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
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,
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
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
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.
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. ;)
p.s. follow ups to follow as they are done!