Remember how we cleaned out Rand's messy office, painted the floor and organized it? It may have looked like I was just doing a nice thing for my man, but I was actually doing it for selfish reasons. His CPR/AED/LGI/CPO/OMG training materials had taken over the room that was supposed to be my home office, and I wanted that room back. And now I have it!
It's got a ways to go, but I've made some progress here and there. The biggest accomplishment for me was finally fulfilling my dream of painting some walls black. Verdict: I LOVE them.
Here's how it went down: First, I thought I would just be resourceful and use what I had, which was semi-gloss paint in Benjamin Moore's Onyx. Bad idea. My advice: don't try to be resourceful. Just because you have a gallon of black semi-gloss paint on your hands does not mean it belongs on your walls. Semi-gloss paint doesn't belong on walls. At least not in my house.
So I painted one wall with the paint I had, hated it, then went and bought the same color in flat paint and repainted it. Then I loved it.
So I started painting the wall next to it. It felt pretty good. I kept going, on to the next wall and around the trim. You get the idea. In the end, all but one wall in this room ended up black. And oh, it is all so gorgeous.
It's not all glamour shots around here. There still a massive mess on the floor. I need some shelves or maybe a wall unit of some kind. There was an incredible one at Urban the other day for $200. Reasons I should maybe buy it: I'll probably spend that much putting shelves on the wall anyway. I won't have to worry about the shelves falling off the wall. I could actually resell the wall unit if I wanted to. See how good I am at talking myself into these purchases?!
Still so much arranging to do, and the floor needs painted so badly. But this is progress for now. And I finally have a desk to sit at. :)