Here is the before.
And here is the after!
P built the planters on his own and the grass provides a great area for the girls to play and for us to do some gardening!
Sod & Labor $1200
Planter supplies $275
Pavers: Free (leftover from paver project)
The laundry room. I can’t even express how gross this room was when we first bought the house. The floor was grimy, the walls were tore up and that horrifying door although solid, was a complete eye sore.
We first installed new laminate floors to replace the gross and cracked linoleum.
And here it is now!
I’m sorry for the weirdly cropped pictures but this room is so small it’s hard to get a good angle for ANY place in the room! We painted the doors, added cheapo cabinets from Lowes (we paid $5!!), hooks and a few peices on the wall so that they were so bare. I love how the blue just pops when next to the grey!
The walls are Martha Stewarts Cumulus Cloud. I don’t have the color name for the door because it was an custome “Oops” paint from Home Depot. I’m working on a message center to put near the door and a table to go over the washer and dryer but for now, I don’t actually hate being in here to work on laundry.
What do you think?
Hooks and Cabinets from Lowes
Washer board and frame are vintage
Schoolhouse light is from Home Depot
Floor is tuscan sunrise from Home Depot
One of the biggest challenges in trying to get a new nursery together was the lack of storage in the room. There is no closet in the room which means we had to creative. I knew a large armoire was the answer and I looked for months before finding something cheap enough and well built to last on Craigslist. We bought this for $40.
Sorry for the bad lighting, I ended up taking this picture at night and with the chandelier created shadows overhead. Overall, it was a time consuming project but since I knew exactly what I wanted and couldn’t find it in stores I just bought used and remade it to suit my needs. It’s now perfectly pretty in pink!Linking up to:
We all have it. Usually found in the kitchen, the junk drawer is the one place where things can be crammed in to to help make the countertops clean. In my house when I’m looking for something in particular the junk drawer is one of the most places that causes frustration. Usually it is filled to the brim with hanging supplies, receipts, misc papers and whatever else happens to make it in there.
Here are the steps I used to clean out this hot mess.
1. Dump everything out and sort into piles. We had a ton of paper in this drawer so everything got either filed or recycled. I put all of the screws and nails back into the garage where they belong. Cords and wires were stored with all of the devices they go to.
2. Make a note of what things will be stored in there. I wanted to have pens, tape and scissors handy since we no longer have an office space available. Also make sure to measure the drawer and then clean out any crumbs or marks with soap and a soft cloth.
3. Head to a place where you can get containers and find some that will fit the dimensions of your drawer. I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond since I had about a million coupons (some stored in that same junk drawer!)