Since we mentioned red room…

Before and after.

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Before there was red carpet.  And a built-in vanity.  And sun-stained pink curtains.  No need to add dramatized adjectives, the subjects speak for themselves.

Inbetween before and after:  870 staples, 150 screws, 28 trips to Jerry’s, 1 sheet of 5/8 in. drywall, 1 sheet of 1/2 in. drywall, and then finally one actually-fitting size of 3/8 in. drywall.

Then, a little bit of mudding, a little bit of spilling compound on the floor, and a little bit of yelling at Suki to not drink the paint.

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After.  Wood floors, free of red carpeted anxiety.  Light green walls, free of the haunting vanity.

Red Room Costs and Sweat Equity

Red Room Costs

Drywall $7.25
Primer $57.00
Paint $35.00
Paint samples $26.00
Trim (Floor)/ trim supplies $28.00
Mud/ tools $39.00
Sanding materials $11.50
Outlet covers $1.25
Bamboo blinds $35.00
Faux wood blinds $120.00
Lighting fixture/ bulb $34.00
Drywall mistakes $16.25
Guard tape/ patches $26.00
Door knobs/ hinges/ stop $25.50
Closet hinges/ knobs $12.00
Stain/ supplies for doors $21.25
Total $495.00

Thank you Jim for the idea to add a table calculating our sweat equity. This one may not be entirely accurate since I had to date back 2 months, but it’s a pretty good approximation:

Red Room Sweat Equity:

Timeline: February 1, 2011 – February 25, 2011

1-31-11:Carpet/ built-in vanity removal 5hrs
Night 1-31-11:Touch up and Removing floor staples 2hrs
2-5-11: Replacing drywall (3 tries to get the right size), mixing compound/ applying mud, sanding 7hrs
2-6-11: Priming 2x 7hrs
2-12-11: Painting 2x 5hrs
2-13-11: Touch up painting, replacing covers/ knobs, and cutting/ nailing trim 5hrs
2-19-11: Staining closet doors 2hrs
2-25-11: Customizing blinds/ installing blinds 1 hr
Misc: Sweeping/ mopping .5hrs
Misc: 3 trips to the dump 1 hr
Misc: 15 trips to Jerry’s 7.5hrs
Total 43 hrs
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About Zac and Kayleigh

Minor adventures in remodeling a 1970s-Bachelor's-Pad-Meets- Grandmother's-House. Bittersweet adventures with the destructively adorable Suki.
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