Sunday, January 24, 2010

...small victories and tiny defeats...and a sneak peak

My ambitions to continue painting on Saturday ensuring Sunday would be for reassembling the room was proven unrealistic.  After a very long work week, a night of disturbed sleep, a long day at class, I came home feeling like I was in a state of jetlag.   I actually did consider it.  I stood in the unfinished, unlit room knowing what delaying the painting would mean for Sunday, but I just couldn't do it.  And truly, I shouldn't do it, because I knew it would result in a dropped paint tray, a major mistake, or something similarly disastrous that my patience would not be able to handle.

So instead, I laid down on the couch and promptly fell into a deep druglike sleep. 

So here we are at Sunday and after a half day of school I came home and got back to business, bathroom facelift business, that is.  Today I put the 2nd coat on the walls and the beadboard.  After accidentally painting two stripes of the wall color onto the beadboard (my excuse - low light in the room today) I quickly adjusted, wiped down the panels and started again.  If this is the kind of mistake I could make in daylight after a full night's sleep, I can only imagine what I might have done last night.  And I can now officially say I am THRILLED with the paint colors we chose...THRILLED I say.  I was less than thrilled when pulling the painter's tape off took some of the base coats, but it is nothing a little patchwork can't correct.

Working in low light has been a challenge in that room (as evidenced by my painting error this afternoon), but with the painting completed we could replace the light fixture.  Also, Kip had finished his shopping and cutting the mitered corners on the chair rail.  Today, adding that railing was the tipping point.  So while we didn't get as far as I had hoped, we got far enough to see the finish line. 

In our next work session we'll finish the flooring.  We started dry fitting some tiles tonight.  The tiles must be at room temperature for 24 hours before installing and we had them in a very cold garage.  We're going to ignore some of the other installation directions (I'll explain later) but after a long weekend of school and painting, I was ok with sitting down and doing a little blogging instead of risking having the tiles come unstuck due to temperature issues.

But just to keep you up to date, here are some sneak peak photos.

We were so excited to see the results coming together we started planning our next project. 

We must be certifiably insane.


  1. I can't wait to see the flooring - the coloring, lighting, chair rail all look GREAT! What is the next room??


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