We been away majority of February and haven’t gotten anything significant done in the house. Greg removed the ceiling in the side room off the den and continued scraping the paint off the woodwork. We started talking about removing the cabinet seen on the left to look more like a door (on right). The cabinet doesn’t fit in with the ornate woodwork seen in the two rooms. It looks like it was added sometime in the 1900’s using ugly beadboard? We have enough room to build a closet that would allow it to be flush to the wall. We both think it would look better and have a cleaner line. Now I just need to find a home for all the stuff I shoved into the cabinet.
After being away I came back feeling a bit frustrated by the renovation. I’ve been bratty all week annoyed at the crap laying all over the house. Will it ever get done? I feel like we are working at a snails pace, which is partly my fault. At the end of the day I don’t feel like putting on my work clothes and remove dirty ceilings. I would rather knit, bake bread, or go to the gym. (That’s a lie, I hate the gym too.) How do you have a life and renovate an entire house yourself?
Above and below photos of the small room off the den we are working on. We found a few new objects in the ceiling including plates, scissors, bones (not in photo), and a bottle of sappy liquid.