As stated above, I painted the walls on Saturday. This is the first room I'm not 100% happy with. I really like the top color but I'm very unsure about the bottom color. And I can't put my finger on why I don't like it. This is a crappy photo but you get the drift. I'm putting in a chair rail in a cream color and I won't make my mind up about the bottom color until I'm finished with all the trim.
This is the style of trim I have picked out for the entire house. Only the top piece of moulding is sorta expensive at $3.19 a foot. Everything else is just primed pine stock. I'm going to do a crown moulding but I'm looking for a very simple one in the new plastics / foams they have out. My walls are so out of plumb and having something very flexible will make that job go so much easier.
Lastly I painted the half bath that is attached to the master. I went with a spa sort of color. I'm going to put in wainscoting to the bottom of the window so there won't be much of the aqua showing when it's all said and done. But before I do that I have to put down the new tile floor and buy the pedestal sink so I can get that measured before I do the wainscoting. I'll work on this bit by bit until summer. I think it will look great with cream trims and aqua color.
Since I felt like I wasn't working hard enough I put into process my new furnace, A/C unit and all new duct work for the system. I'll just move in the bedroom and clean everything up and I'll start making messes again. The room the furnace is in needs work. The subfloor has to be replaced and it still needs to be painted behind where the furnace is located as I couldn't get to it last summer. So I'm hoping my HVAC guy will pull the unit on a Friday and not come back until Monday. That will give me the entire weekend to fix the floor, put down a ceramic tile and paint it.
Tired yet? :-)
While there are still a million and one things I want to do this year on the house and yard, I'm thinking I'm done with the big ticket items for the year. I'd love to find the money to waterproof and insulate my crawlspace but that's another $4,000. That will be tough to find. But my floors were so cold over the winter I hate to go another with cold feet. The new furnace will help as I'll be able to afford to heat the place warmer next year (my current furnace is running at about 40% efficiency) because the new one is 93% efficient. That will be sweet. But it would be sweet to have warm feet also. ;-)