With a tip of the hat to Chip and Jo-jo, one of my most favorite things is home improvement. The last two years of my full time teaching was spent with my former spouse remodeling the inside of our home. It was basically gutted, and I came home from school many an evening to find the clothes washer and the refrigerator parked in the living room.
Each year since I moved into my tiny house here in the piedmont of North Carolina, I have scrimped and saved to improve some part of my home. I’ve replaced the deck out back, had two corner built-ins added to the living room, installed top-down/bottom-up blinds, my ownself, in all the windows, and more.
Now…full disclosure…I am turning 70 (gasp) this year, and I have intended to turn the tiny, tiny building out back into a Craft Studio since 2011. This is the year, and it is happening, even as we speak. But more about that in another blog, later.
This winter, as Lenten penance, it turns out, I decided to paint all the walls inside…again, by my ownself. I finished just last Sunday, doing a room a week, and wouldn’t you know, just one week after completion, yesterday, I spent the day tearing up the living room all over again, because this morning, I had the long-desired crown moulding put in the living room! I am including the Before and After shots, a photo of the paint project, and the Tiny, Tiny’s initial demo.
I’m in my happy place, and this all makes turning a (cough) certain age very much worth it.