While we revealed all the hard work we'd put into our master suite last summer, I was pretty quick to admit that it had been a long, sloooooooooooow process. It took nearly five years, in fact, from the first steps of demolition to having a 98% complete, liveable space thanks in part to pregnancies, an almost-divorce (that's not a joke, that legit happened and for more on that you should go over to home base) budget woes, and plain old TIME.
DIY is time consuming, people. I'm not sure enough bloggers say that. What you don't pay someone else in labor costs you're putting in yourself, often more than a trained professional because you're learning as you go. While you may save some dollars in the bank, you're definitely spending your nights and weekends and vacations and summers and sanity to accomplish yourself.
Never mind the minor to slightly major injuries, the favors called in to friends and family for everything from borrowed tools and child care to straight up loans and help-us-we-are-in-over-our-heads calls, and the fast food consumed by every party involved because you are just too damn tired to cook yourself some mac and cheese or make a PB&J.
Just for a few pretty pictures on a blog.
So it takes a long time to do a major project and do it right.
With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to our next long-series, The Next Five Year Project.
This series will likely stretch the span of ... well, the next five or so years of our lives as long as we're in this house. Partly due to time, partly due to funding, and partly because we like to spend time as a family sometimes NOT covered in dust/paint/glue/stain/sweat/blood/tears.
Strange, I know.
And what is that project, I'm sure you're dying to know?
We're going to finish the basement.
I'll talk about our plans more a little later on, but there you have it.
Come back Thursday to see the 100% completed Window Seat!