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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Well.....We are faced with THIS monstrosity.  It's the 'Original Ceiling Heater".  (and the original ceiling in the kitchen).  There is one in every single room. YUK!  Anyone know how we can get rid of this for practically NO cost?  Or are we doomed to 'paint' it, and hope noone notices the Atomic aspect????  UGHHHH

Monday, February 11, 2013


Kurt is moving at warp speed!  Here is the fireplace before the paneling behind it was taken down, and before the "Mantle" was taken down ^

And here it is after the "Mantle" and paneling were taken down just now:
The "Mantle" was a facade emulating the Craftsman Period.  We are on the hunt for a REAL Mantle this weekend.  Hitting the Fleas and checking with a friend of mine in the Foothills who owns an Antique Store.  *Fingers Crossed*

Paneling is almost down!

Well the paneling is coming down fast and easy!  And now we will have to deal with this 1950's Botanical Grasscloth Wallper in the dining room area.  Good thing Kurt has a tool for taking this down.
And this is under the Living room paneling: Easy peasy fix to get ready for paint!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

This is my "Inspiration Board" for the bedroom.  I'm going to see how close I can come to re-producing this look on very, very little money ;)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

YES!!!  All of the previous owners things are out in the back room!  Now the fun really begins!  The rest of the living room/dining room carpet comes up tomorrow (along with pulling out the dreaded 'staples' in the oak hardwood.  Next? Well, I thought it would be the demo of the weird triangular thing, however it's gonna be taking down the paneling.  Yep, that's GOT to go! Then the painting of the living room, hall and ceiling beadboard begins. 
This will be the colour:
The upper walls will be this: ^
We picked those paint pots as well tomorrow to test.

We needed something to lighten up the space, since it is small and narrow, yet wanted a weee bit of contrast.  We'll see how it goes!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Well, yep I'm addicted to it and other one's as well. I've gotta say, some of those rooms just are NOT practical for "Real Living".  They style great tho'!  Here is : My Pinterest Link  .  Now I'm off to sleep for a wee bit!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Here is a better idea of how hideous this triangle thing is.  I can't WAIT to demo the whole thing!  All the previous owners furniture and stuff is being moved out to that back room for pick up, when the sons are ready.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Here is the Weird Kitchen Triangle "Thingy" that will meet the sledge hammer!!!!!  Gotta remind ya these are NOT our furnishings, tho' I DO like the brackets holding up the Formica counter, think we'll re-purpose those! Everything else here will be gone.


We're thinking maybe we should re-think, and just get a bunch of these containers and start welding!

Working on it!

Yep we are TRYING to work on it and around it and over it and........still work fulltime.  Will we LIVE?
OH, and none of the stuff here is ours btw.  We are just moving things out to the back room for the previous owners, to pick up when they are ready.
How about that awkward Triangle thingy behind the couch?  Yep that's going to see the sledge-hammer!


As I sit here and look at all of this, er stuff that still remains in our new (old) little cottage.  I wonder what we have gotten ourselves into?  However I know that these 'things' will be removed, in due time by the previous owners son, and then all will be back on track for the reno