One week ago today we were high on happiness and had already stripped the living room of wallpaper!
We’re still happy one week later!
Saturday we ordered our new kitchen cabinets! And, we worked on stripping the kitchen wallpaper which had this lovely retro pattern.
Sunday we washed glue off the walls and one of my best friends/bridesmaids stopped by to help.
Thank goodness for dads, uncles and grandfathers…the kitchen got stripped Saturday and Sunday.
Then the wall between the kitchen and living room got stripped down to the studs.
After cleanup, a new L-shaped wall was built which will contain the refrigerator and pantry. It will also help to support the header beam which serves as reinforcement for the ceiling since the original load-bearing wall has been removed.
Across from this, (to the left in the photo) a half wall with a column was built. The column will be the other support for the header. Photos to come later.
We had a dumpster delivered yesterday because we’ll also be putting on a new roof…photo taken this morning, a very rainy day…just want this snow to disappear already!
Here are the three bedrooms all before paint and carpet removal:
(bonus – hardwoods are under the living room and bedroom carpeting!)
Since both of us will share the spare, it will be modern with punches of color…a rich gray would be perfect…
…along with a colorful landscape painting of mine. He loves oranges, reds and blues, and I just appreciate all colors, so we’ll make it work!
Guest bedroom/second TV room
We have a futon that will need a slipcover, a retro camel colored leather couch and a black TV stand that will house my future hubs’ video games (not sure if he knows that yet :-D )
We both LOVE blue. Our current bedroom situation is, in a word, chaotic. We want a peaceful retreat, without posters and noise on the walls, without my art stuff, and without piles of wedding and sports illustrated magazines everywhere. Our stuff will finally have a place in our new house and our bedroom will be a bedroom!
I think a deeper accent blue will go on the wall where our bed will be, to anchor the room.
Finally, the bathroom
3 people said it was a Victoria’s Secret bathroom (the walls at least!)
I despise the floral decals on the wall tile – why did they have to go and ruin a perfectly good wall of white tiles??? I really hope to remedy that in the future…the floor isn’t so bad.. the small tiles are cobalt/midnight blue…my inspiration for the new wall color. I also hate the medicine cabinet and light fixture.
Obsessed with white and navy.
HomeGoods anyone? :)
This Saturday and Sunday will be painting galore and the roof is getting stripped.
Can you say PROGRESS?
We are feeling very thankful.