Yes! I'm in the new grooming room!
Its not finished. Well, not entirely. But then again, is anything ever really finished?
Ok. So the grooming room is usable-finished. I began using it as soon as I got the vinyl down on the floor. Even before I had most of my stuff moved in there. Or the door finished. But I have a new cupboard for my towels!
I'm sorry I don't have any before photos - cause when the urge to paint hits, well, its all I can do to put on painting clothes!
***** I found the before photos. Well, more like the 'almost before' photos. Here it is with legs and masking tape...
And here it is with the painting just finished.
I used a piece of pine I had to make a top for it and searched my leg collection for some legs that would work with it. I wanted it tall enough to be out of 'pee' reach.
It IS a grooming room after all!
I had some old green paint from a room I painted long ago (it was a hideous colour, no idea what I was thinking!). I poured some of it into a plastic container, added a bit of light blue I'd made up for another project and voila: the perfect antique green!
Being the lazy sod I am, the only prep work I did was mask off the handle, hinges and metal screen.
Since I chose not to sand, I mixed some fine grout into the paint, making it a chalk-like paint and just slapped it on. It took 2 coats. Once dry I gave it a light sand to encourage a chippy look.
The new towel cupboard sits behind the inner door of the grooming room. Its not big enough really, but its pretty. I might one day make a base for it, another cupboard... Who knows? For now it holds clean towels and my cd player.
So here's a pic of the other side of the new grooming room, in use! Erik lies on the table with the dryer on him. Such a good boy. He didn't move while I changed cds and took the pic!
There's a lot to do but I'm taking my time. The old grooming room wasn't perfect by any stretch, but I got used to it - I worked in there for 7 years! It kind of grew around me. It'll take a while for this room to grow around me too. I'll need shelves and hooks for my tools. I'll need pictures on the wall and hooks for leads...
I'll need to put the window on the door! And a door handle!
Its a work in progress.