19 October 2011

Weekend warriors

What a wonderfully productive weekend! Well, productive for our standards anyway. Here's the latest.

1. Finished painting the back bedroom, including the closet.

I used a couple of gallons of cheap mistint paint from WalMart. I knew it would require at least two coats for complete coverage with such cheap paint, but for $7.50/gallon I was willing to put in the extra work. Two coats worked just fine. The closet only has one coat of paint, but I'm ok with that.

2. Installed the ceiling fan.

Bellhaven II fan from Lowes.
Easy peasy.

3. Installed the closet light.

My mom was with me when I bought this light, and she thought I was crazy and tried briefly to talk me out of it. The light is mounted above the closet door, so you'll never even see it anyway. For $4.50, it does the job just as well as a more expensive light.

4. Wired up some outlets and installed the plastic outlet covers (and foam gaskets behind them). I still have several left to do in this room. Time will tell if those foam gaskets are worth it.

5. Painted trim.

Clearly we haven't installed it yet. I figured it would be easier to paint it before installation, leaving only touch-ups after it's up. We'll see.

6. Organized our piles of tools and materials.

Yes, this IS organized, believe it not!

This was all Tom. I think I might have asked one too many times if he knew where the studfinder was. The contractors moved everything around at least twice while they were here, so it was really a mess. I'm not sure what the plan is from this point (all this stuff can't stay on the bedroom floor forever), but at least I know where the studfinder is now.

Now if I can only keep up this pace on a daily basis - we'd be done in no time!


Kathy said...

Those foam gaskets? VERY worth it. I double installed them in my previous townhouse and the difference was quite obvious. No more breezes from the outlets! (The double installation was due to tipsy construction team cutting most of the holes just a tad too large.)
[here via This D*mn House]

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by!

It's good to know that those gaskets are worth the cost. It's one of those things I am skeptical about but toss in the cart anyway.

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glenna said...

Organization is the key, especially with a two story. Putting tools back when you are finished is another. Once you get in the habit of returning all the tools to the same area, it will cut down on the "Now where did I put that......." and free up your time for actual progress.

If those foam gaskets are costly, why not make them yourself? Though I don't know what they look like, WMt sells sheets of craft foam, with or without peel off backing for self stick applications. Could that be used?

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