Steve apologizes every time he tells me he has to go out of town for work. All that goes through my mind is, “What room should I paint.”

He went out of town and the guest room got a facelift. I taped one afternoon and cut in. I painted the next night once the kids went to bed. Just like that, another room down!

Everyone knows by now that this home is a work in progress. And by that I mean – it will take years to get it where we want it. So although I might get the time and energy to paint a room. That is just a tiny step in order to get these rooms in a presentable stage. Over time they evolve and hopefully one day I can show them in all their glory!


After – two coats of Benjamin Moore Gray Horse:

Every room has a checklist of the things that need to happen. It’s discouraging to see how long that list is!

Remove upper moulding

Replace base moulding

Add window trim

Hang window hardware and curtains

Replace blinds

Replace mauve carpet

Remove popcorn ceiling


Build headboard/footboard

Paint desk

Hang shelves

Replace ceiling fan

Buy end tables

Buy bedding