The time has come to tackle a long overdue project in the Laundry Room: Replacing the water valves and drain unit for the washing machine.
The old valves were corroded from the chemical reaction of several kinds of metal connected improperly. The thing was unsightly and gave me the creeps, so I would ignore it until it got so dusty that I had no choice but to throw a rag in there and make a feeble attempt to wipe it. But really, such an ugly sight would hardly serve as inspiration for the task at hand!
To replace it, my husband had to cut out the old pipes and install new plumbing. Then, of course, he repaired the wall. That poor guy, I tease him that his life wouldn't be complete unless he got to open up a wall in our house, at least once a year.
The new plastic casing is white, not almond-colored, like the old one. We would never have replaced the casing with all the accompanying work just for the color, so this is such a nice little bonus! That almond color was just so . . . so eighties!
Oh, and naturally, we had to paint the walls . . . Is there such a thing as a “little” home improvement project . . . ?
I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Please stop by and check out some wonderful transformations in home improvement.