Working on an empty canvas is nice. It gives you the opportunity to create exactly what you want.
It’s also daunting, because there is just so much to do, and where do you start?
We decided to work from the ground up. That’s not really the best way to go about this job, but it’s what we chose to do even so. Because we wanted the new rooms to feel like real rooms as soon as possible. Because I wanted those boxes of laminate flooring out of the living room. Because we hated the dust and grit that spread throughout the entire house faster than I could sweep it up.
So we installed the laminate flooring in both rooms first. It was easy enough, yet still took us the best part of two days, as it was quite a bit of work, and I wanted it done well. We’ve already done a botch-job in the living room floor, and I’m not keen to add any more of those to my list of achievements.
Thankfully, the floors in the new rooms are absolutely gorgeous.
Even our little Thalia, who’d been pretty stressed out by our loft conversion, seems to approve. She now spends a lot of time with us in the loft, watching us work on our projects and playing with our spacer clips, pencils, and other odd bits we need.
Now, with the job of installing the flooring done – mostly; we still need to add the base molding – we’ve got some other projects to occupy our minds and hands.
There’s DD-19’s build-in cabinet, which we started building today. It may not look like much yet, but just putting together the frame took us most of the afternoon. We had to stop when it was time for me to prepare supper, and although we intended to get back to it after supper, we decided to call it a day.
I was just too tired. And I guess that was to be expected, as this morning we also got started on applying the wooden planking to DD-19’s one and only concrete wall – but ran out of the right size screws, so we had to abandon that project for the time being.
We also got started on DH’s wall treatment this morning. And ran out of the right size wooden planks. I’m sooo good at planning for this kind of thing…
What? You don’t think this looks nice?
Neither do I, but I do know what it’s going to look like when it’s done and it will be so worth all the hours of work we spent on it. And – also important – it’s much cheaper than hiring a plasterer to plaster those walls for us.
Me? Hiring a plasterer? Nope. I don’t think so. I rather think outside the box and come up with a creative solution that looks good too.
I mean, take a look at the paneled wall from this tutorial. That’s the look I’m going for.
I can’t wait to get it all done.