The prompt today: boarded up.
I wasn't feeling very well today, so I didn't get anything done around the house. I think my body was telling me I needed to rest, so I did.
Life doesn't always have to be complicated.
Once again, only one before picture of the living room. But it's okay this time, as Kat (without realizing it, since we didn't look at the before pictures until we had moved in) had the same pose in an after shot. Here's what we started with:
Yeah, the sawhorse was in the living room. It's sitting out front still, as I'm not quite done with it (along with an impressive pile of garbage that needs to go to the dump). The coffee tin on the ceiling is blocking the stove pipe, so that dirt and... I don't know, wild animals, wouldn't get in. That's the bathroom door you see leaning against the right wall in the background.
Our initial intention was just to paint the wood on the ceiling, but later we decided to step things up a notch. Here we go:
See? Same pose. This time with her painting pants on. Here's a better look at the ceiling:
The problem with just painting it was that there were cracks between all the boards. We could have just filled them, but that was proving to be a pain (the filler kept falling out before it set). So we decided to put baseboards over the cracks and make it look pretty.
It was a lot of work but I think it's totally worth it. Here's the finished (for now) project:
What's new: the flooring, paint on the walls and ceiling, baseboards, the used fireplace we bought, the window, the light fixture, and the baseboards on the ceiling.
What's old: well, the fireplace is technically old I suppose.
What's left to do: a curtain rod above the window and the fireplace needs a fresh coat of paint, but we need it to be off in order to do that. And it's way too cold out to not have the fireplace going. Also: a bookshelf is likely in the near future.
Tomorrow we end with the kitchen. And at some later point I'll have to take more pictures once we have stuff on the walls (both art and shelving) and we've basically settled in.