Well, we worked our butts off today, trying to get the living room near completion. We actually hit almost all of our goals today, which is great. We finished the coffered ceiling trim, we got the ceiling re-painted (we had done it in semi-gloss, and I hated it, so another coat of Swiss Coffee, this time flat), caulked, Dale skim coated the wall of the sliding glass window and I finished painting the shelves! woo hoo!
I am so ready to get my boxes of books unpacked and fill the shelves, but I want to let the paint cure for a week or so. Books are heavy and I don't want them to mess up the paint job. That was 1 coat of primer and 3 coats of topcoat -- I do NOT want to paint that again.
I do still have some touch ups of the ceiling trim- I got 2 coats on today, but they could use a third. So in the morning, we'll touch up and then get some stuff moved back in, although we still have walls to work on.
This spring we hope to get the french doors put in to replace the slider. We removed most of the trim from the slider before Dale redid the wall, so it should be a pretty simple affair to take the slider out. We are going to go ahead and trim out the doorway so it looks finished, it'll be pretty simple to take the trim down to replace the door when we're ready to do that.
Well, hot showers and putting our feet up. I think tonight's the last night we'll have our giant TV at the foot of the bed! I look forward to getting my bedroom back!