This is how the dining area part of the living/dining "L" looked when
we first saw it. Note the pink carpet and especially that pink thing
on the wall next to the kitchen door - it's a container/dispenser for a can of aerosol air freshener.
This is the living room part. That shelf is hung on nails driven
directly into the brick mortar.
Looking back from the living room area to the dining area, through the
enclosed patio. That doorway in the corner is open - it looks like
there used to be a door there, but where it went we do not know. That door in the background (in the wall) leads to the smallest of
the three bedrooms.
Before any changes
Another view of the trash can. Notice all the glass that used
to enclose the patio is gone, too (it was untempered
This used to be a little closet. We'll be turning it into a lovely
dry bar. Hard to picture right now, eh?
This is our new ceiling fan. This was the first non-demolition
thing the contractors did. Unfortunately, they
have to take it down to paint, so I'm not sure it counts.
That shelf that was over the fireplace is removed. Still no windows.
The former closet and future dry bar has been cleaned out now.
You can see it, but they installed a light in there.
A view back at the living room. You can see one of the new front
windows has been installed!
Now the new electrical panel is in and the wall is all patched up.
You can see the sliding glass door has been put in in the patio!
Now both of the new front windows are in. Also, a better look
at the stucco structure for the
fireplace (now that there's light in here!)
Our floor guy stained three spots on the floor with three different
stains for us to pick from.
The floors have now been resurfaced, stained, and coated. Woo!
And the resurfacing of the walls as begun!
The electrical panel had to get stripped down for the resurfacing/painting.
The chimney is all sheetrocked over, except for twelve inches around,
which will be tile.
The ladder from another angle.
Alison tries out the new sofa.
We put up some sheer curtains on the front and patio windows!
Finally some privacy.
Plus that afternoon sun was getting hot.