I’ve been very negligent about keeping up on recording my progress on projects, that is because often things move so slowly, gathering one small piece at a time that I forget until the room has complete changed. When I last wrote about my office, I had just decided on a rug, purchased a new desk with an unexpected performance bonus, and bought a new touch screen computer. But I still had a ways to go when it came to defining my office space.
Although my guest bathroom has been long done, there was one element that I didn’t add right away. Sometimes projects evolve over time. I have always wanted a chalk board wall or something in my bathroom for guests to leave funny messages.
I’ve long had plans for what I want up on the walls, but art work costs money and takes time to collect. I decided awhile back I wanted a wall in my dining area to be a large gallery wall. I loved the look of gallery walls I saw online. I thought it might be cool to have a place to really showcase my travel photos.
After weeks and months of shoveling gravel and pulling up roots and stumps, I finally had a flat dirt surface to work with and clean patio slab and stepping stones. So now the back breaking work was over, or so I thought.
So I follow Apartment Therapy, which I have rather a love hate relationship with, and yesterday I logged on to facebook and saw a familiar looking picture. I realized that a before/after I submitted over a year ago was featured.
The plan was to start this bathroom after the first of the year. That was the first of 2013… we can see how well that went. Not that 2013 was unproductive, lots of smaller projects got done. My office is pretty much complete, minus a bookcase. Installed a new ceiling fan. I did some work …
After I got my cats I wanted to get them a bed. Don’t ask why, I’ve never had a cat that actually slept in something I’ve bought them to sleep in. But as their scratching tree would be in the other room, I thought it would be nice for them to have a cute bed in the living area of the condo.
Sometimes you can’t save something old and neglected. Sometimes you don’t want to. For everything else there is spray paint.