It’s been two years since we’ve worked on it, because work stopped dead on the ceiling when we discovered a leak in the roof by the chimney. So nothing could be done until we had a new roof.
This summer we put on the new roof. But still nothing could be done about the ceiling because. Money. Time. Or lack thereof. You know, LIFE.
So the entrance to the cottage had an insulation ceiling and one wall that wasn’t finished. And a door and window that never got trimmed out because of inertia. Or lack thereof.
The wall you see when you walk into the cottage looks like this:
Not so impressive. Even though the kitchen has been 100% gutted and redone and is now gorgeous. Even though the living room and dining room were 98% gutted and redone. (We kept the pine flooring that was under carpet, padding, and a layer of battleship linoleum.) But the first impression is bad.
But now — Now we have a white beadboard ceiling that matches the kitchen. We have trim around the door and window. And we have a real ceiling light, not this one:
Which light do you prefer?
Did I mention we now have real trim around the door and window?
This door has been in place since October 2, 2012 when the outside of the house was still blue… It’s been so long since it’s been in that we have
lost misplaced the little plugs that go around the small windows. We’re sure they are around somewhere, but it’s low on the priority list to spend hours looking for them. Maybe when This Old House calls us….
And just in case you’ve forgotten (I had) this is an early shot of the original demolition in the mudroom, ca. 2013.
In the meantime, we’re working on the 4th wall…