Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Reached agreements with the painter, we're all on the same page, and the work will begin a week from today!  By this time in 2 or 3 weeks, the inside will be entirely refinished.

Some people might ask why we didn't just do it ourselves.  Once he's done, if we ever want to paint a different color, we can do it ourselves.  But for this first time, there is much work to be done OTHER than painting.  Because of the extensive foundation problems (see that blog entry HERE), there are many cracks and gaps, wood that is loose, etc.  He's going to fix those.  Then the doors to the closets and the bathroom have been covered in so many layers of paint over the years, they don't even close properly.  He's going to strip them down and he said he could make them look about 80% of new.  We can live with that.  They are original doors and we don't want to lose the character of their design.  He's also putting up Sheetrock to remove an old doorway between the dining room and guest room, and sealing up some vent holes in the ceiling.  Oh, and he's completely redoing two walls in the master bedroom and making really cool dividers between the reading area and the bedroom.

As you can see, there is a LOT that needed to be done before a proper paint job could be applied.  But we're on the same page now, everything is agreed, and we're on our way to an "almost" finished interior.  To say we are beyond excited would be an understatement.  After this, it's floors and then the inside will be ready for it's closeup!

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