DIY Laundry Counter Workstation

DIY Laundry Counter Workstation

This month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest theme is “ShowStopping TOPS with ETI EnviroTex!” sponsored by an amazing brand called ETI Envirotex. ETI Colored Logo

The product that I’m featuring is called EnviroTex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish by EnviroTex; this product creates a fabulous high-gloss resin finish.

“ETI has been in business since 1969. They were the resin trail blazers, which is why you always hear “it is similar to Envirotex Lite.” They were environmentalists before it was even popular. They created the formulation for superior, clear, waterproofing that others have tried to match.”

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by ETI Envirotex.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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DIY Laundry Counter with envirotex by Creatively Living

I just moved. We sold our home and moved across the state to be closer to friends and family.

We looked for a home for a few months and finally found one suitable for our needs. Not all my boxes were checked.

I STILL HAVE A LAUNDRY “ROOM” IN A CLOSET (do I need to mention that an actual room was on my list?).

I decided I should probably make the best of it. I spoiled myself and purchased a front loading washer and dryer (so far I love them).  But, the purpose of getting the front loading kind was so that I could build a countertop workstation on top of them and have a place to fold laundry other than the floor or couch.

Laundry Area BEFORE

Here’s the space I had to work with (there are no doors on the closet).

My hopes and dreams will be to eventually relocate the water heater and get new cabinets, but for a BIG IMPROVEMENT with a MODEST BUDGET, here’s what I did…

I went to Lowe’s and bought one large (4×8 ft) piece of particle board (about 3/4 inch thick). READ THIS TIP: THEY WILL CUT IT FOR YOU!

I ran across a nice employee who knew how to use the cutting tool at the store; it’s super quick, it’s super straight, and super easy (because they do it for you); plus the first four cuts are FREE (after that it’s only 25 cents). Also, it’ll be much easier putting the board in your car if it’s already cut down.

My pieces measured approx 58 x 30 inches and 42 x 30 inches. One piece of particle board worked for the entire project (cost was about $20 for one sheet of particle board).

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

First, I primed the board (actually, my husband primed it- that’s not my arm!).

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

Next, I spray painted (yes, spray painted) the piece that was going to be used for the top. I used The Hammered look by Rust-Oleum;  it took 1 can of spray paint (approx $5).

And painted the side piece with white paint.  I used Valspar Ultra-White semi-gloss paint that I already had; I liked that it would blend in with the washer and dryer (and that I already had it so it didn’t add any cost to the project).

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

After the spray paint was dry, I set the board on a level (HINT: Make sure the surface is level!!) surface and mixed and poured the EnviroTex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish per the instructions.

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

My thoughts on this product:

1) I’ve always wanted to try it.

2) I thought it’d be a challenge to use, but it was actually really simple (it’s a 1 to 1 ratio of Resin and Hardener). Plus, the instructional video on the website was very helpful.  Note: Be sure to follow directions carefully and use eye protection and gloves. The mixture doesn’t really splash, but you still want to be careful.

3) This product was odorless!!!

The most challenging part was waiting for it to cure (aka being patient).

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

 After it cured for a few days, we installed it in the laundry area.

Since I didn’t want to nail the top to the side piece, I used brackets on the inside to secure them together.

On the side next to the wall, I secured a piece of wood to the wall and set the counter on top of it (making sure it was all level).

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

I added a piece of trim to the front to give it a nice, finished look.

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

There are a lot of pipes and things behind the washer and dryer and I wanted to cover them up yet keep them accessible, so I installed a little curtain in front of them (pieces of curtain that I’d cut off from my dining room curtains).

It looks so much cleaner!

Add a few decorations and it’s done!

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

I can’t believe what a transformation this gave to my laundry area; and aside from the EnviroTex Lite Pour-On High Gloss Finish (which was provided), this makeover only cost me about $30.

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

I think this product provides the prettiest finish! It looks like I have a high-end countertop…and it’s really a piece of particle board!

Showstopping TOPS with ETI Envirotex by Creatively Living

Special thanks to The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest team for making this contest happen! I’m thrilled!

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This month we have a guest host. Please check out Sheri of Hazel and Gold Designs, she also used Envirotex Lite on her fabulous project.

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Check out all of the other fabulous makeovers here.

Holly Creatively Living

Comments

  1. Super project Holly, a nice flat surface is a must for folding laundry! Thanks for sharing it at #FridaysFurnitureFix

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