Okay, here it is ... at least, here is the showpiece of our little living room.
Be sure and check out the old "before" pictures way down in this post.
The floor shines again!!
Not for long probably ... there is a big dog in the house, but for now anyway ...
Coping the edge of the wainscoating boards to fit the uneven fireplace rock edge was a challenge, but I just took it slow, a nibble here, a nibble there.
Hmmmm ... where was I?
Oh yes ...
A little bit of moulding goes a long way in accenting a room.
The only trim in this room before the remodel were the baseboards.
The windows weren't framed either ... all these years and we just sort of lived with it.
Our new couch, old rocker (soon to go) and our naked Christmas tree.
The tree was decorated ... actually the whole room was decorated yesterday ... those pics are forthcoming.
Here are the before pics that I posted back in June (?).
I'm tossing them in here just for contrast.
Just getting started.
Paint's done, old tile is off the hearth and backerboard is being applied.
A view of the horrible drywall job I did when I closed off a T-shaped passageway from the living room to another room.
This is the wall that now has floor to ceiling pine paneling.
That seems like a long time ago ... actually, I suppose it was, huh?
Last night, the family was cozily watching a movie in the finished, Christmas decorated room and it didn't seem like such a long journey after all.
... now to refinish that hallway floor.
Tomorrow we get back to nature around here with a look at some birds on an empty, wintery beach.
See you there.