Saturday, October 6, 2018

Clean and fresh

 I started by sealing the whole house inside and out since the original paint most likely had lead in it. The exterior walls and window frames then got fresh paint. The window frames will need touched up although I purposely didn't make the paint perfect. It is a rural house in the depression years so chips would be normal but I will likely hand paint some in as I don't want to sand down my sealer. I don't know what I am doing with the roof yet and I am still deciding whether to draw siding on the house or leave it as is.
 The lower level got a coat of pale turquoise paint which brightens up the area nicely.
 I left the oddly sized kitchen door in place on the exterior but sealed it shut and created a framed in area for the woodstove. That makes the kitchen a bit tighter since I can't slide the stove closer to the dining room but it makes sense for the stove to be there. I also took the green depression glass dishes from the boarding house to use here. Harriet uses her other plates most of the time anyway, lol.
 I darkened the finish on the bed to make it fit into the time frame better.
This is the kitchen door. I painted it the same as the walls to blend it in better.

I bought fabric and foam board today for the sitting room furniture. Hopefully, I can work on that tomorrow afternoon.

The upper story has been sealed and primed but I ran out of steam before painting it. That will be a project for another day.

It is coming along. I think it will look nice when I finish it but there's a lot to do to make this clunky house look finished.


PILAR6373 said...

muy buena idea sellar la puerta de la cocina pintándola del mismo color que la pared,le da amplitud! esa color turquesa queda precioso y luminoso!
la cama,me gusta así más oscura,destaca más la ropa de cama.
Buenos avances!!

Jodi Hippler said...

Ahhh a fresh, new start! And so much fun to do! I can see you are having fun making the place look lovely and lively again!