Hey All! While I may not have done much (read “any”) work on the house over the weekend, I did make a fair bit of progress during the week. Originally, my plan was to work on one room at a time to avoid living in total chaos--but you know what they say about good intentions. So, before I knew it, I was living in a full blown destruction zone.
Now I know what you're thinking..."Doesn't she mean "construction zone?" Nope. That would imply that I'm building or making something. I'm really not. I'm pretty much just rushing to remove any signs that the previous owners ever lived here, in the hope that it'll start to feel more like my house.
If your next thought was "Oh, it can't be that bad". Trust me. It was. But it's getting better. Even in the midst of all this mess, it is much better.
|Formal Living room BEFORE. This gives you a glimpse of that brown. Bleh.|
|Close-up of the built in, and an peek into the dining room. That red...this brown...MY EYES! <Insert sobbing here>|
|Sorry, this one is a little dark, but gives you a better idea of the size of the room.|
Ok, so now you've seen it. If you know me at all, you know that I just couldn't stop myself. The combination of that brown paint and my recent purchase of 15 gallons of paint...it was only a matter of time....I think you'll agree that even some wacky primer thrown up on the walls makes a HUGE difference.
|Here it is again, from the dining room looking into the living room. Am I crazy, or does this seem SO much brighter? (It may help that I figured out how to use the flash on the camera...but still.)|
|You can see that I've started stripping the baseboards in here. Why on Earth did someone paint these?! |
<insert more sobbing here> At least the cat is here to comfort me.
So, there's some progress for the week! It may not look like much, but covering that brown, ripping up the carpet, and starting the stripping process really make the space feel completely different in person. You may just have to stop by in person to see the progress...bring painting clothes? There's work to be done!
Here's a taste of what my house has sounded like this week. Full volume, sweet vinyl-y goodness. I've already apologized to the neighbors. Hopefully with that brown gone, the yelling inside my house will subside.