We have always painted and spruced our rooms up when needed. We save BIG money by not hiring a painter, and we can spend money on more desirable things, like concert tickets to Fleetwood Mac. More dollars for the several bottles of wine I will be drinking after this project. And for the chiropractor and massage therapist I will be needing once the painting is complete.
First off, pick an inspirational color:
Get yourself revved up on Friday night by thinking what a great little weekend project you will be accomplishing! It’s merely a guest room, so we can’t possible disrupt the house that much, right?
On Saturday morning, start to dismantle the room and stash items all over the second floor of your house. In the middle of this, coin a new phrase to help the job go faster – the theme is Morning Sunshine, so we must have sunshine in our hearts today, right?
Gosh, it isn’t so bad manuevering around the upstairs! Let’s get this party started!
Despondency descending on the Project Paint a Room. It seems the room isn’t coming together as quickly as originally thought. Take a small break to ponder and reflect:
After BOSSY break, decide to set aside painting and finish vacuuming. Realize the horror of all the dust that has collected beneath the furniture, and decide in addition to finishing that second coat of paint tomorrow, that we should probably break out the steam cleaner and give all the rugs a good scrub!
The dominos are starting to fall fast and furious as projects and worlds collide.
4:45 pm – Done for the day.
Someone decides after Day 2 of painting and rug cleaning, that maybe the furniture should be configured differently. No one can agree on the configuration, because some men just don’t know
jack how to maximize space. For God’s sake, I watch HGTV and TLC. I know stuff.
Day 3 arrives with furniture still in hall and it’s presence is pecking away at sense of calm and peacefulness. Wasn’t Monday was supposed to dawn with sunshine in my heart? I decide to ignore the room today. Room just mocks me all day as I sit in my office next door.
Day 4, I put the woman’s spin on configuration. We have a zen moment and agree it looks just great. Carpets are now clean, shadows have disappeared, sense of well being restored.
Day 7 – Objets d’art back in their places.
KA-CHING! The sound of money saved.
PS. Yes, that is an analog TV, because Congress is wisely saving me that money until June.