Saturday, February 8, 2014

New project: Laundry Room

Living in the house for the last couple months has been pretty enjoyable. That's not to say that it has been entirely perfect. One difficulty is living without a laundry room. This has inspired Celia and I to start a new project (as if we don't have enough projects started!) The goal is to make this short and sweet.  In the end, we spread it over about 2 months.
  • Tearing down the paneling and the false ceiling.
  • Adding a few electrical outlets $$$
  • Filling insulation gaps. $$
  • Hanging drywall $$
  • Lots of tape and mud
  • Primer $$
  • Finish coat of paint $$
  • Strip/Reglaze/Paint windows $$
  • New light fixture(s) $$$
  • New washer and dryer $$$$

Still to do:
  • Re-install window trim
  • Baseboard
  • Build folding counter between washer/dryer
  • Buy/Build/Install utility cabinets.
Here is a sneak peak at the new light fixture.  It is handmade fixture from Etsy constructed from mason canning jars. We like how the mason jars give it a farmhouse, almost industrial feel and the cloth covered wiring is period appropriate.  The fixture hangs down about 36" from the 11' ceiling.