So, my side project over the next few weeks is going to be painting. We have a new heating system going in and a kind-of-a big mess is being made tearing out the old pipes and old radiators. I had been planning on painting the two downstairs bedrooms and the hallway between them this Spring. But once the heater guys are done I'll go in and start painting and putting things back in place now, rather than wait for Spring (might as well take advantage of that new heater) The 2 bedrooms need to be enitirely painted and a little trim and space behind where the radiators once were needs to be painted in all of the other rooms. My project rooms are a dark magenta and a dark blue. This pink room will eventually be a pale yellowtone neutral. It should make the room alot more bright. We broke the bed trying to move it away from the wall, so hopefully that can be fixed, or better yet, replaced.
The dark blue room was made a little smaller because we had to build a closet in the room to house the new heater. Drop ceilings (which I am not a fan of) are going in the two bedrooms to hide the new heater ductwork. My Dad built the closet and is doing the drop celing himself. We do whatever work we can ourselves. The heater guys have done a good job and they were pretty neat about cutting holes in wall and ceiling etc. It could have been alot worse, but I think they had some respect for our sweet 105 year old house. The long hallway has dark 1970s paneling that I am going to be painting white. Following some kind advice that was emailed to me, I primed the paneling with Kilz and then I'll paint it Linen gloss. Again, it should make it nice and bright down there.
Here was my reward for helping my dad go thru the crawlspace in the attic. We had to clean things out for the heater guys to run ductwork up there. Way in the back of the tunnel-like, dark and dirty, mothball smelling crawlspace was this table. It was all taken apart. My Dad had forgotten that it was back there and I don't ever remember seeing it. It is a small oak kitchen table, nice 1940s Art Deco details. It was painted a light aqua-green color (how did they know way-back-when that they chose the perfect color for me to someday fall in love with!) The table looks kind of small in the photo, but it is a nice 3x4 feet and makes a great desk for my computer. Originally I was going to use it as a sewing table, but I decided to switch the desk that I was using for the computer, and use that as a sewing table and this for the office instead. Look at that chair, I really should have a more comfortable chair shouldn't I, considering I sit there 8+ hours a day! Anyway, more photos to follow as I start painting and decorating.