We got the floors placed last week and painted & installed the quarter round. Also repainted the entire room & all of the trim because apparently painting over 2 year old paint is kind of obvious...basically the room looked fantastic, just needed the washer & dryer in place to get started on our next steps.
Then the fun began...Sears came about 4:30 on Friday and delivered our new washer & dryer. They looked fantastic!
Unfortunately they didn't tighten up the intake hose as much as they should've & as we pulled out our first load of laundry we heard the unmistakable sound of dripping water. I climbed over the tops & saw a giant puddle of water on our brand new floors just sitting there. We immediately called the Sears store we purchased them from who sent us to the customer service number. Long story short it was 3 the next afternoon before anyone actually showed up to fix it. I've never experienced such terrible customer service in my life. Each entity was trying to push off the responsibility to the other so now we will get to deal with their insurance adjusters & so on. Let me tell you just how excited I am about this...oh & on top of everything else, they got scuff marks & dings all over my freshly painted walls & trim after climbing all over the new washer & dryer to try to tighten the hoses. They also dinged up the top of the washer & dryer with all of the gymnastics...ugh.
Water on the floor
Water dripping down the washer
Look at the hose on the top right compared to the one on the bottom right,
you can still see the threads on the Y joint.
Check out my list below to see how far we've gotten, I will be so excited to get one room in this house completed after 2 years!
Order new floors Get underlayment for floors Remove shoe molding Install new floors Get a pipe collar to cover where the new flooring meets the dryer vent.- canceled this, they don't make them...oh well! Install pipe collar- see above Get quarter round Paint quarter round Install quarter-round Touch up baseboards & quarter round- I actually ended up painting all of the trim Remove existing shelf Touch up walls- We unexpectedly ended up painting all of the walls too, oops Touch up trim around doors (see here for the issue with it) Trim transition piece
- Replace transition piece
Get washer/dryer delivered Order rug Order new air register (ours was stark white & I found one in aged brass online for only $6)
- Place in new air register
Get hooks for ironing board Install ironing board hooks
- Buy crown molding
- Paint crown molding
- Install crown molding
- Buy cabinet materials
- Buy new dog bowls (the ones she has now are a little gaudy for my taste)
- Build cabinets
- Paint cabinets & cabinet trim
- Install cabinets
- Install cabinet trim
- Install cabinet knobs
- Buy hanging bar
- Install hanging bar
Replace light bulbs to be the swirly efficient kind (see why the peeps at Lowe's love me?)