I hesitate to say it, but I think this might be the LAST AREA TO BE FINISHED!! We might be almost done with the inside...
We painted this past weekend... We painted anything that didn't move... in this hallway we had dirty white ceiling, tan closets, gray trim, blue walls and yellow walls....I'm not sure who picked out this color scheme, but a blind monkey could have done better... We painted the ceiling white, the trim white, the closet doors white, the insides of the closets white and the walls "Silent White".. All white...I love it... It looks fresh and clean now. We measured for the flooring and it will match the sewing room floor..
|these are the cabinets over the washer and dryer. They were a nice cheap brown stuff... OMG...I just noticed that I took the photo before fixing that nasty area on the left top. It doesn't look like that anymore...it's all fixed and painted..|
|I want to know who? paints the inside of their closets tan... it just looks dirty...|
|I painted the front door..and had a bit of mishap..I had the door laying on the saw horses and apparently it wasn't balanced and it fell off and broke off part of the window frame... I fixed it with a bit of super glue..|
|Rich sprayed the pot light frames.. The three big ones go into the living room, the two narrow ones go in the back hallway and the odd man there second from the top went into the trash...|
The back hallway is where the second front door is. We don't know why there was a second front door put in. This house was never a duplex, there was never a rental apartment.. any way it was there..and needed to come out.
Rich's idea - Let's finish up the back hallway, get it painted, put the new floor down and then sometime in the future we will take out the second front door and rip up the new floor and then drywall and repaint...
My idea - DO IT NOW!!
Guess who won?
|Door removed.. we had to put a piece of board up there to keep the cats out. We didn't know what supplies we would need until he removed the door and so then we had to go to town.|
|header board in with stud holding it in place.|
|third stud added, plastic barrier and outside siding piece added|
|and the second front door is no longer. We tried really hard to match the paint, it couldn't be done. The paint guy at the hardware store mixed two different colors trying to match and this is as close as we could get.|
|Did I mention that Rich did all this outside work in these temps? grueling heat. He would work for about 20 minutes and then come inside to cool off for 10 minutes. We both drank lots of water...|
|He also removed all the wood walkway that led from that second front door.. We will eventually add some kind of planter there and put in bushes.. or something...you will soon find out we aren't gardeners..at. all.|
|looks like we need to call the trash guy...|
|When I removed the nasty plastic light fixture in the laundry area this is what I found.. wires coming through the drywall.|
|So I added an electrical box.. after finding out there was a second ceiling above this one and having to cut it out so I could get the box in there. Rich did use the hole saw to make the first cut.|
|and a new light fixture. And I did this all myself, with Rich outside.. I did have some questions...but did most of the work.|
So we are ready to order the flooring for the hallway and get that down and then I have a feeling we will be working outside...bah! In this heat! I am NOT looking forward to that..
But first...I am taking my sister and one daughter to Kansas City to see Kenny Chesney in concert. I got the tickets from Rich for Christmas and we have two hotel rooms and we get free breakfast and we are ALL looking forward to it. I think we also get to see Zac Brown Band, Billy Carrington and Uncle Kracker,...