Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What was I thinking?



I decided that the trim in my sewing room needed painting and the closet doors needed replacing. Took the doors to the curb, then decided that the disgusting old carpet would look much nicer in the trash. I cut the carpeting away from the places I needed to paint and yesterday got two coats of paint on the trim. The trim looks much crisper against the green walls than the dark wood did, but do I have a mess to clean up now!

I still have to remove the rest of the carpeting, padding and all of the staples and tack strips. We're going to be putting a vinyl floor in here that looks like wood. I did something similar in the old sewing room, now my daughter's bedroom, and you'd never know it wasn't a wood floor. We hope to spend Labor Day weekend installing the floor.

Can you tell no sewing is being done? I did finish another prayer shawl (pictures later) and I've cast on a very sweet cable knit scarf that I (hope) plan to have done by winter. Pictures of that once it's big enough to tell what it is!

I've had two people sign up for my Pay It Forward. Rebecca (RatedC), please contact me. Your email address is not in your response and your profile is not available to the public. Thanks!

My youngest is taking her first guitar lesson this afternoon. She's so excited!

7 comments:

Libby said...

Just think how much you'll enjoy it when it's all done *s*

atet said...

You'll love the room when it is all done! But doing all of the in-between parts is a royal pain.

Susan said...

Where are you going to move the furniture while you lay the flooring? Sounds like it will be a great space. The walls and trim look great.

EileenKNY said...

What a project you've taken on! I give you so much credit. It's been a lazy summer here.
How do you schedule your customer quilts during the summer? One a day or more?

YankeeQuilter said...

It is so much easier not having carpet in the sewing room. It will be worth the effort.

Hope your daughter likes the guitar!

mereth said...

It makes me feel a little bit faint thinking of all that work in front of you, but it will be so worth it when you're done. I love the colour of the walls,very soft and pretty.
Life gets back to normal after Harry Potter.......

Lynn Dykstra said...

I like your paint color--good restful color to have your fabrics look great