Monday, April 27, 2015

I've Been Working

A few posts back I finished our lounge room renovation and now I've moved to the task of the dining room. While doing this, Sue is restoring a sideboard that will go in the dining room. It's a piece of furniture that I bought many years ago when I had a antique and classic (and junk) shop in my pre-Sue era.

The colours flowing through the house are Antique USA for the walls and white and vivid gloss white on all the woodwork. When we first renovated the house, a 1929 Californian Bungalow, we researched the heritage books and faithfully followed the colors of the era.

Part of the charm of the Cal Bung is the cross over from the Edwardian period.
They call our Dining Room, the Breakfast Room in our period restoration book.
Note my tools of restoration.
All the dark original colours require quite a lot of preparation for the lighter more modern colours.
This is the other side of the door above.
With the plan to sell in September this year, we have been advised that the demographic that might be our market will want a more neutral colour pallet. (that's real estate talk).

The deadline is looming quickly and I have two rooms to complete - the dining room and then the total revamp of en suite to our bedroom. Then there's the garden and a general spruce up of the exterior of the house. We've been here for over 30 years and we have so much clutter. Looks like a garage sale and a few eBay ads could be on the "to do list".
Most of the day was sanding and preparing for the first coats of paint. I actually was able to get some paint on the ceiling straps before returning to real work.

The dining room flows into the lounge room. Once the dining room is finished, we get the floor sanders in to  enhance the Baltic pine floors to a lush honey colour.
We will retain many of the original features such as the light fittings.
And the door furniture.
Sue's resto project - We'll show you the finished product soon.
The clock is ticking away to our deadline of putting the house on the market in September. I may just have to  dive in to the bank account to get some help soon.

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