Monday, September 9, 2013

Laundry Room update

Seriously, it's gonna be the first 
room that is done. 

I'm cool with that!
Bruce ran into town for supplies
yesterday morning and came home with some
finish ply.
We had discussed the kind of counters
to put in the laundry room for folding.
1.) a vintage dresser
2.) big box laminate in either black or white
3.) DIY smooth paint-able finish,
trimmed out.

Number 1.) wouldn't work unless we stacked the
washer/dryer (which we intended to do originally 
but I changed my mind because I like to ponder things then "decide")
and it was a bit deep and wouldn't fit directly under the 
window (I'm a freak for aesthetics) because if it did,
the door would knock right into it.
Number 2.) wouldn't work because the counter depth would 
not completely cover the tops of the units 
and I wouldn't be able to handle that!
Number 3.) WINNER because we (he) could cut it to fit and 
we could add the "us" element.
The awesome thing? There's even enough room
for sewing!

The cost for this was for the finish plywood only.
We (he) trimmed it out with pieces we saved from 
casing of doors we replaced (waste not!)
and the leg was a reclaimed newel post we pulled from 
the staircase. 
But the most important element:
A man with some skill!

It's a catch-all at the moment because 
the whole house is a construction zone
and I haven't caulked, primed or painted yet
but I can see the finished product!

This week, the crown will be done in the kitchen and laundry
room and we will have picked up the flooring for that room
as well. We're going with a black slate looking porcelain.
Can't wait.
THEN I need to purchase some new "vintage inspired" 
handles for the big white cabinet  (Hobby Lobby) and I am 
pondering on wallpapering the face
of the old refrigerator with a Toile wallpaper
I have. I'm still thinking about the process.
 I'm not telling the Mister though.
He spent a few hours peeling off the (ugly) 
stickers before we moved.
 This fridge had spent many years
in the garage as the beer holder.

I think this might end up being my favorite room
in the house. Well, till some of the other rooms are done.

Happy week you ALL. ;)

xo, Amber

p.s. follow ups to follow as they are done!


Suzan Sweatman said...

It's a terrible thing to be envious - but I am - I've NEVER had a laundry room and I soooo want one!!!
It's going to be fabulous!

Susie said...

Well bless your heart got a laundry room. GAAA, I would not know what to do without one..although mine is in the basement. Bummer. There's a show in Indiana, where the host always says, "if you can't be handsome, you better be handy." I am blessed my man is handsome and handy :):)I think yours is also. Love your new room. Great job. xoxo,Susie