Mar. 29th, 2011

Guest Room

Mar. 29th, 2011 03:18 pm
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There's really nothing like a deadline to help get things done around the house. Sariah is coming to visit next weekend. It's been a couple years since she's been here, but sadly, the guest room has not changed in that time. We decided to make an effort to get it into better shape, if not completely done by the time she gets here.

So far, we've spent quite a bit of time filling holes in the woodwork and priming it. The third floor gets to have painted woodwork as opposed to the rest of the house. That should have made things a lot easier, but someone had decided at some point to use a couple of the doors as a dart board, and there are all sorts of nail holes everywhere, so it's taking quite a bit of time to get it ready for paint even.

Brent found a chandelier on craigslist today for #75 so he's picking that up this evening. I ordered a ceiling medallion to go along with it. That takes care of the main lighting issues.

Here's the list of things to do, just so I can get it all down.


  1. Finish filling holes and priming woodwork.

  2. Prime bare drywall on ceiling.

  3. Install chandelier and ceiling medallion.

  4. Paint woodwork and walls.

  5. Make and hem curtains (three windows).

  6. Make new throw pillows to match.

  7. Venture out to Bed Bath and Beyond for a good tension curtain rod.

  8. Install curtain rods.

  9. Make shelves inside the small closet.

  10. Reproduce the missing floral motifs for the mantle (yay bandsaw work).

  11. Make some prints from vacation photos and frame them for the walls.

  12. Obtain and assemble a new small bookcase to replace the existing one that is falling apart.

  13. Find a small lamp and clock, or even better, a clock/lamp combination from the antique mall.

  14. Install crown moulding.

  15. Paint Ceiling.



I'm not sure how many of these items will actually get done. I'm hoping for all the painting ones, the chandelier, and the curtains at least. That will make a big difference up there.

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