We’ve made real progress, finally, on the bathroom. Got the tile down and now just have to grout it today, and replace the baseboards.
NEXT on the list….
Hoping today and tonight to finish ripping off the wallpaper in the kitchen and dining room, and get the walls ready for painting. Still have a lot of sanding to do there, and filling in some places with plaster. Then it’s PAINT time: kitchen, dining room, living room, and hallway. I don’t mind that though. Painting isn’t a horrible job, and it goes fairly quickly.
Oh, and we have a new chandelier for the dining room (taking down the yucky ceiling fan). That’s something we might get done tonight if Hubby feels up to it.
After painting I have a plan for a large portrait display in the living room that I think will look really cool. Can’t wait to work on that.
I need to start thinking about the mural that Olivia wants done in her room. I’m hoping my son can find time to come down for a few days and help with that. (If nothing else as an excuse to see him for a while.)
All in all, I think after we get the walls ready for painting it will all fall in place rather quickly and easily from there. We’ve almost gotten all the hard/complicated things done, namely the tile and the wallpaper, so maybe the rest will run smoothly. Later we hope to do more to the house, when money allows…new kitchen cabinets, wood laminate floors in the living room and possibly dining room, and tile in the kitchen and hallways. But those things will come later after we’ve finished what we have started for now.
I do have a few decorative touches that I’m thinking on, but haven’t decided on for sure yet. I’m thinking of painting a verse on the wall in the high dining room wall that seperates the kitchen. And I have a large canvas that I’d like to paint something for the dining room. I just can’t decide yet what I want to put on it. I found a cool project of making a floor lamp out of old china (tea cups, plates, tea pots, saucers). Thinking of going to Goodwill and seeing what I can find there and trying it. If I don’t like it, I can always put it in the yardsale stuff….right?
We’re still keeping our eyes open for a few decorative touches, like something big to go over the fireplace mantle, and a large piece of artwork to go on the huge wall in the living room. And we want to build a window seat with book storage underneathe and shelves going to the ceiling on each side of it.
Woooo! We still have a lot to do. But, I think we always will as long as we are home owners…:D
Updates to come.
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