This weekend was quite productive on the domestic front. As previously noted, we are embarking on a major kitchen remodel (down payment for cabinets paid last week!). Beyond that, we are doing much more around the house that involves less professional help and more personal elbow grease.
Each room will be touched by the time we are done. Most rooms just involve a fresh coat of paint to the walls and ceilings to refresh the place, but some areas will see a more drastic transformations. Some of the work is necessary (i.e. removing the carpet from the 70’s) and some of it is simply adding my touch to the home to make it our house instead of just his!
Earlier in the year we tackled the master bedroom. Unfortunately, we were so busy working we forgot to take before pictures. In this room we removed wallpaper border (WORST job ever), painted walls and ceiling, ripped up carpet (to reveal awesome original oak wood floors . . . which someday we will refinish), put up blinds, and painted the trim! It was a drastic transformation and it felt great to see the results.
Recently, we moved on to the guest bedroom. My parents helped with the first two coats of paint, and this weekend we finished the trim, replaced the light fixture, and ripped up the carpet. The room looks great, but we had a big disappointment with the hardwood floors. It looks like once upon a time ago, there was a big mess (aka water damage) and it ruined the beautiful oak floors. The situation is not salvageable, so moving to plan B we will need to decide carpet or new hardwood.
Despite the floors I would say we accomplished our goals this weekend and the room looks great! The kitchen will probably be the focus for a while, which is good news for me so I can put the paint brush down for a bit!
Have a wonderful week! Farm Friday will be delayed due to business travel. Someone has to bring home the steady income!