hard to keep a steady pace. . .
I finished the hallway project yesterday, I just have to restore the design books to their shelves.
Additionally, the living room is “mostly” painted—
let me explain.
*Yeah, I got knocked off track for a minute.
I ran off to lend some support & push (often needed) to launch a daunting project. But, it was only 3 days, & I’m back to my own daunting check list!
the living room. Instead of a total room knock down, I decided to split the work into 3 sections, which actually kept things more orderly & in control. I left the “worst” for last—the floor to ceiling windows and bookcase areas, but, I probably won’t complete those until I’m ready to hit the bookcases.
My projects took a bit of a zig-zag approach—
pre day 1- the upper hall walls were painted the night before
day 1- the living room was split into 3 sections and 2 are finished!
day 2- yes, the board & battens were cut-hung-prepped, BUT,
I started the morning with an accident. I spilled chocolate milk ALL OVER the sofa and carpet in the freshly cleaned~painted living room. Hello, Stanley Steemer? I was going to have them come the week before Christmas, but, oh well.
A LOT of misc things were going on simultaneous to the above list, so there was even MORE zig-zaggin’—I don’t know how I get anything done this way! ; D
Here’s the B&B installed and prepped—
I found I needed to modify the chair rail cap behind the bookcase because it stood too proud of the wall, so I cut out ONLY that portion to countersink the cabinet. Funny what difference ¾” can make.