DIY Faux Butcher Block Laundry Room Counter

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Well, my friends, this laundry room project isn’t anywhere near being finished. In fact, it’s hardly even begun! We made this DIY faux butcher block counter as a distraction when we were trying to figure out what to do about our heated floors in the new bathroom and it’s turned out to be one of my favorite projects ever! So even though the whole room isn’t really ready for its close up, I just had to tell you all about it!
Chris had the idea to put a long counter in the laundry room for me to fold on and then he also thought we might as well add in a cork board and make it kind of a command center too! So here’s what we came up with!

[Psst! We also eventually installed wooden countertops in our kitchen! You can check them out, here!}
For the top itself, we just used one long piece of pine shelving and trimmed it out with some 2×2 pine pieces to make it look chunkier. The shelving that we got (I think these are also sometimes called “project boards”) was about 16″ wide and we just measured it to run the length of the room.
You can get these boards in all different shapes and sizes and they’re made up of long strips glued together so you get that authentic “butcher block” look! We did just a little bit of distressing around the corners to make sure things still looked a bit rustic and farm-housy and then I finished it exactly the same way as our floors upstairs.
One of the things that I insisted on was that the brackets to hold the counter up be really big and chunky and act as a design element in the room.
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