Too bad just talking about what needs to be done doesn't result in a finished project.
And not much else.
Our mudroom looks about the same as it did when we started. There's a little more spackle and there's the beginning of a beautiful floor. But right now, it's standing in as a beautiful example of how frustrating renovating can be. It doesn't always go smoothly. A couple hours doesn't always lead to beautiful results.
As I took my before pictures, I realized how ugly this space actually is. Does this happen to everyone? The more time I have lived with this space, the less and less terrible it seemed. But looking at it through the lens of my camera revealed the undeniable truth: this space isn't just rough around the edges. It's rough around the middle too.
I know what this space can be. But right now? It's just a lean-to on the back of the house, the room through which we walk every day with our eyes closed. Despite a full day of trying to better it, it's still the room through which we walk with our eyes closed, but now it's also dusty, full of a fine layer of drywall dust. Quadrant by quadrant, section by section, we will make progress.
For now, it's hard to see.
I was spoiled with baked goods on Sunday. Pop on over to the kitchen to see what birthday goodies are filling my house right now.