Today is Madison’s 13th Birthday ! My parents flew out to be here as she takes her first steps…as a TEENAGER. I can NOT believe my girl is 13. Sigh.
Anyway… whenever my parents come out for a visit, my dad likes to help me get a project done. It’s always tricky, choosing the right job. One that won’t take too much time to complete or require him to work too hard while he’s here on “vacation”.
We decided to tackle installing a pocket door in the laundry room. That sounds like a one day project, no?
No! This is what my house looked like when we quit for the day…
The Laundry Room had two doors opening up into the room. I’m planning on adding cabinets and countertop so dirty clothes don’t have to pile up on the floor and I can have a place other than the couch to fold clothes.
Right now it’s just a bunch of wasted space!
The inward opening doors are really not functional for accessing the sink and future storage. I don’t like the idea of having to go into the small room and close both doors in order to USE the room. It would feel the “time out” kitchen” – times 10!
So, I’m changing both doors! This one, is going to be a Barn Door in my wide hallway.
This one is going to slide open right into the wall cavity. How convenient that the ironing board is already removed! ;-)
I had planned to have my dad change out all our light switches but I was pointing out all the non functional spaces in the house and suddenly, we were tearing out a wall!
I guess I do get THAT from my dad. We also have another similarity…we both think we are in charge! LOL
Hopefully we will finish with a “DECENT JOB” tomorrow.
With both of us trying to be “in charge”, my dad being the king of “That’s Good Enough Land” and my OCD about every detail…we’ll see how it ends up.
It will be a fond memory at any rate: Mom baking bread, playing the piano and singing while Dad and I tear out a wall, rough frame a new one and tear out everything we just put in at least three times!
Dad thinks today will go smoother and we’ll slap it together in a jiffy! (That’s what I’m afraid of.)
I’m just hoping for time to shower before I pick Madison up from school so we can celebrate her big day!
She still hasn’t decided what she wants for her birthday dinner. I’m crossing my fingers she chooses “Going Out” !
Happy Birthday Madison..
Tags: DIY, Laundry Room, Remodeling