You may have noticed that I haven’t been around much… at least I hope you noticed… then again, maybe I don’t want to know that you haven’t noticed!
I’ve been here….
Priming and painting up a storm, at least when I’m not at work… the paid kind of work that is. This is my son’s new/old house. A cute little place built in 1948. He purchased his house from a cute 90+ little old lady. It’s a perfect starter home for him that mostly just needs a few updates and a lot of paint. I’m basically painting anything that doesn’t move… or at least it seems like it after 3 weekends. Lots of cabinets, doors and trim... plus wall and ceilings too!
One of the first things I noticed, after the huge row of old lilac bushes, was the fabulous floor at the back door… and you all know how I feel about cool old linoleum floors!
There is even this old flooring on the shelves in the “fruit room” in the basement. The house has a fabulous basement… it’s as big as the house and doesn’t have a really low ceiling. Lots of potential.
And the back door still has the original lock with just a skeleton type key. You don’t see that very often.
It’s a super bright house with great southern light exposure. Very important in this part of the country where we have more than our share of gray and dreary days.
The bedrooms have beautiful original fir floors…
And the living room floors are the original oak… the wood floors were covered with carpet that wasn’t great and so it was removed. Plus who wouldn’t want the wood floors instead?
The little old lady even left some furniture behind, which is wonderful since my son doesn’t own much of his own yet…
And she even left a little companion for him, this cute little dog doorstop. I'd really like to plan a little "petnapping" every time I see this little guy.
So if you’re wondering where I am for the next few weekends, I’m probably still here… paint brush in hand and painting away.