Ten years. It is mind boggling what can happen in your life over the course of a decade.
For me - I saw a new career develop, got a new daughter-in-law and struggled through three Iraqi deployments with my son (one with my daughter-in-law and my son together, while we cared for our grandson.)
I've sold a business and started a new one, started a blog, made new friends and visited places I thought I would never see...
(this is the former owner's attempt at "Shabby Chic." Um - FAIL!)
As time went by and all these changes occurred in our lives, one thing remained the same. One thing that should have been dealt with ten years ago...ten long years ago.... was continually ignored.
...and ignored -
... and ignored some more, just for good measure.
In fact, it was such a good job of ignoring that it has been nominated for the "Ugliest Laundry Room 2013" award. I am pretty confident I will be bring home that little gold trophy in the shape of a clothespin.
"They hate it. They really, really hate it." (It's part of my acceptance speech.)
(as you can see, I did attempt a "remodel" a few years back when I started ripping down the ugly border.)
So when The Hubbs booked a week long trip to Tampa to visit his brother, little ideas started swirling in my little brain.
No, I would not put the house on the market and buy another house while he was gone -
No, I decided that ten years is long enough to deal with a really ugly and dysfunctional laundry room and pantry. *If you can call that minuscule closet a pantry. I have called it names, really "wirty dord" names but never nothing as elegant as "pantry."
So with the MAJOR help of my son, and I do mean major...
It has begun. It is on like Donkey Kong.
Laundry Room/Pantry Makeover 2013
It's gonna be an epic production. Well, as epic as my small budget will allow. :-D
Here are two pics I have used as part of my inspiration...
1) A beadboard ceiling. Yes, please.
- and this organized beauty...
We are putting up some beadboard on the walls, also - new flooring, new trim, new light fixture, new paint, and new shelving.
The Hubbs comes back on Friday. I wanted to have it done by that time...um, I think I may need to revamp the completion schedule a wee bit, or convince him to stay another week - or two. :-D
I can't wait to show you the new and hopefully improved space.
Don't forget about the "Little Bit of Country" Giveaway still going on through tomorrow. If you haven't registered, there is still time. Someone will win a cute Pint-Size Soap/lotion Dispenser from my online shop, Farmhouse Decor.
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled demolition project. Where are my safety glasses?