I haven’t gotten a lot work completed on the studio this week. Wednesday was my birthday (I’ve formally entered a brand new decade…the massive 5-0!!), so I took off on Wednesday and Thursday to do some enjoyable issues. So immediately, I’m turning my consideration again to the studio.
That room is so huge, and proper now, it’s so cluttered that it’s exhausting to actually see what must be completed. Over time as I’ve been engaged on this home, I’ve gotten rid of a lot litter, however I’ve additionally saved fairly a little bit of stuff. And as I’ve began on one room, I’ve simply boxed up the stuff I didn’t need to half with, or didn’t need to decide about simply but, and moved it to the following room.
For a very long time, the visitor bed room was getting used to retailer packing containers and different stuff. I removed quite a lot of it, and the remainder obtained moved to what’s now our grasp toilet. Then after I began on the grasp toilet, all of it obtained moved to the house fitness center. After which after I began on the house fitness center, all of it obtained moved to the studio.
And now, I’m engaged on the studio, which is the final room that I’ve to complete on this home. I’ve nowhere else to maneuver stuff, so it’s all both packed away within the storage closet, or it’s shoved over to 1 aspect of the room.
I don’t need to put any extra stuff within the sunroom, and I don’t have an out of doors storage constructing or storage the place I can put stuff (which is for the very best), so the primary precedence will likely be to determine what wants to remain and what must go, and to do away with the stuff that I don’t really want.
The remainder will ultimately discover a residence within the studio cupboards or the studio storage closet, however I’ve an extended approach to go earlier than these issues will likely be usable. So even after decluttering, I’m nonetheless going to have quite a lot of stuff to work round as I attempt to end this room. I’ll simply need to pile all of it in the midst of the room in order that I can have easy accessibility to work on the cupboards and different issues across the perimeter of the room.
However anyway, this morning, I made a decision to take stock on what precisely nonetheless must be completed within the studio and adjoining areas. The record is fairly lengthy. My objective was to get these areas completed by August nineteenth, which is the date we purchased our home. And this yr marks our tenth anniversary of buying this home. I would like so badly to be completed with all the inside rooms by that date! But when I don’t meet that objective, it’s not an enormous deal. I received’t beat myself up over it, however I do need to give it my greatest effort.
So after snapping a number of footage this morning, and taking stock of what must be completed, right here’s what I’ve provide you with…
The lavatory will likely be fairly simple to complete since I’m don’t have any main tasks in right here. I simply want to color the partitions (I’m going with colourful vertical stripes), after which set up the brand new tile. That’s it!
The again entry can be fairly simple. I’m going to color the partitions and ceiling a strong colour, hold some new curtains, after which make some artwork for the partitions.
The primary room is the place issues get extra sophisticated. The entire room nonetheless wants baseboards, and I’m going to repaint the partitions a lighter colour. I additionally want to put in a big consumption vent for the HVAC system which resides within the storage closet. The sunshine that goes over my desk wants a brand new lampshade. And eventually, I need to discover a piece of furnishings to make use of as further storage for that wall to the left of the cased opening.
Each doorways in the primary room (e.g., the outside door and the door to the breakfast room) want casings, and the doorways must be painted. I additionally need to repaint the bases on my two giant work tables a brand new colour. The tables are buried underneath the litter proper now. 😀
On the primary wall, I would like to put in the brand new wallpaper. The cupboards will clearly be the most important venture in right here. I would like to put in them, trim them out, and paint them. The entire stuff piled on this aspect of the room is loads to take care of!
Earlier than I may even set up the brand new wallpaper or set up the cupboards, I first want to maneuver 11 shops up about e inches within the two partitions. After which after the decrease cupboards are put in, I must make the counter tops.
Total, there’s fairly a bit to do, however this room appears loads simpler than the grasp toilet venture. That room had quite a lot of little tedious tasks. This room appears a bit extra primary. I’m doubting that I can get it completed by August nineteenth, however I’ll give it my greatest attempt!
So right here’s my official record as of immediately, June twenty third:
- Sand, prime and paint the lavatory partitions
- Set up the brand new tile within the toilet
- Paint the ceiling and partitions within the again entry
- Cling new curtains within the again entry
- Make art work for the partitions within the again entry
- Have 11 shops moved up on the cupboards partitions of the studio
- Paint studio partitions
- Set up baseboards (wooden fill, sand, caulk, prime, paint)
- Set up door casings on two doorways (wooden fill, sand, caulk, prime, paint)
- Paint the 2 doorways within the room
- End caulking, priming and portray two window casings
- Add giant consumption vent for HVAC
- New lampshade for gentle over desk
- Discover or make furnishings piece for space left of cased opening
- Repaint the work desk bases
- Set up the brand new wallpaper
- Set up the cupboards
- Paint the cupboards
- Construct the counter tops
That’s an extended record! And but, this venture doesn’t appear practically as huge or overwhelming because the grasp toilet did. This room feels extra “again to fundamentals” to me.
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