It’s Reveal Day for the Fun, Colorful Laundry Room! This once-boring beige space is now a fun and colorful laundry room with an improved storage situation – and it cost under $100!
The final days of the 30 Projects in 30 Days challenge really snuck up on me. Fortunately, my month of September miraculously lasted 35 days! All 30 projects I set out to complete have now been checked off the list.
The third and final project that we completed for our Mother’s Day/Father’s Day Work Weekend last month was to create and install a shelf above the microwave in my parents’ kitchen. For the first 27 or 28 years that we lived here (it just feels weird to only say ‘they lived here’ and exclude myself from it even though I moved out over seven years ago), there was a giant built-in microwave. A couple years ago, though, it finally died, and my parents had to buy a new one. The new one is much smaller than the first and looked so lonely in such a large opening. And when my dad sawed off the wooden trim to remove the old broken microwave, some of the trim turned out a little uneven and needed to be smoothed out.
This lamp has looked a little sad for a really long time. First of all, I can’t remember it ever working. The theory is that somewhere along the way, its wires were accidentally cut while someone was doing yard work. Or maybe some tree roots broke them as they grew. Can tree roots break electricity lines? There are several trees that were planted in my parents’ yard in the last 20 or 25 years that have grown into giants that could have done that, if it’s actually a possibility.
Last month, the Mister and I made a trip up to my parents’ house for a weekend to give them their Mother’s and Father’s Day gift. It wasn’t something tangible, though; we went up for a visit and to complete some projects around the house that they’ve wanted to be done for some time now.