Friday, September 26, 2008
Before and After: Final Update
I've been posting updates all along of my progress, so I'm not sure what else to say, other than thank you to BooMama for having this event because I know that if she hadn't, my office would still be unpainted. And I do so love how it looks now that I am extremely grateful for the kick in the pants to get it done.
To recap, here's what the office looked like before:
For a more complete view of it, here's my original post about the project.
Progress was slow but steady - the first week didn't bring all that much progress, in fact it mostly looked worse as instead of painting I decided to first tackle the important work of cleaning out the closet.
So here's a mini before & after. Before:
The second update pretty much just involved the bookcase being emptied and pulled away from the wall. I was plodding along, obviously.
Fortunately for the third update I was still thinking that the deadline was July 25, so I was feeling some pressure and worked hard and got a lot done.
Wallpaper border mostly down, walls spackeled and sanded, and even some painting.
Lots more photos are at the Week 3 update post, these are just a hint.
Week four got the bulk of the project completed - the room itself was painted, and lacked only some finishing touches and minor things like replacing furniture. And again, there are more pics at that original week four update post.
Update five was a poor excuse for a progress report, having really just hung a curtain, but still, it's a nice curtain. The final update teased with a report, but no final pictures.
And I can't find all of the pictures I took so here are a few and if/when I find the others or take new ones (which has to wait until the camera batteries recharge), I'll post more.
Here's the new curtain:
Open. And yes, I realize the windowsill is horribly scuffed, to the point that it looks filthy. It's not, it's just scuffed and chipped. Maybe my next project will be to paint it.
And one of my favorite things in the updated room, my new trash basket. I'm not usually into wicker, but I love this.