I haven't had much time to just sit and relax the past few days. Things have really started moving along at the new house, but today I had a little bit of time so I thought I'd share a quick update on how things are going.
*Warning - these are not fancy pictures at all, just quick cell phone shots (and some are a little gross, consider yourself warned.*
Here's the dining room "before." Still has its popcorn ceilings and original paint and trim.
Here the popcorn has been scraped off, but no painting yet. Well, a tiny bit in the corner, but then I remembered to snap another picture. : ) See how much better the light is reflecting off the ceiling already? That popcorn junk just drains the light right out of a room. I hate it I tell ya! Absolutely despise it!
And here you can see I've got the upper trim coated with primer. Doesn't it make the room look bigger already?
I don't have pictures, but the ceiling now has its first complete coat of primer/paint. It needs a little more work before we can add the 2nd coat.
The other thing I had to work on was the refrigerator. It did not get cleaned out and left open when the electric was turned off. A year later and it looked like this when we opened it.
There was year old McDonald's sweet tea in there, an exploded energy drink that had basically turned to a jello-y plastic on the shelf, and lots of mysterious crud and mold. Yuck!!
The job of cleaning it fell to me since my dad and Hubby were scraping the popcorn ceilings.
This bottom section of the freezer was the worst. The wire basket is actually covering up the worst of it, it was completely black with thick sludge and gunk and I don't know what!
A couple of hours later (and LOTS of bleach) and almost all of it looked sparkling clean! A few stains remained in the bottom of the freezer where it had been the worst. No matter what I tried I couldn't get them out.
So I bought a a can of appliance spray paint and after a few coats of that it was looking right purdy again.
And I had to share this one last picture with you, a comparison of the kitchen "before" and now in the middle of things. A complete and utter disaster, lol! Good thing we're not trying to live there yet.
Now I'm off to make supper and then we'll be right back at it as soon as Hubby gets off of work.