So, it occurred to me that I never told you about everything we did during our Very Busy Weekend. I wrote a post about Miss M's birthday. I taught you how to ship a motorcycle cross-country. But I didn't tell you that our washing machine broke, and that we decided to replace our nearly-12-year-old washer/dryer pair on Sunday afternoon. We ordered a new set that would arrive on Monday (yes, the very next day!) and on the way home, decided to head on over to Lowe's and buy some paint. Here's what happened after we got home (and shipped a motorcycle, and put the kids to bed)....
Took down switch and outlet covers, removed shelving, and taped off cabinetry, moulding, window frame, and shelving hardware. Cut in corners, ceiling, and around moulding (my favorite part of the job).
Rolled walls (Big J's specialty).
Admire re-freshed laundry room. Marvel at the fact that two people, working in a small space around a washer and dryer, in the late night and wee hours of the morning, didn't paint anything that wasn't meant to be painted - including the floor or each other.
And that afternoon, we all got to ooh and aah over the new washer and dryer.
I still can't believe we repainted a room with about a half-second of time spent decision-making. It took us longer to pick out the paint color! (Valspar Brisk Olive, by the way)
After the washer and dryer we in, we decided not to re-hang the shelving (brackets are to the right in the top photo), so we are on the hunt for a narrow table (perhaps a re-purposed sofa table) to use for folding. Yes - we painted around the hardware, then decided not to re-hang the shelving. There are no photos of the spackling, sanding, and repainting of those two walls. I'm also hoping to find a window treatment to dress up the space (after I re-hang the blinds).
I love the update, and I'm so glad with our decision to eliminate the shelving. It'll feel less like a closet in there, and more like a real room. I'm so happy with the results that I'm already thinking about two other projects I'd like to take on - a guest/toy room makeover, and a master bedroom makeover! I hope to complete at least one of these by the end of the year.