Laundry Room

Thank goodness another thing off the check list!


Updating our laundry room was on top of the list of things to do! Dale and I really like the size of the room and it was one of the features that help in making the decision to purchase the “Anniversary.” Since the room has some good space we wanted to take advantage by adding more shelves for storage.

Laundry room, came with 12 inch wire shelf.


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Dale made a wood shelf using 3/4 plywood to make a 14 inch shelf. He installed the shelf below the existing shelf, which made it easier for me to reach for items. Dale says, “For short people.” Ha-ha! He is such a teaser!

Preparing for the wood shelf.

Wood shelf installed.



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Do you remember when we updated our master bedroom closet? The closet had a wire clothes rack and we were able to reuse and install it on the far wall in the laundry room. I love it when we can recycle something and it just happen to be the perfect size!

Preparing for the next shelf for the far wall.

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Shelf installed.

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In addition, I was able to put my Ikea book shelf against the opposite wall from the washer and dryer. I’ve had this shelf for many years and was very happy we had a place for it in our new home!

Book shelf

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To keep things organize, I purchased some wire baskets online from Wal-Mart. I knew I would love these Better Homes and Garden baskets because I’ve ordered them before for my previous laundry room. I love the look! Love the chalkboard tag! Love that you can wash the lining and they hold a lot of stuff!

Wal-Mart Better Homes and Garden Wire Basket.

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For the cherry on top! I added a bright floral decal to the wall! I think it’s a nice finishing touch, don’t you?

Wall Art, Hobby Lobby.

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Applied on the far wall.

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Laundry Room


 Wire Baskets

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Everything in it’s place.

The book shelf offers more storage for the laundry room.

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Organizing has been easier with the extra shelves and baskets.

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Laundry Room

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The laundry room has much more storage and feels better organized!

Thank goodness another thing off the check list! Yay! Take care till next time!


Home Office Under Construction

Now the down and dirty begins!

Once we cleared the room we had a blank slate. The first thing my husband did to the room was move the air vent to a new location, so we can add a closet to the front wall.

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New vent moved.

Before you can see the pretty you have to see the ugly.

He then removed the damaged wood under the window and replaced with new two by fours. Dale also added two by fours to the wall on the bathroom side for extra strength. Originally the wall had one by fours and we plan to install shelves there later.



NOW the down and dirty begins! Dale removes all the chipboard and as you can see it’s a dirty job. Not fun!

Dale is standing on the ground.

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Creative third hand.

2 x 6’s were laid horizontal under the existing floor/wall for extra reinforcement and to support the new floor.


A 3/4 inch ledger was added to hold the foam board.

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Foam insulation.

Caulk has been applied to the edges of the foam board.

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Floors are now ready for the plywood!

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Dale sure is glad that’s over! Ha-ha! It’s all downhill from here.

Thank you for stopping by.

“Dirt used to be a badge of honor. Dirt used to look like work. But we’ve scrubbed the dirt off the face of work and consequently we’ve created this suspicion of anything that’s too dirty.” -Mike Rowe


Elizabeth’s Boudoir

We thought we would be done in a month! It took us four months to complete!

I would like to introduce to you my private dressing room. Before it came to be, originally it was the master bathroom with a big garden tub. This room was open to the master bedroom. My husband and my dad took the big garden tub out and then Dale put up a wall. For a short time this room was my grand daughter’s bedroom. Once she moved out we decided to make this room my boudoir. The room also had a small stand up shower, which was not comfortable to bathe in, we took that out and made it into a closet.

We started this project in October and we thought we would be done in a month! Ha-ha! Funny! It took us four months to complete! We laugh at ourselves because it always takes longer then we want it to. The cost for this project cost $1500.00. Not bad huh! This amount includes wood, paint, nails, screws, hardware, pull handles, Formica and my beautiful light fixtures and faucet. This amount does not include the labor and that is why we do it ourselves. “Without further ado”, as Chip would say on Fixer Upper, enjoy looking through the pictures of my Boudoir!

Entry Way

We plank the entry side of the wall. I did not want any crown molding in this room, I like the raw look.

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Immediately to the right is the toilet area and closet to hang long ware.

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Shower into a Closet.

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Immediately to the left of the entry is the built in dresser with upper shelves which are adjustable and below is a shoe rack.

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Dale custom built the dresser to accommodate the air vent below.

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The end wall, high and low clothes rods, built in drawers and shelves with a door to hide clutter.

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Install drapes to keep clothes dust free.

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Wainscoting left from our kitchen renovation was used to make the bottom of the drawers.


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Opposite of the entry is the vanity side plank walls.

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Beautiful scallop mirror purchased at Lowe’s Hardware.

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Love the plank walls.

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In order for me to get this shot I had to be in the picture. Me at work.

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Purchased lighting and faucet at Ferguson’s in Katy, Texas.

Carnations and Hydrangeas

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I love everything about this room! My husband did a wonderful job! Many hugs and kisses to my superman! Dale has done an awesome job with all the custom built ins. I now have much more closet space and more shelves for storage.

Walls painted, Behr’s eggshell pure white, Built ins, Behr’s satin Silver Swordplay.

Special thanks to Judy with Ferguson’s. She was so helpful to us, choosing the light fixture and faucet. Special thanks to my sister in law Lyn Phillips she provided the beautiful ceramic sink.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.

Bathroom Storage

Our home has 1064 sq. feet of living space but lacks storage. The main bathroom is a small one! It originally had a pedestal sink and a small medicine cabinet above the sink. We removed the pedestal sink and replaced it with a vanity for extra storage. Dale also made a cabinet to go above the new toilet. Speaking about the toilet, he moved it over about 6 inches so we could have a decent size vanity. He did a wonderful job! Now we have extra storage that we did not have before.

I am happy how it turned out! I like the extra touches that make it feel shabby chic. I love the trim around the window and the ceilings. My husband came up with the trim idea due to some ceiling damage. Creative thinking on his part.

I wanted the bathroom to feel light and airy, so I chose light colors. We painted the walls with Behr’s Silver Tradition. The vanity, cabinet and trim we painted with Behr’s Cream Mist.



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