Sometimes a plan needs changing or even updating. I’m excited to tell you that I’ve been busy planning a new design layout for the blog. If you follow along, the website should soon be loading a lot faster and be much easier to navigate. The updates will be coming real soon and I hope you’ll find it easier and faster to read along.
In the meantime, I finally had to address the lack of progress going on in our hobby shed.
Last fall, I had what I thought was a great, and dare I say grandiose, plan of approach for the shed, but with my husband working second shift and 6 days a week for the last ten months, we’ve gotten just about nowhere.
Finally, I came to realized that I had to narrow my aim for this space and get realistic about what we could actually do to make it more usable, or shall I say, what I can do ~ with less of Ken’s help.
Before priming graffiti wall
The biggest visual challenge has been the graffiti wall mural that came with the house.
My original plan was to have Ken take the walls down and sell them, or even give them away for someone else to use for furniture making, artwork, or the like.
My change to the plan, and one that I could handle on my own was to paint over the mural.
Ugh! This was something I really didn’t want to do, and as much as it pained me to paint over someone else’s art, that is one of the projects I’ve been busy with this summer.
It took 3 coats of oil based primer, but now it’s covered.
My regret was to not have been able to save a great piece of artwork for someone else to enjoy. But we just didn’t have it in the budget to pay someone to remove it, buy more lumber for the walls; nor the time for Ken to put up the new walls.
Reality stinks sometimes.
Notice missing and gaping wall and ceiling seams?
Only the graffiti wall was primed. The other walls haven’t been touched, yet, but already the space looks brighter less distracting.
The next steps on my revised and streamlined plan is to:
Add trim to missing/ gaping areas and along the wall and ceiling seams
Repair the missing ceiling panel
Paint ceiling with sprayer
Replace hanging lights with track lighting
While this scaled down plan is not going to be as exciting as my original, it will make this space much more usable for our purposes.
And that just makes the most sense!
Do you have a plan in the works that you just can’t seem to get to?
Is there any way you can scale it down to a do-able project?
In other news, we’re still plugging away on the living room, and the garden has been coming along quite nicely, as well. Before and after picks of the garden coming up later this week.
Hope you all are having a great week:)
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