Thursday, May 6, 2010

Laundry Room Makeover

So I have always had an issue with our laundry room.  I know I should not complain, because I have a laundry room.  But it is on the verge of being a closet really.  I mean I cannot have the door open and open the dryer at the same time.  so I just took the door off and put it in the basement.  Well we just got a new warranty guy and since I complain to anyone that will listen... This time it paid off.  He has come in and switched the washer and the dryer.  This takes nothing short of a small army.  Movers, plumper, heating guy, movers again, someone to hang the door.  Really?  I think I could do all this by myself. Anyways the movers did not come back the first day. Well, they did but I was at the bus stop.  So the point to all this is I got the gumption to paint the laundry room.  But what color?  I was thinking red (mostly because I have a gallon of red).  Then my friend Leah said, "what about the yellow in the kitchen?"  I love that yellow but I was not sure that I had enough.  I still needed to paint by the garage door.  So yesterday I started to paint in the kitchen to see if I had enough yellow paint (and that project needed to be done for about months).  Well, I think that I already knew it, but there was not enough paint for the laundry room.  So I just went with the cappuccino color that is the main part of the house.  I think that it turned out great!  I also found a closet rod at Lowe's for $4.31, and I had this little cubby hangy thingy and the baskets already. 

Here is the garage door.
They still have not come back to move the washer and dryer or hung the door. But, last night I just could not wait any longer.  So I moved the dryer and folded some laundry that was still in the dryer when they moved it. I know what you are thinking, "Who is this girl who is doing laundry.  I thought that she hated it?"  I know and I probably will in a day or two.  But when it is in a newly painted laundry room who couldn't like it?

Just realized it has been way too long...

Just realized it has been a month since my last post.  I have been crafting just not posting. Sorry to you readers... ok, reader. Not much time to go into to much detail, because we are having another group session tonight.  So I need to get busy and put up the front that I have a clean house.
 This chair is the start to my latest craftiness.  I got it at a local thrift store for $7.50!  Bought some spray paint for $14.  Took it apart and puttied the holes painted it and then put it back together.  Now I have a super duper great chair for my sewing room.
I think it turned out awesome!

So I started on another one.  This is very similar to a stool that we had growing up.  In fact, my Mom recently bought a new unfinished stool just like this one and paid $50!  So what a find when I found this one for all of $3.50! So with the paint for another $3.50.  I think that it is awesome for $7!
The kids love it, and it reminds me of home. Another success!
So here is the latest find!  In my neighbors trash!  They threw this beauty out, can you believe it?  I had to fight off some other scavengers to get it. Not really, they were still a few doors down!  I had to act fast.
There are only a few things that need to be done.  One of the arms is scratched up pretty bad. And that arm was pretty loose, but I have already taken care of that.  The leather is in pretty good shape no scratches or rips.
It is also missing a caster.  If anyone knows how to fix those please let me know before I attempt surgery to take it off.

I am also redoing some end tables that we already had.  I forgot to take a before pictures, but all that I have done so far is sand the top.