Why yes, that blissful part of pregnancy called nesting has struck with a vengeance. So much so in fact, that despite my nether regions feeling like a bowling is permanently implanted on my cervix, I cannot manage to sit for more than five minutes without itching to do something. And could this something be normal? No, of course not, it has to be some obscure project that has nothing to do with actually cleaning the house or getting ready for baby. For instance, yesterday I rearranged the junk drawer in the kitchen. Um, yeah, that was useful. I also vacuumed the crumbs out of the silverware drawer. Did I actually clean the rest of the kitchen? Nope, but my silverware drawer is no longer crummy!
But, the Slackers did undertake a major project this weekend and aside from a minor glitch, it went swimmingly! We assembled and installed the laundry room cabinetry--get this--ourselves! I
must say it turned out very well.
In that third picture, you can see a hole in the flooring, that used to be where the wall for the closet was. The laundry room is a 6'x9' ft space that sat between the garage entry and the kitchen. On one side is the washer/dryer, the other used to be a closet. Long ago, I took off the sliding doors to make things more accessible and just hung a curtain where the doors used to be. I grew to hate that arrangement as it still never looked nice and most of our friends/family enter through the garage and it's the first part of the house they see. SO, since I wasn't redoing my kitchen any time soon, I figured hey, let's do other construction! So I had someone come and rip out the wall that created the closet space and then I painted (only half the room thus far as you can see) and bought some of the in stock cabinetry at Home Depot, along with a 4ft piece of laminate countertop--which fit exactly into the space.
Now I have a little desk space that can double as a folding area, a place to put all the floor cleaning implements and ironing board, and can store all that crap from Sam's Club out of sight (you know the 16 boxes of ziplock bags, etc...). Heck, I can even get the bread machine, crockpot and other cooking gadgets out of the pantry and put FOOD in there, what a concept.
Hopefully, I'll get the other side of the room finished this weekend, which will include some more patching, painting and the hanging of another wire shelve above the existing one (we have tall ceilings). Then perhaps I can get one of those neato counter height stools that double as a ladder for in there. Ah glorious plans! I'm just happy to have the major part finished. I might actually ENJOY doing laundry--ha, I couldn't even type that without laughing.