Last night with the help of Chris's brother, Cam, and his wife Kasey (yes, the one that's 9 months pregnant--check out the baby shower we threw for them a couple weeks ago here) we got a LOT done in our guest room. We are so grateful for their help! Before our work party--"party" because there was pizza--I had trouble fathoming getting this room finished by our Friday morning deadline. But now, our list is so short, the end is definitely in clear sight.
In the before photo below, you can see the old carpet that went up the walls--meaning, there were no baseboards. Note the hole in the pillar where the water valve for the house is, too.
The lack of baseboards became very obvious after we ripped out that carpet and stained the concrete floors. There was a nice blue border of paint around the entire room:
Last night, we painted and installed all the baseboards, painted the trim and doors to the room and the closet a fresh white and made a door to cover the water valve in about 2 1/2 hours!!
Cam and Chris busted out the baseboards in no time thanks to our finish nailer and air compressor we got at True Value and the miter saw--it was borderline "fun" for them. While they were busy measuring, cutting and installing, Kasey and I did all of the painting.
And we took turns documenting the whole thing via camera for you:
This morning, the room looks like this:
When it came to creating a little door for the water valve, Chris scoured Home Depot and found a pre-cut piece of wood that fit our space for $2. He also bought two hinges that would go inside so they wouldn't be seen.
Now, I just gotta prime and paint that sucker the same color as the wall for a seamless look--which will probably happen today during Greta's nap. Our list is getting shorter and shorter and the room is transforming quite nicely. Don't you think?: