Refinishing the flooring could help, too.
Ryan’s been furiously working on walls to finish the skim coating in the living room and dining room. This is a terrible job, in case you were considering taking it on. It’s physically draining, time-consuming, mentally mind-numbing and also incredibly messy. He seems to always be covered in a layer of dust nowadays. He sweeps up so much dust every night – it’s crazy. Then, he begins again the next day.
But the result seems to really be worth the effort. The walls are smooth like buttah. Like a baby’s badonkadonk. So much better than the original plaster texture. It almost looks like brand new drywall. I’m wishing we would have thought to try it at our current house. But, we didn’t. Moving on.
And seeing the white almost makes me want to paint everything white to brighten it up. Holy. Moly. Look at all that natural light. But I won’t. Color is in my DNA.
Speaking of color… do you see the color peeking through from the entryway?
Below is what the entry looked like after skim coating and sanding a few times. (There’s the husband, laughing while I’m saying, “If you don’t smile, I’ll put you on the blog looking grumpy.” Nothing like a light-hearted threat to make someone do exactly what you want. Story of my life.)
Oh lookie… there’s the new tub. In the master bedroom. Right where it belongs.