It’s well documented on this blog that I’m behind in my posts. So far behind that it doesn’t even make sense to make excuses anymore, so I won’t! Instead, I’ll just post pictures of the master bedroom put back together after the new carpet earlier this year:
The most obviously unfinished part is the closet: like all of our bedrooms at this point, our master bedroom doesn’t have closet doors. The old luan doors were sliders, and that was a pain for two people sharing a closet: you can only get into one side at once! We’ll be replacing all the luan doors in the house eventually, so this seemed like a good time to get rid of the luan sliding doors. Sliding doors require a cutout in the carpet for a small track/guide in the middle of the door frame, so we pulled out the old track when we ripped up the blue carpet, pitched the doors, and put down new carpet without a hole for a track. Eventually we plan to put in bifold doors, but that day hasn’t come yet. In the meantime, gold stars for Marcy and Guinness for leaving our shoes alone.
Another project still on the list is the windows. Eventually we’ll paint the trim around the windows white. We skipped it in the first round of trim painting because the carpet installers had us on a deadline. Any trim that didn’t touch carpet was deemed non-essential. Plus, the previous owners installed the blinds and curtain rods directly to the trim. Before we paint, we’ll want to take those down and fill the holes, but that means we need to have the new window treatments ready to go. I’m over the mini-blinds that came with the house, but still undecided on what I’d like to put up.
The new carpet looks so much better than the old jewel tones, but even better is having new carpet padding underfoot instead of almost 30-year old padding. This post is not so belated that the excitement has worn off!