Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Hall







These are photos of the center hall in my house--one of my favorite features of the property. It's an extremely wide hallway with a huge closet on one side and my gallery hanging on the other.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The kitchen & Monsieur Esme










It's almost done--I spent about five hours scrubbing the linoleum with a wire brush today. I need pulls for the drawers and the faucet will have to be replaced, eventually. I also want to look for a drop-leaf empire table to put under the shelves so I can eat breakfast there. All the rooms are painted now--I'll be posting more pictures this week. I'm starting on painting the outside of the house tomorrow morning.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Oh, and the kitchen...



We wallpapered--Lee Jofa hunt scenes (gorgeous!)....and a shot of Esme

Pardon my mess....










Okay, I, along with my wonderful parents, have been working like mad to get this house in order. Things were not so great when I got here--dirty, dirty, dirty. The previous occupant also left nasty detritus everywhere. It's been a non-stop work marathon since I got the keys last Wednesday afternoon. My parents left this afternoon, and these are the results thus far. I'm also posting some "before" pictures. The red room is my family room (Esme and me!). The charcoal gray is the living room, which opens to the dining room.

Thursday, June 11, 2009