Last weekend we finished patching and painting the closet in the bedroom. I began putting down so gray carpet tiles. We still need to put up the trim around the door leading to the hall and "build the closet". Once we are done with these last items we will be moving all of our stuff into that bedroom while we paint our room which will be the new guest room. Confused yet? I need a vacation!
As promised, here are the photos of all of our progress:
Sorry for all of the pictures. So much work went into every detail. The ceiling turned out better than I'd imagined. It's not perfect but pretty darn close. We are almost done with all of the trim work. The door still needs trim, as well as the closet, but the window is pretty much finished. What do you think of the color? I like it. It flows with the rest of the upstairs. Isn't it hard to believe that this was all ceiling tile, wood paneling and ZERO trim just a few months back???
The guest room is painted and all of the base moulding, quarter round and window trim has been put up. We even got up some new blinds. The guest room is looking so amazing. I'm thinking next weekend we'll begin designing/ building a new closet in there. Once we've got that completed we'll be moving into that room while we go to town on our current room. The upstairs will be complete once that done. How crazy is that??? We wern't even planning on doing this room for awhile and it just sort of happened. I gutted it by myself one day and it's just been a slow progression since then. I'm so happy that I'll have a nice comfortable upstairs soon.
I also bought some nice organizational stuff for the office. The brown and sage-ish beige color really flow with the blue gray walls and the brown accent chairs I got. Now I finally have storage for all of my office stuff and it's no longer all exposed or in boxes. All I really have left to get for the office is some art for the walls and then it will be complete.
I took photos of the guest room for all of you but I totally forgot to grab my camera. I will have some photos for you tomorrow.
What a productive weekend. We finally finished mudding and sanding the guest bedroom. I primed, and painted the entire room. We ended up painting it a dark grayish blue. It looks pretty good. We also put in all new outlets and a new light fixture. What a difference! We bought new base moulding. The base moulding we chose was actually primed particle board. Of course this wouldn't be my first choice but compared to solid wood this was $1.65/ sqft vs. $5.75/ sqft. We cut them and painted them a nice semit gloss. You seriously would never know the difference by looking at it. It's solid and look really good.
Quentin installed a new window over the stairs in the basement. Someone had broken in through this window before we bought the house and ever since then we've had a board over the window. We've always had enough on our plate that it just wasn't that big of a concern. On Friday we cleaned and organized our entire basement for 4 hours. That's 8 hours of dealing with dirty basement. It looks so good! That's the spot we put our junk. All of our tools are down there and it just gets neglected. I'm happy to have it back and have more natural light and less draft in the basement.
So typically I post a bunch of pictures of the progress, but since we are almost done I want to give you the wow factor. You'll just have to wait until we get the trim up. I Got the accent chairs for the office through overstock.com. Once I got them I bought the very first rug for our house. I haven't bought more due to the other floors not being refinshed yet and our dogs having accidents here and there. What do you think of the entrance into the office?
Before new office furniture:
Here is a photo of our foster dog Archie. He's already lost a pound or so. He's such a good dog!
Everyone who has or has had hardwood floors throughout their entire house knows how frustrating it can be to constantly mop a floor. I mop, then I sop everything up with a towel, the towels filthy, the floors never really get all that clean. Well, I found the best thing in the world.
The hoover floormate works sooo well! It has scrub brushes that spin and then it sucks all of the water up. I am in love with this thing and can't wait to get home to clean more floors. Hahah.
We are almost finished with sanding and mudding in the 2nd bedroom. We should be priming by this weekend. It will be nice to have that room back. Everything is sort of everywhere.