My goodness I have been getting a lot done. The office space is looking amazing!! I still have a lot of decluttering to do but we put up some shelves, magnetic strips for scissors and tins, and a thread holder and its all coming out well. Also these past two days my mom and sister came to visit and we tackled the bedroom. I still have a lot lot lot to do in there but a lot of the first coat is done and most importantly the DRY WALL is done so that there are no more hideous cracks, hooray!!!!!
I realized when I started working on the drywall that I was sort of setting myself up for failure by saying “I want this to be perfect perfect.” This is an old house (80 years old this year!), and it’s drywall has been through a lot (settling then leveling). So the fact is that with the skill, time, and money I have, I can repair cracked drywall pretty well, but not replace all of the drywall, which is what would be necessary if I wanted the room to really look ‘perfect’. And basically, I don’t care if it’s perfect perfect after all. I want it to be beautiful, cozy and romantic. Like a cottagey bed and breakfast, not a brand new house in the suburbs.
After deciding that it was much easier to proceed. Yesterday we cleaned, and I repaired all the drywall cracks. Today we sanded the joint compound and did the first coat of primer on the wood work/ trim and most of the first coat on the walls… I have to do the filling in up at the top and on the still-wet joint compound later tonight. Either tomorrow morning before work or this weekend I will do the second coat of paint. This weekend I’ll put the enamel on the wood work. Then on to duvet cover, curtains, and bedside table /lamp acquisition!
You can still see a lot of seams in the wall from the dry wall tape. I’m OK with that. It looks so much better than it did.