Not a lot to report. We now have four coats of drywall mud on our new walls instead of one. On Tuesday, the walls will get sanded and sprayed with texture. That will have to dry for a couple days, then we can prime and paint. I'm doing a faux painting technique and I have already finished the walls that aren't getting worked on. I got the best compliment - the contractor told me he's done some faux painting, but his never turned out as good as mine. Whoa! Even if he didn't mean it, it still felt pretty darn awesome to hear. It actually does look really nice, and I'm a pretty harsh critic when it comes to my own work. Even my mom liked it.
The carpet installers called today, wanting to schedule the installation for next Friday, which would mean - WAHOO! - we would have this project done by Labor Day, my original goal. But I had to turn them down. That would just not give us enough time to paint, and NOBODY is going on that new carpet with a paintbrush, or anything else that could ruin it. So we're getting our carpet on September 5th instead. Everything else should be done by then. Works for me!