maybe I was mistaken

If you visit this site, you will see that the concept of carpeting running under a wall is actually Art(with a capital A)

Maybe we jumped to the wrong conclusion about the previous homeowner.
Perhaps what we thought was idiotic was, in truth,  thinking outside of the box in an avant garde sense and not just stupid.

I also recommend looking at the whole site, not just these 2 pics.

What's happening??


With an open ended move out date at 
my place in the North End, 
we made the finishing the first floor 
the priority and now we're moving me. 

It ain't easy.
Fifth Floor walkup. 
Not so horrible moving up, but coming down...ugh.
Try carrying 2 bulky totes full of stuff down 
winding stairs that you can't see.
And I have a lot of one trip items. 
Things that are too big to carry more than one, 
even though they aren't heavy. 
Makes for a lot of trips.

I have done about 40 trips up and down so far this week.
Usually I do 2 a day at the most.
Yes, my legs are killing me.
And now I have to be careful.

I'm down to.
Boxes of breakable stuff. 
Lamps, glasses.
And books. And records (yup vinyl!).
Heavy Sewing machine.
Heavy Iron Baker's rack. oh, 2 of them.
Air Conditioner.
Cooking gear. Too many HUGE pots.
Some canned food.
Big mirrors. Big paintings. 
All going in the little car.
Sunday we get a van for the last big items-table, cabinet, loveseat.
Probably bring some trash across town since 
it can't go out on the street too early on Sunday 
or they'll get a ticket.

Tomorrow I want to try loading up a 2 wheeler to go down, 
but I think it's going to be too big for the corners and steepness. 

I thought we'd be done this Sunday,but I am now thinking nope.
well Monday is a holiday so maybe can finish then.


Yay! Officially done!

The first floor is officially done!
We have a tenant moving in.
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
KITCHEN - Before and After

Bedroom -
We decided the high gloss-moss had to go -
ditto with the cable through the window!???!

Living Room -
the circus left town -
no more blazing glossy sunshine yellow

Spare Room/Study? Small room
Was white with filthy blue green
now it is pale yellow with
wood grain vinyl floor

Bathroom -
The best for last
This barely captures how nice the bathroom came out
The color is much darker - a warm, greenish gray