So, big news around here is that we are refinancing. Hip-Hip-Hooray! Bad news is that we have to get the house appraised again. So we are busy fixing leaks and finishing or faking unfinished projects.... hence the Psyche!
My job tonight included replacing the PRV (see below) to stop the mini-wading pools in our basement and the fire hose-style water pressure. A trip to Home Depot and Lowes each later, it was done! Pressure is now at 60 psi and the water heater isn't a ticking time bomb!
But on to more exciting items, like the biggest psyche-out of all (so far) the painted plywood countertops.
Is that granite? Is that soapstone? Quartz? Concrete? NO?!
Is it 2 sheets of cheap-ass plywood and $9 worth of black enamel paint? Why, yes, yes it is. And I love it.
So we know that this is not going to fake the appraiser out, I do think that by doing some small, cheap things we can greatly improve the current craptastic look of our house. For example, the under-bar seating area will eventually get woodpanels, but for now, I painted it out black and drapped some navy fabric over the dishwasher. It's not perfect, IMO it's much better looking.
Next up, painting those plywood walls purple. Then Marc frames the future downstairs bathroom wall and we drywall that puppy.
Good times this weekend holds. Good times indeedy.
Oh and a side note, I think I totally missed my calling as a set designer. The joy that half-assing things brings me rivals my demolition joy.