Thursday, May 8, 2008

Living Room is ALMOST complete

I finally finished painting the living room (with some assistance from my mom & Michael). I think it looks pretty good. It still needs baseboard mouldings and the wiring to be tied into the circuit breakers, but all in it looks like a complete room. Yay! Now onto the spare bedroom :)

Here are some photos:

Charley absolutely loves hanging out on the window seat and looking out the window. I'm sure we'll never be able to get her off it once we actually make cushions for it.

Our foyer is halfway cleaned out, it may not look like much, but it's a significant improvement :)

Our new lamp!

The walls in the front bedroom were pretty damaged in our efforts to remove the awful wallpaper that seemed to be crazy glued on to every surface. So our two options now are to skim coat it with mud, or do a textured plaster-like surface. I'm torn, honestly, at this point, I just want to do what will be easier and look good. I don't want to totally sacrifice quality, but I also need to make some serious progress. Any opinions?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Living Room Progress

I've had some extra time to work on the house lately since I am currently unemployed. So the up-side is that we are making some serious progress, the down-side of the situation doesn't really need to be explained.

I spent most of the last week touching up the drywall in the living room, mudding and sanding, over and over. Now we have primed the entire room and given the walls the first coat of Martha Stewart "Cake Stand Blue".

Here is what it is supposed to look like:

We picked the color out last year, and when I looked at it again I decided I hated it. I don't hate it anymore, but I don't love it. I think it will work, and Michael really really likes it. It's hard to choose a color for such a big room.

Anyway, here are some photos of our progess this week:

Fun times sanding drywall.

Michael getting ready to prime the ceiling.

It's finally starting to look like a room, not just a collection of drywall. The color is only on the walls in the last photo, but it didn't show up very well as it's only one coat and lighting wasn't great. It's all very exciting and rewarding. I can't wait to finish it up and start moving in to it, it will really make a huge change in the whole dynamic of the house as we will have a dining room once we aren't using it for a living room anymore, and the ktichen will be much more spacious without the dining room table in it.

Hopefully we will have some new and exciting photos soon.