Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Over the last week-and-a-half, I have scraped, scrubbed, drilled, sawed, caulked, sanded, grouted, primed, and painted so much that my wrists and hands are so achy and sore that the thought of picking up a paint brush today makes me want to shed a few tears.
But there’s no time for tears. 🙂
I was certain that I could get the bookcase wall in my living room finished yesterday to show you the finished product today. I didn’t. I painted last night until I literally could no longer grip a roller or paint brush due to my aforementioned sore hands. But I WILL get it finished today!! Even if I have to tape the brush/roller to my hand. 😀
So in the meantime, let me show you the progress. I got one side painted, and even got the light installed.
But you can see that the wall between the bookcases is still a mess, and the trim on the walls that I had to remove to install the lower cabinets has been cut and put into place, but right now it’s just sitting there. I still need to actually attach it to the wall, and then do more caulking, wood filling, sanding, priming and painting before it’s done. Oh, and I also have to do some drywall mudding to some areas where I accidentally tore away a bit too much wall texture while removing the trim.
But it’s coming along!
Here’s the preview that I shared last night on the A2D Facebook page…
The other bookcase is still just primed, and looks pretty awful at this point.
But I will…I WILL…finish this today!! 🙂
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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