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We did it! We got the dining room done. I don't have before pictures yet. Those were the last of my old camera that hasn't been developed yet. So I will try to paint an ugly picture for you with words.
Our house is all brick - even the interior walls. The dining room and kitchen walls are all brick. The ceiling was terrible, around the windows and doors where just all kind of nasty. With this being brick there wasn't anything we could do.
Or was there?
We think this use to be a family room as it has a wood burning stove but it's right off the kitchen so we made that our dining room. Made for a better flow of the house. The wall was nasty too.
So Hubby to the rescue. He fixed the ceiling and textured it then added crown molding. He then plastered the nasty wall and he did something totally cool around the door and windows. He taped off part of the brick and then plastered around it and then pulled the tape. Once dried he took painters tape and taped off grout lines so to speak. Then we both faux it to look like stone. I'm looking at the picture and it's not doing it justice. Not sure how to fix it. Maybe just get closer??
Once all done he put down the rest of the laminate that covered the ugliest floor you have ever seen in your life! I could never keep it clean and was rather grossed out by it. But now we have this...
My kitchen was too much of a mess to take a picture. We were hoping to add crown molding on top of cabinets so I might hold off pictures for that. That's all we got left to do in the kitchen. We've done a lot of work in there. But without seeing just how ugly it all was you'll just have to take my word for it!!
I'll probably just clean the kitchen and then take a picture as that will happen a lot sooner than the crown molding. Now if I would just get off my butt and go clean! I think I'll lie down and let that feeling pass. *snort*
There is a bathroom off of kitchen and then a pantry that leads to laundry room. Our motto has been we'll get there and it has been a slow crawl. But we'll get there! Now all we need is more money to go after the upstairs but right now we need a break!!
Hubby cleaned the kitchen (sucka)...