Unfortunately, we didn't photograph the laundry room before we destroyed it. Shame! But I can paint you a picture. There was a door leading off the kitchen into a small room that had a slop sink, a toilet and a washer dryer. There was a tiny, creepy pantry closet. The whole thing was gross.
Since it was the only toilet on the first floor, we wanted to enclose it to make a proper bathroom and put the washer dryer up on drawers. In order to do that, Evan and another buddy (shoutout Paul!) had to redo the plumbing. Unfortunately, in the process, we found out we had to level the sloping floor, put in a moisture barrier, sure up all the joists, insulate the walls and replace all the electrical. Plus when we used the washer that came with the house, it filled up with water and then stopped. Would not drain. And when I tried the dryer for the first time, there was a loud boom and then smoke started emanating from it. We bought a new pair but the whole thing was a hot mess.
We removed the door between the kitchen and the laundry room and framed out a cute little bathroom. We got a tiny corner sink on Amazon and Evan made an ingenious wooden device to attach the sink to the wall but not take up much of a footprint in the bathroom. He also made a little corner cabinet to match. Sorry ladies, he's taken.
We finally got the bathroom framed out, plus got drywall and paint on the walls. For some reason, when we removed the ceiling back there, wood underneath was this weird robin's egg color. I loved it so we just matched the color at the store and gave the ceiling a fresh coat. Then obvi. decided to do two tone walls and door in pale pink and eggplant. Evan also made a little fixture for the bathroom from one of the extra Pottery Barn pendant lights.
Full disclosure, this room was about 100x the work we thought it would be. So many things went wrong.
Hi! We're the Germanns.
Evan is a furniture maker and I'm an artist. We have been married for almost 10 years. We have two adorable dogs, Buckle and Kansas. Photos to come - don't you worry.
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