Thursday, June 17, 2010

Remodel in Progress


 That wide, flat spot where the shovel is resting? Leak central. The contractors found four measurable holes in the metal. The best option was to eliminate the need for two-foot wide gutters.

Yes, I took this through the screen. Sorry. Trust me, it's new rafters being fastened over the old ones.

During, part II:

Notice the lack of gutters prone to holes and leaks? Pretty snazzy!

Nice, smooth walls in everyone's favorite shade, primer!

Look! A ceiling color! Believe it or not, that's "Pineapple Sorbet." Who comes up with these names?

I'd like to take a moment to offer a public service announcement: Do not stand on a ladder and hand your Kid a camera, unless, of course, you want twenty photos where your bottom is the prime focal point of the composition and you enjoy what few shots he did get of your head to include four or more chins. And no, you won't be seeing any of those pictures.

The remodel is going as swimmingly as these things can. We'll finish painting this week and the husband will install a ceiling fan, then the contractors will come back out to refinish the floor and refurbish the exterior windows. At some point, window seats with nifty storage will appear, and then all The Kid's toys will migrate en masse to the sun room and I will shut the door.

Ah. I get all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it.


Mary D. said...

Looks like you're making good progress. It will look great when it's done!

lucylucia said...

Fabulous!! Have you ever removed linoleum? I'm thinking of starting that prject in my kitchen and bathroom. Grrrr...

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Lucy, if it's glued down . . . ugh. We pulled up carpeting once to discover linoleum that had been glued down to the hardwood, and that was a nightmare. We tried using solvents to dissolve the glue, but it didn't work, so we just wound up sanding it off, which broke the sander. UGH. If you don't care about the floor underneath, then it's not as big a deal. Good luck!