Updates: Mudroom painting, steps treads and a coffee warmer

Posted By on December 3, 2019


The more time I spend in the basement workshop, the more I enjoy having my coffee with me and “warm.” Usually I just use an insulated stainless steel coffee container, MudroomSelfieNewPaint191129but lately I’ve gone back to a ceramic cup so it can easily go into the microwave for warming. When sidetracked by projects or working in the shop, I often forget my coffee for 20 or 30 minutes and it is only lukewarm or cold. So after bringing the parts back from a potpourri-warmer that broke, I fitting them into a ceramic flower pot bottom and it now perfectly keeps my cup-of-joe piping hot.

BUT, real updates and maintenance items still needed to be done. Before Thanksgiving, Brenda wanted the mudroom bench and garage entry stairs cleaned up and looking fresh. They were long overdue for a coat of while gloss ,so I sanded and repainted with “porch floor paint” which seems to hold up well on high traffic areas. The seat still are too easily scratched and scuffed as are the garage stairs so maybe a seat cushion is on the project list? As for those garage entry stairs, I replaced the vinyl treads with inexpensive bound-edge carpet treads … very nice … especially held in place with a couple nylon snap-clips which hold firm but snap off so both the carpet treads and painted steps can be cleaned. 

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