I crossed a serious hurdle with the house gymnasium progress final evening. As of final evening, the entire trim is painted, the entire stripes on the partitions have been touched up, and the outlet plates have been put in and painted. This was starting to really feel just like the by no means ending portray mission, so I’m very relieved and excited to lastly have this completed!
I initially painted these striped partitions in June 2021, after which the room sat unfinished as I turned my consideration to the grasp toilet rework. However if you wish to see how I did the stripes, you’ll be able to try the DIY course of right here.
After I began engaged on this room once more, after ending the lavatory rework, issues seemed like this…
About half of the trim across the ceiling had been put in, so I nonetheless wanted to put in the remaining, wooden fill, sand, caulk and paint. All the door and window trim had been put in and wooden crammed, but it surely nonetheless wanted to be sanded, caulked, and painted. After which the partitions wanted a ton of touchups.
Right here’s a little bit of irony. I initially wished to put in crown molding on this room, however after putting in one piece, I noticed that I didn’t like the way it seemed on this room. However not putting in crown molding put me in a little bit of a bind as a result of once I painted the stripes on the partitions, I did so with the mindset that they’d be capped off with crown molding on the prime, so I didn’t hassle with portray the stripes completely alongside the ceiling.
So with a purpose to keep away from having to touchup each single stripe within the room alongside the ceiling, I made a decision to put in this small trim across the ceiling…
Nicely, my plan fully backfired on me. After I tried to color that small trim white to match the ceiling, I couldn’t get the paint line excellent sufficient for my liking the place it met the wall. (Basically, I’m doing loads higher with my perfectionism, and will even name myself a “recovering perfectionist,” however there are some areas, like paint traces, the place I’ll by no means get previous my perfectionism.)
I didn’t wish to use painters tape on the partitions as a result of, as I realized once I initially did the partitions, that may grow to be a nightmare with the tape peeling off elements of the stripes, together with the tiny white stripes between the colours. So I ended up not even making an attempt to be excellent about portray the trim white, after which I had to return and touchup the highest of each single stripe within the room. So all I ended up doing with that little trim was including work that I didn’t have to do. 😀
Isn’t hindsight an ideal factor? Oh effectively. We stay and be taught, proper? Not less than it’s all completed now, and I can transfer on to different issues.
Being on this room is like residing inside a pack of Fruit Stripe gum, and I completely find it irresistible! 😀
The massive teal stripe is the place I’m going to construct a Swedish ladder (aka, stall bars).
And please word how meticulously I integrated the outlet covers into the wall design. 😀
After I wish to paint outlet covers, I all the time buy the kind that covers the entire outlet and is labeled “paintable”. They’ve a texture to them that permits the paint to stick very simply, and the paint doesn’t scratch off of them like it can when you paint the shiny plastic sort. I’ve had one among these on the outlet on the tip of the peninsula in my kitchen because it was final painted in 2017, and that outlet is used regularly, and it nonetheless seems nice. Right here’s a more in-depth view of one of many shops.
I may significantly stand on this room and stare in any respect of this superb shade all day lengthy. I used to be telling somebody simply yesterday that I had assumed that as I received older, my love of shade would possibly begin to wane a bit, and I’d simply naturally begin to gravitate in direction of calmer, extra impartial interiors. However I really feel just like the very reverse is going on.
As I’ve gotten older, my love of shade has solely grown extra intense, and I discover myself frequently searching for methods so as to add an increasing number of shade to my dwelling. I’m very blessed to have a husband who doesn’t thoughts my love of shade.
The one rule he all the time gave me was “no pink partitions”, however even that has grow to be extra of a operating joke than an precise rule. I do know for a proven fact that if I actually wished to color a room pink, he’d don’t have any downside with it so long as it’s not scorching pink. That’s his line within the sand. 😀
At the same time as not too long ago as final evening, I used to be nonetheless planning on portray the 2 doorways on this room black. However now that I see the completed partitions and trim within the daylight, I’m leaning in direction of white. I really feel like black is perhaps too jarring for these partitions. I’ll be utilizing loads of black in the remainder of the room (beginning with your complete flooring), however I now assume the doorways needs to be white.
Now that the partitions are completed, I feel that issues are going to begin coming collectively rapidly on this room.
I nonetheless have a number of paint touchups to do on the ceiling, however that needs to be very fast. After which I would like to color the doorways. That ought to end up the portray in the principle a part of the room (I’m ignoring the closet space for now).
I’ve the entire foam gymnasium flooring that I’m going to make use of, so it could actually go down as quickly as I get the room cleared out (once more) and clear the ground. The window shades had been delivered on Saturday, and I’ve had the curtains, curtain rods, and curtain rings for a very long time now. Each of the lights that I wish to check out for the “entryway” of this room have arrived, so I have to unbox the second and determine for positive which one I wish to use. And the dresser that I purchased for the closet space has been delivered.
Barring any unexpected circumstances, I really feel fairly assured that this room can be completed by the tip of this month! I can be ecstatic to lastly have this room completed, and to have a purposeful dwelling gymnasium!!
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