Thursday, June 10, 2010

I think I'm having too much fun..

I'm really sorry for the jumping around room to room posting but.. thats actually how we do things. We get home from work and start fixing up whatever we feel like.

Today.. I had a feeling..

This little baby cost me 40 big ones at Home Depot. Its not your traditional wallpaper though.. I didn't want someone to go through what I went through to remove the wallpaper in this room. This wallpaper just peels right off when you dont want it on your wall anymore..

A little before action..

A little after shot..

Yay! I dunno about you, but I'm diggin it!

I have a lot of ideas for this room. Thomas said I could do whatever I want! ... He has created a monster..

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I always enjoy popcorn..

Except when its on our ceiling.

Thats right everyone. Our very 60's ceiling is gone and heres how it went down in picture form..

This was the best BEFORE shot I could find.. Okay its a little dramatic.. this is what was underneath our lovely room divider and the whole ceiling is not like this.. but you can see the old texture really well around the brown scrungy looking stuff.. :)

Cue dexter.. I mean Thomas.. We taped up the area floor to ceiling in poly to decrease the amount of dust that would travel through the rest of the house. I'm not sure what it would have been like withOUT the poly but I dont want to know.. because I'm still finding ceiling dust where ceiling dust should not be. And the smell was awful. Not a garbage-io smell but like thick heavy dust smell that you dont want to enter your lungs..

A little messy..

Slightly better..

After much discussion we ended up hiring someone to do the rest. Somethings are best left to the pros.

A close look at the overall finished product. We are really happy with our new knock down ceiling and it makes SUCH a big diffrence!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Goodbye Lino, Goodbye carpet

Remember when I gave a small subtle hint about our floors? Well heres a bit of detail!

The start of a very messy situation..

The plywood and lino were pried up. Why? The floors are now even throughout the living room and hallway for the NEW floors to go in..

What we discovered under it all.. Why would you ever want to replace this beautiful even OLDER lino.. I just can't even imagine...

And here is the ritual known to all men.. Stand back, look, and enjoy the work you have just done.

The carpet really didn't seem all that bad.. until we ripped them up and discovered the grung. Yuck! Adios!

From floor to ceiling, this house is getting a makeova! *hinthinthint*