#22 Fresh

There’s nothing quite like having new drywall, new mud/texture, new outlets, new can lights, new carpet, new paint and new trim to make a formerly ugly duckling bedroom look pretty spectacular! All we have left to do is touch up trim and paint, hang a curtain rod/clothing rods and add the door handle, and this master bedroom/walk in closet will be finished! There is a door into the closet hung, I just don’t have that finished picture here. Almost all of the credit for this room goes to Tom for building the walls and installing drywall and trim. He did a fantastic job!

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He’s so cute when he works. Sorry, I can’t help it. 

I realize the above to-do list is long. I can whip out finish work pretty fast while Tom is doing trim and hanging rods. I’ve learned some quick tips for making it go fast! Most of it is how I paint and how I hold the brush, so I can’t really teach that to you. Just buy yourself a decent ($10) angle brush, get a nice amount of paint on the END of the bristles, wipe it down on the edge of your container, and go slow.

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I’m pretty proud of my tile float job, but it’s really due to Tom teaching me how to do it. I just hung in there, bending down on increasingly sore knees, and installed. I had to build up this floor with at least 1/2″ of mortar. It was so off and dipping toward the center of the room. As you can see, it leveled out. The photo below shows how I had to build up the mortar. Insane! I had to just go slow. I didn’t want there to be edges that stuck up higher than the rest. IMG_4657

The bathroom needs tile baseboard trim, grout, paint, trim, install toilet/sink, and touch ups. I’ll be in there all day Friday finishing up.

I just tried to scout for Before pictures for comparison, but it turns out I HAVE NONE! Oops.

Enjoy your Thursday, folks!

 

 

 

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