Thursday, January 24, 2019

Progress Report Week 29: Floors, Stairs, Blides and Curtians

Not a whole lot of progress last week. There has been a lot of snow to shovel and a visit from family! This morning the sun came out for a bit so I scurried around and took a couple of photos.

 We have curtains in the living room and dining room! Such a small change, but it really makes it feel like a livable house instead of a construction zone. The curtains are from Ikea. At seventeen dollars a pair I figured I couldn't go wrong. The curtains are ordered from Amazon. I had to search a bit to find an hundred inch long rods that weren't jumbo. These came with curtain rings and are a nice sized five-eighths around. 

 As you can see, lots of snow! The front windows give you a good view to keep an eye on the neighborhood!

 In the back bedroom, I put privacy paper on the door window instead of a blind. 

The poor stairs have seen a lot of use. And a lot of different carpets! I have been prepping them for paint. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

 I was really nervous the entryway floors weren't going to turn out very good. But they made it! This is between the first and second coats. And I just put the second coat on this morning!

 They need to dry a little, but aren't they oh so shiny! I have been working on a post with my method of shellacking/refinishing floors. Hopefully that will be up on the blog next week.


  1. Looking beautiful. I hope you get good tenants who will take care of all your hard work.

    1. So do I!! That is one of the reasons I am not in too big of a hurry to find renters. It needs to be just the right people!

  2. You have done an amazing job and made a beautiful home for someone.

    1. Thank you so much! I have really enjoyed and hope I can find someone to enjoy living there too!