Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The only halfway ghetto laundry room.

I'm not going to lie, if we did nothing else with our laundry room, the current state of it is a complete 180 from what it was. Let us all click on that link and re-live what once was.

I also cannot state my proud enthusiasm at running water, a washing machine that no longer drains into my sink, and the fact Matt got it right on the first try.

But you know I settle for nothing less than perfection, so although Matt feels his great strides in that room qualify him for another 7 year break on it, I continue with my encouraging project management skills to keep him going. We still need a door, a ceiling, flooring, another cabinet, and more paint, but other than that we're kicking ass.

 Oh god, isn't it glorious? I would by lying if I told you I haven't petted the sink every day since it's been in. I love it so. Plus, my walls are going to be a much lighter yellow color so it doesn't quite look like urine. I also have some plants and pictures of my kids being cute that are going to go on the ledge above the sink- it was still drying on it's second coat of paint. I have pulls for the cupboards, but I just haven't gotten to it yet. Mostly because I'm not sure if I love them enough.
 But we (and when I say "we" always know that I really mean "I") decided to switch out the wire rack shelving for actual cupboards. It just looks so much cleaner in here and it'll be nice once the other cabinet is on the other wall.

And Matt wanted me to show off the home improvement project he hasn't done in the seven years we've lived here so that you don't all feel like he's a total slacker.
We have shiny new house numbers on a plaque on our house. Versus the rusty version nailed to our ghetto wood steps which will be gone next summer- mark my words. And the 5 fell off a few years ago so it looked like our address was 716. Classy. But now we're all fancy with numbers that match the light fixtures.

(Which you know was my doing, because if Matt had his say the numbers would be the cheapest brass pieces of shit or even worse, the reflective sticker ones. Shudder.)


FinnyKnits said...

Congrats! I would be lying if I said I wasn't dead jealous over here. Our one bathroom has been out of commission for a month and I'm about to murder the contractor and his subs. I long to have it finished. And for a shower in my own house.

In fact, I was thinking that sink looks big enough for a bath...

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Okay I am so jealous. My "laundry room" is the basement. Which consists of my washer and dryer (admittedly not even close to ghetto) and some random ass table that we think has been in the house since the 50's and has been passed down from owner to owner. All of this resides in a corner, "separated" from all the other junk in the basement.

Ang said...

Looking good!!
I LOVE the laundry area, I'd give anything to have the room to do a counter top like that!

Anonymous said...

congrats congrats congrats!!

I am trying to get Joshua to finish ANY of the jobs he is in the process of doing....there are WAY too many to list and guess where he is right now? TAKING A FREAKING NAP DOWNSTAIRS!!

And is like 5pm est.

What the fuck?

But seriously, congrats girlfriend!!

Julie H said...

"moving on up!" You're probably to young to remember that theme song to that show lol. But for some reason that popped into my head when I was reading.