I’m so happy about this, for several reasons:
1) It was really hard work, and we’re both exhausted.
2) I was tired of the children nesting in our mattress in the living room. Every night when we went to bed (usually aching all over and dead tired), we had to first remove the sand/tortilla chips/toys/candy wrappers/dirty socks they left behind.
3) It’s a soothing, peaceful room to sleep in, especially with no dusty carpet to flare up my asthma.
When my husband and I do a project together, we do it right (because my husband knows no other way), so we took no shortcuts. We didn’t just paint the walls, we gave the ceiling a fresh coat as well. We also didn’t take the easy way and use an air-nailer to install the floor. Instead, my husband used a Porta-Nailer and mallet because the guy at the hardware store told him this would result in a more durable installation. We washed and reglazed the windows, and sanded, stained, and varnished all the trim and doors. We also washed the comforter and curtains, and polished the ceiling fan. We even cleaned out the closets and reorganized them. This room is spic and span, and in apple pie order now!
I think the room looks beautiful, and I love it, but I told my husband, very emphatically, no more house projects this year. I’m tired![print-me/]