For the last several weeks, I’ve been too busy at work to do much real on the house – and Daylight Saving Time isn’t helping (hard to do electric when it’s dark, and it’s not dark when I leave in the morning and dark when I get home). Plus, there’s the wee problem that what comes next* is the either the bathroom or the kitchen … neither of which is a small, fast or inexpensive job.
So I’ve resorted to my favorite form of rehab procrastination: painting.
The old “landlord white” walls in the former second-floor kitchen are – after a good scrubbing with TSP – now a light blue-gray-green, the formerly Kelly green bathroom is a blue-gray and white (two-hours work that I’ll likely tear out in the next four months… but I simply couldn’t tolerate it any longer) and the kitchen is sunshine yellow instead of a depressing off-white. (The cabinets and countertops remain depressing.)
But I’m pretty much out of things I can justify painting. Except maybe the living room…but I can’t decide on a color. (Trying to avoid blue-gray. I expect I’ll fail.)
* The stairs are not yet done…I’m still hoping for the right handrail – lots of it – to show up at the local architectural salvage place. I fear I’ll have to give upon that shortly.