As the "project", AKA the rehabbing of our new (old) house, continues, we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel as we have entered the phase of patching, priming, and then painting the walls in the bedroom and the bathroom. Those two areas are just about the last large areas to be made over into the final rehab.
After the ceiling in the bedroom was stippled, it had to be both primed and then painted. The walls, too, have also been through the last of the drywall patching and have been sanded smooth enough to prime. The bedroom walls, including the new closets, have been primed, and for the past two days, we have painted the closets and the walls. The color of the paint that was chosen for the walls of our bedroom was a custom color based on one of the colors in the comforter for our bed. The color was computer matched, and while it is similar to the color of our kitchen, it is not quite the same. It is actually a darker, deeper color and thus, I have dubbed the color, Black cherrywood or black cherry, for short. Finally, I got to experience my dream job!
Because it is such a dark color, we decided against using it in the closets; instead, we chose to use a color that we discarded earlier. We had almost a gallon of this color left. Okay, consider us frugal! We used Sundance, the bright yellow that we had originally chosen for the archway between the kitchen and livingroom. Actually, the combination is not as outrageous as it sounds, especially considering that the yellow will be hidden in the closets behind bi-fold doors.
The bathroom, too, is nearing completion. The walls have been patched and sanded, as well as primed. The first coat of paint has gone on the walls, too. Following the same color value of the Fairview blue, we have chosen Salem green for the walls in the bathroom. It is a deep green color which is a nice contrast with the white of both the floor tile and the sink. It also sets off the dark wood of the vanity and linen closet, too. With today's addition of the shower door, the shower is now fully functional. After a final coat of paint, the bathroom should just about be done.
We still have floors in the hall and bedroom to install and some other niggling things to accomplish, but it shouldn't be too long before we can move into our new (old) house.
Living in a small town, we feel we may have given people something to talk about. A few of the neighbors have stopped by, and we are happy to show them the progress of our work. They get to check out the transformation that has been taking place inside the house. Some, having seen the inside of the house previously, are surprised (or perhaps, shocked) by our changes. Often, too, these new neighbors give us some of the history of the house. Others slowly cruise by in their cars only imagining the changes within.
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