Sunday, August 10, 2008

This is .... a work in progress

Thank you to Debbie from Kept in a Jar for this week's theme - I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's projects!

Our current WIP is our little old house - just fixing up the plaster and updating the paintwork didn't seem like a huge job initially, but that was before G was booked in for surgery, several close family members and friends got very sick, my back started playing up and the cold rainy weather set in. Yipes! We do hope to have the bedrooms finished by the end of this month, and I can't wait to get our couch back from the upholsterer, hang all our pictures and make the place look pretty again!

I think this is what's described as 'character' in old homes ...

Dingy late-80's coral/terracotta plaster detailing - you're outa here!

Modelling the cute apron I received from Shawnee in the Flirty Apron Swap - over several layers of clothing, 'cause the house was so cold!
Plasterwork patching adorns the walls.

Godfrey: "I'm not sure that we should let Gus come in here when we're not around ... he might eat the plaster."

Juddie: "He won't eat the plaster!"

Gus: *...crunch...crunch...cough!*

Undercoat started, and looking brighter already!

Although the hall and living areas are finished now I don't yet have photos as I haven't sorted out the furniture and pictures properly. So glad to be rid of the blue ceiling in the bathroom though!


Handmaiden said...

What a difference a coat of paint makes to the hallway...looks fab and very modern

CurlyPops said...

What an improvement. Keep posting the reno shots, I love looking at what other people are doing to update their homes (yes I'm a stickybeak)!

Moiface said...

Congrats on the progress... I know how difficult it can be to get up the energy to paint.

Rina said...

painting is a lot of hard work but when you see everything finished the joy is amazing! I love Gus! he is so cute!

one little acorn said...

The makeover is great. The new fresh look is lovely. I know what you mean about renovations... one thing inevitably leads to another. And getting all your things back and making your house a home again is so so nice.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That's a BIG wip, but it's looking great so far!

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