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Matt and I’ve lastly moved from our short-term “bed room” that we had arrange within the breakfast room into the visitor bed room. That took means longer than I had supposed, however the craziness of 2020 actually obtained my focus off of house-related initiatives. After which initially of this yr after I lastly did end the bed room, Matt jogged my memory that we nonetheless couldn’t transfer into the bed room till I completed the hallway ground.
So after ending the ground within the hallway and giving it a few week for the polyurethane to treatment, we have been lastly prepared to maneuver in. It’s going to take some getting used to. The breakfast room has three large home windows, and the room all the time appears very vibrant in the course of the day. Right here’s how the room seemed proper after I completed it just a few years in the past…
However the bed room has just one window, and it’s shaded by the large oak tree in our entrance yard.
The room may be very vibrant if the entire lights are turned on, but when we’re solely wanting pure mild (which we each favor to turning on lights), it’s a a lot darker room than the breakfast room. So that can take some getting used to.
However apart from that, we’re actually having fun with it. I ended up having to eliminate the platform mattress (though I stored the headboard) within the bed room as a result of Matt’s occupational therapist instructed that we get an adjustable mattress since he spends a lot time in mattress. (For these of you who’re new round right here, Matt is my husband, and he has M.S.) I wished one that top actually good buyer scores, however wouldn’t break the financial institution. So we ended up getting this one, and we each actually prefer it.
Anyway, now that the ground is completed and cured, and we’ve formally moved into the bed room, I’ve been making an attempt to complete up the hallway. I obtained the trim across the cased opening between the hallway and music room re-installed. I nonetheless need to wooden fill the nail holes, caulk the cracks, and paint. But it surely’s good seeing trim once more, and never uncooked lumber and lower edges of drywall.
And I obtained the trim across the rest room doorways re-installed, though it additionally wants wooden filler, caulk, and paint.
I additionally obtained the doorways painted. I used Behr Mythic Forest on the doorways, which is identical coloration on the music room bookshelves and doorways, and the pantry cupboards.
The hallway seems fairly a bit completely different than it did earlier than. It was a really giant and spacious space earlier than, with three bed room doorways along with the lavatory double doorways. There was sufficient area between the visitor bed room door (the door simply to the proper of the cupboards) and the wall with the opposite two bed room doorways to place art work on that wall.
However now there’s no room in any respect for art work.
And the place there was two bed room doorways on that one wall…
…now there’s just one bed room door on that wall…
I not have room to the left of the lavatory doorways for a desk and art work…
However now I’ll have room for that stuff to the proper of the house gymnasium door the place the master suite door was.
It’s a a lot smaller hallway now, but it surely was an enormous hallway earlier than, so we had loads of room to spare. And transferring that wall and eradicating the previous master suite door allowed us to sq. up that room, which can quickly develop into our grasp rest room.
I anticipate that I’ll want just some extra days to complete up the hallway. I nonetheless must:
- set up the door trim on the opposite two doorways,
- set up the crown molding,
- set up the baseboards,
- caulk and paint the entire trim, and
- prime and paint the partitions.
It’s a fairly brief checklist for a really small area, so I believe it’ll be finished very quickly. After which I can begin on the house gymnasium!! I’m very enthusiastic about transferring on to that challenge, so I’m feeling very motivated to get this hallway finished.