Sunday, July 6, 2008

My new favorite home improvement project...

Well, much has happened since I last posted...

The kids have been visiting Gran Gran and Paw Paw since Thursday night. I haven't seen them since before work on Thurs. - and I miss my kids! We know they are having a ball visiting, and Scott and I have been able to get some overdue home improvement projects done. Well, that's the story of this house. But, I digress...

We decided to tackle (finally) the spare bedroom - the only room to remain largely untouched in our home renovations. It started with partially removed wall paper, wood crown and base boards... you get the picture. We spent the day Friday getting it prepped for Saturday.

Now, back to my favorite new project - mudding sheet rock! I just had a blast doing this. I had to repair a good bit of sheet rock that was damaged while removing wallpaper (the wall wasn't sized prior to the wallpaper... I hear the groans of others who have had this fun...). Well, let me tell you, if you need some mudding done at your house, just call me. Now, I don't like the sanding afterwards... but I love the mudding.

Yesterday, we painted the room, and I'm not happy with the color I picked out. I wanted a pale blue color - and although the color is just what I picked out, it reminds me of a nursery color. Perfect for a nursery but not for my spare bedroom. I think Scott groaned out loud when I said that I wasn't really happy with it.

We spent the rest of the night painting and getting the house in order for the coming week. I have to work the entire week - good for the money, bad for me missing my children! Scott and I are tired today but very proud of the further progress we have made.

Pictures are coming later on. I have to work the entire week, so they may be slow in coming...

6 comments:

Collegegirl said...

Sounds like you are a "home improvement" kind of gal. Glad you had fun! Sorry about you missing your sweet and cute kiddos and you having to work this week!
Hang in there!
~Elyse~

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, that doesn't sound like 4th of July fun at all!! Busy Busy Busby's! I bet it feels really good to get all of that accomplished. You make me feel like a total slacker this weekend, it might be possible that you have more energy in your little finger than I have in my entire body! PHEW! Don't work too hard!

Kristi said...

No way, Girl! We just tried to take advantage of the weekend... I am beat today - and I hate starting the week off tired!

Nancy Hood said...

can't wait to see pics!!!

NYC complete renovation said...

Choosing a paint color can be one of the most difficult decorating. Keep in mind to pick your favorite object in the room,pick colors that match that favorite piece and pick accents to bring the color scheme together

Louise said...

When I picked out colors for our guest bedroom I picked a blue....it was "we're having a boy blue"....and we're not!! The first stroke I did of the blue I said, "OH!" and then we decided on an orange...now...I'm not happy with the orange. I haven't told Dustin yet!! :)
Your place is looking great though!!