I can move out of The North End.
Yup, it got put on hold, so we could get a tenant in -
was a good idea because we just got it done in time for her
(there are whacky formatting
issues on this page - please click pic
for full size and bear with me!)
So Here's the Recap
ditto with the cable through the window!???!
Living Room -
Spare Room/Study? Small room
carpet now it is pale yellow with
wood grain vinyl floor
Right on schedule for February 1st.
Pictures soon -batteries died, but I bought more, then I changed camera and those batteries died...
On the first floor -
- Kitchen done - needs floor cleaning and some scratch touch up
- Small room done - probably some spots to touch up after the floor is in
- Bathroom primed - ready to paint (tonight)
- Hall - Painted and chair rail up. Some detail work needed.
- Bedroom - half primed - the color is SOOOOO dark! Even under 2 coats of primer some of it looks dark
- Front door latch repaired
- Paint bathroom
- Finish priming bedroom -paint it
- Readhere bathtub surround
- Put laminate floor in small room
- Fix closet window. maybe throw some paint up in there.
- Clean everything
(It's NOW officialy-I collect chairs)
and has great hand carving on the back,
as well as one really outstanding claw foot.
It's just a "transitional" dining chair, probably American
from the 20's or 30's but I haven't found another
like it because of the ball & claw foot. The toes are broken off the other side, but it is a clean break that
I think I can fix up pretty easily.
The fabric I have tucked into it is a trial run of this Geisha print I had picked up for something else.
It matches the colors we'll probably use in the bedroom.
There currently is a very pretty and seemingly expensive
brocade on the seat but that is a tad too prissy for me.
(despite my love for pink and french - it won't do)
I should have gotten a close up of the carving, it is nice.
It needs to be re-upholstered, and it isn't as old as it looks,
but it is a great reproduction and I am going to funk it up big time.
It's too bad the upholstery is cat mangled, because it is a very
plush, high quality chenille.
No way I can afford to redo with something this nice.
I am hoping to find some far out upholstery and add heavy
fringe around the bottom. Freddie Farkel's here I come!
THIS is why I got the electric staple gun!
Photos will be here later. MUCH LATER as it turns out!
When we finish with it, it will be our bedroom.
It is actually a goal of ours to buy no NEW furniture.
We'd like to rescue unwanted period pieces that fit and give them new life!
(Update: there is now an exercise bike where the red chair was, and a loveseat where the leopard chair was-the silly green chairs are both up on the 3rd and the red chair is to big to go up the stairs so it's in the "dining room")
Oh yeah, the walls will not be remaining a high gloss mint green, nor will the trim remain yellow.
The carpets are Turkish or Afghan or Iranian and mostly in the traditional reds.
Dave sanded the bathroom walls - no pics.
I painted the chair rail and the back wall in the living room and that's it.
Back wall in Living room - I have named the color cafe latte.
I could go for a latte right now.
The other walls will be a lighter version of the same color
thanks to a 5 gallon bucket of flat white paint.
Yup, I didn't cut in on the top, I'll fix that tonight
First piece of chair rail up in the hallway,
it makes it look like a nice apartment instead of just an apartment.
Hope that's the magic of getting the good rent.
I have no idea what "real" designers would call it, but it's looking purdy.
We set the thermostat in the downstairs so low that when we went down to work last night it was too cold to do what we had to do! It was about 50 degrees down there and that was too cold to paint and the sanding discs wouldn't stay stuck on the sander. Dave sanded maybe 3 square feet in the bathroom and I managed to paint some chair rail and put a first coat on a cabinet door, but the paint was just not working otherwise. Since it would have taken too long to warm the place up, we went upstairs installed a hanging rod in the giant closet area and put drawers in one of the dressers. It's fun to put clothes away instead of having them piled all over the place.
We got a great start this week and we're still about halfway through our Monday to Sunday chore list, so I think with a break from band practice we'll get it all done and have the first floor complete by the end of Sunday. Whoo Hoo!
We're going to turn the heat up as soon as we get home tonight.
- Kitchen-done except for touchups and cleaning up paint spots and non-upgrade cleaning
- Hall - bottom half of wall painted
- Bathroom - half primed, half of wainscoting is up.
- We decided to finish the painting before putting the rest up(Duh!)
- Sm. room - all carpet and foam is up, half of the walls are patched and sanded.
- Bedroom - Carpet is as clean as it's going to get this shot. Walls are patched.
- Living room - carpet is cleaned and looks good, big wall is primed
- Patch big hole in wall in small room(done 1/12!) finish walls in there
- Paint top half of wall in hall(done 1/12!) and put up chair rail
- Prime and paint Bedroom
- Finish priming (done 1/13) and paint Living Room
- Clean oven and fridge
- Put down laminate floor in small room
- Sand and prime bathroom walls and put up the wainscoting and fixtures
Well there is the internal battle over the trim, door and window. The left wall has a window where I have left the wood finish that matches the door and mopboard. Once we paint the hall and do the chair rail we'll decide if we have to paint over the plain wood.
We are going to do some carpet shampooing then take a drive out to Concord to pick up some uber funky chairs I found on Craigslist