Since I mentioned the house in yesterday’s post I thought I’d share just some of the work I’ve done on it with you. I know, I know you were hoping for more about my boobs, but hey I wasn’t the only one writing out their boobs this week.
My house is two floors with a walkout basement, there are two bedrooms downstairs with a large, I guess we’ll call it Family Room area. That’s what the new fancy houses are calling it. It’s a long room with a rectangle area out of one corner for the bathroom. At one end is the wall with the window and at the other a fireplace, the stairs come down about in the middle.
Here is one side of that room when I bought the house.
Here is an “after” picture. I painted over the wood paneling using an oil based primer then an off white paint called Raw Linen. I pulled up the carpet, put down Vinyl tiles on the floor and helped my dad when he put up new ceiling tiles (thanks dad!)
For a while I used the space as my bedroom. The real bedrooms are small and my queen size sleigh bed didn’t really fit in any of them, well it fit but nothing else would! :) But it was pretty cold down there in the winter so last Summer I bought a new frame and moved my bedroom upstairs where it was much warmer this winter.
Here is that same space now. My treadmill, tv, sewing machine and craft supplies – that dresser and all those tubs are full of craft stuff.
This is the other end of the same room when I bought the house. The door on the left goes to the bathroom and the space for the furnace and hot water heater.
Because there is only the one window in this room I decided to paint over the bricks in the fireplace to add more light. I also decided I wouldn’t be using this fireplace so I painted the inside and lined it with mirror and set candles in there. You can see that in th picture at the right, it’s sort of a “during” shot. You can also see on the left hand side of the fireplace is a large brick cubby hole, I’m assuming it’s for storing wood. I don’t have any wood so it’s empty.
This is how it looks now
And the stairs, just to give you another view of how much brighter it looks down there now. That hall goes to the laundry room then out the back door. One of the bedrooms is off it to the left.
That’s little Simon coming down the stairs.
Please ignore the clutter.
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