The Remodel

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

~The Entry~

Paint we did our selves
Tile will be done by Sellers Tile

BEFORE Started : July 2004
Finished: ???
AFTER

From hall looking down stairs & left.

It all started when Damon brought the moose hide home. This was the only place in the house where we could fit that monstrous thing. The wall was too dark for it to look good there.

Where does a moose hide? This one did not know the answer either.

Same view. We have 2 vintage 22s to add to this wall for a finishing touch.

From hall looking down stairs & straight. The dark paneling screams 70’s. it was in great need of an update. The pale yellow brightened up the entry quite a bit.

From hall looking down stairs & right.

The paneling was glued to the wall so we decided to paint it rather than rebuild the wall.

We will be adding deer antlers from one of Damon’s past hunts above the curio cabinet.

Same View

From door looking down. We did a coat of primer, a coat of texture paint, and 3 coats of yellow to cover the dark paneling.

From door looking up. We painted the steps. Between the snow, mud, and pets it gets too much dirt and wear for a carpet.

~ The Living Room & Hall ~

Carpet by Richard Kussy, Custom Flooring
Paint done our selves

BEFORE Start: July 2004
Finish: ???
AFTER

Looking from hall to living room.

“Before” was taken after painting the white wall yellow.

We still need to pain the bricks behind the fireplace. I was thinking about a white primer and texture painting the bricks a brick red.

Will post photo after Christmas Tree out of the way.

Taken standing in dining room. “Before” was taken after painting the white wall yellow.
Will post photo after Christmas Tree out of the way.

Hall from Living room to bedrooms.
The only difference in these photos is the carpet. I only wish I had taken a shot before we painted.
Same View

~ The Dining Room & Kitchen ~

Floors by Richard Kussy, Custom Flooring

BEFORE Started: December 2004
Finished: ????
AFTER

From living room to Dining Room. Gotta love that gold shag carpet!
Before we put the furniture back. The old carpet is still there.
Same view the Christmas tree is in the way. I’ll post a new image after it is down.

From dining room to Living room.

The trim still is not in so we put towels under the buffet to slide it easily without scratching our new floor.

I still need to fix up my dining room chairs. The set is Duncan- Pfief and was my Grandmothers. It is in need of some TLC & refinishing.

Same View

From Kitchen to Dining Room. The vintage carpet is covered by a cheep K-Mart throw.
Same view with new floor before we put the furniture back. The walls still needs paint but with the beautiful new floor who can tell?
Same View taken Christmas day. Can you smell that wine mulling in the crock pot?

Where did I put all that crap? I put the table in our den and added all the stem wear and misc items to the top. The rest went into plastic tubs loosely packed with my vintage table cloths. It took a couple hours to pack it up and twice that to put it back. It is amazing how hard it was to make it all fit again.

From dining room to kitchen
Note the lovely vintage 70’s linoleum (same as background). What you can’t see is the balled up padding under the carpet. I took the opportunity to oil all my furniture, it was time.
Same view taken Christmas day.

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