There is an excitement here!! Can you feel it?!?! It’s the happiness of buying yourself something that you have wanted for a really, really long time in a bit of a snap buying decision.
It must be how conquistadors felt.
I saw. I wanted. I conquered.
Exhibit A, the new eye candy in MY laundry room!!!!
Gasp. Beautiful, I know. And if material things could bring joy, then my friends, I am the joyfulest being on the planet right now. (insert slow tear coming from my eye.)
These are the LG Big Mama-jammas! I bought them from Sears who installed them the VERY. NEXT. DAY. Amazeballs.
Much more suitable for a mother of 4 (make that 5) testosterone fueled, dirty, stinky, XX chromosome creatures. It’s like I have serious street cred now.
Take that laundry piles!!
The only one who’s sad is the small cart I built a few months ago that doesn’t fit anymore.
Don’t worry my friend! We’ll find a new use for you… maybe… probably.
And since we’re dishing about the laundry room, here is the tile sans grout.
A charcoal grey is what I have planned to hide any dirt that’s likely to come from what goes down in here… with all the down and dirty cleaning, Lil Wayne style. What!!
This choice didn’t get many votes, but I think it looks fabulous! It’s a statement, but it could also go with a bunch of styles.
I was able to get the tile cut using a Dremel sawmax. No need to rent!! Yay!
I’m not sure I would recommend this for thick tiles, but this one was really thin (and actually one big reason why I picked it) so it worked great!
I also managed to add trim to the doors and paint them a black gloss from Benjamin Moore. More on that later.
And the threshold got some MUCH needed TLC with some left over tiles I found cleaning up the garage.
Again I used the Dremel to take out the old tile along the tape line…
Using the Ardex concrete mix, I smoothed out the front and built it out. I don’t want anymore tiles popping off!!
Here she is now…
I’ve still got a few touch ups and cleaning, but so much better, huh?!
I’m making progress, but there is still a few items on the to-do list.
-A light fixture. I’ve pretty much decided that this one just can’t be forced. I will know when I see it. I just can’t pull the trigger on something sight unseen.
-Art and decor. That wall is screaming for something fun!
-Hardware for the cabinets. I’ve purchased a few things, but again, you can’t force perfection.
-Grout. Like, duh.
-Possibly a wood top for the washer-dryer set… of course the light switch is right in the way, so we’ll see how to work around that.
Even with a list that long, I’m still feeling so happy with how it’s all coming together!
Any great purchases you made over the holiday??
Last year, I bought a new Dyson. Love, love, love me some Dyson! I’m definitely becoming a Black Friday Statistic. You’re welcome Wall Street.
Tootles for now!! Happy Creating! Jessica