We have begun painting the guest room (by “we”, I mean “John”), and if you open the door halfway and aim your gaze toward the northeast corner, you can pretend it’s done, and MAN I picked a good color. It looks GREAT (and feels so refreshing to do something different in there), and it’s going to look even better when it’s done. Here’s a link to the color. It’s a dark-ish purple with some gray in it. We’ll have white trim to brighten it up, plus the guest room gets ALL the sun in the house. Next up: furniture. White headboard, white dresser (small), white desk and chair (small). The comforter needs to be white, maybe patterned, maybe white and silver, and I REALLY want to put a bench or trunk or something in that funny corner we have by the closet, in front of that window, so I can make it a cozy reading corner/window seat. I have ALWAYS wanted a window seat.
Of course, it’s taking us WEEKS just to paint this one room. Before Jack, we’d have had it done in a single weekend (ceiling one day, walls and trim the next). Now, only one of us can do any of the work, we can’t do it while he’s sleeping (night or day), and our weekends have been taken up with car shopping and other not-fun tasks. So MAYBE we’re done with the walls next weekend and the trim the weekend after that, and who knows how long it’ll take me to find the furniture I want. I’d like it used, but that requires actual in-person shopping, and, well, that’s not going to happen for a while.
It’s not like we’re going to have guests anytime soon, but it’s really unsettling to leave a project unfinished in such an open-ended way.
But until then, the half-finished walls look fantastic, and I will enjoy that.