Saturday, July 24, 2010


We have walls....and a floor!

I put on my painting clothes today and will get started on that as soon as the mud dries. We're getting so close to being done!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bathtub Facelift

We are going to reuse the old clawfoot tub that has been in the bathroom forever. It's in really good shape and I love the look of it. It just needed a little bit of a face lift.

So, with the help of a few cans of spray paint, I think it's looking much better! I can't wait to get it in place and hook the faucet and shower component to it!


I don't know why, but this picture cracks me up!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bathroom and Laundry Room Renovation Update

We've been working hard for the past 4 days on renovating the bathroom and laundry room. Well, Chris has been working hard and I'm just around to offer assistance when needed and keep the dog occupied.

All in all, things are going pretty well. Some things are taking longer than expected, but we're still on target to be finished this weekend.

Friday we spent tearing out the laundry room. Saturday we ripped the bathroom apart. We had to take the floors all the way out due to rotted floors. On Sunday Chris worked on leveling the house. Monday he finished the leveling and worked on the plumbing. Today he worked on the plumbing some more.

The hardware stores have become a home away from home for us! If I count correctly, we've made 7 trips to Lowe's, 1 trip to Home Depot, and 5 trips to the local grocery/carry-all store (ironically also called Lowe's).

Here are a few pictures to show the progress:

Laundry Room Before & Now

This is looking into the laundry room. The only big difference in there right now is that Chris built a closet for the water heater. It was in the bathroom taking up a lot of room. We also ripped the floor down to the plywood in the laundry room to prepare for new flooring.

Bathroom Before & Now:

This is looking into the bathroom. As you can see, it doesn't exactly resemble a bathroom right now. The floors were ripped out down to the joists. The picture above was actually taken on Saturday. The picture below is a current picture of the bathroom. It was taken from outside. Chris ripped part of the wall out where the window was. Now we have a walk-in bathroom!

Parts of our bathroom have taken up residence in the yard. Very classy!

This is a picture to show you just how badly the house needed leveling. This is right outside the laundry room. See those two pieces of wood on top of that cinder block? Those weren't there before. That beam was about 4 inches off the cinder block. This happens to be where the washing machine was located. So, every time we washed a load of laundry, the washing machine would go to bouncing and making all kinds of racket! Thankfully that has been fixed!

Here's another sneak peek at something I've been working on for the laundry room!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Laundry Room Remodeling

Well, the remodeling in our house is about to begin. First up is the bathroom and laundry room. Laundry isn't the most exciting thing in the world, so I would like to have an inspiring, cheerful, and happy room in which to do this needed task. I spend a lot (ok, maybe a little too much) time reading crafting blogs. This has actually proven to be quite useful because I come up with a lot of inspiration. Today I'm going to share with you some dreams I have for my laundry room.

Photo courtesy of: A Scrapbook of Me

Ok, let me wipe the drool off my chin.....What do I love about this laundry room?

1. Look at that washer and dryer. I have a unhealthy affection for those. However, they're a little beyond our budget right now. I need to keep saving my pennies.

2. Moving past the washer and dryer. I LOVE those jars on the counter. We don't use powder laundry detergent, but I'm considering buying some just to set out in a jar. Is that ridiculous? And the adorable!

3. I would love to have enough room for a little folding area. This picnic table is very cute, but we don't have nearly enough room!

4. I also love how light and airy this room looks.

Photo courtesy of: A Scrapbook of Me

This is a bit of a different look. Not as light and airy, but VERY cute! Here's what I love about this:

1. That sink is awesome. I love the pop of color with the painted legs. And the faucet in the wall....very attractive!

2. I like the beadboard. We're planning to have beadboard in the bathroom and maybe a few other places in the house, so we'll probably skip on the laundry room.

3. I love letters and monograms used for decorating. This could be another way to bring in a pop of color.

Photo courtesy of: Torie Jane

Ok, this isn't a picture of a laundry room, but how adorable is this!?! I want one. It would look so cute on a little shelf in the laundry room. Plus, having all my housekeeping supplies organized in a cute little bucket like that might inspire me to do a better job with the housekeeping...maybe.

Photo courtesy of:

1. I love baskets. I really like for things to be organized and what better way than with cute baskets!

2. Two words: washer. dryer.

3. I like the bright paint choice. We're going to do a cheery yellow color in ours.

4. Cabinets above the washer and dryer. Storage is always useful.

Photo courtesy of: Centsational Girl

1. I love that chandelier! It just makes the room fun and whimsical!

2. We have one window in the laundry room and I'm hoping to make a cute little curtain for it. I like this style. I want fabric with a little pattern to it.

3. The rug really anchors the whole room. It adds an extra layer and pop of color to the room.

Ok...let's snap back to reality. It's fun to dream and plan! Do you have dreams for a laundry room? Share your ideas and thoughts!

Stay tuned for pictures of how our laundry room remodel actually turns out!