hour or two a day, a little at a time. Usually, I'm more (pardon the expression) of a balls to the wall d-i-yer---jumping in with abandon, often without full preparation. The kind that rips the room apart, throws the contents into another, plows into painting.....and thus lives with chaos until the project is complete, which, as life gets in the way, drags on and on. Don't get me wrong...there is something exhilarating about rushing through something from start to finish in a weekend (Trading Spaces was a hit for a reason), but I've learned with this project, going slow can be nice. I've seen steady progress, and as I've only done a little portion of the room as a time, I haven't needed to trash other areas to clean it out---i've been able to deal with the appropriate disposal or organization of the laundry room's contents as I've removed them.
Anway, here's what's happened so far:
I've flanked the window with a second set of wine box shelves, removed the black shelves from the corner (gifted to my partner's twin for his own laundry room), removed the excess trash can, removed the shelf from over the washer and dryer and cleaned floor.
I've also hinged the salvaged doors into a screen, though I've not yet cleaned them or added hooks. Gross, I know, but I wanted to get them out of my cabanna and in place as quickly as possible. Since the laundry hasn't gotten it's hard core clean or had any fabric added, I'm okay with bringing in less than pristine items. I will make sure to scrub them, and the room before I add the curtains and table skirt.
Now, it looks like this:
|pillow available here|
|from Canadian House and Home|