We've been doing a LOT of fun work around here. When I knew we wouldn't be building a house, I figured there would still be lots of opportunities to get the look that I was hoping to achieve through building, in a facelift type project here.
It's been a labour of love (for the most part!). We've done most of the work after the boys are in bed, so it's been a lot of late night work, but that's how life goes. I feel like we've painted the equivalent of two homes already - boy, painting white isn't easy!! After two coats on the ceiling, 4 coats on the walls in the main upstairs rooms, taping and mudding and then painting the basement, I'm ready to put the brush down for a while! The only problem is we're waiting on carpet for the downstairs, so we've been living/playing/lego-ing/vegging upstairs in our living room for the last two month, on very limited furniture (ie. two chairs!!). Oh well, I guess that's why they call it a living room! But I'm ready for the Lego to make it's way to another area of the house!!
I don't know about you, but I love a good before and after, so I'll share a couple of pics of the progress.
Thankfully Don has been pretty easy going about the look I was going for. At times, even I was wondering if I'd miss the cozy, warm feeling that color on the walls creates. But I'm glad I stuck with my gut!
So here is the 'Before' of the dining room - the only room that is mostly 'done'!!
And whenever the boys can, they LOVE to help! Here's a little video of Nate helping us paint downstairs!
I'm sure you professional painters are cringing as you watch that ;)
Many more "Afters" to come....hope you like this sort of thing! It's been good therapy for me!! Looking forward to getting the house put back together again....