Saturday, the kids and I went into Edmonton to get away from the noise and mess. My mom offered to spend the day with Ella, so they baked muffins while Martha, Logan and I went shopping. I picked up some beautiful green acrylic knobs for the laundry room cabinet doors, 3 wooden apple baskets, a new recipe book and some other things, including a super neat fuzzy pipe cleaner monster craft for the kids from Micheals.
|Ella looks really weird in this picture, she was tired.|
|Logan and I sharing a California burger, with swiss and guacamole! Mmmm|
The next morning Lorne called saying he needed more wall panel adhesive and beer, so we had breakfast and left. But of course I got distracted and stopped in at Rona (for the adhesive, I swear) and ended up buying a huge white mirror for my front hall similar to this, but for only $30!
Once I got home Lorne had made quite a bit of progress on the laundry room walls:
|Logan missed Daddy so much that he wouldn't let him put him down, so Lorne put him in his Carhart overalls like a baby carrier!|
|Taken from the kitchen side, looking into the laundry room. Most of these plants will go elsewhere once I plant my herbs, but that's lettuce and spinach in the long tin pot on the top!|
|I can't get over how much I love those floors!|
On the far south wall (the windows to the right in the picture above) there is a new 24" wide cabinet (eventually it will have these doors and a butcher block counter top) that I've designated for (from top to bottom) Ella's games and cards, child-friendly crafts & colouring, and our boardgames. It covers a bit of the window, but I'm not concerned because it's covered on the outside with a beautiful purple flowering vine. And we chose 8" tall steel legs to allow the dryer vent to snake under the cabinet instead of losing storage space by having it go through the bottom shelf.
And I made these tags for the baskets:
On the far north wall (behind me in most of these pictures) is the coat rack that I built from scraps of plywood. It also got a new stain job during this renovation, it's supposed to match the flooring and plant shelves, but it doesn't... Thanks Ikea! *thumbs down*
So overall I'm really pleased with what's been done so far and I know it's only going to get better with molding and paint (hopefully in the next couple days). I absolutely love the flooring, and I can't wait to get the rest of it into my kitchen! In the next little while I'll be sourcing out more storage options to maximize the wall space and figuring out where I can get more hits of colour in olive and aqua.