Hi everyone! Hop on board my renovation ride and let me take you around to some of the projects that have been keeping me busy. I’m pretty excited to show you what we’ve done so far. These are not “afters” – they’re more like the midway point.
First, my husband is concerned that the house is too yellow. We love yellow walls and have had them in every house we’ve owned. But to appease the yellow haters that will be contemplating buying this house (nobody on HGTV seems to like yellow walls) – I added a chair rail in the dining room. I love how it looks and it’s something I had always planned on doing anyway :)
I’m going to paint the bottom half of the wall white and keep the yellow on top (my husband wants me to paint ALL the walls in the house white – not going to happen). Or maybe I should keep the yellow on the bottom and do white on the top? What do you think? Of course I’ll show you when it’s all done as I also have some new lithographed trays to hang!
Since I had to empty my petite china cabinet to move it so we could put up the molding – I had to fiddle with it when I put it back (of course)! Here are a few pictures:
A few white pitchers and two old silver coffee pots.
Let’s move on to the bathroom reno. We removed the old tile baseboard and installed beadboard paneling with a nice wide molding on the bottom and chair rail on the top.
I’m just priming it now. We also installed a new vanity & taps. Took out the old medicine cabinet – I’m just going to hang a mirror (which I haven’t picked out yet). We also need to pick out a new light fixture and of course accessories.
The walls above the beadboard are in bad shape mainly because whoever originally put wallpaper in here didn’t prime the walls. So I’m going to use a Venetian Plaster on the top. It leaves a fairly smooth surface but covers imperfections (used it in another bathroom that’s how I know). So the beadboard will be a semi-gloss white and the wall above will be a light taupe in Venetian Plaster. Trying to keep it light in there as there's no natural light.
Last stop on the reno ride. The darn family room paneling is back up!!! Everybody say it with me…woo-hoo!! The concrete walls were sealed with Dry Lock (by me…with a brush I might add - that whole long wall...did I mention I used a brush) and the paneling and baseboard are up. We just have to re-attach the molding on the top. I then have to prime the new panels and paint them. Also touch up the paint on the other panels where needed and then hopefully this
We’ve made good progress on the inside projects. We also have quite a few outside projects we’re going to tackle now that it’s cooler.
All the deck stuff is in the porch because I pressure washed the deck, steps and concrete patio today. This weekend we’re starting the staining of the deck and patio. Nothing fancy – just one color for it all. I’m too tired to try to do anything else!
My goal is to have the majority of things finished by Thanksgiving so we can enjoy the holidays and then finish up after New Year’s. We would like to list the house in March (basically spring here in Georgia) and hopefully be in a new home by the summer! Wouldn't that be great!
Well, that’s my update! I've missed not being able to devote more time to my blog and also to visiting your blogs. I have thought about just shutting this one down but every week I get at least one email from some nice person that tells me how much they like and enjoy this blog and that keeps me going! Thank you to all of you that are still sticking around even though I post so infrequently!