The laundry room is still in progress and at this very moment, the second coat of Lemon Ice paint (a really faint yellow) is going up in there so that we can hang up one of the new cupboards up tomorrow and put up window trim. As it turns out, our laundry room has turned into a giant abyss of a money hole because everything needs to be replaced. So far this winter we need to buy a new exterior door that goes to the back porch (because the back porch is not insulated at all and the exterior door will keep the house from freezing), new dry wall on the wall the door goes, a new ceiling, two sets of cabinets for storage and then flooring. But to keep myself from being overwhelmed by the costs, I just run the water in my new laundry sink and I've hugged it. Twice. It's just really nice to have a sink that doesn't smell, has running water that isn't orange, and drains.
It really is the little things.
But while shit was happening in the laundry room, I got busy all over the rest of the house. Let's just start with some pictures.
First up, I have to reveal something super embarrassing. Anyone who knows me knows I am an obsessive cleaner. My house smells like candles, Bath & Body Wallflower plug ins or bleach. I sweep my floors daily, mop once a week, vacuum daily, constantly wiping things down, and I'm overly organized. But this weekend I decided that we were going to re-utilize my microwave cart as craft storage and use my book cases (replaced by shelving.. details coming soon) as kitchen storage. Which, sounds crazy, but I actually love it. So while Matt was moving all of this around I decided we should clean the floors really well behind where that stuff was and the oven. Which, I can't move my oven easily because the gas line is literally right there and I'm not about to be fucking around with a gas line. And quite frankly- I'm appalled.
Then once I did that, I decided that I had to re-organize my craft closet because I was going to re-purpose my old microwave table thing. I didn't take a before picture because I didn't think of it, but I purged a LOT out of here. To give you perspective? You couldn't see my desktop. The shelves were shoved full of stuff and it's just nice to get it back to being able to find stuff.
Yes, I did all of this in one afternoon.
Bow down, bitches.