I've been fixing up my office for a long time.Last week I finally decided to just get it done. Preparation. When you've been in a house 16 years, a lot of living happens in the rooms. My office has been my son's room (before he moved out after college) and before that, it was the closet room.
(An 85 year old three-bedroom house has no built in closets, so we created a walk-in closet.)
And with all this living, comes holes in the wall.
I found filling holes and cracked plaster walls requires some skill. Skill I obviously don't have. Oh, the holes are patched well enough, but they don't look like a professional skilled craftsman did them.
And the paint on the walls in this bedroom acts a lot like it's sort of oil based. I'm using water-based latex paint.
I thought I was finished after 2 coats of paint. But I had peeling, which meant some scraping, and sanding.
Prep work. Making sure the paint would be there for the long haul.
After sanding, taping, and repainting; re-taping and repainting I was finished.
Two quarts of "OOPS" paint, 2 rolls of painter's tape and a week with my office torn apart-- and I'm at a place where I can work, undistracted, by the work that's not done.
It's been checked off my 'to-do' list.
I'm glad it's done.
My finished product was worth the prep required.
How about you? What do you need to finish so you can stop being distracted?