Before and after.
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.
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
|Trim (Floor)/ trim supplies||$28.00|
|Faux wood blinds||$120.00|
|Lighting fixture/ bulb||$34.00|
|Guard tape/ patches||$26.00|
|Door knobs/ hinges/ stop||$25.50|
|Closet hinges/ knobs||$12.00|
|Stain/ supplies for doors||$21.25|
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|