We closed on our lovely little place on October 4th, a Monday. We had planned on leaving from unloading the moving truck to head to Lou's parents for a 10 day vacation, but found out that Lou's paperwork had been changed so we were unable to head out until Friday afternoon. That gave us Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday to begin tearing out lots of dated house paraphernalia! Monday was full......Lou and I unloaded 8,000 lbs from the moving truck in a little over 2 hours. Then, I climbed into bed for 3 days to recover.....well, not really, but it was exhausting, albeit exhilarating!
Tuesday involved working on the laundry room-which housed the previous owner's dog for time-outs, it seems. Enough dog hair to stuff a pillow with adorned the baseboards and nooks! We cleaned and painted the closet white, the room itself a yellow "Butter", one of my favorite foods!
|Large linen/storage closet in laundry room|
|My faithful slave-husband painting the ceiling bright white|
|The newly painted closet and creamy yellow laundry walls|
|We were even able to have a large pantry space!|
|Very patriotic in its day, but not what we wanted|
|Our house-after the bomb detonated-take special note of the washer in the middle of the kitchen!|
|Post wallpaper removal|
|Newly painted! I really love this blue in the house.|
The diningroom and livingroom were all "patriotic primitive" so we had a lot of priming to take care of the blood red and dark blues. I pulled off yards of wallpaper border from around the ceiling and chair rail height as well. It was a good feeling. I don't think I'll ever put up wallpaper border again....and definitely won't use Elmers' on those stubborn pieces that don't stick.
|This photo makes me feel a bit claustrophobic-the blue doesn't show as dark as it actually was|
|Border removed-tripping over curtain rods, packing boxes and our own feet.|
|I love the view from my window-down to the robins in the birdbath and stray cat who comes for food.|
|Newly painted kitchen-updated cabinet hardware and appliances at some point!|
|Diningroom-new lights coming later!|
|Looking from the diningroom into the livingroom-you can't tell from here but ceiling fan is "seashell" theme!|
|It looks a lot cleaner in photos than in real life!|
|Newly painted and rug in place|
|One of the two closet doors-its a full length closet with a husband/wife separate sides.|
We came home to a lovely 1st floor (minus the wretched ducky bathroom in bright banana yellow) and a 2nd floor that needed lots of TLC. So, my next post will highlight all our 2nd floor re-vamping! Coming soon.......