I am kind of addicted to the show Rehab Addict on DIY Network. Host Nicole Curtis uses this term, “like putting lipstick on a pig…” a lot when describing something that is ugly (or a pig) that she is dressing up; but it’s still ugly.
And that is exactly what my laundry room redo is...a pig with lipstick!
**** BEFORE ****
THIS IS HOW MUCH PAINT ALEX HAULED OUT OF THE LAUNDRY ROOM.
Makes one ask, “What the…?”
Our City will pick up hazardous household materials once a year for free. All you have to do is go to Earth911.com to check if your city is on the list. Call the phone number, take an inventory of items & they will schedule a pick up date. Easy-peasy.
**** AFTER ****
I took out the bookcase that was piled high with junk in this corner. I added the wire shelf and clothes hanger so that clothes will not cover up the window any more. This room is so dark that I need all the light I can get. Even if it is shaded light from under the back porch.
Alex stayed home from school for “take your kid to work day”; and since I am now a SAHM, she helped with this clean out. She didn’t complain once and she was the one who hauled ALL the paint cans (above) out of the basement and into the garage.
It’s still not a pretty room but it feels less like a dungeon. I cleared out so much unwanted and unusable stuff that the house feels lighter! It’s amazing what a good cleaning will do for a room…and all for under $100.