Friday, June 28, 2013

Make a House a Home....from Scratch! 8

 
 
If you have been following along, then you are probably familiar with this post title.   If not, then the title pretty much sums it up.  This is where I post all of the work that we have been doing on our home.  We bought the house six months ago in complete disarray.  We are doing all the work on it ourselves, with no budget to work from so we are only able to do things as we accumulate a little extra money here and there.
 
 
We hit a down spot for awhile (my husband has been layed off for the past two months, and still is)  but we have been trying to make some progress when we can.  He actually got started on the dining room this week.  This room has been put off for some time because the damage to the plaster was so extensive.  We are making it through though, one bucket at a time!

 
Below the chair rail there used to be wallpaper, and paint, and more wallpaper and plaster.....and several more layers upon layers of all the above! Can you imagine......50 years of layers!!!  And then, just like in the kitchen...more of the lovely black and green paint!
 
 
The baseboards were completely ripped out and vent covers were missing and/or damaged.  Im not really sure how you lose a vent cover or damage one that is on the wall above head level.....but apparently it is possible, previous owner proven!

 
I was so overwhelmed by this room I wasn't sure where to start.  So, I just plopped down on the floor and started ripping off the rest of the wallpaper that was still there.  This is gets old real quick let me tell ya!  But I did get it finished and the next step is left up to the hubby! 
 
More pictures to come, promise! 
 

 
 
 

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