Baseboards! We have them!
In the nook room, anyway. Out of all the things to do in this home, our funny little room has quickly become the one that’s taking priority – not out of necessity, no. But for a room so small, in all honesty, it’s just easier to tackle. Our first adventure in a really bold color? Yes. A new light fixture? Yup! Art for the walls? Okay, you get it. And when it came to baseboards, the smaller cost was easier to swallow in addition to our first practice go-round.
We picked up the total length we would needed last Friday evening (in addition to the same amount in quarter round), I painted everything on Saturday morning, and by early evening (while also juggling a few other projects), we had everything cut and installed. On Sunday, Scott caulked the seams, and I spackled the nail holes and finished it up with a final coat of paint. (We used Behr exterior paint in Ultra Pure White semi-gloss.)
For now, we brought the baseboards around the corner, but the living room is still trim-free. Add to that the studio, the studio storage room and entryway – all of which adds up to one pretty, shiny penny. We’ve hit a series of road bumps in this last week (one of them being an emergency visit to the vet for our Libby girl; we’re counting our lucky stars that she’s fine now!), so we’re a little unsure of which room makes the most sense to tackle next. The foyer? (So we can then paint the stairs?) The living room? (So we can move forward with other design decisions?) The studio and storage room? (So I can finally start getting my systems in place?) The impatient nut job inside of me screams all of them!
We’ve been working on retro fitting sturdier shelves for the bookcase in this room, and we gave it a good rug attempt that didn’t work out in the end. (We’re thinking maybe our Flor may work though?) We’ll also need to add a window sill in here – since we’ve spied Jack trying to rest his chin on the inner window casing – but in the meantime, we also need to focus some energy on lower-cost projects that’ll make a big impact now (i.e., painting rooms and organizing the messy zones). Scott and I both hit a wall this past weekend – each of us at different times, naturally, adding to the feeling of chaos. There are still so many unpacked boxes, a room that’s literally been dubbed The Scary Room, and I’ve grown (beyond!) frustrated that my clothes are still in bins.
We blame winter. (Right?)
Despite this, we’ve been making a lot of progress, and although we’ve been really, really trying to stay mindful of working thoughtfully and slowly, it’s just as easy to get caught up in doing everything all at once! I do have a hard drive full of photos and other works in progress to share, but I must admit, this week has been a strange one (for too many reasons to count). So with that – and with a seemingly unassuming post on baseboards that turned a corner! – we’re saying TGIF. Even though it’s Thursday. And we’re wishing you a happy, happy day full of love tomorrow, this weekend and yes, every day afterwards.
See you next week!
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