Monday, May 23, 2016

Progress on the Living Room

That title might be a little misleading.  There technically hasn't been any more progress in the living room, but I did move everything out of there today so that I could hopefully start to make some progress.  I moved all of the furniture into the dining room.

Doesn't this look cozy?

Then I moved the cork flooring that we had hiding behind our couch into the little storage area off of our eat in kitchen.  It had previously housed our computer, but we've had to relocate that for the time being.  This had better be the last time that I move 1,300 pounds of flooring.  I've already moved it from the street to the dining room, from the dining room to the living room, and now to the storage room.

I'm covering it up with a sheet because the sun comes in that window like crazy.

It does seem like we should have thought of putting it in there in the first place, but I prefer to act first and think later.  It uses fewer brain cells.  Now the living room looks like this:

I'm hoping that I can get the following done in the next two weeks:

1. rip the trim off the wall around the radiators
2. patch the walls
3. add a 1X2 above the window to make it look nicer
4. sand and paint the window trim
5. wash the walls
6. paint the walls

You would think that blogging about the work I'm doing in my home would give me more of a sense of purpose, make me feel that I am being held accountable.  So far that doesn't seem to be the case and I've been just as lazy as I was before I started.  So I have my doubts that this list will be accomplished in the next 14 days.  We will see.


  1. Get cracking. Because I'm totally judging you from afar. ♡

  2. I will do my best to judge you when I get home tonight

  3. No judgement, but I'd love to see at least a semi-finished room when I visit in August.

    1. ouch! which one do you want to see finished, the living room, laundry room or sofi sue's room?