The personal and family goals list tend to take precedent, but I did take some time to sit down and make a list of all the things I'd like to do and projects I'd like to tackle around the house. These are in order (yet) and won't all get done this year, but I like having them written down. And since I've shared the rest of the house work here with you, I'm excited to share the laundry room update with you as well.
This came as a somewhat spontaneous decision a couple Saturdays ago when we had just gotten home from a family snow tubing trip to the mountains. Since one of my bro-in-laws was at the house, and was going to stay for some NFL playoff games, I took the opportunity of having two strong men that could move a washer and dryer to get this checked off our list.
First of all, I should be clear that there is/was nothing wrong with the laundry room. It was off white and had white shelves that were built in by the previous owners (and I am very thankful for them). But, we haven't moved the W/D since moving in, meaning there was tons of dust on the floor underneath, and the off white walls were just starting to be scratched and dirty looking. But most importantly, I just wanted it to have a fresh coat of cheery paint.
So, I grabbed some of the paint we had at the house and got to work. In total, this took about 3 hours to complete, which was perfect since that's about the amount of football that was being watched downstairs. And apparently, I got paint in my hair? Not sure how that happened, but thankful that the hubs snapped this in progress picture as evidence.
And there it is before moving the things back. It is incredible to me what a fresh coat of paint will do for a space.
Even a working space, like a laundry room. It also incredible what a wet rag and a broom will do on a floor that has been covered by heavy machinery for years will do...
I am just in love with this new cheery space, and that's a good thing since there is a pile of laundry to be done. :)
Also on our home to-do list are:
Re-paint the deck. Which just needs to be done to protect it.
Build built-in bookshelves in our living room. Which I expect to be quite the little project.
Hang the ceiling fan on our very tall, very sloped living room ceiling. But we've just got to.
Finish the garage. I'm really itching to build some shelves in that space and get it looking more organized. We make a point to not store a lot out there, but I would really like to have the things that are stored out there to have a proper home.
Get new screen doors.
Install new master bath fan. Not because we don't have one, but because I like to take really hot showers, and I'd like a quieter and stronger one to help get rid of more of the condensation before it drips and streaks down the walls.
Install an overhead light in guest bedroom. We'll need an electrician for this.
Landscaping. This is a low priority, but it would be awesome.
Not sure what we'll tackle next. Maybe the ceiling fan, since we have it, and just need to hang it. I'll keep you posted though. :)