30 January 2009
29 January 2009
since becoming homeowners for the first time and moving from san francisco to berkeley we have been really busy working on our new place that needed LOTS of love! so here are a few pictures of what we have been doing for the past three months: (this was actually halloween and i thought it would be fun to put this tape up. little did i know since the house was abandoned for 2 years we scared some kids away.....
the madness begins....
we thought this would be the worst, but the worst was yet to come
the floors. first day done. very early morning. i couldn't believe it!
next project: kitchen. here you can still see the old floors. like 4 or 5 layers of linoleum, disgusting carpet everywhere else....eek!
linoleum finally gone
kitchen, before we begin taking it out
then, like this for about 3 weeks. no sink! hello compostable plates. i definitely had major anxiety.
the kitchen today is coming along nicely! still need to do adjustments to cabinets. we are also putting a tile backsplash and worn wood open shelving! Lovely!
this is the other corner of the kitchen. the grease caked on to this wall was insanely gross. i just had to walk by and pretend it didn't exist. they had the fridge in the family room but we would be relocating it to this corner in the kitchen alas.
here are the pendant lights we will be installing in the kitchen. hopefully this weekend!!
on to the family room. these beastly flourscent lights were in here. not only were they an eyesore but man you should here the sound put off by those! we also said goodbye to the fake wood paneling. We actually lived in this room for about 2 months....it was the most safe place in the house.
the family room today, still need to do some minor patching and then we can finally hang stuff on the walls!
And there you are! A long way to go still but coming along.....