Projects in Progress

Nov 19, 2014

I love sharing before & after photos. It's exciting to see how drastically a room can change before your eyes. What you don't get to see though, is all the things that go on in-between start and finish. So today I'm sharing our projects in progress - what we've completed so far and what we have left to do.

Sometimes DIYing can be frustrating when it seems like there's no light at the end of the tunnel. Normally to avoid this, I work on one project, or one room, at a time. See it through from start to finish before starting something else. Having a sense of accomplishment makes taking on another DIY project a lot easier.

However, at the moment, we have a lot of those in-between projects on the go. We're rushing to get a few things clued up before Christmas so that the main floor of the house will be ready to welcome our friends & family over the holidays. In addition, we're working on the two spare rooms upstairs.

Here's a recap of our ongoing projects and what we have left to do.

Spare Room 1:
Remove carpet
Remove baseboards
Remove wallpaper
Hang new wallpaper (this is in progress)
Lay hardwood flooring
Change light fixture
Install new baseboards
Install new bedroom door and closet doors
Add bed & decor

Spare Room 2/Craft Room:
Remove carpet
Remove baseboards
Plaster, prime and paint
Lay hardwood flooring
Change light fixture
Install new baseboards
Install new bedroom door and closet doors
Add bed, decor and craft supplies

Front Foyer:
Plaster, prime and paint (in progress)
Install new light fixture
Hang pictures
Add rugs, key hooks, shoe rack and sitting bench

Main Stairs:
Plaster, prime and paint (in progress)
Remove carpet
Paint risers and treads, install carpet runner
Relocate and install new light fixture
Add mirror

Safe to say that we'll be busy crossing off the remaining items on these lists over the next week and a half. I'm aiming for a December 1st project completed date. We'll soon see how we do!

Are you working on any DIY projects before the holidays? Do share!

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