This was another big piece that needed to get done that's finally completed. Of course, it had to be a challenge, because that is the ONLY way this project can go. I'd forgotten about the bowed back wall. Or, more accurately, didn't consider that what made my counter tops difficult to fit would also impact… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Shelves Are Done!
We officially have a new resident in the house! Hubby and MC ended up having to make the trip to pick up MCG without me because my stomach decided to try and secede from my body the night before we were supposed to leave and there was no way I could sit in a car… Continue reading New Resident Arrival
All the furniture has been painted. All the touch ups are finished. The room is cleaned. My house is back to relative normal. Everything is in place and I am DONE! This was quite the project and parts were more work than I anticipated, but it is completed. I couldn't be happier as everything turned… Continue reading MCG To Do List: DONE!
I'll be scarce for a while. I'm in major prep mode for MCG's move. The last several days I've: Finished prepping the furniture for paint. Painted the closet (so frickin' glad I did, it was so nasty!) Painted the ceiling where we had water get in. Shampooed the carpet (again, so happy as it looks… Continue reading Crunch Time: Countdown To MCG
Originally, when I made the decision to paint the furniture in the room MCG is getting, I did it because I didn't want the lighter wood finish and the dressers were plain enough I didn't think they'd look good in a darker stain. I realized today, that staining this probably would have never been an… Continue reading Phase One: Furniture Refinish
It took absolutely forever, but I reached another major milestone on this project. The stairs are now fully trimmed out with all the major paint touch ups done (I'm sure there will be more before this is done). This includes the doorway to the basement. That means that my ugly, makeshift, temporary door is finally… Continue reading Craft Room Project: The Cat Milestone
I'm slowly chipping away at my list of things to get done on this project. One tiny, or not so tiny, headache at a time. In order to get the carpet installed on the stairs going to the basement, I have to trim out those stairs and landings because it was all left completely unfinished… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Working On Stair Trim
You know I couldn't stick with a plan. My life just doesn't work that way. Again, I rearranged my priorities and the things that needed to get done to fit those priorities. The cats getting access to the basement is still a priority, but the things I needed to get done for that to happen… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Extended Floor Finished
This last week has been packed so full, I've hardly had a second to sit down. Hubby took the week off, in part because this was our week for our visitors and partly to help me get some things done. So even though he has technically been on vacation, there has been no vacationing involved.… Continue reading Vacation, Visiting, And More Work
Considering I really thought at one point I'd be able to do the floors first, this has taken 6 months to come about. I'm utterly exhausted and every single muscle molecule hurts, but I have a gorgeous floor. I'm going to celebrate by doing absolutely nothing for the next day or two in an effort… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Finally! Floor!
I am a solid, walking ball of pain today. Every muscle in my body is screaming at me to to just sit down and not move, something that isn't going to happen any time soon. I never imagined that staining countertops would be such a harsh activity on my body, but apparently rubbing stain in,… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Counters
The last several days have been a roller coaster of problems. I spent an entire day working on getting the crown molding up on the installed cabinets only to burn through an entire piece of trim just trying to get the angles right. Of course, I had to make my life exceptionally hard by choosing… Continue reading Craft Room Project: So Many Problems
I don't have a photo to go with this post because, even though I've gotten a lot done in the last couple of days, it isn't really visible progress. I finally started working on building the doors for the upper cabinets that are in place. Of the 6 I need installed before I can work… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Doors & Hinges
I have had so little time over the last several days to get work done on my room. Instead, I've had to focus on getting some things around the house taken care of that have been a bit neglected. And it seems that every time I turn around there is something else that needs my… Continue reading Too Many Projects
All of the lower shelves are finally installed! I spent a portion of today cleaning up some of my filler spots and getting the upper shelves to sit more easily in their cabinets. It was some tedious stuff, but I'm now ready to do the paint touch ups on all the cabinets that are in… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Lower Shelves Are Done
Yesterday felt kind of like I was taking a break. In part because the day before with the cabinet install, I'd about done myself in and I was dragging hard core yesterday. I didn't have the energy for much, so I focused on getting some residual painting done. I also did my final stain test.… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Putting In Shelves
What a difference a day makes! The underlayment is down. All but 3 upper cabinets are installed and the base cabinets are installed or in place and waiting to be screwed in. I still have to put the permanent shelves into the base cabinets. There are a few things that still need some paint, like… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Cabinet Installation In Progress
Yesterday was a phenomenally productive day. I was able to get the equivalent of probably a little over 2 days worth of work in. It's amazing what you can get done when you have an extra set of hands to help with the work. BG had casually mentioned the other day that she likes painting,… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Helping Hands
The cabinet painting is well underway. This is all but 6 cabinets and these all have a full first round of paint including edging out all the corners and seams. The other 6 are set up in my garage. I have all the edges as well as the top and bottom painted of the upper… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Cabinet Paint Round 1
I have the first round of sanding done and have started filling holes, seams, and blemishes. There really aren't a lot of questionable places so far, so I might be able to get the first coat of paint on tomorrow. It's getting so close!
I have all the side faces built and 4 of the 5 installed. Those 4 are facing the outside of the room, the part you'd see when you first come in the room. The last one that I have to install tomorrow faces the inside where my jewelry bench counter will be, the same side… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Cabinet Side Faces