For some reason I’ve had the desire to dig into some long-put-off home improvement projects over the past two weekends. Last weekend I painted the master bathroom–what a difference a little color makes!
This weekend, I tackled the little sitting room that’s attached to our bedroom. For the past two years it has been the “junk room”–ironing board, a desk stacked with books, decorations that will eventually go in our bedroom once I get it painted. About a year and a half ago I painted it a very bright yellow, kind of by accident. That little paint square looked much paler than a whole room painted that color. Those of you who know me well know that bright colors just aren’t my thing. I laughed it off and jokingly named the color “Electric Big Bird” and figured someday I’d repaint it. You can’t even see the room until you go through our bedroom and around a corner, so at least Mike and I were the only ones that would see it.
A few weeks ago I got the bright idea (pun intended) to make it into a sports room for Mike. All of Mike’s favorite teams–Pirates, Steelers, Pitt, Oregon–have yellow in their colors, so hey, I wouldn’t even have to repaint the room. Mike has collected all kinds of stuff over the years, almost all of it in boxes in the basement. He’s on a guys trip to Vegas this weekend, so the timing was perfect. He knew I was going to work on it this weekend, but I know that he had no idea to what extent I planned it out and that I would get as much done as I did. So it will be somewhat of a surprise when he sees all of the holes I pounded into the wall when he returns tomorrow.
I still have to paint the TV stand, hang a few more pictures, and have Mike go with me to look at a black leather chair (since it’s going to be his butt that will be sitting in it), and there are 2 red shelves that are backordered that will go on either side of the TV stand, but it’s done as it’s going to get for now:
I’m going to spend the few waking hours that are left in this weekend reading and watching TV (which hasn’t been turned on ALL WEEKEND). Hopefully Mike will be surprised when he sees what I’ve done, but even if he’s not I at least feel like I accomplished a lot this weekend.