Around the House

photograph of tools lying on a workspace, to which I've added text reading 'Around the House'

Here is a thread to discuss whatever home décor or structural or rehab projects we've got going on around the house (or condo or flat or trailer or modular home or tiny house or hobbit hole), or just finished, or want to do soon or someday!

From the small (new faucet) to the big (new addition), here's where to talk about your projects, plans, successes, and disasters, whether you're a DIY master or foreperson overseeing hired experts.

What's happening at your place?

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The last handywomaning project I did was just a small one — replacing the old blue cabinet pulls in the laundry room with black nickel pulls.

image of cabinet, with one of the new shiny black pulls on the left and one of the old blue plastic and chrome pulls on the right
Shiny enough to see the reflection of me taking the picture, lol.

When we had to replace our old washer and dryer, which were white, the new ones we wanted were back-ordered in white, and were going to take ages to arrive, so we got them in gunmetal. All the surrounding cabinetry is white, so it looked very stark, and the blue pulls had ceased looking like a cute pop of color and instead just looked outdated and out of place.

(You might think it's weird to care what a laundry room looks like, but the door stays open because Sophie's litter boxes are in there, and it's right across from the bathroom, so anyone who's visiting sees the laundry room.)

So for a few bucks, I got the black nickel pulls, which are virtually the same finish as the new washer and dryer, and now it all ties together better.

It was a small project, but had a big impact.

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