I'm picking up where I left off on the remodeling play-by-play. Here's what the room looked like last Wednesday:
Ooh, taped and mudded sheetrock! Then by Thursday it looked like this:
Mmm, primer! By the time the guys left for the weekend, we had a coat of color which looked exactly the way I'd imagined it:
As of today, we have a new ceiling fan, some painted trim...
...and a little bit of the bamboo flooring in!
We love it all and can't wait for it to be finished so we can put in some furniture and start hanging out in there.
Best of all, our only personal contributions to the project (aside from paying for it) have consisted of:
- Choosing paint colors and flooring.
- Purchasing a ceiling fan.
- Buying new outlet covers and a switch plate.
Everything else has been done by the extremely professional contracting crew. They arrive promptly at 8:00 a.m. each weekday morning, put down dropcloths everywhere they're planning to walk, and tidy up any mess that might stray past the dropcloth boundaries. They're almost completely silent except for the work noises: no shouting, no cursing - not even a radio on. It's like we found contractors from Bizarro World, judging from our previous experiences.
If budget weren't a consideration, I'd immediately sign them up for additional projects around the house once they finish. Unfortunately, we can only afford one house project per year unless I happen to win the lottery. In case you're wondering, my chances of winning the lottery are exactly zero because I never buy lottery tickets. So that's where that ends.
Next I'm going to need to find some furniture for the room. I've ordered a bunch of swatches from my favorite sofa company, FunkySofa.com, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they all look like against the rather boisterous color scheme I've chosen for the room. More photos to come as things develop...
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