Monday, November 30, 2009

One Small Step for Me

Okay, after much work, sweat, tears and a bit of blood, there is finally furniture in the house! My bedroom, except for more pretty things, a chair and a bookcase, is finished. Now, that doesn't include the closet. It's still in progress, but it's getting closer everyday. I have a couple more pieces to the ClosetMaid Selectives kit to assemble and some doors to finish painting and install. Installing those should be quite fun. Ugh. I'm quickly discovering my least favorite jobs. Hanging doors ranks right up there under painting ceilings! Don't get me wrong, the gray hair look is fine, but spotted gray gets old really quick. Hanging doors goes great until you go to close them and discover that all of the sudden they don't close anymore! I would love to blame the thickness of the paint, but since I don't know if the door ever closed, I can't prove it. I attached some pictures of all of the hard work. I also included pictures of the "before" in case you've forgotten just how bad it really was. Stay tuned for more updates, hopefully soon!

Master Bathroom Before
Master Bathroom After

Master Bedroom Before

Master Bedroom After

Monday, November 16, 2009

Come One, Come All!

Okay, I've now reached a time of pure desperation! I am trying to move into my house before the Christmas holidays and in case you haven't noticed with the lack of blogging, my momentum has dropped to an all time low. So, in an effort to make working a little more fun and entertaining, you are cordially invited to come and spend a day releasing frustrations, getting instant gratification and having a ton of fun and laughs! Saturday November 21 from 9-5ish or 11-2 or 2:40-3:00 or whatever time you have! There will be pizza, snacks, cold drinks and good music for all.

All ages are welcome, though I can't guarantee the safety of those under 5, or over 5 for that matter! Some of the jobs I'm looking for help with are pulling up carpet in a shed, cleaning a storage closet in the carport and priming the inside of it, priming closets, sanding shelves, painting ceilings, painting walls, installing crown moulding, for the really intrepid, removing a HUGE stump in the yard, sanding trim and if nothing else, just company to keep me going! Even if you only have a spare 5 minutes on Saturday, drop by the house and see all of the work in person. The front room is still a mess, but the master bed and bath are really starting to take shape. No need to RSVP because I understand that plans often change, especially at the last minute, but I hope to see you there!