I wonder if I’ve made any progress. I have made some decisions if that counts! I decided to use a huge shelf that was hanging in the kitchen for the microwave. My original plan was to use a metal shelf, but I couldn’t find the right size. My husband took down the shelf. I think he really likes my idea to put it in the pantry because he hated that shelf!
I hope we can get a lot done this Saturday. We’re both off so that should help!!
Now I’m going to see what’s happening with the other bloggers after I link up here:
I actually have some “during” pictures. I started to peel off the wallpaper in the half bath. The top half came off pretty easily. My husband had to use the steamer on the bottom half. Before he got too far, he asked me what I was going to do with the walls. Then I remembered I wanted to put up beadboard. I had forgotten all about that! So he decided we didn’t need to take off the wallpaper. I thought maybe taking off the wallpaper was the right thing to do, but he doesn’t think this is necessary. Nothing seems moldy so I guess that’s okay. I want wooden shelves and brackets. The beadboard will be painted white and the shelves and brackets will be painted yellow.
I wish I had room for another sink, but I don’t. I want to put the microwave in the pantry where the sink is. I need more counter space in the kitchen. Before and during pictures are supposed to be bad, right?! These are absolutely terrible. (I really need to find my camera charger!)
Thanks to Linda for hosting the ORC. You can see the other participants’ ORC projects by using this link:
I’ve decided to change a half bath into a pantry! We have a powder room off the kitchen under some stairs. I want to use the space for a pantry. We have another bathroom on the first floor with a shower. I asked the appraiser about this when we refinanced, and she said since we have three other bathrooms, getting rid of one would not decrease the value of our home. Besides, who wants to clean four toilets? That’s what I say! Here are a few before photos of the half bath. I’ll take some more for Week 2.
My husband painted the parlor. The walls are now pumpkin patch. That’s Benjamin Moore’s terracotta, I guess. Here are a few pictures taken at night. I’ll take some during the daytime and post them later.
This is the bay window that juts out at an odd angle. Just another example of Queen Anne Victorians’ asymmetry. I don’t think there’s any symmetry to the parlor at all! There’s my great-grandfather on the right. (He’s in the picture!) His doctor in Ireland told him to move to America because he had asthma. He moved to Pittsburgh around 1921 and worked in the steel mills. He never had any more trouble with asthma!