Condo Living Room

Feels Like Progress, But Looks Like A Disaster

Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer

This has been a very productive week for me! The bottom portion of my built-in bookcase wall in my living room is almost finished.  I got the lower portion trimmed, sanded, caulked, and primed yesterday.  Hopefully today, I can paint (yes, I decided to go ahead and paint), and then I hope to move on to the upper bookshelves this weekend.

The downside? My living room…and really, my whole condo, is looking more like a disaster area every day. Seriously, this is what it looked like last night when I went to bed…

my wreck of a living room

It looks like a tornado has moved through!  I’ve got tools spread about, the old cabinets still sitting there, primed cabinet doors resting on anything that will hold them (including one of the thrift store chairs that I bought a few years ago and always planned on reupholstering but never got around to it).

Yep, I need to get this under control this weekend before I go mad!!

I hope to get a ton of work done this weekend, and have lots to show you on Monday.  Until then, have a fantastic weekend!!

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    May 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

    but, just look at how nice the little tease you gave us is! Can’t wait to see the finished room.

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    May 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Thanks for keeping it real Kristi! You would have been inundated with all of us clamoring to know your secrets had you showed us otherwise.

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    May 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Nice to see the “truth” behind a remodel/makeover job! It’s always a mess till you pass the half-way point and it can be discouraging at times, even for a pro! I love how your cat (that is your cat?!) is right in the middle of the fray. I cannot count the number of times our cat has been painted during our own projects!

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    May 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Some of my projects look like this to but it will be great in the end! Looks like your supervisor (cat) was keep an eye on things! lol

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    May 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Everything looks great… as someone who has done projects, I am able to look away from the “mess” and at the real project…you are amazing!!! Excellent job! I’m so honored to be able to see your projects! 🙂

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    May 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    That is going to look so pretty!!! You are doing a great job!

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    May 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I think it’s great that you show the ‘tornado damage’ during the process. We all have gone through it but sometimes we forget that the professionals also have to endure the chaos, as well. It’s good to know that Mr. (or Ms.) Kitty is supervising your project! : )

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    Jessica Sala
    May 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Love kitty overseeing your project! 😉

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    May 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    This got me thinking of your day 7 bathroom makeover post – “Do you have your “I can tell this will look amazing when it’s finished” goggles handy?” Got ’em! Your living room is going to be spectacular! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent! 🙂

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    Reta Russell-Houghton
    May 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Remember it is always darkest before dawn. It will all come together and you will be pleased.

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    May 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I love the cat overlooking things also! It is always a mess before it is beautiful.

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    May 4, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I know the feeling, when I am in the middle of a project and supplies are everywhere it gives me the push to get things done. I have a tornado on my screened porch right now as I finish reupholstering the couches out there. That is my weekend project!!! Good luck

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    May 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I am sure come Monday you will have it all sorted. Very intrigued as to what you have planned.

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    Gilmer Gal
    May 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

    So we’ll get a peek on Monday and see all the hard work you’ll do this weekend? Can’t wait!

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    May 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

    It is looking very good though! Can’t wait to see the final results!