If you’re wondering what we’ve been up to…we’re back to working on the house again, since this Texas heat has graciously given us a break the past few weeks. We’ve got multiple projects going, all of which have been a long time coming. The garage? It’s about 1/4 of the way there.
Riddle: How long does it take to redo a garage?
Answer: Much longer than you’d expect.
(Ok, so it wasn’t a very funny riddle. But it’s true and that should count for something!)
We’ll post the before/after garage pics when we are finished. We’ll have a candle lit dinner in there after it’s all said and done– if I have anything to do with it.
The big excitement lately? The closet doors are done. (I know, simmer down. Please, at least attempt to contain yourselves.)
It may not be a big deal to others, but Michael and I have been staring this project in the face for over two years. And it’s done. High fives all around! We replaced the original accordion doors in our guest rooms, right after moving in. They stayed raw for about a year, and now they’ve been primed for about a year– hand done by moi.
(I kept getting comments about our “country-style pickled doors” that secretly made my skin crawl. No disrespect to pickling, or country– I absolutely love both. That just wasn’t quite the look I was going for…)
After the priming took me about 6 hours per pair, we decided it was time to break out the paint sprayer for the rest.
Michael worked so hard: detaching all the doors, keeping them straight (since they took forever to install and fit), and building a rig from scratch in order to spray each door without “flipping”. I’d like to say I helped, but the paint sprayer is a bit out of my league, so I gave our iron fence a new coat of paint instead.
It took a weekend, but we got it done!
And on another note, I’ve had a fun chair project to keep me busy on the side. What do you think? It’s the blue room’s newest addition.
That’s all for now, this weekend is landscaping!