First, some personal news: My employer has been acquired by another company, my department (accounting) is redundant and will be eliminated after a transition period. My employment will end on the last day of October. If I work through that date I will get a small severance and outsourcing services.
This is not a surprise, the sale has been underway for a year, I was expecting termination. The not knowing for sure, or when, has been stressful. I am relieved now to have direction, even if the direction is difficult.
Now that you are informed my next statement will be sensible. I would like to complete this year's contest kit solely from my stash, and not spend money on supplies unless they are absolutely necessary (I'm low on white paint).
Yesterday I started construction while I pondered finishes. I disassembled, cut down, then reassembled the bathroom window to be narrower, made a triangle vent for the front gable, a bathroom door, and the bathroom walls and ceiling.
Paints from my stash have been selected to match the KELI buttons, that was easy. I pulled out a few flooring options for the bathroom, but am stuck on fabric choices. I need to select sofa upholstery, throw pillows, an area rug or two, and bedding. Ugh. I need to go through my stash again.
I am still contemplating flooring for the main area, and kitchen cabinet finishes. Once I have the fabrics selected I'll know whether to go light or dark with those.