The lake cabin has been closed for the season and we have moved down from the lake to the prairie. Our new digs is an old (+100 years) house in Dave’s home town. you know the one…..there is only 30 people here.
It definitely needs some love and attention. Here is a little peak at what we walked into…..
All of the carpet needed to be pulled up and this back entryway got some new linoleum to take that yucky stuffs place.
Even though there are still a TON of boxes in the living room and dining room, I was able to organize enough of the kitchen to have a clear work space. Thank goodness! Cooking at home is one of my favorite past times and not being able to do that was brutal.
Here is another shot as I was getting dinner ready.
Jules is digging the banister.
Behind Jules is a gorgeous leaded glass window – I will have to take some window pics to showcase them. Below is another pic of some leaded windows. This room is supposed to be the dining room, but for now it is functioning as my library. Hello! I need those books out and available for my reading pleasure.
The downstairs bathroom has been cleaned and painted. I will have to address the floor – unless any of you have some kind of linoleum floor cleaning secret. I have not been able to clean it any better than this ……
If cleaning is your super power….share your knowledge!
Last item – did you notice a tiny kennel in the dining room/library pic? well……..
What to work on, what to work on?? Our 2016 list is looking good and I only have 2 items that are moving over to 2017 and 1 (!) of them is already past the halfway point. (Hint: it’s the Basement Bathroom)
- Basement Bathroom
- Guest Bathroom
- Stair Treads
- Back Patio
So close, I can almost taste it. Ceiling, shelves next to sink to balance out the retro (!) mirror and a small door to the sump pump.
All the things.
A nice sand and poly is due for these babies.
And here is a pic before the fence was put up in front of the Playhouse
We would like to have a built in BBQ and kitchen in this corner….we’ll see what we can come up with.
Looking forward to getting on with these projects and
crossing them off my list. my favorite activity
At this time last year (2016!!) I posted our plans for the year. We were pretty successful, which I can truly say…I am surprised about that.
Here is the list as described on Jan 4th of last year:
- Master Bathroom – started
- Guest Bathroom – vanity purchased
- Downstairs bathroom
- Front porch roof
- Finish front walkway
- Terrace hill to the chicken coop
Master Bathroom – Done!
Guest Bathroom – In Progress
Downstairs Bathroom – In Progress. thisclosetobeingdone
Sheetrock, mud, tape, texture are on tap for this weekend.
Front Porch Roof and Front Walkway – Done
Terrace hill to chicken coop – Done
I also added a few things back in November.
- Back Gate – The back gate is up….but I have no pics for you 😦 fail
- Furniture placement in the basement – the fireplace is here!
Dave flies home later today and we will be hammering out as much of the basement bathroom as we can and laying out our plans for 2017. I will have our list ready for you next week!
Enjoy your weekend Peeps.
Which bathroom? Is that the question you are thinking in your head? How about both bathrooms?! Hells yeah.
Basement bathroom has seen the needle move the most. As I said in my Instagram post, this pic makes me feel like we have taken several steps backward. It is a positive thing though….we are prepping for tile.
We are prepping for tile on our landing as well. Check out that retro linoleum:
I can’t make it around the corner for a pic of the bathroom but here is the landing:
Such a good look for you 1970’s house.
Looking in from that door
I am eagerly anticipating the grout being completed and the laundry (!) getting hooked back up.
I have been planning this bathroom for AGES. (read years)
***Chris H – did you see that I took your advice??
Future plan for this bathroom –
- finish painting the walls blue
- floor tile (same as basement and landings)
- new tub insert
- price out tile for the shower portion (may be a full insert, may be just a tub)
- install white toilet
- install white vanity
- new trim
- evaluate the art
More pics to come as we complete each project! Happy New Year Peeps.