living room to-do:
1. clean out dish cabinet
2. paper back of cabinet
3. clean out tv stand
4. wash couch covers
5. buy screens for doors
6. stain fingerprints on ceiling from construction
*these were off limits -- didn't get doors, nor can i install, don't want to be climbing ladders to stain. these have been added to pete's to-do list :)
i cleaned out the dish cabinet/hutch thing removing dust (eek!) and taking out a few pieces. here is the cabinet, picture also for 'before' of papering the inside:
i also noticed that there is a TON of space above.
need to think of something to go there!!
|before and after vary in size, but|
i wanted to show the paper detail!
washing the couches required no before or after :).
because i am going to show you the amazingness that was my living room before we took possession of the house, i've included another view here:
we spent the most money and time remodeling this area of the house. this side was 'sinking' into the groud as the fireplace was too heavy (and probably all the tile and junk, too) for the foundation. this made the house 'unloanable'. the buyer needed to pay cash and sign all sorts of papers and bids describing the damage and repair costs from companies all over the bay area. the estimates were around $100, 000. obvisously this scared a lot of buyers, but, with the help of my dad and his years upon years of construction experience, we were confident in our ability to make this home livable and pretty. we got a construction loan and (with the help of these super high bids) borrowed enough to raise the
roof house by digging pillars, pouring cement, and building a very cute porch. we were also able to compelte the rest of the projects mentioned in previous and future posts.
|left of the fireplace|
you can kind-of see the crookedness at the bottom
that little window turned into a door to our porch
|view to the right of our current hutch|
we took these cabinets out too - kitchen at a later date!
this is now a walkway