I haven’t gotten a lot work performed on the studio this week. Wednesday was my birthday (I’ve formally entered a brand new decade…the massive 5-0!!), so I took off on Wednesday and Thursday to do some enjoyable issues. So at this time, I’m turning my consideration again to the studio.
That room is so large, and proper now, it’s so cluttered that it’s onerous to essentially see what must be performed. Over time as I’ve been engaged on this home, I’ve gotten rid of a lot litter, however I’ve additionally saved fairly a little bit of stuff. And as I’ve began on one room, I’ve simply boxed up the stuff I didn’t wish to half with, or didn’t wish to decide about simply but, and moved it to the following room.
For a very long time, the visitor bed room was getting used to retailer bins and different stuff. I removed quite a lot of it, and the remaining obtained moved to what’s now our grasp lavatory. Then after I began on the grasp lavatory, all of it obtained moved to the house gymnasium. After which after I began on the house gymnasium, all of it obtained moved to the studio.
And now, I’m engaged on the studio, which is the final room that I’ve to complete on this home. I’ve nowhere else to maneuver stuff, so it’s all both packed away within the storage closet, or it’s shoved over to at least one aspect of the room.
I don’t wish to put any extra stuff within the sunroom, and I don’t have an out of doors storage constructing or storage the place I can put stuff (which is for the very best), so the primary precedence shall be to determine what wants to remain and what must go, and to do away with the stuff that I don’t actually need.
The remainder will finally discover a residence within the studio cupboards or the studio storage closet, however I’ve an extended technique to go earlier than these issues shall be usable. So even after decluttering, I’m nonetheless going to have quite a lot of stuff to work round as I attempt to end this room. I’ll simply should pile all of it in the course of the room in order that I can have quick access to work on the cupboards and different issues across the perimeter of the room.
However anyway, this morning, I made a decision to take stock on what precisely nonetheless must be performed within the studio and adjoining areas. The listing is fairly lengthy. My aim was to get these areas completed by August nineteenth, which is the date we purchased our home. And this 12 months marks our tenth anniversary of buying this home. I need so badly to be performed with the entire inside rooms by that date! But when I don’t meet that aim, it’s not an enormous deal. I received’t beat myself up over it, however I do wish to give it my greatest effort.
So after snapping just a few footage this morning, and taking stock of what must be performed, right here’s what I’ve provide you with…
The toilet shall be fairly simple to complete since I’m don’t have any main tasks in right here. I simply want to color the partitions (I’m going with colourful vertical stripes), after which set up the brand new tile. That’s it!
The again entry can also be fairly simple. I’m going to color the partitions and ceiling a stable shade, dangle some new curtains, after which make some artwork for the partitions.
The principle room is the place issues get extra difficult. The entire room nonetheless wants baseboards, and I’m going to repaint the partitions a lighter shade. I additionally want to put in a big consumption vent for the HVAC system which resides within the storage closet. The sunshine that goes over my desk wants a brand new lampshade. And at last, I wish to discover a piece of furnishings to make use of as further storage for that wall to the left of the cased opening.
Each doorways in the primary room (e.g., the outside door and the door to the breakfast room) want casings, and the doorways have to be painted. I additionally wish to repaint the bases on my two giant work tables a brand new shade. The tables are buried underneath the litter proper now. 😀
On the primary wall, I would like to put in the brand new wallpaper. The cupboards will clearly be the largest challenge in right here. I would like to put in them, trim them out, and paint them. The entire stuff piled on this aspect of the room is loads to take care of!
Earlier than I may even set up the brand new wallpaper or set up the cupboards, I first want to maneuver 11 retailers up about e inches within the two partitions. After which after the decrease cupboards are put in, I must make the counter tops.
General, there’s fairly a bit to do, however this room appears loads simpler than the grasp lavatory challenge. That room had quite a lot of little tedious tasks. This room appears a bit extra fundamental. I’m doubting that I can get it performed by August nineteenth, however I’ll give it my greatest attempt!
So right here’s my official listing as of at this time, June twenty third:
- Sand, prime and paint the lavatory partitions
- Set up the brand new tile within the lavatory
- Paint the ceiling and partitions within the again entry
- Cling new curtains within the again entry
- Make paintings for the partitions within the again entry
- Have 11 retailers moved up on the cupboards partitions of the studio
- Paint studio partitions
- Set up baseboards (wooden fill, sand, caulk, prime, paint)
- Set up door casings on two doorways (wooden fill, sand, caulk, prime, paint)
- Paint the 2 doorways within the room
- End caulking, priming and portray two window casings
- Add giant consumption vent for HVAC
- New lampshade for gentle over desk
- Discover or make furnishings piece for space left of cased opening
- Repaint the work desk bases
- Set up the brand new wallpaper
- Set up the cupboards
- Paint the cupboards
- Construct the counter tops
That’s an extended listing! And but, this challenge doesn’t appear practically as large or overwhelming because the grasp lavatory did. This room feels extra “again to fundamentals” to me.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and embellish the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You may study extra about me right here.