walls and the center cupboard.
And here she is, my favorite room in the house.
And my name is Bill Gates!
The laundry room walls will be getting the same treatment as
the master bedroom. which you can see here at Ghetto Inn....if you dare!
I would scare the hell out of myself if I actually finished a project completely.
Although if you click here, you can see the complete
barnboard K, partially pictured on the right side below.
K found her way to the laundry room countertop
after she fell from a wall shelf. Shes still intact!
I can't say if this is strong enough to use in a kitchen, but I am pretty certain it will hold up to some heavy duty laundry folding! I don't think I would use one of those meat hammer tenderizer thingys, but I did have a metal basket with stray socks in it prior to the last coat of Thinset, and it didn't get scratched. Now that's quite a feat....or is that feet?
I was actually satisfied with it for two months prior to this post but
I decided to fix the bubbles for the blog! Now that's dedication!
Mental note to self: Screw on switch plate covers and absolutely no more tenderizing meat in the laundry room!
Cheers from the Gates Family!