So that brings me up to today & we finished painting! I chose white and, as a friend advised, if I want to change later, the white acts as a great undercoat. I encouraged the children's enthusiasm by paying them & let them loose with rollers. They had a great time & it was yet another first for our family as a direct result of my crazy idea to turn the laundry into a studio/workshop.
I've been talking about the bench with my builder & he recommends I use MDF. I got a sample & while I think it's economical & practical, my heart just kind of sank. I had envisaged a wooden workhorse that would give the space character & have a warmth to it. I want to love my bench, is that crazy because it'll certainly not be a beauty after I get my tools out?
Sometimes I think things are just meant to happen. Yesterday an artist I know dropped by with photos for a video we are working on. I copied them & saw that they were of a boat being restored so I contacted her to ask if the builders might have any wood suitable. The end result is I'm off to record an interview at the boat shed on Wednesday & while there I'll check out the potential bench. Apparently they have some beautiful wood. Another option is to have MDF with a wood edge?