I cannot believe the amount of you that voted in the poll about light switches on Monday, that is awesome! I’m glad I finally got my shit together and wrote that post because it was fun seeing how opinionated people are about light switches – I thought my dad and I might be the only ones And although I’m sad my preferred flips are in second place, it’s only by a little. But, that does mean I have to tell my dad he’s right – damnit!
But now, back to house stuff. And OUR HOUSE stuff!
It’s been a while since I’ve showed you progress on the laundry room. As in, almost 3 months. Eek. And well, there’s been an itty bitty bit of progress since then that does make me excited. This sliding door…
Is now properly trimmed!
Let’s all please ignore the obvious mess in the front part of the laundry room (you like how my jogging stroller acts as a clothes drying rack?) Chris actually installed the trim in here in DECEMBER and it’s been on my to do list to sand and paint it for, ohhhh, two months. But I’ve had several research projects going on for both my brother’s company and a law firm I used to work at, so between bookkeeping/business catch up with our work, regular work for my brother, helping to remodel my parent’s house and these research projects I didn’t have too much time to spare between the holidays and Zoe time to actually work on any of my house project to do lists. Now that most of my work projects are done (hooray!) I’ve got a bit of downtime to get to working on the house before baseball season starts and work gets crazy again for me. Oh, and the second baby is born 😉 And that means painting! (I feel like it always means painting.)
Sunday while Chris was at work and Zoe was napping (and later having Grandma fun time) I broke out the sanding block and got to work
Chris expertly cut the utility sink down around the trim (we couldn’t move the sink an inch because the washer and dryer are butted right up against the step down without a cm to spare)
Once all the nail holes were sanded down I got the primer and put on a coat
And then it was two coats of ultra pure white semi gloss paint for the finish
|please excuse the yellow lighting, I took this photo early in the morning before the house woke up and I’m always too lazy to adjust for proper white balance. You’re welcome|
HOORAY! I realize that installing and painting trim is not a crazy amount of progress, but it actually really makes a difference to me. I can’t believe this is what it looked like when we first moved in
I hated that cheap aluminum slider (that didn’t open properly), no trim and rickety old deck. It’s a big improvement.
Chris also got the ceiling painted and the light replaced (more, brighter bulbs) several weeks ago. But I of course neglected to take photos of that. That seems to be the theme of my life recently.
Of course, we still need to install the cabinets on this wall
The countertop over the washer and dryer needs to go in (and I have to reorganize the glass cabinet)
And christ, does something need to be done about this mess
Things you will find in this bottomless pit of crap are the drawer fronts that still need to be installed on our bed
And the hardware for them…
And a ridiculous amount of Zoe stuff that needs a proper place and tools that need to find their way back to the garage.
But, I always like to end on a good note Let’s look again at the painted trim
And the view just outside that door
Our beautiful cherry blossom that is just about to bloom because it has been so unseasonably warm that all our trees are very confused
Yay for progress and Spring!