Friday, October 21, 2016

Moving right along!

I'm starting on the 'move' to the new bedroom. First off was an effort to organize my closet. This is what I came up with.
I am terrible with my shoes. The old closet upstairs was tiny. Each time I organized it, I ended up stacking shoes.
The shoes would eventually become jumbled and I'd simply open the door and blindly toss my boots in...shutting the door swiftly hoping they'd stay put.

Now? I used some blocks and some leftover floor planks to build a mini shelf. My shoes are now organized in their new space. I hope to keep things that way.

The room is being cleared of all the things that were stored there. I dragged all this out of the closets yesterday and actually found places for it all.

I moved our clothes into the new 'in the wall' dresser and found places for all the 'stuff' that has been stored willy nilly while we re did the living room and painted.

Old dressers were purged and moved to the basement. I stored items in them and used masking tape to label what was in the drawers.

The upstairs 'spare' room was a disaster. I spent most of the morning pushing things around and washing walls and ceilings.
It is now ready for company. Which I will have the first weekend in November. My ex 4H 'kid' will be coming with her hubby and her children for a visit.
I am almost ready to move our bed from the other bedroom to the new room downstairs.

Doin' the happy Dance!

Sorry, I didn't take any photos of that disaster area. But I am reforming it into my New Arsty Phartsy Studio of Creativity.

Well, that is what I hope.
I'll even be getting a Futon for moments of relaxation whist the artsy mind overworks. And of course a spot for Morris to relax and observe.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Heat? Heat! Maybe! Yes!

Oh and the stairs are finally complete.

I finished all the touch ups and am rather pleased as to how they look.

The landing will be covered with linoleum, we have quite a bit left over from doing the bathroom and I couldn't see wasting it.
Right now it is rough plywood with some paint on it ... with a nice fuzzy soft bath rug on it.

It is amazing the amount of 'dirt' that collects on the stairs. I am pleased to have it painted and done. A quick swipe of a damp cloth cleans it quickly and I don't have to drag an old vacuum up and down the stairs any longer.

Morris posed for me.
View from top
View from the landing

The brown railing and side 'bars' will be replaced with naked pine that I finished and sealed.

Out with the old yucky stuff and eventually in with the new. I don't dare nag my husband about it as he is still working on the heater installation.

Dearest hubby loves to draw some things out. I think he likes to see how long we can wait each year before we turn the heat on anyway.

Friday night it is supposed to be 38 degrees. Today he turns the heat on!

This is what is called a direct vent heater. For our small house we don't need a large furnace. For 20 years we've only had one small propane heater or another.

With the added insulation, new windows, new roof and doors, we ought to be able to heat this house with a match if need be!

Of course I am kidding. Those nights it gets to -20 in mid winter? Yeah, it is nice to have a nice warm cozy house.

Our contractor promised to come back and finish the trim on the windows as soon as we got the walls done. I guess I shouldn't have paid him as I've left a message and he has not responded in 3 weeks.

He has 6 windows left to trim out and trim the dining area in the house. 

Oh yes! I finished painting the ceiling in the living room. If anyone ever tells you that they like painting ceilings call them on it. No fun! But I did get it done and when the trim is in, we can start to rearrange the house!