We finished late Wednesday night, in fact it was more early Thursday morning, Kevin and I waxing and buffing the wood floors that had taken a beating.
While the kids sat fireside at camp we treated ourselves Thursday night with a cold glass of Sauvingon Blanc (me) and a vodka tonic (him) and a bowl of poutine with two forks (both).
What we have accomplished:
-replaced all knob and tube wiring in our house
-patched and repaired all walls and ceiling damaged by above
-replaced floor and fixtures in our powder room
-knocked down wall in kitchen
-replaced floor in mudroom and kitchen
-new cupboard in kitchen where wall was
-moved the light fixture that was in our mudroom to the powder room
-moved the chandelier that used to hang in the powder room to the dining room
-attempted to do all of this on a very limited budget
Here is a reminder of how the kitchen looked before...
And here it is today...
All the new furniture (kitchen table & chairs, pink couch, pink chair, round mirror) was generously gifted to us by Kevin's grandfather who is moving into some swanky new digs. I love them and the fact that they were used and loved by family makes them extra special.
Kevin and I are thinking modern for a coffee table and perhaps rug in the living area but that will have to wait. I also would have loved to have laid the new kitchen tiles brick like but simply couldn't justify the cost.
I'm off to enjoy a bit of my summer. I'm finishing at my present office in one week and will immediately start at a new one. There will be no room for a long summer holiday this year...but I promise not to whine...I have done enough of that. I will simply enjoy all of the free time that I do have, and make the most of it...starting now.