We recently finished (mostly) our biggest undertaking in home improvement to date. Over the course of our marriage we have done tons of house painting, light fixture changes, ceiling fan installations, and other small fixer upper kinds of things. This time though, we took out a wall. Albeit a small wall, but a wall just the same.
Our laundry room/pantry or as Derek likes to call it paundry.
It was cramped and bursting at the seams.
The laundry room shared a wall with an unfinished storage room that has been the easily forgotten abyss, since we moved in. It was only accessible from outside.
The door had gone missing long before we bought this place last year, so it was open to the elements. For those reasons it was a poorly used space. So we decided to knock the wall down and make the laundry room bigger.
If we had known how much work it would actually be, I don’t think we would have been so gung-ho.
Before we tore the wall down, Jeremia asked if we could draw on the wall with sharpies. What a great idea!
Conrad and Ami are still young enough that they don’t care about being photographed in their underpants. They may protest that I posted these once they are older, but for now they don’t mind.
Once the wall was sufficiently graffitied, I declared it to be photo shoot time. Ami and Conrad were all-in, Jeremia took some cajoling.
And then the wall came down.
And Derek drywalled his pants off. He’s a novice, but I think, all things considered, he did a bang-up job.
We still have to do the floor and light fixtures, but for now I am perfectly happy with mismatched cement and lights.
Do-it yourself projects always seem to take longer and cost more than you plan, but it’s so lovely when it’s done.
I’m in love with the color we chose for the walls.
If I happen to find a good deal on 2 small vintage chandeliers, I am totally putting them in there!