We managed to get two coats of undercoat on before these beauties arrived. Yep, that would be all the cabinetry for my new, real (not in a cupboard) laundry. Now, I grew up with a laundry down in the dirt under the house so a laundry in a cupboard, inside the house is not something to be sneezed at and for the last 11 years was much appreciated.
However, a laundry in a cupboard, in the lounge room is another thing altogether. Remember this little box of custard?
Now, it looks like this. A lovely set of louvres that open up onto a huge old frangipani tree and the north facing sunshine.
And the laundry has been moved to the southern side of the house where it also forms our main back entry inside. We have included a broom cupboard, linen cupboard, stacking washer/dryer, sink cupboard, large drawer for miscellanea and two large pull out laundry hampers. We chose a low sheen white laminate for this area as it is hard wearing and less expensive. If all goes to plan, we will be using remnants of the kitchen marble for the bench in this space as well.
There is just one small problem.
Yep, that back door handle will have to be moved if we want to be able to open this drawer, and the laundry hamper underneath. Just another one of those things that no one sees coming until it's all done. Legoman has been wandering around muttering "epic fail" under his breath as a testament to the slow descent to insanity that goes hand in hand with the final weeks of a renovation. I have been trying to use a soothing tone whilst avoiding wearing red or making any sudden movements.
At least we saw some positive progress elsewhere, there are now shelves in the nook of the old bathroom window.
And the electrician has made a start on all the fans, downlights and switches throughout the house. Not particularly inspirational but once these are in he will probably hang some pendant lights and that is a whole lot more exciting.
It was however, exciting to discover that you can put downlights into horsehair ceilings, so we were able to banish all ugly fan-light combos from the house. (And yes, that is yet another cream ceiling that needs to be painted white. Just add it to the list.)
So while we continue to paint the world white, it's only a matter of days until the pantry and kitchen cabinets are installed. Exciting times.