This house was built in 1969, which gives it a special flair...it was a typical ranch home. We've made it our goal to create a more Arts and Crafts style.
There are these 2 UGLY walls in our dining room. Years and years ago, someone put cedar tongue-and-groove on them to create this funky design. I looked at those walls the day we moved in and said, "Oh, gawd, that HAS to go." Well, as all homeowners know, things come up and it's easy to look at something everyday for years and say, "Oh, gawd, that HAS to go," yet never really do it. Usually, this is because one knows that just starting the project will spiral into days/weeks/months of work. Once you pull off just a single board, who knows what's underneath? Then, you have to...blah,blah,blah...
On a whim, I said to my Handsome Husband yesterday, "Hey, let's pull off a board and see what's underneath!" He didn't share my same enthusiasm, but, after I harassed him enough, said, "OK."
We first had to pull off the moulding. Then that first board was pulled. About 300 boards later...tah-dah!
Now, you should see the list for summer work! We're going to work on the house ALL of July! We'll: replace ALL interior doors, put in all new baseboard moulding, replace ALL window and door mouldings, put in 2 skylights, put those cool "Solar Tube" skylights in the bathrooms, add another window to our living room to brighten things up a bit more, put beaded board paneling on those newly-uncovered dining room walls, paint, and...Hubby HATES that I'm doing this...SCRAPING OFF POPCORN CEILINGS!
So, if any of you have a day to spare, come on over and join us!