Usually the answer is some sort of overzealous home improvement project.
This past weekend was no exception.
We tiled the last remaining room in our home with vinyl floors.
The Laundry Room.
I'll be brief with words and heavy on pictures. Because it's late and I really, really need not be up until 1am (again) tonight.
Honestly, the black and white checkered look isn't bad. I would like it if it matched anything else in our house, and our "theme" weren't neutral browns - plain and simple (read: boring) like me and Sam.
I got really into demolition - something about tearing things apart is so fulfilling to me.
Tiles mortared. That's the hard part. No really. Sam and I are still sore from squatting all day for two days.
Then the fun part - grouting and cleaning. Hahaha - poor Sam with a sponge.
And....finished. Woot, woot.
I also took a picture of the empty dryer top and the lack of clothes hanging on the rack because it is likely that this will be the only time other than the day we moved in that my laundry room will look like this.
I should add here (because I'm proud of being cheap) that this project was funded solely with credit card rewards (you can scold me for using credit cards, if you want). We also got a tremendous deal because we reused the tile left over from our major bathroom renovation and were able to supplement it with the same tile that just so happened to be 15% off at Lowe's last weekend. (And they let us use our 10% off Lowe's coupon on top of it. Woo hoo!)
When we finished, Abby said, "It is soooo beautiful in the laundry room."
Thanks, sweetie. (Take a picture - it's not going to last.)
Since I was on a roll, I went ahead and gave the blog a face lift too. I promise to fix the white lettering over on the sidebar, but let me know what else about it you just don't like. I'll work on it!
And I will be back very shortly with some Mom Things... What in the world would you do without those?