Saturday, April 19, 2008

Let The Demo Begin!

Well, I did it. I started demolition on my craft room. I took out the cabinets that were there and will put them in yard sale. You never know who's going to want that kind of thing. After I got the upper cabinets out I worked on the lower cabinets. The desk top came off really easily and with the help from my sister we got it out of the room in one piece, again, to the yard sale. I started undoing screws from the bottom cabinets and some just spun but didn't come out so I had to use some elbow grease to get them out, but I did it. So you know how when you start a project something always comes up that you weren't expecting, well, it happened. I was planning on just leaving the carpet in for now and deal with it later. NOW, I have to deal with it now. Where the bottom cabinets were put in, there is no carpet under there. Darn it!!! I guess I'll have to go find me a carpet remnant or something. The room is so small that I only need like a 7x8 foot piece of carpet, maybe even those carpet tiles I've seen. When I went to Home Depot to look at flooring ideas they looked at me crazy when I asked if they had any carpet tiles. What, do they never watch home improvement shows, geesh!!!! So the search is on.

With the bottom cabinets out I can paint now. I have decided to paint my room a nice pale yellow, kind of buttery. My sisters and I helped my Mom paint her living room before she got new carpet put in and she has a ton of paint left from that and she said I could use it, SCORE!! It really is a nice color. Oh, did I mention that my husband doesn't know I'm doing all this?? Shhhh, it's a secret. Even my kids have done a good job not telling him. He works out of town during the week and is home on the weekend so I really can get quite a bit done while he's gone. And he never goes down there, unless he is going to change the furnace filter, which he just did. So I should be good for a while. I just want to do it and get it done!!! I'm so ready to have my own space!! I'll post pictures again after I get it painted.


Kris said...

Love the wallpaper! Very cute!
I'm still trying to figure out my comments button... used to work, but stopped when I switched to the 3 column template. We'll see if the guy writes me back.

Erica Hettwer said...

Good for you for starting on your own! I can be a big wimp when it comes to those kinds of things. Can't wait to see how it turns out! :D