If the truth be known, this renovation project has been one of the most stressful things we’ve had to endure in a long time…including the long distance move. As Mr. Painted Quilt said to me this morning, if we had known what we were getting ourselves into, we would have moved out and stayed at a hotel while the work was being done.
These next few photos are of our downstairs bathroom as it looked on Monday morning…
And here it is today…close, but still not finished. The pine plank counter top is installed and stained and the sink and plumbing should be in by the the end of today or tomorrow. What’s a few hours in the grand scheme of things, right?
Sure beats the fuchsia color, doesn’t it?
These guys are so meticulous with their work. Jody saw some imperfections on the walls after the first coat of paint so he went back and applied whatever it is they use to correct them before adding the second coat of paint.
The pantry also has a new pine plank counter top that is being stained as I write this.
And the other side…
Apart from a few paint touch ups that will all be done on the last day, the living room is the only room in the house that is finished…notwithstanding replacing the UGLY light fixture, of course.
The boring green walls and hideous wallpaper have been replaced with a calming taupe color and not the gray as it appears in the photo.
The built in china cabinet in the dining room just sparkles with it’s fresh coat of white paint. Gone are the disgusting ‘John Deere’ green walls.
With respect to the upstairs, now that is a different kettle of fish. *sigh*
My studio is painted but is completely dismantled and is now a storage room for the majority of the things from Mr. PQ’s office while it is being painted and having built in cupboards and shelves made.
The spare room is a catch all for the overflow from my studio and Mr. PQ’s office as well as several of the unpacked boxes.
I feel like I’ve taken several hundred steps backward.
The room that has been turned into a walk-in closet is finished. Finally, I’ll be able to take my clothes out of the wardrobe cartons where they’ve been since the end of November…and hang them in their new home.
This is Mr. PQ’s office and that’s the wall where the built in cupboards and shelves will be.
No computer for Mr. PQ today.
The closet in our bedroom was built this morning and the first coat of paint has been applied since this picture was taken.
The second coat is just about done. Hopefully by tomorrow we’ll be able to start putting our clothing, shoes and incidentals away. We’ll also have to clear off the bed before turning in tonight.
Now, would you like to see the upstairs workroom…I mean bathroom?
Take a deep breath and I hope you’re sitting down…
No, that’s not brown water in the bathtub. It’s sawdust…the bane of my existence.
And the final view down the upstairs hall which still needs to be painted.
I’ll believe it when I see it but Jody insists that they will be finished everything by Friday. I can honestly say that I won’t be able to survive another day past that.
I think we need a miracle, don’t you?