Sunday, April 18, 2010

An unexpected remodel

Friday my big plan was to pick out new eye glasses. Funny how one little unexpected event can change your entire weekend. I decided to wash a load of clothes before I went to the optometrist and sometime around the "spin cycle" my leisurely weekend plans had changed. I have heard of people being possessed and even houses being possessed but never have I heard of a washing machine being possessed until Friday. Our laundry room is upstairs (one of the best ideas Matt ever had) and I was downstairs on my computer when I heard a horrible noise. I ran upstairs and our 2 year old washer had completely spun around backwards and was only being tethered by the water hoses attached to the wall! The drum had cracked and caused it to spin out of control. Matt was home so he called one of his customers (Appliance Enterprises - YEA!) and was told it was cheaper to get a new one. So we ordered the washer and dryer Matt has been dreaming about for at least 6 months (he doesn't even do the laundry!).

I couldn't put this beautiful new washer and dryer in my current laundry room, it would probably be too embarrassed to live there! After we took everything out we decided we should paint since we only had primer on the walls. Friday night and all day Saturday was spent patching, painting and cleaning but I think the outcome was well worth it!

Before (I forgot to take one with everything in there - trust me it was UGLY!)

Louisa making sure Uncle Buzz doesn't fall off the roof!


Do you like my curtains? A line, clothes pins and vintage inspired towels, I love it!

The floor needs to be replaced, the gas needs to be hooked up for the dryer and I'm going to start looking for a white floor cabinet but for $40 I think we did a great job.

Also it gave me much needed time with my husband, I had forgotten how well we work together. Can it be possible that a day of painting and patching a room can repair a marriage too? I think we are on the right track...



  1. Kathy,

    So glad the possessed washer wasn't flooding your second floor! Your laundry room looks spectacular. I adore the vintage towels used as curtains and clipped in place with clothes pins. How clever and creative. As for you and your Mister, I think you just need time alone to reconnect. Make a date night and go see the movie "Date Night"!


  2. Im in awe girl! I love love love the flooring in that room! And your curtains are so clever and cute. We too need to get a new washer and dryer but I just haven't had the motivation to get one. I suppose I am waiting for the laundry to get 4 feet tall!

    Sometimes doing the most mundane of things can help bring into focus whats most important. Men are blind creatures by nature I think. I really hope that things work out for both of you.

  3. Beautiful job, Kathy. The pics with your curtains blowing in the breeze make me feel like I'm right there! So pretty! But your 2 year old washer konking out? What brand? (so I DON'T get one!)LOL!


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