The door mouldings and floor mouldings have all been removed, replaced, and painted. check
The slider is out and the French door is in. check
The BIG 8-foot slider is being installed next Friday. check
The cedar has been pulled from the walls and replaced with beaded board paneling. check
Surfaces have been prepped and painted with perriwinkle-blue paint. check
1. Hubby and I will install solar tubes in both bathrooms and in the hallway soon.
2. I'm INVENTING a popcorn ceiling removal system that will help us avoid having to move all furniture out of most of our home. For goodness sakes, there's a grand piano in the living room! ARRRGH!
I'll spend the entire winter scraping and removing the crap (it looks like cottage cheese) from the ceilings in sections, therefore eliminating us having to stay out. I'll do the dining room, living room, hallway, and, later, the 3 bedrooms.
Then, we'll prime and paint! Tah-dah! According to my estimates, it may increase the home's value by between $10,000 and $30,000. Seems worth it!
Here is an example of what we currently have, although you'll have to envision the network of spider webs.
We'll texture lightly with joint compound. Then, we'll paint.