Slowly but surely, the house is coming together. My dad is back in Tallahassee with me and we’re wishing and hoping that tomorrow will be the last day of major painting, but I’m not entirely sure that will happen.
Take a walk down memory lane to see how far the house has come since June 15th:
- Closing day and the house tour
- My first time seeing the house
- Trying to choose a color palette
- The first day of major work
- Lessons in being a homeowner
- Owning my bright wall colors
- Wrapping up the first weekend of work
The main goal for today was to finish the upstairs bedroom, hallway, and move the painting project downstairs.
We almost accomplished that goal.
Dad painted the wall color on my office/second bedroom. A peach accent wall and light brown on the other three walls.
I focused on painting and repainting the woodwork white. We had painted the railing before we left on Tuesday, but it didn’t fully dry, so we sanded it down and reprimed it today.
The railing upstairs is now ready for the coat of bright white semi-gloss!
Here is the railing after I reprimed it. Tomorrow I’ll hopefully finish it off with the white paint.
The upstairs hallway is also nearly done. We painted brown on the opposite wall of the teal and I’m thinking of painting the small wall with the thermostat my bright lime. I’ve been putting it off, but I think I’m going to bite the bullet tomorrow.
Here’s a picture of the almost finished second bedroom.
While at Target yesterday I picked up a shower curtain for my bedroom and hung it up today. I love it! I think it perfectly ties in my color scheme and works with the 70s-tastic bathroom counter and tub.
We took a break from painting to go to… LOWE’S and to order carpet. Sadly, our plans were foiled and we can’t order it till tomorrow. I’m starting to panic that I won’t get the carpet installed in time for me to unload the U-Haul. They say that carpet is usually installed a week after you order it, which would be next Monday, assuming nothing goes wrong. I have to get my stuff out of storage by next Wednesday. Gah.
I did get my locks re-keyed and had a fancy-pants FSU key made. Do you like my welcome mat that I also picked up at Target? It’s a start to adding some color and personality to the outside of my house.
The last stop of the evening was Comcast…
By some miracle I was able to sign up for high speed internet, pick up a cable modem box, and set everything up sans hassle. The internet price is even the same as what I was paying in E’burg and is actually faster. I’m shocked.
Now I’m going to go read some Harry Potter for a bit and pass out on my air mattress.
So much work to accomplish tomorrow!