Housecapades: Finale (…For Now)

Done with the initial renovations, moving, and most of the unpacking/organizing.  At last…!

I should have thought to have taken some better before pictures, but alas, all I can offer is this snapshot:

 

Dining Room

 

It doesn’t come close to conveying how dramatic the paint difference is (it was formerly a dull, flat-finish pinkish-yellow – yick).

Moving was, as always, an ordeal.  One of my biggest worries about the continuously delayed sale pushing further and further out into autumn was that it would end up being more likely to rain on moving day, and I really, really didn’t want it to rain on moving day.

It rained on moving day.

Let me rephrase that: it was an all-day torrential downpour on moving day.

Moving day was, in fact, literally the rainiest November day of all time in the region, beating the previous record set in the 1800s.

Such is my luck.

So the floors of the old place got trashed, and I had to spend hours cleaning mud off of the furniture. Oh, and the mailbox got knocked over, the thermostat got smashed, and the garage door broke (at both places!). But now they’re all fixed. It’s done. The nightmare is over. Thank goodness.

Whew.

Well, then, I guess it’s time to move on and stress out about other things. (>^-‘)> Have a good week and a happy Thanksgiving, U.S. folks!

 

Bene scribete.

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Housecapades: Part IV

Scaffolding in the living room

 

Almost there…

Painting is finally done.  Had to borrow some scaffolding just to get around the beams in that ceiling.

Outlets and switches are replaced.  New carpet comes in tomorrow.  Need to do a lot of cleanup.  Moving in less than a week.

Bwah!

 

Bene scribete.

Housecapades: Part III

I hate painting.

Hate it, hate it, hate it.

I’d forgotten how much I did, since it’s been so long since I’ve had to.  I knew it was going to make me regret taking on renovations, but part of me was hoping I was just being pessimistic, and it wouldn’t be as bad as all that.

I wasn’t, and it is.

Been over there until 1:00 A.M. in the morning every night for the last couple weeks, and there’s still so much to do…!  It’s mostly because the expensive supposedly-the-best paint I got is just terrible.  Its coverage is streaky and uneven, showing splotches of the old stuff underneath even after two or three thick slathered-on coats.  I was just hoping for a little more from $1,500 of paint, you know?

But enough complaining.  The first part of the new flooring is in, and it’s looking pretty snazzy.

 

Wood flooring

 

(…hate painting!)

 

Bene scribete.