Goodday to you all. I thought I’d sign in today with a little update on the progress that I have made to my new nest. Now a little warning is in order: brace yourself because things are looking worse before they can start to look better.
But to me it all feels good. I am hauling old stuff out. And with every piece of old I remove I create a clean slate for me to work with and the house feels like mine a bit more step by step.
I have been working for two weekends, with help from friends and family and so far I have removed all the floors (sometimes several layers of them), neigh all the wallpaper (pieces keep popping up in unexpected places) and various homemade constructions that just didn’t work for me. It is all bare walls and bare floors now.
One of the first things I tackled was the ‘built-in’ closet. A term I use loosely because it basically was a hole in the wall with a cheap closet behind it.
It looked reasonable enough from the closet side (although not really, that cheap old thing was falling apart, except it couldn’t because a thousand nails and screws were keeping it in place).
But on the other side, what is to be my bedroom it really looked like somebody had lost steam halfway through the project. [Continue reading…]