How is it already week 3?! I can’t believe we’re half way through this renovation but it’s SO exciting seeing it all come together! If you’re just joining, make sure to go back and check out week 2 HERE and week 1 HERE.
We made some really good progress this week with the floor and some cabinets! Let’s chat about the cabinets first. So I wanted two tall ones for the wall across from the washer and dryer that a bench would go in between. I kept searching online and couldn’t really find ones I liked, or the ones I did seemed cheap and not worth it. The only unfinished ones I could find were a little pricey but I was willing to pay if that was all I could find. The day I was going to pull the trigger and make a purchase my FIL called me and told me to stop by the job he was working on. He lays tile for a living and was working on a house that day and the cabinets were measured wrong and couldn’t be used. They were perfect. We got a hella deal on them and he brought them home the next day 🙂
They’re made of particle board which is totally fine with me, it just meant a little more prep work. I sanded them both down and gave them two coats of primer.
I really wanted to use Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Paint but they don’t have a dark base for it and since I wanted navy paint, it wouldn’t work. So they recommended their Solo paint which I’ve been super happy with so far!
I sat at Sherwin Williams for a solid hour before deciding on Anchors Aweigh.
I was a little nervous because the first coat went on super blue, but once I added more it got nice and dark. I’ve still got maybe one more coat left and then I need to seal them up and add some pretty hardware 🙂 I think I’m going to leave the insides as is for now too. So those will get installed this weekend once they’re all dry!
Ok now for the floor! Here’s a reminder of what it looked like before:
My FIL decided it would be easiest to just work over the existing tile so first he put some skim coat down.
Then it was tile time! I decided on some rectangular porcelain tiles that look pretty much exactly like concrete for a quarter of the price.
So so lucky we had him to do this for us! What took him about 3 hours total would have taken us days.
Ah I’m loving it! This is without the grout.
And this was shortly after the grout was in and it was still drying a bit.
AND our new washer and dryer are coming TODAY! woo hoo!! Our hamper is about to explode.
Ok so let’s see how we’re doing:
Tear down existing wall tile Install new Drywall Tape and patch drywall and other holes in the walls Paint walls Remove old lightand install new one
- Tile wall that washer and dryer are on
Tile over existing floor tile with new tile
- Reattach base boards and trim
- Paint sink vanity
- Install sink into vanity
- Install new washer and dryer
- Stain door slab countertop
- Install countertop
- Hang wooden shelf and style it
Paint tall cabinets
- Install a DIY bench between cabinets
- DIY wood treatment above bench
- DIY system for hanging clothes
Don’t forget to head over to Calling it Home to see all the other makeovers!