I've just gotten back from a business trip and am using today to catch up on things I missed while I was away over the weekend. As I created a mental to-do list, I realized that there is SO much to do here, so much emptiness, that I don't now where to start.
We had to keep as many rooms empty as possible so the drywall contractors could come through to sand and smooth the textured ceilings. So, most of our things are in the master bedroom and the lower level.
Here's what I'm debating:
1. The Guest Bedroom - Our long term plan is to use our current queen bed in the guest bedroom and then get a king sized bed for the large master bedroom. We could set everything up in the guest bedroom and that would leave the master open for painting. The room isn't huge and it might not take too long to get everything done since I already stripped the wallpaper in there.
2. The Kitchen - Painting the cabinets and walls in the kitchen would be a major project. Of all the spaces in the house, this is the one that I don't feel moved into. It's tempting to jump in and do something that will have a huge impact.
3. The Lower Living Room - The wood-paneled living room on the lower level will probably be our main area for relaxing for now. That's where our TV will be set up and we'll probably have our computer down there until we get the office done. Since we'll spend a lot of time in that room, it might be nice to get it painted and minimally decorated early.
At the moment that I'm writing this, I'm leaning towards starting in the guest bedroom. In an hour, I'll probably be trying to pick paint for the kitchen. I think having too many options is a bad thing right now!
What would you do?