Before I get to the current work on the kitchen, let’s play catch-up.:
After a successful but expensive run on the living room and dining room we decided to keep on with the back of the house. We had two rooms to strip/stain and replaster/paint. Plus the L-shaped hallway.
I will let the pictures do the talking.
The den before (why did I paint it like this?)..
During plaster work and with windows stripped. Turns out the casements had been replaced. They look like pine or newer doug fir.
Plaster done. Waiting for paint and stain.( It still is waiting as of 7/07)
Guest room: Not even the worst room in the house. Bubbling wallpaper.
Many, many, layers of paper came down. Douglas fir closet door is stripped.
Great picture window in the guest room. Major damage from water and wooden bars being pried off in the past. This window was broken out when we bought the house.
One of the crew working on the window. Plaster repair overhead.
The formerly wallpapered wall awaiting stain. We had the picture molding milled to match the original in the house.
Chunks of paint were falling off the wall in the hallway
Linen Closet awaiting paint removal.
Just needs stain and finish.
Picture molding and new plaster. Like the rest of the house the walls received a sand finish.
We decided to peek under the red oak floors in the hallway. Some people would think it crazy to remove nice oak floors, but we had to know. Douglas fir!
Hello douglas fir.
We decided to do the finishing and painting ourselves to save funds and control the final product.
More on the progress of that nonsense later.
Next time. The major kitchen restoration.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne