Tuesday, August 4, 2009

a picture's worth a thousand projects.

As you can imagine it was a busy weekend here at the Markley household.

We completed:
  • tile work (laid, grouted, cleaned & sealed)
  • priming & painting of all doors
  • priming and painting of all trim that can be done at this point
  • ripped up old carpet & padding
  • moved all furniture into bathrooms & the kitchen
in preparation for...

(brace yourselves)

...'smooth as silk' new carpet.

Despite a level of exhaustion that words just wouldn't describe,
we both managed smiles as we conquered removing the last piece of old carpet
and embarked on the beginning of the end by ripping up the old padding.

Isn't it's creamy cocoa color just beautiful against the white trim?

...and resting ever so snugly next to the 'laid with love' tile?

Considering this is what they looked like before...

I'd say the fresh white doors really brighten the place.

remember the "before" picture of the foyer in a previous post?

well, here it is now.

(new carpet. completed tile. fresh paint on trim, railing, door, and window casings.)

We still have plenty of work ahead of us:

  • replace trim in tiled areas
  • touch up scuffs in trim from carpet installation
  • paint ledge above front door and in kitchen
  • hang the remaining doors and hardware

...not to mention just a few things I'm looking forward to:

  • paint Jack's bedroom
  • paint Jack's bedroom furniture
  • paint our bedroom furniture
  • make some window treatment changes
  • situate all furniture in it's new space
(and if I can ever get in touch with our painter)
  • have the railing completed and kitchen repainted.

For now, we're happily satisfied with having the biggest tasks out of the way
and behind us with memories of blood, sweat, and tears.
(every one meant in a literal sense)

Along with the great pride we take in making our home beautiful and
the smile it brings to our faces.

1 comment:

thank you for stopping by and as always, for your kind comments. each and every one sure does bring a smile to my face.