I mentioned a couple days ago that it was suggested I paint all the trim in the Escape the 80’s house and hiring it done wasn’t within my budget. Motivated and armed with a paintbrush, THREE DAYS LATER I have ONE ROOM done. And the finished room isn’t one with pocket doors or crown molding! Needless to say, I’ve figured out why the price tag for hiring it done comes in at no less than $3500 bucks. Because it takes FOR-FLIPPING-EVER. The only thing white going up from this point is a waving flag of surrender.
I hate to be a quitter… it’s not my style; however, I’ve decided to spend time doing something else that will move the project forward. I just don’t have it in me to tackle the trim job with so many other “to do” items that in my viewpoint are of higher priority, and I can’t even imagine how long it would delay completion. I guess this is my first lesson insofar as staying within budget, and giving up things that don’t fit within it.
I’m on to #2 and #3 on the provided list — cleaning up the existing landscaping and new front entry door with sidelights (ordering this evening because the existing one is hideous).
[box color=”orange” icon=”information”]Note — do NOT install a storm door over an entry door that was not intended to have one. Especially if said door faces east. The storm door traps the sun’s heat causing the entry door’s windows to loosen and shift, and added door decorations to warp.[/box]