It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.

Owning a house is non stop work and my honey do list is a mile long! Unfortunately for me, my honey has an injured shoulder so there’s not much getting done. Here is my wish list…

  1. Paint the master bedroom
  2. Refinish dining room table
  3. carpet all three bedrooms
  4. Replace master bedroom closet door
  5. Replace bathroom fixtures
  6. Paint kitchen cabinets
  7. Tile kitchen floor
  8. Create a half-wall in between the kitchen & living room

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Aiden had a birthday party to go to today and I convinced Brian to take him so I could stay home. Little did he know, I had an ulterior motive. Looking over that wish list I realized there was only one item that I felt confident I could do by myself. When they left, the master bedroom looked like this…

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Our bed wasn’t that messy. I took that picture after I started prepping the room for paint.

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And yes, that’s a surf board being stored in our bedroom. It gives the room a real romantic feel, right. No. No, it doesn’t.

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Now it looks like this…

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I can’t wait to switch that closet door out for a bright white bi-fold door.

These are the tools I used. I HATE trying to wash paint off so I cheated and got tray liners.

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I’m also really bad at cutting in so I bought a few tools to help with that but they didn’t really work like I had planned. The edger kept getting paint on the sides so it was constantly putting paint where I didn’t want it (on the baseboards, trim, and ceiling). I ended up taking my time and using a regular old 2″ angled paint brush.

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The corner painter worked okay but it was difficult getting an even amount of paint on both sides. I had to go back over the corners with the paint brush so it didn’t really save any time. It’s very possible that it was operator error.

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Halfway through cutting in the ceiling, it occurred to me that I did not remove the TV from the wall, nor did I even know how. So I did what any adult would do and cut around it, in hopes that Brian will help me remove it and I can finish behind it…. at a later date.

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Now to decorate! I wanted a more grown up, romantic bedroom so no more surf board or tacky beachy picture. I’m thinking a big, horizontal mirror over the dresser with a cool, maybe metallic frame.

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A few years back, Brian made this really cool picture out of a solid piece of wood and I LOVE it! It will definitely have a place on our bedroom wall. Not to mention the below picture he got me for Mother’s Day this year. (He also got me a vegetable peeler ?).

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“Can I borrow a kiss? I promise to give it back.” He can be sweet when he wants to.

Eventually, I’d like to get curtains but that’s where we will disagree. I’d like to get some sort of pattern in white and grey. I know he’s going to call that “too plain” and want something colorful. We’ll see who wins. Also, we WILL have carpet in all three bedrooms… one day.

I’ll post updated photos once we get somethings on the wall. Feel free to place bets on the great curtain debate of 2016!

Update: I guess you could call the curtains a compromise. I was browsing Target when I stumbled upon them in the clearance aisle. They were $7 per panel and they were black out curtains, which is exactly what we need in our hot bedroom (The house was built in 1957 so the insulation isn’t great).

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Now to hang some pictures!