Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Doing the Laundry...Room

So, where were we when I last wrote in June? (June?! Has it really been that long?)

Ah, yes...Royal ate a squirrel and the living room was lined with file folders. We'll catch up later with the specifics of the last month, but let me just say that Royal has caused more destruction and the house has been further updated.

Speaking of house updates, I am happy to report that we have made serious progress in the laundry room!



After all of the wallpaper removal...and mold treatment...and re-mudding the damaged sheetrock, we painted the cabinets and the walls (and the fuse box!). The room is adjacent to the kitchen, so we opted to use that same color scheme in an effort to make the rooms feel more cohesive...and, truth be told, we needed to use the rest of the paint. I was skeptical with the choice at first, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. The rooms really do flow quite well now. (Thanks for the idea, Mom!)

On our initial cleaning day at the house, my sister and I made short work of removing the mirrored cabinet above the sink. It seemed out of place and bulky for the space, so it had to go! I was thrilled to find a black mirror at the thrift store ($6.98, thank you very much!), and after giving it a quick spray paint facelift, it suits the space perfectly.

Here is the laundry room as it stands now:

I'm picturing (pun intended) a gallery of frames
to the right of the mirror...we shall see!

Now, the dryer is actually pushed up against the wall.
We still had some work to do getting the dryer duct in place at this point.
(I'll spare you the details...it was every bit as boring as you might expect...
except when Bobby cut his finger...that was kind of dramatic. He's okay, though.)
Big difference, yes? I think so. There's still work to be done, of course. (When is there not?) I can imagine a patterned Roman shade over the window, and the walls need...something. There's also still the issue of finding a hanging space for clean clothes, but we're getting there.

Oh, yeah...I'm back in the blogging mood now. More to come soon!

1 comment:

  1. We didn't have hanging space built in either, so we just installed a metal closet rod on the wall of our laundry room. Works like a dream!