After a long journey through dozens of office spaces, I finally found the ideal spot! While it was move-in ready, I'm a perfectionist when it comes to appearance, ambiance and mood. So, the projects began!
The walls have beautiful chair rails but the blue paint that the previous business chose had a very industrial feel which went along perfectly with the industrial blue indoor/outdoor carpet on the floors. Great for someone...but not my cup of tea.
I journeyed off to Home Depot, which often feels like my second home. I had my paint colors chosen, picked up supplies while I waited for the paint and was surprised by the comments from the men I encountered. Apparently, a woman taking on her own projects is a jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring and "Good for you!" kind of event. :-) I took all the comments as compliments but still found it funny that an independent woman was deemed out of the ordinary.
I spent the weekend spackling, sanding, painting and ripping out the current vinyl baseboards and carpets. I took a chance on the paint color I chose. I wanted something a little different and was fortunate that it looked exactly as I envisioned it would. The next project is getting new flooring installed. I may love my heels but I'm not afraid to kick those babies off and get dirty.
So, what's my point?
Don't ever be afraid to tackle big projects. Don't settle for less than you envision. Try to take on a project that you've never done before. Whether you are successful or not, you will have learned something new. Sweat equity is infinitely fulfilling and after a hard day's work, a shower is a close second.