The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 4

Posted 31 August 2018 at 10:11 PM | Comments (0)

Painting the ceiling. It’s Pure White like all the other ceilings.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 4

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 3

Posted 26 August 2018 at 10:57 PM | Comments (0)

Priming… it never seems to end…

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 3

The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 13

Posted 26 August 2018 at 10:53 PM | Comments (0)

Second coat of paint done!

The color, Sherwin-Williams’ Retreat, has bluer tones when overcast outside and olive tones when sunny. It’s stunning!

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 13

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 2

Posted 25 August 2018 at 3:42 PM | Comments (0)

Removed more layers of floor today. Now we know why the laminate floor in here was so oddly squishy—it was laying on a giant sheet of foam.

Besides uncovering the floor, we’ve uncovered loads of mildew growing in here. Ugh. Maybe this room would have been best left alone.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 2

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 2

The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 12

Posted 25 August 2018 at 3:35 PM | Comments (0)

I missed the day we painted the ceiling, but anyhow, today we started painting the walls.

As I headed in to paint, a minor meltdown occurred when I realized the drywaller didn’t finish any of the edges… because our contractor probably forgot to tell him we aren’t doing trim. Ugh!

At some point, though, I stopped crying into my paint can and finished the first coat, which looks so beautiful.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 12

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 1

Posted 24 August 2018 at 11:00 PM | Comments (0)

Sigh. This room.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Dining Room, Renovation Before

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Dining Room, Renovation Before

We call it The Addition, since it was built, along with the carport, well after the house was built in 1959. Unfortunately it was built very poorly.

There are so many problems that we can’t touch it right now. The foundation beneath it is sinking, probably because it was built on fill dirt. The whole structure is slowly pulling away from the rest of the house. It means that the floor is severely leaning, going downward toward the window. We tried raising the floor, but it failed.

The windows are poorly sealed, so the left one, in particular, is fogged-up nearly year round. The doors are poorly sealed, too, with a constant draft. And the door on the right is an interior door, for some odd reason, so it is ridiculously lightweight and also lets in air.

The whole room pisses me off. We were going to leave it alone until we could do a proper reno, but in a conversation with our contractor last week, he thought if we replaced the laminate floor with hardwood, he could do his best to save the floor in the future. So, suddenly, we are touching this room. Yipe.

Well, goodbye, ugly laminate floor.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 1

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 1

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Dining Room, Renovation Day 1

The Lake House Renovation: Living Room, Day 8

Posted 24 August 2018 at 10:35 PM | Comments (0)

Second coat of paint done, also in Sherwin-Williams’ Pure White.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Living Room, Renovation Day 8

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Living Room, Renovation Day 8

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 18

Posted 24 August 2018 at 10:33 PM | Comments (0)

Second coat of paint, Pure White from Sherwin-Williams.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 18

The Lake House Renovation: Living Room, Day 7

Posted 23 August 2018 at 10:28 PM | Comments (0)

First coat of paint in the living room done, in Sherwin-Williams’ Pure White. These are the two closets at the end of the hallway, which I hadn’t photographed until today.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Living Room, Renovation Day 7

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Living Room, Renovation Day 7

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 17

Posted 23 August 2018 at 10:25 PM | Comments (0)

First coat of paint, Pure White from Sherwin-Williams.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 17