Tackle It Tuesday–Zane’s Room

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Did I tell you I hate moving? No? Well I do. It’s good and bad and evil and beautiful.

Here’s half of Zane’s room.

The other half is in the truck with our biggest helper–Patches.

This is 1/100th of the boxes I still need to pack. If there’s one good thing, it’s that we’re packing so close to Easter. Egg boxes rawk!

Zane’s atrocious room is now empty. Except for the dust. And the deer. Oh. And the Christmas tree.

Our friend, Sam, is upstairs as I type this hammering and sawing and making noise tearing down the ugly “trim” and closet. Then he’ll build a dormer. After that, a bathroom will magically appear in the space.
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Tackle It Tuesday–More Remodeling

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More Remodeling! These were taken a couple weeks ago, but if I spread them out, it looks like we’re really working hard. See. I have a plan. Truth is, we were sick for awhile then had some commitments and we really haven’t got a whole lot finished. I’ve been packing and y’know what? It looks like I’ve done nothing. But I’ve been throwing stuff away so maybe the trash guy knows something’s up because I’m getting depressed and angst-y about this move. But hey, tomorrow is another day (right Heather? Elaina? Have I redeemed myself?)

Here’s Phil with the old pantry. Gutted.

And here’s my handy-dandy husband’s craftsmanship.
See how fast I filled that sucker up?
Now we need to find a door. It’s an odd size.
And yes. I’ll paint the trim. Hush.
Ignore that bottom shelf. Why is it you only notice how unorganized something looks AFTER you’ve taken a picture of it and uploaded it and the camera’s battery is depleted? Why?

Here’s where we left the dining room last time.

Here’s what I got finished. See around the window?
I painted more white.
And the walls!! Mercy look at the walls!!
Don’t they look better??
We’re replacing that top trim with some thicker white stuff.
Here’s the other side of the room.
Dang the walls look sweet!
I haven’t painted the trim that goes on top of the half-wall down there.
Have I mentioned how much I hate painting trim?Doesn’t matter.

It has to be done and Lord knows I can’t build pantries or move door frames or install toilets. So I’m stuck painting trim and scraping off little square stickers that hung Christmas lights 5 years ago that were supposed to peel right off and didn’t and now because I’ve painted everything around them white they stick out like sore thumbs. And I hate them worse than I hate painting trim! But in the end, everything looks so much nicer, doesn’t it?

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A Day Late. . .

. . .and a dollar short. But it is what it is.

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Here’s some pictures for Tackle it Tuesday on Wednesday. I thought yesterday was Wednesday all day and I thought it was Friday this morning. So I’m guessing it’s just one of those weeks.

These are from January 20th we sanded and whitewashed the wood.
See that icky, yucky paint job on the wall! Ugh. Why did I wait so long to cover up the previous owner’s crap??

This is from the weekend before last and this past weekend. I painted more trim and the walls.

I still have to take the trim off the ceiling and paint it and put the trim back up in the corners, on the windows, and along the top of that half wall-thingie. What’s that called?

But it’s coming along!! 🙂

Phil also put up 3 new ceiling fans and he finished sealing the basement. We got a lot done this weekend!!

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Tackle It Tuesday–Whitewashing

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We did some more remodeling stuff this week. Here’s a before picture. It’s at a different angle, but you’ll get the idea. This picture was right before Zane’s birthday party (thus the shiny thingies hanging from the banister.)

Here’s Phil sanding the pine walls, you can see over to the right, I’ve got some whitewashing finished.

And a totally not complete photo, but an In-Progress photo. I got ahead of myself and painted some of the trim white just so I could imagine how it would look when it’s all finished. All of the trim will be white. The walls will be “Barely Beige.”

What do you think?

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