So, now that all but a small bit of demo is done, what else is going on?
Well, one of the things that we knew had to happen as soon as we saw the house was wallpaper removal. Now, I don’t know about you, but the couple of times I have taken on this task, I have ended up, well, GRUMPY!!! I really don’t like doing it. I love to paint, you know the whole instant gratification thing, but wallpaper removal, no thank you. In some spots, there were 3 layers of wallpaper, (see picture). So, knowing that 90% of the house was covered in wallpaper, we put it in the budget, to have all of the wallpaper removed and to have 2 coats of primer put on the walls.
Upon removing the wall paper, there was horsehair plaster throughout the house, which was not a surprise, and it needed some repair before the coating of primer.
My husband and I very wisely hired a painting crew to come in and take care of this. Now, some of you may say, why would you spend money on that, when you can do it yourself? Did I mention it makes me GRUMPY!
Believe me the money spent on this is well worth it for this family. Now, I get to go and do the fun stuff and paint colors for that instant gratification thing I had mentioned. Because of the order of renovations, I have been able to paint our son’s and daughter’s rooms.
I prefer Benjamin Moore paint as I like the way it covers and rolls out, this is purely a personal preference. Some colors used so far are: Lavender Secret, Ballet Slippers and Hancock Green, all in Eggshell finish. All of the trim throughout the house will be Simply White semigloss finish. I am looking forward to figuring out the rest of the color scheme, but we need to have walls up in order to do that:)
Next time, I will share some of our “finds” that we will use in the house.