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Guest Room Fix-up




It was one of the largest and quickest jobs we've done in this house since we moved in. When my son let us know he was coming we told him, "sure, the room will be ready in 8 short days." We made up a list of what to do each evening. I say evening because the rest of the day was each of us working our "1st jobs". Following the outline we tackled the daily list each day. First it was cleaning the room out, then spackling and painting followed by new hardware on the door and closets. Next, the floor was sanded and re-varnished. While the varnish was drying, we went furniture shopping. Guess what? We were told white furniture was on the way out. Good for us! It meant for bargains on everything. We spent Monday and Tuesday putting on the finishing touches; blinds, new electrical sockets and covers, fine detail painting near the ceiling and new pulls on the fan. Wednesday, we woke up to rain... rain with furniture being delivered! But the skies dried up just long enough for them to load it all in and put it together and get back in their truck. Then I put on the clean sheets and everything was ready. Well, almost ready. Since then we've gone shopping for a few little knick-knack type things like pictures, shelves, a new screen window and some lamps. I think it was the only shopping we did on Black Friday! 
There was no way we could have finished this without the help of our son-in-law, Mike. He did ceiling and wall painting, baseboards, floor sanding and finishing work. He was there early and stayed late. Leave a comment and tell me what you think. 

Thanks Mikey!

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