Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Remodeling Madness

It all started with a four poster bed.....
I've always liked 4 posters - they just seem special. Like a charming bed and breakfast or a welcoming guest room. When our friend Roxane mentioned she had one for sale I knew I wanted it. At the time we bought the bed the guest room was by far the worst room in the house. From it's yellow striped ceiling down it's tan faux wallpapered walls to it's shitty brown carpet it was just NASTY! Our original plan was to just rip up the carpet, remove the ugly sliding closet doors, paint the floors and leave it at that. But the paint just didn't quite want to dry on the floor (it was actually HUMID in Arizona this summer) and days went by before we could assemble the bed. After looking at it for a few days we decided that we wanted to try our hand at laminate wood flooring. But if we were going to do that why not fix the ceiling...... and if we were going to do THAT why not texture the walls.......... So we began.....
That first room was an interesting journey for David and I. We realized we work together very well and only have a minor skirmish here and there while in the middle of texture spattered insanity. We have also found out that we can do this rather well! What we had been dreading and afraid to start has turned into a neat adventure. Now like our other adventures not all parts have been pleasurable but overall we've enjoyed most of it very much. We're on the dining area right now - room number 3 in our remodel with the kitchen, master bedroom and 2 bathrooms yet to go. It's been a long time coming but we are slowly but surely turning our sow's ear into a silk purse.


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