Monday, January 19, 2009

Manic Monday

I've decided it's time to work on the dining room. It's the first room that I started and it's been in disorder for far too long. When I moved in, I took down the wallpaper border, removed all the damaged trim and painted the walls white. I put up new trim around the windows and that's where I stopped.

This afternoon I will:

■ Finish the window trim and caulk
■ Remove and replace the baseboards
■ Paint the ceiling and replace the fan with a cheap light fixture
■ Replace all the outlets and switches
■ Begin the process of creating an arched doorway into the kitchen

I hope the be ready to paint the walls and trim by Tuesday afternoon. My goal here is to use leftovers from the living room and bathroom remodel. I've got several half gallons of paint that I plan to mix together to come up with something that will compliment the living room color.

Before pictures:

From the living room

What a pretty ugly green color it was

The antique ceiling fan

More of that godawful green

That door leads to the attic. The plan is to turn the attic into a master suite at some point.

Towards the tiny kitchen. This door way will become an arched entry.

Now, it's time to get busy.

2:08pm - Cloudy with a chance of snow tonight and Tuesday. 46 degrees.

Just finished picking up more firewood for the basement wood stove. Since my spare bedroom is being used as storage for a former roommate, I've been using the dining room as an office. I've moved all the furniture out and am ready to begin making a huge mess. Some of the work was completed several months ago including new window trim. It needs to be finished and caulked.

From the living room

From the kitchen

Northwest corner

The doorway that needs an arch

Ok, now I'm ready to get busy.


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You sound ambitious. Be sure to post pictures of you afters.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I'll post new pictures in the morning showing whatever I get done this evening. I'm still not working right now and no projects have come in from my own business. So I'll spend some time on Tuesday morning looking for jobs again. In the meantime, I need to keep my hands busy. Devil's work and all that noise. :)