If you missed part one, posted yesterday, click here.
Frustrated doesn’t begin to describe Thoughtful Husband’s attitude when he awoke to see that all his hard work had unfurled itself into a heap on the floor.
However, he’s not one to give up easily. He spent another weekend measuring, cutting, and applying the pinstripes to the striped accent wall. This time, he put Elmer’s glue on back of the already sticky pinstripes. The added adhesiveness (is that a word?) worked. I’ll show you the before, during, and after photos below:
The finished wall. Those hooks on the wall to the left are red skateboard wheels mounted on painted wood. Both blue dressers have skateboard stickers in between the drawer pulls. We are going to make used skateboard decks into shelves to hang on the striped wall. Actually, since I am not at all handy, Thoughtful Husband is going to do this. Eventually.
What about Tom and Huck’s old bedroom? Well, we painted that (no stripes this time) and cleaned out and gave away some outgrown toys. We now have a homework/music room. Below: Huck’s desk (the plastic cases below the red work table to the left holds all the Legos. The work table is for building Legos).
This project took so long because we had to fit it in between working, little league games, swim meets, book fairs, and vacation. I can’t believe it took five months to paint two bedrooms. Still, now that it’s over, I’m glad we did it. Thoughtful Husband is just happy he doesn’t have to hear about painting stripes on walls ever again.
Just last weekend, Thoughtful Husband hung shelves in the boys’ bedroom. We still have a few fix-it projects to complete — painting and hanging more shelves, rugs for the floors, valances for windows, paint and a new vanity in the bathroom. At the rate we work, we ought to be just about finished when Tom and Huck are ready to move out on their own.