To say my house was in a state of complete and utter chaos would be putting it mildly. As you know we are finishing our basement. There is a layer of dust and powder on every surface of the house, upstairs and downstairs. Everything that was neatly stored in the basement is now haphazardly stored in upstairs corners of bedrooms. We just finished slapping on a coat of primer and are ready for the next step.
Next up tile. We just need it here…date to be determined.
As if finishing a basement wasn’t project enough, I thought I’d dig my hands in to several projects at one time. I love testing my stress limits boundaries and seeing how cockamamie-crazy I can make myself and the people around me.
Our contractor is a sweet, retired man who does meticulous work. He lives a couple hours away so he drives down to town just to work on our house half the week then goes home the rest of the week. When he’s here we’ve got to take advantage and keep him busy. The other morning he came up the stairs and told me he was at a standstill waiting for materials. So at 8am, I made the not-so-well-thought-out decision to have him put paneling up in my bedroom. I’ve had my whole room decorated in my head but wasn’t really ready to start working on it until the basement was finished and boxes were moved out of my room. So in my hideous, hot pink flowered flannel pajamas I dragged everything to the center of the room so the paneling project could begin. He put it up in a flash…a project that would have taken me 2 months. Well worth the money. You should have seen the look on my Mr.’s face when he came home and walked in the construction zone of a room. Priceless! Filling holes, caulking gaps, priming and painting is going to be a beast.
The dresser and changing table at the foot of the bed (no. Literally. At. The. Foot. Of. The. Bed.) is making my eye twitch but it’s been super motivation to get moving on caulking and painting. Psst. I’ll let you in on one more bit of news…I’m selling just about everything and starting fresh over. Remember this lovely bedroom?
It’s all for sale. Bed, dresser, nightstands, lamps, yellow trays, bedding…more on all that later.
After a few funny stares from neighbors I took the hint that the whole sanding at 11am in my pajamas in the driveway wasn’t a good look for the neighborhood.
The other major project that we’ve put off for 2 years is painting our 15 interior doors. Luckily they came primed so you really couldn’t tell they weren’t in a finished state. Until grimy little hands dirtied them up (which you can’t wipe primed doors) so now we HAVE to paint them. We woke up to this today:
Seeing as how we’ve completely procrastinated all our good weather away we are tackling the doors this weekend. Old man winter is just around the corner and it’s time to paint these suckers up. Please send prayers it warms up again for the weekend (and that I can stay sane amongst all these projects)!