It’s yet again almost 3 a.m., and hubby and I have been once again ripping down wallpaper. So rewarding to see our house taking shape!!
|The baby’s room…..Check out that pattern. How could someone at some point in time ions ago decide that that stuff was hot??|
|A lovely close-up.|
|Hubby working hard while I snap away 🙂|
|But first, those God-awful curtains needed to come down.|
|In case I forgot to show you, the hallway is all cleaned up and ready for sanding and primer!|
|Now that we have a strategy for removing textured, vinly-y type of paper, it was fast moving to get it down.|
|This is just one of the rooms that was NOT wallpapered! And actually has a modern color. I will be priming over it, however, and re-painting something more cheerful. This will serve as hubby’s office and my sewing room.|
|Me acting silly as we’re working.|
|Gotta throw in some Japanese beer to keep you goin’.|
|The reason we’re getting new cabinets. Need I say more??|
|And just imagine how they smell…..|
|The outside isn’t bad, though. Could easily be painted, but you saw the inside, so that’s a no-go.|
|Lead test–CHECK. Thankfully, it didn’t turn pink 🙂|
|What a mess.|
|Lead test #2….because a Mom can never be too cautious.|
|The pile of paper is growing….and growing….|
|Our lovely bedroom. It’s actually quite nice, minus these drapes, so they gotzta go.|
|A close-up of the pattern.|
|Now, what the hell is this behind the wall?? I can’t tell, but it will be covered up, no doubt.|
|Some electrical wires in there…but what purpose could it have served?|
|Even our walk-in closet is papered **GASP!**|
|But the beautiful thing is the window inside the closet. Ahhhh…..|
|Hallway bath….Yes, outdated, but we’re working on it….|
|Who ever thought that a green toilet was a good idea?? (This will be changed!)|
|Green shower….UGH….but the good thing is that it’s in excellent condition. Could be worse….|
|Cabinets in the hall bathroom need painted as a quick fix, but eventually replaced.|
|Yeah, more wallpaper. No kidding. Really. I’m serious….|
|Anyhow, back to the baby’s room! Daddy’s making progress!|
|Oven pizza–so not healthy. But it’s what gets us through long nights. And this Red Barron brand is actually pretty tasty!|
|I don’t even want to know……….|
|Tons of nail holes that have been patched! (AKA “Dark spots on the walls”)|
|All cleaned up! Next comes sanding and Kilz primer (2 coats) before the paint. Don’t ask me what color, because I so don’t know!|
|Now, removing the wallpaper in our room is going to be TOUGH. But at least I got it started, right??|
On Monday we have the contractor starting the replacement of our cabinets and counter top, among other things. And we also have gotten a quote for the basement door replacement. One company is quoting $2,600. The other guy is quoting me $1,300. Not sure what the price difference contributes to. But I just want to make sure that the work is going to be synonymous.
Anyhow, I’m slowing fading, and it’s 3:20 a.m.! Work is calling me early tomorrow, as if the gym. Night!
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