We are three weeks into this, and I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel!
Over the weekend, my parents took our son. Patrick and I were able to bust out the crown molding installation in a few hours. It's amazing how much faster things go when you don't have someone yelling "MOOOOOOMMM" every 30 seconds. We also installed frame molding 6 inches in from the ceiling edge because I like fancy things, and I make no apologies.
After we got everything installed, I spent HOURS caulking all the seams, and nail holes. A long time ago I tried to ask Patrick with help with caulking because my fingers are almost always raw by the time it's all said and done. I'm not sure if he did a terrible job on purpose so I wouldn't ask him again, or if he just is too impatient to be precise, but I learned when it comes to detailed precision work- that is not a part of my husband's skill-set.
We still have to paint the ceiling, and the crown. I'm still on the fence about what I'm going to do. We also have to paint the closet doors. There I know exactly what I'm doing. The doors are going to be a hi-gloss (almost lacquered) black, and eventually all the doors in the house will be. I. Cannot. Wait.
We also sold our old dresser, and picked up a new (to us) antique dresser, that I love. I was sad to let go of our old dresser, but I've been wanting a sitting area in our room, and the longer dresser was taking up too much real estate to make that viable. The dresser was almost exactly what I was looking for. I would have preferred a burled walnut, but I didn't feel like spending five grand on a dresser, so this was a great compromise, and just the shape I was after.
Also, the carved detail at the top had me swooning. What's that saying?
"Design is in the details." -Every designer ever.
Stay tuned for next week. There's a good chance I'll have made a decision on the ceiling paint color... Maybe. No promises.