I can't believe that it has been almost 2 months since I've posted. I have missed QuiltCon. These two quilts went to the show and were happy to be seen! Since I wasn't there, I watched a lot of Periscope and Instagram. It was so nice to get the virtual tour!
|scraping off the popcorn texture|
|covered in dust from the patching and sanding of the ceiling|
And paint? Yes! The old purple walls will be painted a nice and light reflecting white paint. I will miss the old purple, a lot, but I think I might be able to see better with white on the walls. I also wanted to mention, for the curious among you, that my body feels significantly older than the last time I scraped ceilings and painted walls. This may be the last time I do this.
Here is a photo of the before floor, walls, and one of the bookshelves. The bookshelves were built in place. It is a simple construction, and very effective for storage. However, the bottom board sits on the floor. To sand the floor, the bookshelves had to go. They are too large to move, because they reach from floor to ceiling, so I had to take them out, one board at a time...
|goodbye old purple walls|
The most fun so far was seeing the floor after sanding. My fabulous workers painted samples on the floor of the new colors, and I got to pick! It was fun. Then they sanded off the samples and then stained the floor. Also fun, hiring someone to do the work. These guys were VERY skilled and I so appreciate their craftsmanship and professionalism.
|Floor sample colors, and the new white walls|
|IKEA sink for my closet + cat|
|painting the vertical blinds|