I think I’ve mopped 20 times in the last week.
And written “wash me” in the construction dust covering the first floor of our house.
And even though my house has pretty much looked like these for the past two weeks:
It’s totally worth it because it’s coming together!
By the way, if you look closely at the photo above (beyond the sea of tarps and dust) you will see we expanded the doorway into the living room by 14 inches!
On my last post about this room (we’re having trouble “renaming” this room – the family room? the back room? the den?) I posted some crummy iPhone pictures I took at 9pm at night.
Now you can really see we have new walls! And new windows! And new trim!
This room has a whopping 9 windows, so there was lots… of… trim… to paint around.
First I painted one quick layer of paint on the wall – we decided to continue with Valspar’s Shoreline Haze, which is in our living room.
My friend Alli always makes fun of me because I need at least two words to describe a color. This room is a putty oatmeal.
Then we spent a while going through the room filling nail holes with spackle and sanding them down.
And then we used caulking to fill all the spaces between the trim and the walls.
Then I taped off the windows and painted the raw areas with Killz. Twice. No bleed-through!
Then I gave the entire room and all the trim two coats of paint.
And somewhere along the way we added baseboards.
Lo and behold, we’re actually looking at furniture for this room right now, so hopefully soon enough I’ll be relaxing with my feet up in this room!
My nice, clean, dusted off feet that is.