Before we moved in.
Removed the wallpaper border, added a pendant light.
Removed the tile floor and began the painting process.
New floors. Painted walls.
Added a new breakfast table.
Mirror…installed! Next I need to select some bright patterned curtains for this window to add a touch of color.
(Notice the dog puddles on the ground and all the floor mats I’ve always got scattered throughout this area in a desperate effort to keep the dogs from dunking their faces then spilling all their water all over the floor.)
Before: outdated and full of oak.
The evil that lurked overhead, in the process of removal.
Look at all that headroom now!
Removed the wallpaper border. Installed some pendant lights and a few can lights.
Painted the ceiling (and other things, with help)
Ripped out the tile floors
This is what the house looked like while the new concrete overlay floors were being installed. The first step in the process was to sand the existing floor down to smooth it out, and the process kicked up so much concrete dust that we’ll be cleaning it out of corners and crevices for a long time.
And a close-up.
My favorite handyman, hard at work.
Picked up some antique seltzer bottles for a great price on Craigslist and added a copper pan I scored on sale from an etsy shop.
B primed the first bank of cabinets for painting. (They’ll all be white, so this is kind of a preview of what’s to come.)
Starting on the second bank of cabinets.
New granite countertops!
And a new sink and faucet!
E: Can I ask you a fashion question?
C: HAHAHAHAHAHA! HAAAAAAAAAA!!! Can I fail you miserably?
E: I need a PRACTICAL take on something.
C: Oh, in that case…
C: For $30 compared to the original price, either way you’re already ahead.
E: Of course that alone made me question…maybe it’s that cheap because it’s hideous and I look like Chewbacca in it. Chewy’s winter collection. Hahaha! It’s h(insert chewbacca noise)t.