So happy with the new room. It doesn’t even feel like it’s in our house to be perfectly honest with you. Here are a few shots of how it used to look:
Super awesome 1996 border! Special order, waited 3 weeks for that baby and it cost $35.00 a roll. Ugg.
The futons, circa 1993 or so. To be honest, we totally got our money out of those babies.
Amazingly bad paint. Same year as the border. Nice, right? We tried a little faux finish. Yeah, that was a huge mistake. So huge we did wallpaper over the bottom half of the whole wall and covered it up. We had both forgotten (blocked out) that it was even there. Boy were we surprised when we took the wallpaper off.
And then these things happened:
New sub-floor, two coats of paint on the ceiling and two coats of primer on the walls (three over those burgundy bits. Shudder).
A bit of colour, two coats.
Then a bit of flooring. As an aside, I do not recommend laying an entire floor in 3.5 hours flat. I don’t care if Survivor is on at 8:00 and the hubby REALLY wants to watch it. Very hard on the knees & wrists. You’ve been warned.
Then the pretty new couches came to our house. Swoon!
Ignore the blanket on the floor. We have to get a nice dog bed for Janey. I sense Pet-smart in my future.
Left to do: baseboards, end tables, lights, tile the front hallway, clean the fireplace bricks, re-grout the slate on the hearth, crown mouldings, etc. etc. etc. Oh, then we move on to the kitchen.
There isn’t any knitting on it yet but there sure will be soon. Actually, there will be right now. Y’all have a good afternoon. I’m going to make tea and try this new couch out in the standard knitting position.
Oh, and thank you everyone for such lovely comments about my hand-spun. I was blushing all over the place. You spinners out there, go get some Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester. It is truly lovely stuff.