Happy New Year! I’m busy working on another quilt that should be finished up in a week or two, but meanwhile I wanted to share another fixup we did @ my sister’s house last summer. I was there for over 6 weeks to help my son with some things, but also spent lots of time with my sister as we tackled a complete redo to her bedroom and also her laundry room. Here’s a link to the bedroom fixups if you missed that.
This is her son’s home so most of this is stuff he left behind when he moved out West. He plans to rent this house out when my sis retires and moves out. He is a car hobbyist so he has tools everywhere including in the big honking garage. Plus a boat load of stuff accumulated over the years. Don’t we all?
This is a nice window and great area to “pretty up”. We had already added the mini blind and the curtain that I made. You might not notice, but there is a piece of crown molding missing above the window, so we chose to mount the rod at that point to conceal it. Chances are that will never get replace unless her son returns to complete some renovations before he rents out the house.
We were experimenting with how to add a table area in here and also wanted to hide the ugly floor below which was missing some tiles. A gas line running near the floor hampered how we would ever fix the tile ourselves so that’s when we decided to go for a table that we could skirt.
She had the cart in the garage, but the top was too small so we bought a butcher block wood top from Lowes to make it larger. The goal — spend $$ only on things she could keep.
We did cleanup stuff behind the curtain, but I have no pictures of it. Nothing fancy — just cleared out what was not needed and organized things better. The material is from Hobby Lobby (love those coupons). It’s duck cloth so it has a nice weight to it.
We added baskets from Michaels on the top shelf and a band of green ginham check to reduce the amount of polka dots on this curtain otherwise we thought it might loook a little “clown like”. :-)
The lamp and books she had laying around the house and the wood trays and basket/flowers are from TJ Max.
We only had enough gingham check to band the bottom of the table skirt. She stores some big pots and pans underneath. And she replaced the original lamp a few days later with this one as we really wanted something a little chunkier.
And we can’t forget Madi - a black lab that belongs to her son, but my sister takes care of her 24/7/365. :-) She loves to play ball so we chose to give Madi some wall space for her stuff.
It was a difficult area to work with due to the circuit breaker box, plumbing, and electrical outlets, but it is what it is. Somehow we lucked out and found these canvas prints that had most of the colors used in the room.
It was a fun fix up and my sister is very happy with it. Somehow I never got a picture of the entire wall with the washer/dryer. Other than the Madi side, it’s pretty boring.