|Up The Crap Staircase|
|What you first see ...red indoor outdoor, but that's not the bad part!|
When we first bought the house we knew we would have to gut it and truly, right now, 4 years later that is what we are attempting. We have been stripping out drywall and insulation. I am afraid that the enormity (nastiness)of the task puts us all in a bad mood. If it were up to me and the boys we would just rent a huge dumpster and toss it ALL out, but the hubs prefers to do it in small bits. Beats me......but this spring we gotta get cracking on it.
|This was closet space with vinyl accordion folding doors|
|Insulation that we plan to reuse...|
|Really groovy built in seating with very Mod fabric cushions... there is a red rotary telephone ...will have to incorporate it into the decor! Oh, yeah and I am going to refurbish the lamp you see there...it has naked little cherubs ...how fun!|
The attic runs from the front to the back of the house almost completely. In the very front is a sunken area which will serve nicely as an entertainment area. There is a length of space between the front sunken area and the bedroom space that due to the slope of the roof is a bit awkward to have anything but a sitting /desk area. I am hoping to vastly lighten up the space because right now it is very dark and brooding with the dark tone paneling and red carpet. We will be insulating as I mentioned before, recovering the walls and probably some rewiring ...then fixtures, paint and flooring! Ooops and I need to figure out how to economically heat and cool this area! Then will let one of the boys move in which will open up another room for renovation!
So, that is what is going on right now. We need some good time off and nice weather to be able to accomplish these current projects. We haven't been able to work on the back porch/greenhouse lately either...but I am growing anxious for a big push this Spring Break!
I have pics of the outside of the house but I need to do the inside so that I can go ahead and give you the "Big Picture Tour" ughh....a good task for these next few last cold weeks of winter.