In thinking about what to blog about and being disappointed that I didn't have any amazing before an after pictures to post I realized an important lesson. Renovating an entire home is a process and it's going to take a while to reach the goal of the after so it's important to note the progress as you go along.
So here are a few status updates about where we are in different projects:
Refinishing trim for master bedroom - we have about 75 percent of the trim sanded and repainted. This has been a major project and a total pain in the butt. When we're done I'll post about the process we went through to finally get them to their newly refinished state. A few process pics:
One of the pieces sanded down to bare wood - turns out they are actually multiple pieces of wood dovetailed together! Neither of us had seen trim made like this, my mom informed me that it was a common practice to make cheaper trim - huh who knew?
Refinishing Dressers from CL:
I have sanded the top of my dresser (water stains gone, yay!) and the front of four of the drawers. I am in the process of searching for replacement drawer pulls that match the dresser and plan to finish sanding this weekend. Maybe I'll even get to stain!
Micheal started sanding his today, I'll post pics of what we're doing tomorrow.
Latest Craigslist Find:
Guest Bathroom: Didn't know that was currently on the list? Well it wasn't...until this happened...
During a rainstorm two weeks ago water started leaking from the ceiling. There had obviously been damage before but we hadn't dealt with it yet because it wasn't a pressing issue. Micheal went up into the attic to find our attic exhaust fan (that doesn't work) was leaking into our attic and had likely been doing so for a while. Great!! The hole was actually made by Micheal's foot, just trying to speed the demo process along. ;)
So that's where we're at on some different projects! Hopefully we'll have some completed work to sit back, enjoy, and share soon!