Laundry Room:

Slowly checking things off our To-Do List...

Up next - Laundry Room!!!

0kay, I promise - the multi-colored walls were not my doing!
That was how it was before we bought the house. =)

The window is actually new.
I love the natural light now coming through, and we're able to open the window for some fresh air!

There was no need for me to paint the walls before putting the shiplap up.
Or in my case, "faux shiplap".  I used plywood, and had Home Depot cut them down into 6" strips.  A LOT cheaper that way!

This is the hallway leading to the laundry room.  To the left is a closet, and to the right is the guest bathroom.
We took down all the baseboards and trim around the house, and put in new, thicker, Farmhouse-looking trim.  The baseboards all throughout the house are now 6", rather than the thin builder grade trim.  Makes a HUGE difference!

To the left (the blank wall), we're building some mudroom hallway cabinets.
So everything will tie together, and it'll all somewhat look like a large mudroom.
I seriously can NOT wait to have this part o the house finished!

So I actually replaced the two doors in here for some old, antique doors!
Remember, I'm going for the whole "Farmhouse" - French Country look.

Real brick flooring was out of my budget, so I found an alternative.
I found this Spanish red quarry tile in this small 6x6" square.
It was on clearance, because they only had a small amount of it left, and it was discontinued.
So I bought all that they had left, went home, and asked my construction guy if he could slice it in half, to make it appear as though it were brick.

Red wouldn't have been my first choice, but when you're on a budget, you can't be picky. 

Now for the AFTER pictures!!!
These are not the greatest of pictures, because I took them at night.
0nce the hallway is done, and I post the final reveal, I'll be sure to take better quality pictures. =)

~ Jenny xoxo



Thought I'd share with y'all a little kitchen update, and also future plans I have for this space.

It's a bit difficult to photograph my Kitchen, because it's long & narrow, and I literally have almost every nook and granny filled with some piece of furniture.  Also, I don't have much natural light coming through these windows.

I recently purchased these bar stools from Wayfair...

This was once the pantry with 2 french doors.
I took off the doors, covered the inside walls with bead board, added new shelving, and then trimmed it out.  Now I use it for storage, and decor.

As for future plans...

Eventually we will be doing a planked ceiling in here. 
 I also need to build an enclosure around the refrigerator, and frame out the opening where the microwave is.
My dream would be to knock out the window you see in the kitchen, and add some french doors that opens up to a little pergola seating area.

I'd have to say, my kitchen & dining room is currently my favorite room in the house! 

~ Jenny xoxo