Ya know, all work and no play makes Carole grumpy! ;o) Time for some renovation up date!
Will ya look at that!
Stephen has been working really hard making sure that we're keeping with our schedule!
We decided to leave the chimney exposed, as it is purty! ;o) The bricks do need a tad more cleaning, but in due time.
We have two fire places in our home, one in the dining room and one in the living room. This is the dining room chimney.
The fun part about renovating an older home is learning about it's history. It would seen that there was a stove pipe that came through our bedroom from the dining room and vented through the chimney (see the hole in the chimney). In our basement, we do have compartments filled with coal. Prior to our time, there must have been a coal stove and the pipes ran throughout the house for warmth.
Saturday morning Stephen worked from 2 a.m. until early afternoon sanding the floor. He said he couldn't sleep! Gosh, that sander makes a lot of noise. Of course, neither could anyone in the household sleep! lol I was a tad worried about my neighbours, but given that we have a pyro on the bedroom side who loves to fire up pyrotechnics at 10:30 p.m. on a school night, I figured it was pay back! ROFLOL! This is not a complaint, we are blessed with wonderful neighbours!
Meet a 150 year old wood floor! Isn't sweet!
Of course you have to be a lover of the "older look" to appreciate it's beauty! ;o) The photograph does not do it justice. It is much prettier in person!
Stephen has applied one thin coat of polyurethane. There will be a few more coats to apply before we can move on to building the closets.
It's exciting for me to see the progress! It will be one sweet looking bedroom! I still have to choose the paint colour! I was thinking about a purplish blue, perhaps periwinkle blue. We'll see as the room progresses. The room is on the north side of the house, so I do need a light colour. I'm sure the floor will help brighten things. Prior to the renos we had a medium green carpet. Yuck!
Time for me to get back to the chaos! ;o) Thanks for stopping by!