This is what our closet looked like 2 weeks ago...
|New Master Closet|
After that was completed, we started on the Master Bedroom. So far, it has required the following:
- 6 hours of sanding the walls - to get rid of the Venetian Plaster we previously had on them.
- 5 hours of washing down all the walls, ceiling and furniture - to get rid of the plaster dust.
- 2 coats of paint on the ceiling, walls, windows, doors and all the trim.
- If we ever want to repaint this room, we will hire someone else to do it.
- If we ever build another house, no ceiling will be taller than 10 feet. (The ceiling in the bedroom is about 14 feet high.)
- If we ever build another house, we will pay extra to have two full coats of paint put on every wall, ceiling, window, door and other trim.
- Our next vacation will be another staycation, but we will not do any home improvement projects. Instead we'll relax, eat well, go to the bookstore, movies, etc.
|Master Bedroom before repainting|
|Questioning the paint choice|
|Newly repainted Master Bedroom|
On Monday, I'm planning to install the energy efficient window film, just as I've done for most of the rest of the house. It keeps it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Also, next week, we're hoping the new Roman Shades we ordered will come in. And finally, we have some chairs on order from Lazy Boy that are expected to arrive in early November.
The only other thing to finish the room off will be a new quilt for the bed. This one's all on me. I have the fabric and the pattern, but just haven't started yet. I'm going on a quilt retreat in a week and plan to devote most of my time and energy to working on this. The pattern is 45 And Life To Go by Lisa Bongean and the fabric is Little Gatherings also designed by her. The quilt finishes at 110" square.
|45 And Life To Go|
As usual, David was a great helper during this project. Just after I finished painting the window sills, he snuck into the room and jumped up on them. I tried to get him off, but only succeeded in scaring him. He then ran across all of the furniture in the room and out into the hall. Although I managed to clean most of it up, I discovered that I missed a couple of spots in the bottom of a drawer. From now on, whenever I look it at, I'll think of him...
|David's footprints in the bottom of the drawer|
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
Romans 12:12 (NLT)