Happenings around the house

When we were shopping for laundry pairs before,  the only features we cared for was that it be front loading and had a nice electronic panel.  The one thing we did want though, were laundry pedestals, so we could do our laundry standing up.  However, if you've ever gone to check them out, they're easily $200 bux a pop and we certainly were not about to spend $500 on two metal boxes!  So guess what? Kel's built a platform that does the exact same thing.  Of course, it doesn't look as nice, but it serves the same purpose.  We haven't picked out a finishing for it yet, so if anyone's got a good idea, feel free to share!

Another addition we've had to the house was my Snoopy toaster oven!  Erica got it for me a couple years ago, and it's been in storage since I graduated and moved back home with my parents.  Don't underestimate the power of this little oven, it pretty much delivers instant toast!  The first time Kel tried it, he popped his bread in and thought he had time to pour himself a glass of milk.  When he turned around, it was already smoking in the oven! LoL

And tonight, Kel finally got to painting the doors!  We purchased the paint two weeks ago, but he hasn't had time til now.  I've had this idea for a while, and was confirmed with results from another blog.  Coincidentally enough, it was another "Kelly"!  Kelly James, to be exact from design-ties. :)  Below, you can see the before and after pictures of our doors!

And by popular request...   Apparently the previous picture of Eeyore with the Dyson was not enough to show his relative size.  I've been requested to take a picture WITH Eeyore to show that he really is 5 feet tall!


  1. LOVE the dark doors!!! Aren't you happy you -- errrr, Kel ;-) -- painted them?? :-) White doors are highly over-rated, in my humble opinion.

    Oooh, I'm jealous of your washer & dryer!! I've been trying to convince hubby to get front-loaders, but he's being stubborn about it.

    The platform might look cool covered with that diamond-pattern stainless steel that Sarah used in the laundry room on Sarah's House I. Otherwise, I think I'd drywall it and paint it the same colour as the walls.

    That is one big Eeyore!! And your Snoopy toaster is cute :-)


  2. The doors look very good. Awesome! Good work Kelly.

  3. Hey... NOW I see Eeyore!! Once I knew what to look for (i.e., size helped!), I easily saw him in the last of your kitchen pics ;-)