Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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ab during shadow of built in cabinetsab before original kitchenab before original kitchen 2ab before original faucetsab before molding in dining roomab before molding by linen closet
ab before mid bedroom fanab before mid Bedroom closet built insab before master showerab before master bedroom side windowab before master bathab before master bath study in yellows
ab before main bathab before main bath litesab before main bath curtainsab before living room toward dining rmab before living room from front doorab before living room carpet is being removed
Hi All! Happy New Year. Hope 2013 brings you Happiness and Love.

I've finally gotten some pictures of our new home uploaded and thought you'd like to see what I've been up to since September.

We hope to have all the work done by February 1st .... well, all the major work. The contractor promises we should have the construction done by then. I'm not sure they will be able to dig the footers for the deck off the dining room until Spring, so it may be awhile before we can call it complete.

We've knocked down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room and have replaced the kitchen floor (which smelled - ugh) with new oak. It looks terrific. Today the guys are sanding the old floors so they can stain and finish them next week. Then the new cabinets are going in. They are working on plugging up the defunct registers in all the rooms trying to match the existing plaster walls.

All the closets are being skimmed with plaster to reduce the rough texture on the walls as well. This should reduce the scraped knuckles and clothing snags. I'm stripping off the wall paper in the bathroom which is a real pain. The walls weren't primed, so the glue isn't releasing. Alot of scraping and scrubbing, It's slow going, but it IS going, and I'm looking forward to getting new lights and mirror on the new wall color.

The house had a knotty pineden in the back of the house, between the dining room and bathroom. The washer and dryer were outside in the garage, so I decided to make this room into a laundry room instead of a den. I'll be painting the walls and using the built-in cabinets in my sewing room (which will be the back bedroom that has 2 windows).

I'll post more later on. Right now I've got to get on the road for the 1.5 hour trip to the house so I can scrape more glue off the bathroom wall. Ciao for now.....


  1. Thanks for the tour! I enjoyed it!

  2. I am really looking forward to seeing the "after" photos now! I know this is hard work, but I also know how exciting it is!! Keep us posted!

    Happy New Year to you and Lee, and all the family! Hugs & love!

  3.'ve been a bit busy, awesome work. You'll be so pleased when it's all done. Good luck.

  4. Glad you enjoyed it, Michelle. Hope it looks a little different to you. The floors are being sanded down now, and it looks so nice. Have to choose a stain in the next couple of days. The guys are moving right along.

    Happy New Year to you and Joe, Terri. Miss you guys. Hope to see you soon.

    Hi Sandy! So happy you swung by again. I've been reading your posts on my cell, but can't comment so that you know. Love your little history lessons. Maybe in a few months I can get myself back to something nearer to normalcy :)


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