Friday, February 19, 2010

While the cats away, the mice will play....

Or in other words, when my father leaves we spend five days killing ourselves in this house.

And by killing ourselves, I mean we ripped up carpeting in the dining room and living room that had been there since prehistoric times. We painted over dark wood paneling and yellow fuzzy wallpaper.

We taped off, we primered, we painted. We discovered interesting flooring under the carpeting which we stripped, cleaned and then applied two coats of wax. We went without sleep---literally.

Here's a slide show of just our work on the dining room. I'll do the living room once I've regained my strength.

Just in case you missed it in the fast slide show, here's the finished product.

Finished product


  1. Annalee6:28 AM

    did you not mud over the panaling first to make is smooth?

  2. Nope, we wanted the lines. It's very pretty!


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