Adding the Finishing Touch to the Laundry Room–A Sliding Barn Door

 
The laundry room project is now officially done with the addition of the barn door! 
 
 
 
 
The old laundry room had a door that swung in (and took up a lot of room!)  Our friend wanted a custom door on a barn door slider. 
 
 
 
 
 
My husband got to work.  She lives in a 100+ year old house and wants the old style doors throughout. 
 

 
 
 
 

He made this door and left the opening for glass.  She chose seeded glass which adds some privacy.
 
We installed the barn door hardware purchased from Amazon. 
 
 
 
 This was my first attempt of a vinyl cutout with my new Cricut machine.  I think it turned out pretty snazzy!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
The new door keeps the sounds from the washer and dryer down and looks fab! 

Here’s her redone laundry room.  It really turned out great!
 
Thanks for your visit!
 
Pam
 
 
 
 



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We CLEANED UP in this Laundry Room Redo!

 
 
We recently completed another project for our friend.  She wanted to redo her laundry room.  Yes, it was in serious need of a redo!
 
 
 
Here is what we started with: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We pulled everything out and took the washer and dryer off their pedestals.  We made platforms for them to sit on, then added moulding around the edges.  We attached the moulding with Velcro.  It pops off and the washer and dryer can easily be brought down from the pedestals.  We also added pads to the bottom of the pedestals so they can slide out to access everything.
 
 
While we were halfway through the project, her washer died. What timing!  :(
 
We added beadboard, dark grey paint and chair railing to the walls, a new light fixture and new dark flooring.
 
 
A new cabinet and shelves up above keep the supplies hidden and provide a place for some cute accessories.
 
 
 
A plain door from Home Depot was cut and painted to provide a place to fold and set clothes.
 
I think it turned out SO cute! 
 

 
 
 Thanks for your visit!
 
Pam
 
 
 
 


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Just in Time for Christmas! A Rockwell Tool Giveaway!

I am so excited about this giveaway!  Rockwell Tools is offering one of my lucky readers a Sonicrafter F50.  I tried it out recently when we helped a friend put in a wood floor in her 100+ year old house.
This tool is powerful!  It cut through everything we threw at it!   We had to cut out some old wood, some old tile and some parts of the floor that were under the sheetrock.  It took care of all of these things easily!

Here’s the floor that was under a layer of carpet and subfloor.  It’s 100+ years old and appeared to be made of fir.  We originally thought it could be lifted up, sanded, then put down on a new subfloor, but there were hundreds of nails throughout the boards and they splintered when trying to lift them.  Ok, onto Plan B–laying new subfloor on top of the fir, then laying a new wood floor.  Our first step was  making sure everything was even.



Between her two rooms, there was a threshold made of sandstone.  Over that was a layer of tile that needed to be removed.  Enter the Sonicrafter F50 and it was soon history!

 The tool cuts up and down or flat.  It really does the job quickly!

This is where the old subfloor was uneven under the sheetrock.  We used the the tool to cut these edges off right at the edge of the sheetrock.  Viola!

Once we had all of the edges cleaned up, we were able to lay the new subfloor.
Stay tuned for the rest of the project!
So, onto the GIVEAWAY!
On Saturday, December 19, I will use Random Number Generator to pick the winner and they will win their own Sonicrafter F50!
Rules are pretty simple:
  • You must be a follower of my blog

  • Leave a comment telling me what project you’re working on that could use a Rockwell Tool

  • Only one entry per person
Thanks for your visit! 
Pam

I received a tool to try out.  All of my opinions are my own.

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Have You Discovered Uncommon Goods?

Boy has this year flown by.  With the holidays quickly approaching, I was thrilled to come across Uncommon Goods.  At Christmas, I’m on the lookout for gifts for friends and co-workers.  What fun to find a place that offers so many unique gifts!  Uncommon Goods has tons of handmade gifts.  And I love that all of their products are produced without harm to animals.

 

 

I love birdhouses.  I am a sucker for all birdhouses…  This site has the cutest LadyBug Castle (that looks like a birdhouse) that I can’t wait to put in my yard.  Ladybugs are essential to any garden and having a safe place for them to lay their eggs sounds perfect to me! 

I will have to get a couple of these Garden in a Can sets!  (I’m now quite aware that if I find something that I absolutely love that I’m buying for a friend, I might as well avoid the internal struggle and buy two–one for me and one for her!)   Since it’s going to snow here this week, I need to grow my herbs in the house.  These would be so cute in my kitchen (and hers!)



I have friends who are moving into their new house in a few weeks.  I love this Cheese & Cracker Board for their Housewarming gift. I think it’d be an item that they’d use for years to come.

Or maybe this Tulip Tree Kit.  This would be so fun to watch the tree (and their little kids) grow up!


Thanks for your visit!  I hope you’ll visit Uncommon Goods

Pam



 

I received compensation from Uncommon Goods; however, all my opinions are my own.

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