Saturday, December 28, 2013

Painting My Office Ceiling - Part 2

Got quite a bit of progress done lately on painting my office ceiling...  Which is good because I can't wait to get my office back-- it's a mess!

Here's one photo of the result.  I'm really glad that I left the strips of trim unpainted.  They tie in with the walls really nicely, I think. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Traveling For the Holidays

K and I went to Wisconsin to visit our families, as we do every year.  We had a nice, long break and got to see a lot of family.  It was great for both of us to see our grandparents -- we're so blessed to still have them with us.

But after that busy, busy trip, I have to say that I was SO happy to get home!  Our house may be a mess and our To-Do list is very long... but it's still home.  Our own space, and it's getting better with every little improvement that we finish.

Very grateful for this little fixer-upper.  <3

Saturday, December 14, 2013

New Laundry Room Appliances

In August, our washing machine was pretty much breaking.  It had leaked from somewhere inside ever since we bought the house, but worked okay otherwise.  It began to leak worse in August, and although K tried to fix it, she thought it just wasn't going to be worth the trouble.  We picked out a Samsung and ordered it from Best Buy.

We maybe should've gotten a new dryer at the same time, but we decided to avoid the expense, for the moment.  Which turned out fine, since we got another 4 months of use out of the dryer.
But then it, too, died a few days ago.  Not slow like the washer, just wouldn't heat and tumble one day.

With the dryer on the way, we thought we'd do some cleaning up in the laundry room.  We cleaned the floor underneath and the walls behind the dryer and utility sink, and painted this area with waterproof paint.

K also picked up a new utility sink, since the one that came with the house was so gross.

Laundry area, pre-cleaning

Hello pink paint!

That same bright pink/coral paint!

It sure looks better down there!  We hadn't painted before we had the new washer hooked up, so sometime we'll have to move that again and paint, but that will probably be when we get around to working on the rest of the room.

It feels much cleaner and brighter in this little area now!