See we tried to finish our closet "transformation" by finally hanging a proper door.
Then we we realized after an hour of demo that we didn't really know what we were doing and hanging a slab door is MUCH harder than a pre-hung door. Duly noted.
So then we tried to move on to another project: finish the trim in the kitchen.
We measured and cut all out trim only to realize the nail gun we borrowed did not fit the nails we already owned. Bummer.
So we moved on once more to hanging the floating shelves in the kitchen.
After measuring and drawing and leveling we got one shelf hung. And hated it. Sigh. The color was all wrong (who knew "white" could be so different) and Dan felt the floating shelves were a little too modern for the space. On to Plan B.
So in our efforts to get some projects done, all we did was create more half-done and barely-started messes. Needless to say, we are slowly making progress on the homefront but no amazing After's are in our near future. But we will continue to trudge along and get as much done as we can before Spring when we hope to tackle the outside! Very exciting indeed.
And as if those three projects weren't enough, I made a little more progress in my dressing room. Remember I have a dressing room? I mentioned it once, then basically never said anything again but trust me, this room exists. I wrote about it back in August and kind of expressed my vision for the room which is still very much alive. It's just a matter of gathering the time and resources to make it happen!
Here's how it looked back in August. The room is wider than it is deep so there is no way to take just one picture of it. Here's the best way I can show it:
Just a couple weeks after we moved in I threw out the gross old carpet and then a couple months after that I painted the room Cookie Crumbs by Pittsburgh Paints. If I'm gonna have a room that's all mine, let me tell you it's gonna be pink. It definitely took me quite some time to pick one color that wouldn't be too Pepto but was still definitely pink. After hemming and hawing I finally decided on Cookie Crumbs and I love it. But then months went on and the unpacked boxes kind of took over so a good de-cluttering was in order. (P.S. The window will be replaced soon as well, it's on the list!).
This shot is a little nook we have at the back of the room that conveniently has its own light and provides lots of great storage.
And here's what we're dealing with under the carpet: dirty old subfloor. But I have plans...
And of course the crazy in-between stage of purging and sorting:
And here's how it looks now:
Of course the room is by no means done, but just one step closer to being both functional and pretty. Obviously the window needs to be replaced and properly dressed, the floors need a facelift, the plastic dresser has got to go, and the mirror must be hung. Hopefully this room will not suffer the same fate as all our other unfinished projects but only time will tell.
Last day of January, what? Can't even believe it.