The downstairs is done! Yay hallelujah!! Well, you know: "done." Air quotes. We didn't want to put all the same stuff on the walls, so there are some big empty spots waiting for paintings to be created to fit them -- Jim and I want to get some canvases and do a few paintings together. And we really want a new slipcover for the sofa, but that will have to wait. But basically, here's the living room with newly refinished floors and new paint:
Bright and airy. Nice. Here it is before:
For the record, I liked it then too :-)
We didn't do anything to these rooms but clean and de-clutter; here's a corner of the kitchen:
And my writing room:
The bathroom, which is the weirdest and funkiest room in this old cottage (was originally the front porch back in 1924 when there was no bathroom but only an outhouse), also got much-needed new paint:
Changing table is set up and waiting, and above it, a mobile made by my super-talented friend Maggie. Here's a detail:
She hand-felted those birds. Aren't they awesome??
So, that's the downstairs at the moment. Neat and tidy and freshly painted and de-cluttered. Loving it. The upstairs is almost there. Crib partially assembled, new curtains need to be hemmed, last and worst painting project (stair railings) nearing completion. Soon.