So I thought I'd share some of it with you.
We own a house that is 200 years old. I am not kidding. I always tell my friends who are househunting to forget the time-honored homes with such great history and character and go for the new construction condo. And I am only half joking.
Here's what our dining room looked like before we started the reno. We've taken everything out including the woodstove and radiators so the floor guys can come in and sand the floors. I always liked this blue. I thought it was so colonial and appropriate.
Now when I look at these pictures, I think, ugh.
The living room was really very atrocious. We did have a rug over that really crazy part of the floor.
Oh dear, this looks so bad! Nauseating on film! No wonder we started the reno! It is always good to remember why one starts a project in the first place. That way, when you are later becoming unhinged, you can think back and command yourself to keep your eyes on the prize.
The floor guys!
Voila, some naked floors! Not hardwood but a very nice spruce.
Then we had to paint. The news floors deserved that much!
Have you ever noticed that whenever you are trying to get something done there is always a helper who arrives who is no help at all?
Dining room transformed!
There's Brandon getting the woodstove's corner all ready. He did much of the work when I was at Bill's riding Lilly!
Brandon loved this medallion so we added it. It's totally fake! It's made of some rubbery plaster material! Hah! Sometimes what your guests do not know will never hurt them.