What we really wanted was a mud room with cubbies, hooks and a bench. I wanted it to look like our own locker room in the house.
Only one problem: we don’t have that kind of space (above, center, with mirrors and hooks)
Here’s what we decided we were after:
- a project. any project. I just wanted to do something.
- space for T’s artwork
After talking about our options for a while, we visited our local Floor and Decor to look through the possibilities.
“Why the floor store?” you ask. We’re turning our wall into a floor. Everybody’s doing it, right? We picked out what we wanted, but still needed final measurements, waited to pull the trigger, etc., etc.
It was raining last Monday, and I was ready to work. After dismantling three cases of hardwood floor in the parking lot (in the rain) so it would fit in the car, it was off to work.
We didn’t make it very far the first day:
But after 3 days, we were almost to the finish line.
Then it was time for the hooks. This wasn’t some run of the mill, ordinary search, either. The quest for the right hooks took (is taking) longer than putting the wood up, but we wanted it to be just right.
When it was all over, it looked like: 48 square feet of hardwood flooring, on the wall. Two hooks, 5 knobs and 3 bulldog clips spray painted black to hold T’s artwork. Trimmed out with ripped floor boards, and finished off with a coat of polyurethane.
The past few evenings, when the sun sets and we draw the shades, I have left the light on in this little nook. I think I’ve come to the conclusion: this might be my favorite room in the house.