Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dover Street, chapter 1

The great house adventure has begun. We are just starting to wade through the deep, daunting pool of DIY projects. Progress is slow but sure. With each piece of wallpaper come down, we are more and more excited to discover all of the potential in our new home. Don't get me wrong, it's just wonderful the way it is! However, it is in need of some "cosmetic" updates to bring it more in line with our style. I am ready to dress this nest! In the just under a month, we've managed the following...

6 curtain rods/window coverings installed
2 ceiling fans hung
6 light fixtures replaced
1 outside door replaced
1 bath tub stopper put in
Almost 30 feet of fence built
1 handcrafted gate closure for the deck
2 buckets of fun, colorful paint for the playroom
3 coats of "true white" to give the fireplace a facelift
and, the biggest update yet...
about 800 square feet of carpet hauled and installed upstairs


Add to that lots of sporadic work taking down wallpaper, a few random light switch covers and a brightly colored welcome mat, and that's just the beginning. Oh, and we did get the sidewalk and deck power washed this weekend-thanks for coming up mom and dad! Needless to say, we've got a long road ahead of us. Patience please. But, as my mom reminded me, it took Michelangelo a lot of time to paint(almost 4 years to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, if you were wondering). This small masterpiece of ours is a work in progress and will be for a while no doubt. I can't wait to see how this home sweet home changes over time, and predict many before and after pictures to come. Oh, the joys of home owning! :-)

Here are some pictures of the journey so far...
Out with the "gold," in with the new! 
A sea of wallpaper...before and (almost) after
Powerwashing makes a huge impact!
More to come!

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