I haven't made a whole lot of progress on my new-to-me cottage because I seem to be easily sidetracked by life's little fun activities. (Little league, trips to vintage flea markets, motorcycle rides, and various sports seasons on television...)
This past Friday, my daughter came over to help me...ehem...get on track. Now, if you are a long, long, time reader, you might remember that this is the same daughter that got me on track to finally finish painting my kitchen cupboards back at my home in the biggest little city. She worked on the flooring in my laundry room while I worked on skirting my utility sink, and when we took a quick lunch break, we made an itemized to-do list with deadlines.
(I know. I shared that I had plans for projects, along with a semi-detailed to-do list for my home projects a while back, but as it turns out, I realize now that I am apparently motivated by deadlines, because once we made that list with calendar dates, and I finished the sink skirt, I was on fire to get the laundry room done.)
(It is either that, or the fact that my daughter is going to be checking in weekly on my progress has thrown me into creative over-drive.)
Regardless of the what (or who!) the motivating factor is, I am loving the progress so far in the laundry room, and you will be seeing much more as I complete the various projects!
My personal goal for this past weekend was to paint the walls. I had already attempted painting, but there were lots of bare spots and nail holes that needed filling in. Not only did I complete the wall painting, (Yay, me!) but I created (and hung) the utility sink skirt.
Making the skirt was a cinch. Two and a half yards of a lightweight black and white gingham fabric (Hello Walmart! I am embarrassed to say I bought this fabric more than three months ago...) with a casing made at the top using iron on fusible bonding (I am too impatient to actually sew.) and made to touch the floor, I ran elastic through the casing and then installed a cup hook on either side of the sink wall and then hung the skirt there by using a safety pin at each end.(I pulled the fabric back and took a picture so you could get a visual here...)
I added a bit of hot glue from my glue gun to keep the skirt held tightly in place under the lip of the sink.
(Please ignore the awful stained condition of the sink; I am on the search for a replacement, but I cannot seem to locate one without faucet holes. I have a wall mount faucet...which I am also looking to replace for a cuter one with a soap dish attached.)
Pretty cute though, no?
I am in utility sink love with it myself. (I keep going back to look in at it, in all of it's laundry room cuteness.)