Sunday actually started out fun. We headed to ArtScape, a street festival with food, drinks and art (obviously). It was approximately 150 degrees outside and we had walked around for about 5 hours. When we got home at 2:30, we were dead and ended up passing out on the couch.
At this point, I was thinking all hope was lost for renovation today.
And then I totally forgot that I told Anastasia to come over around 3:00 for painting. So 30 min after falling asleep, the doorbell rang and there she was with arms filled with painting supplies ready to go!
We peeled ourselves off the couch and proceeded muster up some energy to get to work!
Anastasia and I started caulking and priming while Collin worked on the closet floor. We decided to go with Peel and Stick tiles since they are cheap, easy to cut and install, and will not be getting walked on, since the closet isn’t really a walk-in.
Install was complete in 30 minutes:
I didn’t take many pictures of painting the trim, because I hate painting trim already, I don’t need to be photographed with a frown on.
Also, we painted the walls Sunday night:
The picture quality is terrible, we were losing a lot of sunlight
Close-Up of the Trim
We finished everything around 8:30 and headed out for some quick sushi before passing out watching HBO. Exhausted was an understatement…
Monday morning Collin had off, so he took care of clean-up to prep for me to move the furniture in Monday night. He scrubbed every spec of dust off the floors and had them back to shining like the day they were finished (which was about 5 days ago 🙂 )
When I got home from work Monday night, I moved the rug in, set up the bed frame and mattress, and made the bed. I brought up some extra furniture we had around the house for nightstands and picked up some lamps at Target. I was dead-set on being able to sleep in this room Monday night.
There is still a lot of work to do in here, including:
- Dresser and Nightstands (Hoping for Antiques)
- Updating the light fixture (current boob light is a temp)
- Real Blinds (Not paper)
- Quarter Round molding around the baseboards
- Finish Painting the closet doors (notice how we haven’t seen that angle in a while)
- Mounting the TV to the wall
Lots to do! At this point, we really need to focus on getting the detail work done in here, otherwise that’s the stuff that never gets finished since the room is pretty livable as is.