We finally have put the laundry space all together. I’m anxious to get a cabinet (home made) put in above the washer and dryer, but otherwise, it feels much better. Cleaner, organized and a space I can really utilize. I love the mini shelves Bill put in (which you can see to the right of the sink cabinet), and the sink itself is both rustic and completely original.
This is the grain cabinet we found at a local antique store, along with a faucet I ordered from VanDyke’s Restorers. We use VanDyke’s a lot for reproductions of Victorian hardware. The hammered copper sink was one that I purchased through Etsy. I’m so thrilled to have a useable and beautiful space, just a little sad it is so hidden from the rest of the house.
The new washer is a dream to use and doing laundry is a whole new joy. I’m one of those odd people that has always enjoyed it, but now, even better.
Getting to wash one’s clothes is a true luxury. After having many apartments without my own washer and dryer, this is something I treasure in my home, every single time I get to use them. I don’t care how old or nice my machines are. . . as long as they work.
I’ve been really wanting a utility sink and some sweet cabinets to hide my cleaning stuff. And now, my summer present is coming together. A little unexpected work, but well worth it.
These two pictures are the exact same spot. . . taken from the same place just outside the back door looking in. Weird, right? You can see how that fridge just came on in and took up all the space in front of the window. Removing it gave way to natural light and room for a sink!!
Originally, we were going to go with a steel sink, regular faucet and plywood cabinet from Lowes. But, when we had to wait more than a week for these goodies and the cabinet arrived damaged — well, we decided not to do modern. We started shopping our local antique stores for components we could use instead. I started thinking vessel sink on top of some sort of cabinet and old cupboards made from the doors from our home. We found a gorgeous cedar grain feed bin and a beautiful copper pedicure sink online. Score!! Only a few dollars more than the original plan, but we’re saving those dollars in building our own top cabinets instead of a $300 purchase of cheaply made plywood from Lowes. Nothing against Lowes, they often come through. . . but furniture isn’t their strong suit
We are still waiting on the faucet to arrive and a little touch up painting I need to complete. Also, Bill is going to build a handy cabinet for me.
I couldn’t be more grateful to have a husband who can do this kind of woodwork, electrical and plumbing. I started learning some of this stuff when I owned my first home back in 1998, but I am so glad I don’t have to do it or do it alone. I can be the painter and rock out some primer in a heartbeat, while hubby works away putting up lights and getting in a new sink. Working together as a couple is the other luxury we have; I couldn’t ask for a better partner.