Monday, February 04, 2008

Condo Renovations

So, I've promised pictures for some of you... and here they are (finally). Actually, all of these are pretty much the same thing--our living room, looking towards the fireplace. But, they are a good demonstration of what it looked like before, during, and after.

First up is the fireplace in the process of being torn down. We put in the new carpet (it was installed the day after we closed) and it looks awesome. The fireplace had this weird "faux stone" panelling glued to the drywall! So Richard tore it down and you wouldn't believe the screams! Yeah, he found some... dead wildlife... back there! Apparently, 50 or 60 birds got trapped (when the fireplace was installed?) and died back there! All the evidence they left were dried up skulls and ribcages, and a 3-inch thick layer of feathers and dust!

After that mess, we got it covered up again and looking "presentable." But then we had the great idea to remove the "popcorn" from the ceilings! Here's the room with new fireplace wall and NO popcorn. Oh, we also decided to wire a light in the middle of the room (there were NO lights in here before). Later, we'll put in a celing fan/light.

Finally, we primed the new and improved ceiling and painted the walls this warm "golden honey" color! See, all nice and tidy. Actually, it needs a second coat, and the fireplace wall will probably be painted an accent color, oh, and the ceiling will be repainted off-white, but besides all that, it looks pretty nice.

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At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous 's valuable input...

Love it.... You Kids ROCK!!! It was smart to put wireing in while you had the wall open. When we put in our fireplace we used Brick that was only 1/2 in thick but it looked real.
That darned popcorn is a real pain to get rid of but it is worth it to get rid of it all at one time.
You didn't hear spooky bird calls before? No avian hauntings huh,no fair.
Keep up the good work.
Love You

At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous 's valuable input...

It looks great!!!!! Love the colors.Keep up the good work.Can't wait to see more.
Love you both

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Mon 's valuable input...

omg, that looks awesome! How exciting to do all these renovations yourselves, and um, euw.....50-60 dead birds??? eeeeek!!

At 11:07 AM, Blogger dr zombieswan 's valuable input...

It looks good!! Yay! I like the honey color of it.

And look at all that hard work. Rocks!!

All those dead birds are kinda creepy. Maybe you should do a bird exorcism.


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