DUI'ing my future home.**laundry room done!

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  1. Ronni

    Ronni Hardy Maple

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    Oh Eileen you have no idea!!!!! I am learning that the man is the KING of understatement!! He's also a "shoot from the hip" kind of person. That combination? Well, I'll leave that to your imagination! :p Thankfully he also has really excellent taste...or at least it matches mine ;)...so I don't have to contend with a "surprise" that is ALSO butt-ugly!!! :smt044
     
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    OK, so now that the Thanksgiving and Christmas Craziness is over and things have dropped back down to a dull roar, we're starting back in on the work on the house. Ron wants to finish up the den and the laundry room, both of which are almost-but-not-quite finished, so that we can begin work in earnest on the Master Bedroom and Bathroom, getting it renovated so that I can actually move in!

    The den needs to be painted and he needs to make the cabinet doors to the wall unit he built. We finally had a full day to get the ceiling done which, if you've ever painted, is the most cumbersome part of a painting job. The walls you can do a wall at a time, moving just a bit of furniture out from the wall and covering it and still being able to use the rest of the room. But a ceiling? EVERYTHING has to get moved out of the way so that you can paint, so of course the room is completely unusable till you can move everything back. In our case, we carried the smaller pieces out and moved to big pieces to one end of the room, painted half of the ceiling, and then moved everything to the other end and painted the rest. Painstaking and tedious, but we got it done!! Even got some of the trim done as well. This coming weekend we hope to finish the wall painting in the den, then Ron is going to start on prepping the laundry room for painting while I finish up the trim in the den.
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Ronni your both doing a nice job and the ceiling lights look nice :sete_005:and the décor a nice warm colouring :like:...was you lying on the floor for this capture :whistling:
     
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    I love decorating!! I know I'm a strange one as most folks don't but I always have enjoyed it. Painting is my favourite but (as you said) not ceilings. I'd love to be there with my brushes helping you two out. Once the cabinet doors are on and the furniture is all moved back your den is going to look fantastic.
    Just looking at your photographs is whetting my appetite to get the paint pots and brushes out.
    Ian isn't quite as eager as I am but I guess that was his upbringing. His parents used to get men in to do any work for them whereas my father was a 'hands on' guy, like Ron, and taught us a lot. My eldest son takes after my dad and there's nothing he can't tackle so if we get stuck with anything we just call on him and he gets us back on track.
     



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    I like painting too eileen, but just not ceilings. I'm actually more into the detail stuff. The trim and cutting in and that sort of painting is my fave. Which works out great because Ron, while good at that, finds it more enjoyable to do the rollering, which means the larger areas. So we make a good team.

    C'mon over!!! I have an extra brush or two and we can share a bottle of wine to make it more interesting!! :D:like:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Forget the wine (I'm t total) I'd just be happy helping with the detailing and having the company of you two.
     
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    <puts wine back in fridge, cranks up the music> Let's just boogie while we paint!! :D
     
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    Off to book my flight now!! :sete_018:
     
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    OK, so we detoured from finishing up the den because we had the opportunity to get a friend's help on some stuff that was needed in the laundry room, which has been in progress since Ron moved into the house a few years ago, and threw up some walls in there to make it more functional. More recently he salvaged a bunch of cabinets from a remodel job he did, and put them up in the laundry room creating much more storage space. Also salvaged a slab of granite that was perfect to put up over the washer and dryer!
    Here's what it looked like three weeks ago. We'd already started to paint, so you don't get the full impact of what we started with but still, you'll get an idea. 28F5A1FF-BBE3-4332-BB81-C9EE4208EB5D.jpg DD4D7396-C306-470A-AD6E-F3EAB80E2FD5.jpg

    And now here it is essentially finished!! There's still some tweaking to do (he has to put up the blinds, replace one of the tiles on the floor which is cracked, do some touchup painting, and add some shelving to one of the closets, stuff like that) but it's now functional and useable. I get to start decorating now woohoo!!!!
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Oh to have a laundry room like that!! All I have is a washing machine in our bathroom. :( Ahem - if I help out enough can I come live with you? ;) I'm house trained honest. :chuckle:
     
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    Ronni smashing job you've both done and the décor colours look nice...is the painting black?
     
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