Have you ever experienced one-thing-leading-to-another? I mean, something that might be very simple leads to one thing, which leads to another, and pretty soon you are doing something entirely different, or more involved than you thought you would be doing? Welcome to life at my house… especially the last few months.
February 28th our washing machine started leaking. It looked like it might be a simple fix. But then again, maybe not. We knew if we called a repairman to fix it, there would be a “premium traveling” charge added because of where we live. I also knew that if we were going to call a repairman to fix the washing machine, I would also want the rubber gasket on the front door opening to be replaced. We would be looking at a $250-300 repair – on a machine that I have been looking for a reason to replace. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. Luckily it was a holiday weekend and stores were having appliances sales. We purchased a new full-size stackable washing machine and dryer at a great price. The only negative was that they were back-ordered and couldn’t be delivered until May 17th. Not a problem, I said. We have been wanting to put new flooring down in the laundry room, and this would give us the opportunity to get rid of the old washer and dryer, and get the new flooring put down before the delivery date.
But if we were going to install tile in the laundry room, this would be the time to also put it in the downstairs guest bathroom. After all, we were going to be using the same time tile for both rooms, and using the same tile installer. And he wouldn’t want to come “all the up here” for just one room. So we had to demolish and remove the bathroom cabinet and remove the toilet. If we were getting the tile and new cabinet installed, I wanted to replace the huge mirror that was essentially glued to the wall. So that had to be removed, and drywall had to be replaced.
Going back to the laundry room, once the floor was put in, we would have to paint the room before the stackables would be delivered and installed. Who wants to move those heavy things once they are in place so the walls can be painted? Not my husband. Certainly not me. Well, I couldn’t anyway, so that’s not even an option.
And if I was going to paint the walls in the laundry room, then it was time to update the cabinets too. I had thought of painting the oak cabinets (even though it hurts my heart to paint oak!), so now was the time to do it, right?
So we went ahead with our plans and had the tile installed in the laundry room, painted the room, and painted the cabinets. We removed the bathroom cabinet and toilet, scheduled a contractor to remove the mirror and replace the drywall, and had the floor tile installed.
We were ready for the delivery of our new washer and dryer yesterday! We were excited – and had a bunch of clothes to wash.
But the company delivered the wrong dryer – which meant we had to refuse the entire delivery.
We still have no washer and dryer. Hopefully, they will come next Wednesday, as promised, with the correct appliances.
All of this because of a potential $250-300 washing machine repair????? Yeah. It’s just the way my mind thinks.
Here’s a photo of the closet in the laundry room – after the first coat of paint. The second coat evened out the streaks and provided a really warm tone. LOVE IT!
(Shiitake by Sherwin Williams).