Foyer on a Budget: Almost Done!

Usually I reserve my home improvement projects for breaks from work and summer vacation, but my "Foyer on a Budget" project just couldn't wait.

Last week I started picking out a chalky blue to use for the main part of the foyer. I am using a golden beige as the accent color in the 2nd level of the foyer, since this same beige is in our bedrooms upstairs.

I took everything off the walls and filled in some nail holes where I didn't intend to hand anything. Nothing screws up an awesome paint job than a poorly prepared wall. Then, I started edging the room.

I should also note that not only am I too busy to finish this painting project, but I'm also too busy to complete basic household chores, like cleaning our bedroom.

Stop judging me. Clearly I've bitten off more than I can chew at this point in my life. However, I did enlist some help from John. Before I can finish edging, I needed him to remove this old "ringer" from the wall. It's some sort of unit for a old telephone.

He's such a good man.

Unfortunately, this is where the progress stops.

Because I have two jobs and no time.

Now I am kicking myself for starting this project when I knew I wouldn't be able to finish it in a timely manner.

Also, I feel like I should tell you that I already blew the budget for this project. I estimated that I'd only spend around $50 for the paint and thrift-store furnishings.

I was waaaayyyyyy off. I spent $80 just getting 2 gallons of paint, a few new rollers, and a new bevelled brush. Granted, most of the materials I needed for this project I already have at home, which saved us money and time, yet the paint was still much more than I intended.

What does this mean?

I'll be upcycling furnishings from other areas of my home for the foyer. This isn't necessarily a bad thing - I'll just consider this project to be extra eco-friendly.

Over and out.

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