This was supposed to be the easy room.
Between the intricate bathroom with all if it’s fixtures, tile and customization and the closet with it’s functionality requirements, intricate systems and limited square footage – I thought we had maxed out on complicated projects for our master suite. But oh no. The bedroom itself has proven to be quite a challenge all on it’s own.First the floor stain disaster (so much for trying to do projects on my own), then the paint color dilemma, and now the trim work endless-ness (I’m making that a word). We spent pretty much all weekend working on sanding down, filling in and painting the trim work all around the room. It took hours…
We are soooo close to moving into our bedroom, but we’re not quite there yet. And the worst thing we can do is move in prematurely. Ideally, we move in once all of the work is done. This saves us from having to constantly move furniture around and getting our clothes, bedding, etc. messy. Having done this before, it helps to preserve sanity by keeping the work area separate from the life area. So, by following that rule – we can’t move in. Yet.
As I mentioned before, we had a goal of living in the bedroom before Labor Day weekend. Sadly (but not surprisingly) we missed that goal. It was lofty and we knew that. It did help to keep us focused through the month of August, however, and we got a LOT of work done. But as always in a renovation, there are stumbling blocks, hold ups and unforeseen complications. Things just take a while.
We should be all finished and ready to move in soon. The plumbers still haven’t returned (grrr!), there remain some areas of trim we need to fix, and the closet system isn’t fully built. We have our work cut out for us, but it’s coming together. The ‘big’ projects are done – it’s just the details now. We’re in the ‘pretty’ phase where most of the work doesn’t require wearing face masks, safety glasses and paint splatter. We’re enjoying the exciting and happy build-up to move-in day.
Yay for being close. And yay for knowing that nothing worth having comes easy.