And that brings us to Day 4! Y'all, I started and finished a remodel project in 4 days. Anyone who is familiar with our dining room debacle knows that this is a big success. At the close of Day 3, everything was painted, the floor was installed and we had put the washer and dryer back in their place.
Monday evening I put everything else back in there and somehow it looks a whole lot less cluttered than before. Probably because I said "where the heck did this come from?" to a lot of items which then ended up in the trash.
The last step was to hang a heavy duty curtain across the doorway so that the room can be closed off...though I don't know who would want to hide such a pretty laundry room.
How about a little before and after for the full effect?
Now for a little budget breakdown of what it cost us to spruce up this little 4 x 7 room.
Paint for walls and shelves, from Home Depot: $29.44
Various painting supplies, from Home Depot: $9.31
Linoleum flooring squares (30 square feet), from Home Depot: $29.70
Shelves: free, just repainted existing ones
Shelf brackets: free, Trent made them out of small shelves that were not going to be reused
Curtain rod, from Anna's Linens: $21.68
Curtains, from Target: $54.10
Labor: free, we did everything by ourselves
Grand Total: $144.23
Though that is a decent chunk of change in our financial realm, it's not too bad for an entire room re-do. About half of it was spent on the stinkin' curtains and rod, but those are the ones I wanted. We're not sweatin' it. We're just lovin' it.
Here ends my laundry room shenanigans. Up next I've got a very special guest blog post from a very special man in my life. Stay tuned for a glimpse into Trent's story and how it helped guide us to the foster care path we are starting on.