Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Ready to move furniture in!
After the earlier disaster of too-bright yellow, I went back and got another gallon of paint, this time a tint lighter and also changed from satin to flat. So much happier! This color I love.
I also finished out the trim work around the wardrobe. The wardrobe pieces we bought from IKEA are not as deep as our closet space. We considered bringing them up to the front, but hated to waste any space in this little house! We can always use that extra 6" to hang hooks for belts, etc.
So I built out the trim and finished off the edges.
Oh no! The door hardware was hitting the top of the closet - just barely, but enough to drag and cause them to be difficult to open/close. So we took the whole thing down - doors, trim, etc, and dropped the doors 3/4", which was the size of the wood I had that would fit. Put everything back up, then...oh, dang, now they're dragging the bottom! Just barely, so we took the whole thing apart again, and trimmed it by 1/4". Needless to say, Dale was not thrilled to install the doors 3 times instead of once, but he knows 1) if I am not happy with it, I will be miserable and probably complain forever, and 2) he is a really good sport and as long as I feed him well and give him enough breaks, he's willing to go the extra mile or two.
So now the doors are perfect, and I rebuilt all the trim and repainted and I'm happy! They look beautiful, they slide along ever so nice.
Lots of storage and clothing space--
I think I'm going to add a shelf over the bar on the right, to store blankets and pillows for my visitors.
I also installed crown molding and new baseboards and installed nice beech wooden blinds. This morning I scrubbed the floor - we'd love to refinish all the floors but there are so many things ahead of that in the line, but they're not too bad if I go over them with pine cleaner, water, a putty knife and steel wool - inch by inch! - and then polish them back up. They'll do for now.
Next post will be the furniture and decorating. I have an old iron bed that I've repainted to match different rooms - this time it'll be cheerful and red to match the decorating scheme I've come up with. I've also repainted an old record cabinet that I had installed mosaic fronts and sides to - it was originally dark green to match our bedroom years ago. It looks much fresher with a coat of ivory paint. It looks like we'll have everything ready for my daughter when she comes in a little more than a week! Pictures to come.....