Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Before and After


So BooMama is having a before and after blog event. As in, accomplish a project before-and-after.

This kinda intimidates me. I mean, I've got projects to accomplish, but can I/will I really get them done by July 25? Yeah, I'm not so sure about that.

But, I've been dragging my feet on painting my office for something like 4 years now, apparently thinking that someday the perfect time will arrive when I don't have to move a bookcase and desk and file cabinets etc. etc. I think the fact that that day will never arrive has finally sunk in and I'm going to have to just grow up and deal with the hassles of moving the furniture and books.

So, yeah, one office. Painted. By July 25. This includes a wallpaper border being removed, and I want to be sure and mention that because that is not going to be fun if the guest room border was any indication. Curtains may or may not be hung by then, I'm making no promises about that.

There are even before pictures. Please note the dirty, scuffed walls and the border. And the lack of a window treatment other than boring blinds.

The TV holder is so attractive, isn't it? It came with the house.

The bookcase cleverly disguises the scuffed walls. Plus it holds some of my books.

This wall is in really bad shape, but I'd also like to point out the blue plaid loveseat. I adore it and spend a lot of time curled up in it reading.

In case you couldn't notice the lovely border before. And the nice dent in the wall below it.

Just in case you missed the dent, here it is with my unmanicured finger pointing at it. There are more gouges in the walls, but this one is the worst in large part because it's right next to the door so it's very noticeable any time you leave the room.

If I get really really crazy-motivated, I'll clean out the closet. It's officially a disaster. I've only been wanting to do that for six months or so.

So come back July 25 for the after pictures. And visit BooMama to find others who are participating.

Update! I'm posting weekly updates to keep myself moving along on the project.
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3
Update 4
Update 5

1 comment:

Jane said...

This is going to be so much fun! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!