Sunday, May 10, 2015

no stepping back

 Week two of the great reno adventure did not see any letup in productivity. The addition of a nail gun compressor for the installation of the hardwood floors did, however, ramp up the decibels in the environment. The finesse work that is going into these stair runs is making for a slow start to the flooring, but once the stairs are complete, just watch for nails to start flying. Figuratively only, one hopes.

In other flooring news, the back hallway and back powder room tiles are now laid. Grouting shouldn't take long, and since the brothers started ripping out the back bathroom not five minutes after telling me that nah, there was no need for me to clear it out because they weren't ready to do it yet, I expect that very soon we will no longer have toilets in our living room and our back yard. 

The painter is nearly finished his work, with just the stair rails and some touch ups left to do. The red bedroom is now officially in the history books. I am still processing the colour that I picked to replace it - a sort of browny-greeny-greyey-taupey melange.
 
We kept the upper cabinets in two of the bathrooms, painting those tired old oak cabinets white in the main bathroom and dark chocolate brown in the ensuite. I am not afraid to tell you that I have been strutting around like a boss for thinking of that one, because they look amazing, if I do say so myself.

I can't wait to see what this week brings. Stay tuned for more transformations.

4 comments:

John Mutford said...

Are you just hiding out in the backyard while all this is going on? Do you occasionally walk back in all angry like Mel Gibson and yell "Gimme back my house!"

Erik Donald France said...

Fantastic and amazing, truly.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Have you been watching us, John? Because that's exactly what happens.

It's been a very long time coming, Erik.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Have you been watching us, John? Because that's exactly what happens.

It's been a very long time coming, Erik.