Oops, forgot to upload a picture of the front. I'll take a shot tomorrow and do that.
I've been hella busy. We have had the house for five days, but due to Turkey-gorging-weekend spent at four different families we haven't had a chance to work on it. My girlfriend and I tore into the pink and yellow rooms. Got them primered. I tore down the paneling in the #3 bedroom. To find out there is a mold colony on the one wall. :( Time for bleach and some more tear down to see if it is IN the wall. Bedroom # 4, all the wall paper is down. HEHEHE... I'm exausted, g/f won't have any more days off for quite a while.
Hope to have pics up from the whole process.
Check back soon!
UPDATE!! 11/29/05 Took some pics of the progress, or lack there of.
Peeled top layer of wallpaper... looks like it's going to be more of a pain than I thought.
Due to popular request. The pink room is almost gone. ;)
The yellow room is 1/2 way gone too.
Ancient, non-working intercom system gone. More patching holes. I have five of these to do. I'm going to be very good at this by the time I get done.
Ah, yes. The room with the mold. See to the right of the window? I didn't even mess with that today. I wasn't feeling up to being disappointed if I punched through and there was anything wrong with the other side.
One hour into stripping.
Decided to do some sanding of the spackle. I'm kinda dusty...
Three hours later... back in the same corner... stripping.
Well, about seven hours of work later, plus reinforcements (Dad). We got ~1.5 walls done.
Quits for now.
Got the master bedroom all but finished. Needs some touch up on the ceiling. The blue looks meh right now... gotta wait until we get the furniture, blinds, and drape-thingys in. Then it should look sweet.
Yellow room is on its way back to being yellow. ;)
That wallpapered room is stripped down. Now we're 1/4 the way done scrubbing all the residue off the walls. >_Mom and Dad brought down the stuff from my old room the other day... I hadn't seen most of it in quite a while. Pretty said all my possessions fit in the back of a 3/4 ton van. Then I remembered I had a whole apartment full of crap, too. :D
We got the garage cleaned up. Two cars can fit now. Beverage frige is plugged in.
1/2 the bedrooms are completed. The PITA wallpaper room is now primered.
Winter: 4 bedrooms prepped, painted, finished. Remodel dining room. Clean up garage.
Spring: Remodel 1/2 bath and main bath. Main bath needs alot of work. New windows all around.
Summer/Fall: Get married and move in.
Fall/Winter: Move my little sis in. She's going to college down here in the fall. :)
Spring: Kitchen and family room renovated, possibly...
Update 6/11/06. Looking back... I don't konw how on Earth I thought I would get that stuff done.
Only things I can check off is I have moved in, 3 of 4 bedrooms are good, and I started cleaning the garage up. The 4th bedroom I took down all the drywall, replaced the bad insulation and hung new dry wall.
All I can say is wallpaper is a PITA, even with the proper tools/chemicals whatever they used on the walls stuck. I need to get some new pictures of the place, though. The upstairs is starting to look decent and now we're starting to renovate the downstairs too.
5. Future plans
6. First Pics Of House
7. You Are Here