Now that the bedroom is livable, we're on to the living room and hallway. I thought I would show you what we're dealing with over here. All the furniture is piled into the dining room...which means we can't eat in there so we have a table crammed into the kitchen. Now I remember why I wanted that island in the kitchen!
Here is the mess. It's probably crazy for me to show you these horrible pics, I may be delirious from breathing in spackle dust for so long. I'm warning you, it ain't pretty.....but hopefully will be when it's done.
We'll be painting most of this woodwork. Before you beat me with my own paintbrush, let me say that it looks way better in the pics. It's not in great condition and I have zero desire to strip and restain it all. Light and airy is more my thing anyway, so white it is. Don't worry, family and friends have already lectured us plenty!
My son was just dying to show you his "mans" (that's what he calls them). He was trying to get into every shot. Love this kid.
I also love our Sheltie but not what he has done to my door. I had a roman shade on there so we could see the view out during the day but he's jumping all over it. I'm thinking I'll need a full length sheer door curtain to deter him. Darn dog.
SO much spackle dust to clean up.
Maybe I can try and tune the mess out and just look at the pretty view out the door. Ahhh, that's a bit better.
So that is our mess. I can't wait till this part is over. The living room is about half our downstairs so fresh paint will make such a difference. I'm SO tired at this point though. I really just want this over with. It's been constant mess over here for a long time and I'm reaching my breaking point.
Please forgive me if I'm not so great at getting to visit you all and comment this week. We are going to work, work, work and get this done so that we can enjoy the yard and relax this summer! Hopefully I don't scare you off with these "before" pics.
I'll update when I can!