The renovations to my new digs are well under way. As promised, I have taken as many photos as I could along the way. I think I will begin the sharing with some of the first photos that we took.
The house I will be calling home is not brand new…but not as old as I wish it was…lol. It is an older bungalow…and it has lots of potential. It has obviously never been well maintained…and needs a lot of love and attention. Grammie and Grampie are pretty sure I/we can fix this place up and make it home.….(until the 100 year old barn house becomes available…ha ha)
The first thing we did when we started working in this house, was remove some of wall coverings.
This lovely photo was taken in the dining room. I also must mention that the trims will all match each other when I have finished in this house…there is a mish mash of all sorts of different materials in there from years and years of odd do-it-yourself renovations…
Goodbye ugly dining room wall paper!!! (…or whatever you were)
This shot is of the fireplace on the main floor of the house. I am still contemplating what I will do with this baby…paint??? I am open to suggestions….I do know for sure that the screen is going!
Next we move on to the living room…where I didn’t manage to take a photo of the nastiness on the walls before Grammie got in there….I have, however taken some shots of the ruins of it…
Yep!!! It was fieldstone print! ha haI suppose it could have been Dora or something!!! lol
Grammie wasted NO time getting up on her tippy toes and ripped this stuff right down!
GEEZZZZ !!! I am glad she is a nice Grammie…’cuz this stuff looks like it got hurt! hahaha!!!
Next lets move to the main floor bathroom.
WARNING!!!…There is something even more frightening in this room than this wallpaper.
I am in shock at the way it is hanging…I think it is supposed to be a bamboo print…am I right? Did they hang it sideways????? It is definitely not a good paper for this tiny little room.
If you can believe it…there is something far more frightening in this room than the decor…
I didn’t even see it until after I had taken the photos and was editing this post…
…I was taken aback….a long way back…
…there’s something in there…
Yes….yes there is…
Wait…is that???? OMG!!! Is that….a demon?…..
WHEW!!! That was close! I thought it was something
taller evil! ha-ha!!!
It appears that she is either not happy with the paper in the bathroom or she is having some jaw related issues! hahaha!!! LOVE YOU GRAMMIE!!!
After I got the paper off the walls, it became very clear as to just WHY it was up there in the first place. The walls are in horrible shape! Good thing I am a handy Tootsie!!! I had to sand the entire wall to get the old paint off….as there were holes that had been filled…but not sanded…and they were very rough and obvious. Then, I got the filler compound out and fixed all the holes, and spots that needed to be done…
Once I finished that…I got the paint out, and decided to start in the bedrooms.
This is ‘Busy’s’ Bedroom before…
This is ‘Busy’s’ room after it got two coats of creamy paint! I thought I’d go with a neutral warm cream to start with. We can add a color later on if we want.
Next I moved on to the living room….
EWE!!! …and I made fun of Grammie??? There I am!!!
Hi everyone!! gotta luv those braids!!! hahaha!!!
The paint sure made a big difference once I finished each room.
While I was painting…there was a lot of noise coming from the kitchen…
…Or what used to be the kitchen…
The cupboards that were in this kitchen are now laying just outside the back door in the yard…waiting to be either re-purposed in a garage…or hauled to the dump! Yay!!!
….but that is another post all together!
Thanks for stopping in today … I can’t wait to read your feedback! Stay tuned…the kitchen renovation post is coming up soon!
Hugs and smiles to you all….thanks for following me on this journey!
Until next time…Happy Reading!
*)*)*) to my three special winks. I am not one for revenge. It is not worth my time or energy. I figure just having to look at yourself in the mirror EVERYDAY is punishment enough!!!
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