Guest Blog by: Midge
Have you ever had a project that has felt like it has gone on forever? You work on it hard for a week or two, and then you run out of paint or flooring. You end up putting it on the back burner for a few weeks until you can get around to buying the necessary supplies. After that they sit in the unfinished room waiting for you to get up the gumption to finish!
Our guest bedroom has become one of those Forever Projects. We tore out the carpet and discovered we also needed to tear out the sub-floor. We went ahead and tore out the sub-floor and replaced it. This process took about a month of Saturdays. While we were at it we also took off a wall of wood paneling and put dry wall up in its place. Just as we were finishing putting the dry wall up, we realized there was more drywall to replace. Once we started to take off the dry wall a few other issues popped up so we ended up replacing almost a full wall of the dry wall throughout the room.
Do you know how long it takes to tape and mud and sand and tape and mud and sand and…? Okay, you get the picture already! It seems like that part of the dry wall project took the longest. Texturing came next and then my favorite part which is PAINTING!
My nieces and nephews all came over for an afternoon painting party (check out the pictures of their little hands on my wall). I loved the help and was feeling like the painting portion of this project would be over quickly. But so far, even with my family helping us to get a jumpstart, I am now on week three of not finishing it. And my husband and I are even starting to doubt our color choice! I really don’t want to paint these walls all over again.
We started the project at the end of April and now it is the end of August. This forever project needs a firm ending date!!! So, here is hoping for a Labor Day deadline…. I will let you know if we make it! Maybe our holiday company will have to sleep on our sofa sleeper instead…
Do you have a Forever Project that you are working on? I would love to hear about it!
My next project will be to create a seasonal focal point in my home. Where you walk in our home and are greeted by a holiday banner or decorations. This magazine shows you how to create one: http://econobusters.com/lets_get_organized_for_fiscal_fitness/